Native Wildlife

  • It is not legal to import into Michigan any of the following live animals:

    • Wild turkeys or their eggs

    • Wild turkey hybrids or their eggs

    • Mute swans or their eggs

    • Skunks

    • Raccoons

    • Wild rabbits

    • Wild hares

A permit is required to keep native wildlife species, contact the Michigan Department of Natural Resources Permit Specialist at 517-284-6210.
 

Import Requirements:

  1. Native wildlife must have an official interstate certificate of veterinary inspection (CVI) filled out by a United States Department of Agriculture accredited veterinarian in the animal’s state of origin.
  2. A permit is required for native wildlife species. Contact the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Permit Specialist at 517-284-6210. The DNR permit number must be included on the CVI.
  3. Check local ordinances for any further regulations that may apply.

 

Exhibition (Show, fair, demonstration or display) Requirements:

  1. There are no specific requirements for native wildlife moving within the state for exhibition.                                 
  2. Native Wildlife being imported from out of state for Exhibition:
  • Native wildlife must have an official interstate certificate of veterinary inspection (CVI) filled out by a United States Department of Agriculture accredited veterinarian in the animal’s state of origin.
  • A permit is required for native wildlife species. Contact the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Permit Specialist at 517-284-6210. The DNR permit number must be included on the CVI.
  • Check local ordinances for any further regulations that may apply.
  1. Contact the exhibition authorities for any additional requirements.

 

Intrastate Requirements:

There are no specific requirements for intrastate movement.

 

Export Requirements:

Please contact the state of destination. Contact information can be found at http://bit.ly/StateAHO.

 

International movement:

Please contact the United States Department of Agriculture at 517-337-4700.