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Approved On: April 25, 2019
Effective On: April 25, 2019

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

  1. 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)
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
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