It is unlawful to possess a live mountain lion (Puma concolor) without first obtaining a valid Mountain Lion Permit or a Wildlife Breeder/Dealer Permit from the Commission. A Mountain Lion Permit will be issued only to a person to whom the Commission had issued a Wildlife Breeder/Dealer Permit for a mountain lion before September30, 2007 (Addendum F1.06).
EXCEPTION:Accredited members of the Association ofZoos and Aquariums.
PENALTY: Class 3
- All wildlife possessed in violation of this regulation may be seized by enforcement officers, confiscated by the court, forfeited to the State, and disposed of according to law. (Code 01.00-D)
- A person convicted of violating this regulation shall be liable for the costs of storage, care, and maintenance of any equipment and/or wildlife seized in connection with the violation.
- A person convicted of violating this regulation shall be liable for the costs of tests and/or examinations of the illegal wildlife, and shall be liable for the costs of destruction and/or disposal of the illegal wildlife, as deemed necessary by the Commission for the protection of native wildlife.