Can You Keep A Deer As A Pet In Montana?
We love pets, right?
Of course everyone does. Studies have shown that owning a pet melts the stress off of pretty much anyone with a furry companion, and it enhances quality of life as well.
Depending on who you are, any type of animal can be a pet, because as they say beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
There are certain animals that a person can own as a pet with the right paperwork like bears and kangaroos.
JD Knight has a breakdown of all sorts of pets one can and can't have.
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One thing he didn't touch on was an actual deer.
Can you have a deer as a pet in Montana?
World Population Review did the research and dug up the facts on which places in The United States it's legal or illegal to own a deer as a best pet friend.
Legally able to have a deer as a pet is few and far between, as you can see Montana is NOT a state of which these wild animals are allowed to be kept as a pet.
As for the states that are allowed this privilege, according to World Population Review, states that places allowed to have deer as pets are apart of a grandfathered system. Meaning the only way for them to legally have a deer as a pet is for them to have captured it before 2012.
Other blue-colored states need permits to have them.
So, if you presently have a deer as a pet, might be a good idea to set it free or let it go free-range.
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