…under NE Game Law the only cats that may be possessed or owned by individuals are domestic cats (felis domesticus) so no domestic hybridized with wild cats are permitted. Exceptions in the statute are made for “zoos” and persons raising bobcats or lynx for the “fur trade” business.
2016 – According to Nebraska Fish and Wildlife, ALL hybrid cats are ILLEGAL…
At the opposite end of the spectrum—-While purebred wolves are not permitted to be possessed or owned by individuals under NE Game Law, wolf/dog hybrids are permitted. If a person has a 90 plus percent wolf and 10% or even less dog hybrid, it is not considered to be a wolf and is not regulated by NE Game Law.
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Section 37-477 Print Friendly Copy Revised Statutes Chapter 37
Certain animals kept in captivity; permit required; exceptions; rules and regulations.
(2) Except as provided in subsection (3) of this section, no person shall keep in captivity in this state any wolf, any skunk, or any member of the families Felidae and Ursidae. This subsection shall not apply to (a) the species Felis domesticus, (b) any zoo, park, refuge, wildlife area, or nature center owned or operated by a city, village, state, or federal agency, or (c) any person who holds a captive wildlife permit issued pursuant to section 37-479 and who raises Canada Lynx ( Lynx canadensis ) or bobcats ( Lynx rufus ) solely for the purpose of producing furs for sale to individuals or businesses or for the purpose of producing breeding stock for sale to persons engaged in fur production.
(3) Any person legally holding in captivity, on March 1, 1986, any animal subject to the prohibition contained in subsection (2) of this section shall be allowed to keep the animal for the duration of its life. Such animal shall not be traded, sold, or otherwise disposed of without written permission from the commission.
(4) The commission shall adopt and promulgate rules and regulations governing the purchase, possession, propagation, sale, and barter of wild birds, wild mammals, and wildlife in captivity.
Laws 1957, c. 151, 1, p. 490;
Laws 1971, LB 733, 9;
Laws 1986, LB 558, 1;
Laws 1987, LB 379, 1;
R.S.1943, (1993), 37-713;
Laws 1998, LB 922, 187;
Laws 1999, LB 176, 56.
Nebraska Game & Parks Commission
2200 North 33rd St., P.O. Box 30370
Lincoln, NE 68503-0370
Disclaimer: Please check all local, city, county, township, homeowners’ ordinances in your area first before acquiring any hybrid or exotic animals.