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Postby TamanduaGirl » Mon Feb 20, 2012 8:40 am

Summary of Law: It is unlawful for persons to possess exotic animals unless they are exhibitors. However, there are certain noncontrolled animals that may be privately possessed within the state without a license.

It is illegal for anyone to possess, import, exhibit, sell or release any exotic animal, including live marine species or wildlife and their progeny or eggs without a permit issued by the executive director. There are six types of permits, an individual person permit, a propagator permit, an individual training and shooting permit, a shooting area permit, an exhibitor permit and an aquaculturist permit.

Their list of controled species however have a numeric code for who can get permits. Fennecs and gray foxes. for example at 5 which means exhibitors.
https://www.energy.gov/sites/prod/files ... RSAFIS.pdf
https://www.animallaw.info/administrati ... n-wildlife

Citation: N.H. REV. STATE ANN. §207:14 and N.H. CODE ADMIN. R Fis §802.01, §804.01, §804.02, §804.03, §804.04, §804.05, Table 800.02 New Hampshire Rev. State. Ann. §207:14, Code Admin. R FIS 804

Animals that are designated as non-controlled: ornamental aquarium fish, amphibians, non-venomous reptiles except spotted turtles, Blanding's turtles, wood turtles and box turtles. Exotic birds on this list aree cockatiels, canaries, parrots, parakeets, mynah birds, finches, Pekin robins, weavers, toucans, button quail, pigeons and doves, emus, feral pigeons, emus, ostriches, rheas, exotic migratory waterfowl except mute swans, mallards, gallinaceous birds except bobwhite quail, ruffed grouse, spruce grouse, ring-necked pheasant, chuckar and redleg partridge grey partridge.

Mammals on this list are chinchillas, gerbils, guinea pigs, hamsters, mice, rats, ferrets, llamas, alpaca, pot belly pigs, rabbits, African pigmy hedgehogs, sugar gliders, tenrecs and yaks.


Exotic animals prohibited: zebra mussels, all non-indigenous crayfish, walking catfish, white carp, European rudd, round goby and monk parakeets.


Controlled animals: all venomous reptiles, Blanding's turtles, eastern box turtles, spotted turtles, wood turtles, channel catfish, talapia and hybrid striped bass. Birds included in this list are all native species, all waterfowl indigenous and naturalized except Mallards, mute swans, bobwhite quail, northern grouse, ruffed grouse, spruce pheasant, ring-necked partridge and chukar/redleg partridge.

Mammals included on this controlled list are armadillos, big brown bats, hoary bats, red bats, silver-haired bats, black bears, beavers, bison, wild boars, bobcats, camels, caribou, eastern chipmunks, coatimundi, New England cottontails, cougars, coyotes, dama wallabies, fallow deer, red deer sika deer, white-tailed deer, elephants, elk, fishers, gray fox, red fox, genets, hyenas, snowshoe hares, kinkajous, northern bog lemming, southern bog lemmings, leopards, lions, lynx, martens, minks, hairy-tailed moles, star-nosed moles, moose, deer mouse, meadow jumping mouse, white-footed mice, woodland jumping mice, muskrats, Keen's myotis, little brown myotis, small-footed myotis, opossums, river otters, eastern pipistrelle, porcupine and prairie dogs. Primates included on this list are chimpanzee, gorilla, orangutan, baboons, spider monkeys, squirrel monkeys, capuchins, rhesus. Other animals on this list are raccoons, Norway rats, long-tailed shrews, masked shrews, pygmy shrews, short-tailed shrews, smoky shrews, water shrews, striped skunks, gray squirrels, northern flying squirrels, red squirrels, southern flying squirrels, tigers, two-toed sloths, meadow vole, northern red-backed vole, rock vole, woodland vole, least weasel, long-tailed weasel, short-tailed weasel, woodchucks and wolves.


According to New Hampshire's Exotic Animal Laws, any animals that are not included on the non-controlled, prohibited or controlled list are to be considered controlled and individuals who wish to possess them must have a permit.

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