Feline Conservation Federation


Idaho Regulations on Wild and Exotic Felines

Department of Agriculture
P.O. Box 7249
Boise, ID 83707
State Web Site: http://www.state.id.us/
Department Web Site: http://www.agri.state.id.us/
Regulations of Deleterious Exotic Animals

Short Summary: Issues Fur farm permits for bobcats and Canada lynx, and in order to raise any fur bearing animal you need to do the following: Applicants must notify Dept of Agriculture of intention to possess fur bearing animals, individually mark each animal, maintain records of purchases, sales and progeny, allow facility inspection by F & G personnel, and importation of any bobcat or lynx requires valid state health certificate.
Issues Commercial Wildlife Farm, and Commercial Wildlife Facility license, and private park license. Propagation of fur bearing felines would require a commercial wildlife farm license.
Lion, tiger, leopard, jaguar, cheetah, serval, caracal, margay, ocelot, and Geoffroy's cat are listed as deleterious exotic animals and require a possession permit. Possessors of these felines must submit annual reports. Has caging requirements for wildlife in confinement that require a shelter and 8 foot chain link enclosure that is large enough to give ample exercise, etc.  The state also issues a Temporary Exhibitor Permit for traveling exhibitions to exhibit in the state for up to 30 days.  Breeding requires a possession permit, permission by the Administrator, USDA exhibitor license, ISIS membership, and participation in a population management plan or species survival plan by AZA TAG.  If a PMP or SSP does not exist, proof that breeding will not threaten the agriculture or wildlife, capacity to hold the animals and their offspring, frequency and purpose of breeding, and use of offspring.  Deleterious exotic animals are not allowed to be imported into the state except by AZA zoos or USDA licensed open to the public exhibitions, and research facilities.