Mallard Possession Permits

Please read the Mallard Possession Rule and FAQs before applying for these permits.

 

 

The following permits are available for possession of mallard ducks.

 

Apply for a permit here.

 

1) No-cost Personal Pet Permit for Class III Wildlife (includes mallards). 
(Per 68A-6.002)

 

2) License to Possess Wildlife for Exhibition or Public Sale 
Annual permit for Class III wildlife is $50 for an unlimited number of animals.
(per 372.921)

 

3) Permit for Wildlife and Migratory Bird Rehabilitation
This is a joint application for FWC and US FWS.   
There is a $25 fee (paid to the US FWS) if you are approved for the permit. 
(per 68A-9.006)

 

4) Private Game Farm License
$50 annual fee  (per 372.16)

 

5) Private Hunting Preserve License*  
$70 annual fee. (per 372.661)  
* Note: No new preserves are being licensed to release mallards, per 68A-12.010 (12).  

 



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