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RULE §65.24Permits

(a) Permits shall be issued only to the landowner.

(b) Except as provided in §65.26 of this title (relating Managed Lands Deer Permits (MLDP)--White-tailed Deer and §65.34 of this title (relating to Managed Lands Deer Permits (MLDP)--Mule Deer, no person may hunt white-tailed deer, mule deer, desert bighorn sheep, or antelope when permits are required unless that person has received from the landowner and has in possession a valid permit issued by the department.

(c) When permits are required to hunt or possess the wildlife resources listed in subsection (b) of this section, it is unlawful to:

  (1) use a permit more than once;

  (2) use a permit on a tract of land other than the tract for which the permit was issued;

  (3) falsify or fail to fully complete any information required by a permit application; or

  (4) possess the wildlife resource without attaching a valid, properly executed permit, except as provided in §65.26 and §65.34 of this title, which shall remain attached until the wildlife resource reaches its final destination.

(d) No state-issued permit is required to hunt antlerless white-tailed deer on a National Wildlife Refuge.

(e) An applicant for a permit issued under §65.26 of this title, §65.27 of this title (relating to Antlerless and Spike Buck Control Permits (control permits)), or §65.34 of this title may request a review of a decision by the department to deny issuance of those permits.

  (1) An applicant seeking review of a decision of the department under this subsection shall contact the department within ten working days of being notified by the department of permit denial.

  (2) The department shall conduct the review and notify the applicant of the results within ten working days of receiving a request for a review.

  (3) The request for review shall be presented to a review panel. The review panel shall consist of the following:

    (A) the Director of the Wildlife Division;

    (B) the Regional Director with jurisdiction;

    (C) the Big Game Program Director; and

    (D) the White-tailed Deer or Mule Deer program leader, as appropriate.

  (4) The decision of the review panel is final.

  (5) The department shall report on an annual basis to the White-tailed Deer Advisory Committee the number and disposition of all reviews under this subsection that involve white-tailed deer.

Source Note: The provisions of this §65.24 adopted to be effective September 1, 1996, 21 TexReg 5303; amended to be effective July 14, 1997, 22 TexReg 6308; amended to be effective August 20, 1998, 23 TexReg 8450; amended to be effective July 10, 2005, 30 TexReg 3997; amended to be effective September 1, 2006, 31 TexReg 5342

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