Feline Conservation Federation

New Hampshire

New Hampshire Regulations on Wild and Exotic Felines

New Hampshire Fish and Game Department
2 Hazen Drive
Concord, NH
03301
603-271-3421

Department Web Site: http://www.wildlife.state.nh.us

State Website: http://www.nh.gov/

Short Summary: All wild felines other than domestic hybrids at least 3 generations removed and registered with national or international cat registries are considered controlled and may only be possessed and imported under a state exhibitor permit.  The only exceptions to the permit are Department employees, rehabilitators with native wildlife, and wildlife possessed under other licenses.   

The NH state exhibitor permit requires that one have 2,000 hours of paid experience with a licensed exhibitor to qualify. Exhibitors must not allow direct contact of the felines with the public.