3-200-20: Import of Sport-Hunted Trophies under CITES and the ESA

This application should be used to request authorization to import trophies of species listed on Appendix I of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) and/or as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act. Examples of species to apply for using this form include elephants, lions, cheetahs, wood bison, and markhor. Please use form 3-200-19 for South African leopard trophies and Southern white rhinoceros trophies take in Namibia.

To Complete This Form You Will Need the Following: 

  • A copy of any applicable foreign government permits or licenses that were required to remove this animal from the wild (if you have not hunted yet and do not currently hold any such permits or licenses please indicate so). 
  • The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service must make certain determinations under the U.S. Endangered Species Act before an import permit can be issued. If you have information (e.g., recent population surveys of argali in the area where you will hunt/have hunted; how the funds from license/trophy fees will be spent; what portion of the hunting fee will support conservation) that would support our findings, submit this information on a separate page with your application. 
  • If you are a broker or taxidermist applying on behalf of a U.S. hunter or foreign national, provide documentation to show you have a Power of Attorney to act on your client’s behalf.


Submit an Application

To submit an application online or through the mail, follow the instructions on our ePermits site


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