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TITLE 31NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION
PART 2TEXAS PARKS AND WILDLIFE DEPARTMENT
CHAPTER 65WILDLIFE
SUBCHAPTER HPUBLIC LANDS PROCLAMATION
RULE §65.203Hunter Safety

(a) It is an offense if a person is within a hunt area during daylight hours at a time when hunting with firearms is permitted and fails to visibly wear:

  (1) a minimum of 400 square inches of daylight fluorescent orange material, of which 144 square inches must appear on both the chest and back; and

  (2) orange headwear.

(b) A person is exempt from the requirements of subsection (a) of this section only if the person is:

  (1) hunting turkey, migratory birds, alligators, or desert bighorn sheep;

  (2) within the enclosed passenger compartment of a motor vehicle; or

  (3) within a designated campground, designated vehicle parking area, designated boat launching facility, or departmental check station.

(c) It is an offense to possess a loaded firearm in or on a motor vehicle, except as provided in §65.201(c) of this title (relating to Motor Vehicles) for a disabled person.

(d) It is an offense to possess a loaded firearm within a designated campsite, vehicle parking area, boat launching facility, or departmental check station.

(e) It is an offense to discharge a firearm or archery equipment from, onto, along, or across a designated road or designated campsite.

(f) It is an offense to use or display a firearm or other device in an obviously unsafe or threatening manner.


Source Note: The provisions of this §65.203 adopted to be effective September 1, 1996, 21 TexReg 5316.

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