|(a) All deer trapped and transported pursuant to this section shall be delivered to a processing facility selected by the applicant and approved by the department. Acceptable processing facilities are: (1) Texas Department of Criminal Justice penal facilities located in Palestine and Amarillo; (2) other government-sanctioned penal facilities in the state of Texas; (3) independent facilities in the state of Texas inspected for food safety by the Department of State Health Services; and (4) any other processing facility approved by the department. (b) All carcasses shall be utilized, either by a penal facility, or by donation to a department-approved charitable organization. (c) Deer may be euthanized at either the trap site or the processing facility. If deer are euthanized at the trap site, carcasses must be maintained in edible condition. (d) The permittee is responsible for establishing an acceptable schedule for delivery of deer with the processing facility. However, transport of live, trapped deer shall begin within 20 hours of trapping. (e) The applicant shall specify whether a trap site is the entire political subdivision or property owners' association, or one or more individual tracts within the boundaries of the political subdivision or property owners' association. If the trap site is an individual tract, it must be identified on the permit application. (f) The department may issue a permit under this section to a qualified individual, provided, with respect to the tract of land for which a TTP is sought: (1) the person has been a qualified individual for at least the two-year period immediately preceding an application for a TTP; (2) the qualified individual has been in reasonable compliance, as determined by the department, with the recommendations of the wildlife management plan for each of the two years immediately preceding an application for a TTP; and (3) the qualified individual's wildlife management plan recommends the harvest of at least 100 deer in the year for which a TTP is sought. (g) The department may, at its discretion, require the applicant to supply additional information concerning the proposed trapping, transporting, and processing activity when deemed necessary to carry out the purposes of this subchapter.
|Source Note: The provisions of this §65.104 adopted to be effective October 21, 2003, 28 TexReg 9079; amended to be effective August 30, 2005, 30 TexReg 4998; amended to be effective May 3, 2012, 37 TexReg 3170