Question: Can You Own A Fox In Louisiana?

What animals are illegal to own in Louisiana?

Across the state, there is a ban on owning any of the following: Black Bears. Grizzly Bears. Polar Bears.

And the following ‘big cats’:

  • Tigers.
  • Lions.
  • Leopards.
  • Jaguars.
  • Cheetahs.
  • Cougars or Mountain Lions.
  • All the subspecies of the above listed.
  • Hybrids of the above listed species.

States where you can legally own a fox: Arkansas, Florida, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Utah, Tennessee, and Wyoming. Species that are native to the United States often have different rules than exotic foxes.

To put it simply: no, all foxes are not legal in Louisiana. Note: Red foxes (Vulpes vulpes) and gray foxes (Urocyon cinereoargenteus) are defined as “nongame quadrupeds” in the state of Louisiana.

Originally Answered: What are the laws for owning a fox as a pet in Louisiana? ? Sounds like it’s only legal for wildlife rehabbers. “Possessing wild animals without a permit is against state law. Furthermore, certatin species, such as migratory birds, are afforded additional protection under federal law.