Can They be Imported??

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  1. mallard14

    mallard14 AH Senior Member

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    I am headed to RSA - Eastern Cape in a few weeks, for a safari and have a question about importing certain species back to the US.

    Does anyone know if Serval, Civet and Aardwolf can be imported back to the US? A few years back Aardwold could not but wasn’t sure if regs had changed?

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  2. gizmo

    gizmo AH ENABLER SPONSOR Since 2015 AH Ambassador

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    Serval and civet both can be. Aardwolf I’m not sure. Call SSI and they can certainly give you a definite answer.
     

  3. slam8031

    slam8031 AH Enthusiast

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    just had a caracal in through Chicago going to Dennis Harris (two weeks ago). Biggest issue is if there are permits with your outfitter for the small cats. the number of permits are apparently becoming very limited.
     

  4. mallard14

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    Thanks
     

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    Ok thanks
     

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    Yes to all . I imported an arrdwolf less than a year ago.
    Might depend where it's taken though. Mine did came from the cape of South Africa.
     
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  7. Karoo Wild Safaris

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    It depends whether your outfitter did his homework. You can import aardwolf if a permit was obtained from DEAET to legally hunt them prior to the hunt. In the Eastern Cape, they'll normally only issue them on the strength of a small carnivore assessment being done on the property where they're hunted. Even if if you could hunt serval in the Eastern Cape I doubt you'd be issued a permit. No civet in East Cape.
     
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  8. billc

    billc AH ENABLER SILVER SUPPORTER AH Legend

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    I have heard it is very hard or impossible to get permits in the east cape for most of what you want other then carcal. I would listen to Victor on this one and double check with your outfitter that permits are in hand.
     

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    Great insight, thank you so much.
     

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