Interstate Compact Act

What many outdoor sportsmen may not be aware of is the Interstate Wildlife Violator Compact. This means that license suspensions and revocations under wildlife laws within any one member state of the Interstate Wildlife Violator Compact will be recognized and given force in each of the other 47 states that belong to the Interstate Wildlife Violator Compact. This agreement states that the participating states shall "report to the appropriate participating state…any conviction recorded against any person whose home state was not the issuing state…[and] allow the home state to recognize and treat convictions as though they occurred in the home state." Our wildlife attorneys appreciate the severe repercussions of a wildlife conviction or a license suspension in any member state of the Compact, and will advocate for our hunters', fishermen and outfitters' rights early on, to protect the rights of our outdoor enthusiasts and enable them to maintain the ability to hunt, fish or outfit throughout the nation. The following 48 states are currently members of the Interstate Wildlife Violator Compact:

  • Alabama
  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming

Wild​life Compact Non-member states:

  • Hawaii (Pending: SB1261 SD2. The Bill passed in Senate and was carried over to 2020 regular session of the House)
  • Massachusetts (Pending: Bill H.4131. The public hearing was held on April 23, 2019 and on October 17, 2019 the Bill reported favorably by committee and was referred to the committee on House Ways and Means)
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