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How do I get a permit for National Parks and from department of fish and game?

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#1 Offline AlexLebedev - Posted May 4 2022 - 4:08 PM


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How do i apply for these permits and how long does it take?

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#2 Offline aznphenom - Posted May 5 2022 - 7:22 AM


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Ignore. Pretty sure OP meant permits to collect from parks and not for importing ants.

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#3 Offline YsTheAnt - Posted May 5 2022 - 7:32 AM


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Found this on the NPS website:




It looks like permits are granted exclusively for scientific research.

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#4 Offline T.C. - Posted May 6 2022 - 10:32 PM



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Taking anything out of national parks is usually forbidden. On another site a guy sneaking out a species of Mantis was busted by the DNR outside of the park. He got fined for it and of course they confiscated the insects. I'm sure the fact he was out of state also might of played a role in why they fined him or the fact he had over a hundred of them. Moral of the story is that it's unlikely unless, you are working for a research group of some sort. I also talked to a park ranger in the everglades down by Miami FL who was telling me people would try to sneak out baby alligators they find. He said the fines on that would hurt to hear so he never told me how much.

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