U.S Fish and Wildlife Service regulations for sport-hunted animals
- All wildlife must be accompanied by a Declaration for importation or exportation . Wildlife being exported from Canada will not have the cleared stamp on the bottom of the form.U.S Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) - Form 3-177
- Hunters should complete the form as thoroughly and accurately as possible, including address, scientific name of wildlife, source, etc.
- The declaration form and instructions for completing this form can be downloaded from the U.S FWS website: FWS website
U.S Fish and Wildlife regulations for sport-hunted animals
- U.S Residents exporting Wildlife from Canada:
-All wildlife must be declared on a U.S FWS Declaration Form 3-177
-Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITIES) wildlife, Black Bear, Sandhill Crane, which is being carried in raw form by the actual hunter of the animal, is exempt from the requirement to obtain a CITES permit. Separated bear claws/paws will require a CITES permit even if carried by the hunter.
-CITES wildlife, Black Bear, Sandhill Crane, which is being carried in raw form but not by the actual hunter of the animal MUST be accompanied by a CITES permit from Canada as well as a U.S FWS Designated Port Exception Permit in order to import through most ports along the Canadian border. (Click list of ports)
- Wolves in raw form still require a CITES permit regardless of the carrier. Wolves are exempt from a Designated Port Exception Permit as long as they are carried by the actual hunter.
-Taxidermy- finished CITES wildlife wolves in any form purchased from a trapper would require a CITIES permit as well as a Designated Port Exception permit regardless of carrier.
-Depending on the Canadian province, a Canadian export permit, hunting licence and/or wildlife tags affixed to the wildlife may also be required upon import into the U.S.