3-200-28: Export of Trophies by Hunters or Taxidermists under CITES

This application can be used to export sport-hunted trophies from the U.S. to foreign countries for species listed under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).

Exporting to Canada

If you are a U.S. or Canadian resident exporting your personal, sport-hunted trophy to Canada with you in your accompanying personal baggage (hand-carrying, not shipping by freight), you may not require a CITES export permit. The US recognizes “personal effects” and has a bilateral agreement with Canada that certain trophies (black bear/sandhill crane) either hand carried or shipped as part of your personal baggage, do not require a CITES export permit. Please see the application form for additional information or contact the CITES Management Authority of Canada for import requirements.

To Complete This Form You Will Need the Following:

  • If the trophy was a native U.S. species hunted in the United States, provide a copy of the State hunting license under which the specimen was taken. If a copy of the license is unavailable, provide name of hunter, license number, State of take, and date of take. If a tag or seal is required, provide the complete tag/seal number. 
  • If the trophy was a non-native (i.e., exotic) species hunted in the United States, provide: A statement from the ranching operation or appropriate authorities of the hunting area that includes the scientific name; common name; month, year, and place of birth of the trophy animal; the date on which the animal was hunted; and the name of the authorized hunter. This statement must be signed by the person in charge of the ranching operation or hunting area and include the location where trophy was taken (area, region, or ranch and nearest city). For species protected under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), include a copy of the ranch’s valid Endangered Species Act take permit (the ranch should supply this document to you). 
  • If the trophy was a native species hunted in the United States, provide: A copy of the State hunting license under which the specimen was taken, if required. If a copy of the license is unavailable, provide name of hunter, license number, State of take, and date of take. If a tag or seal is required, provide the complete tag/seal number. 
  • For CITES Appendix-I species, provide a copy of the CITES import permit issued by the Management Authority of the country to which you plan to export the wildlife.
  • Please note in addition to obtaining this permit for your proposed activity, for any commercial activity you will need to obtain an import / export license from our Office of Law Enforcement.


U.S. Entities Apply Here

Foreign Entities Apply Here

Process

To Submit an Application

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

Application Processing Fee

  • $100

Audience

Hunter
Taxidermist

Activity

ePermit ID
3-200-28