Feline Conservation Federation


Utah Regulations on Wild and Exotic Felines

Department of Natural Resources
P.O. Box 145610
Salt Lake City, UT 84114

State Web Site: http://www.utah.gov/
Department Website: http://wildlife.utah.gov/ 

Short Summary: Does not permit pet ownership or private breeding centers. Issues certificates of registration for educational and scientific use of wild felines. Applicant must be a college or university, government agency, non-profit institution, or persons involved in wildlife research. Wild felines can be imported and possessed only for commercial purposes by a bona fide zoo, circus, amusement park, or film company.  Exempts animals transported through the state within 72 hours if not for commercial purpose. 

Bobcat or lynx can be propagated for their fur but you must apply for a certificate of registration from the department.