Asked by: Janae Munduate
asked in category: General Last Updated: 5th March, 2020

Are raccoons legal in Missouri?

In Missouri, an individual who finds an injured fox, squirrel, or raccoon, under law cannot care for and raise the animal. But buy the same animal from a breeder - online ads sell raccoons for as much as $400 each - and the law says the animal is yours.

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Keeping this in view, in what states is it legal to own a raccoon?

Raccoons are illegal in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, and Massachusetts among other states, and there are specific laws surrounding raccoon ownership in most states. In some states, while it may be legal to own a raccoon as a pet, it is not legal to import raccoons from outside the state.

Subsequently, question is, will animal control pick up raccoons? Unless your raccoon is sick you are not going to be able to get assistance from animal control. Raccoons are quite common in most areas of the country, so your local agency will not come out to pick up this critter because there were thousands more like it there.

Also to know, what animals are illegal to own in Missouri?

Summary: This Missouri law states that no person may keep any lion, tiger, leopard, ocelot, jaguar, cheetah, margay, mountain lion, Canada lynx, bobcat, jaguarundi, hyena, wolf, bear, nonhuman primate, coyote, any deadly, dangerous, or poisonous reptile, or any deadly or dangerous reptile over eight feet long, in any

Do you need a license to hunt raccoons?

Most US states and most Canadian provinces regulate raccoons as fur-bearing animals and permit hunting, trapping, and killing raccoons with a license. The licenses were originally intended to allow killing raccoons for their fur, although skinning the raccoon is not necessary to use the license.

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