Scientific Collector, Educational and Wildlife Rehabilitator Permits

Educational Project Permit | (Form #542-1368)
A permit for protected live birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, fish, or invertebrate species other than raptors may be issued to any university, college, school, county conservation board, public agency, other organization, or person engaged in a natural resource education program approved by the Department of Natural Resources. A permit for raptors may be issued under special circumstances.
- Educational Project Report Form | (Form #542-0258)


Scientific Collector Permit | (Form #542-1367)
A scientific collector's license may, after investigation, be issued to any university, college, or other person engaged in a scientific project approved by the Department of Natural Resources.
- Scientific Collector Report Form | (Form #542-1266)


Wildlife Rehabilitators
A license to take and temporarily possess injured, sick, or orphaned state-protected species of birds, mammals, amphibians, or reptiles with the intent to return the animal to its natural habitat as soon as possible.
Wildlife Rehabilitation Permit Application | (Form #542-1387)
- Wildlife Rehabilitation Report Form | (Form #542-0257)

List of licensed wildlife rehabilitators


Wildlife Salvage Permit | (Form #542-1366)
A permit for state-protected species of birds, mammals, amphibians, reptiles, fish, or invertebrates which have died as a result of natural causes or accidents. It may be issued to any university, college, school, county conservation board, public agency, other organization, or person engaged in a natural resource education program approved by the Department of Natural Resources.
- Wildlife Salvage Report Form | (Form #542-1266)