Nebraska joins Interstate Wildlife Violator Compact

LINCOLN, Neb. – Nebraska has joined the Interstate Wildlife Violator Compact, an agreement that recognizes the suspension of hunting, fishing, and trapping licenses in states that are members of the compact.

Any person whose license privileges or rights are suspended in any compact member state may also be suspended in all other member states. Nebraska became the 46th compact member state. Suspensions on or after Nov. 7, 2017 are subject to the compact.

  • The compact allows consistent treatment for residents and nonresidents who commit the same violation.
  • It keeps nonresidents who receive a citation in the field from being transported to a local courthouse or booked into jail in order to ensure they appear in court where the violation took place.
  • It provides for reciprocal recognition of suspensions and revocations from other member states.
  • It provides the deterrent of possible suspension or revocation in all member states for failing to appear in court for a wildlife citation.
  • The compact and state statutes have due process safeguards in place, to protect the rights of the accused.

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