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TITLE 31NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION
PART 2TEXAS PARKS AND WILDLIFE DEPARTMENT
CHAPTER 65WILDLIFE
SUBCHAPTER GTHREATENED AND ENDANGERED NONGAME SPECIES
RULE §65.171General Provisions

(a) The provisions of this subchapter apply to any species of wildlife listed in this state as threatened or endangered, living or dead, including parts.

(b) Except as otherwise provided in this subchapter or Parks and Wildlife Code, Chapters 67 or 68, no person may:

  (1) take, possess, propagate, transport, export, sell or offer for sale, or ship any species of fish or wildlife listed by the department as endangered; or

  (2) take, possess, propagate, transport, import, export, sell, or offer for sale any species of fish or wildlife listed in this subchapter as threatened.

  (3) sell or propagate for sale any species of fish or wildlife listed by the department as endangered, unless that person also possesses an endangered species propagation permit.

(c) Any person may possess, transport, import, export, sell, or offer for sale goods made from fish or wildlife listed in this subchapter as threatened, provided the person possesses:

  (1) a copy of an out-of-state permit authorizing the possession of the specimens in the state of origin, valid at the time the specimen enters Texas;

  (2) a bill of sale identifying the source of the specimen; or

  (3) a notarized affidavit stating the source of the specimen and that the specimen(s) was legally obtained.

(d) Any person may possess or transport lawfully obtained live, mounted, or preserved specimens of threatened or endangered species, including specimens acquired in another state, provided the person complies with the provisions of subsection (c)(1)-(3) of this section.


Source Note: The provisions of this §65.171 adopted to be effective November 16, 2000, 25 TexReg 11289

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