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TITLE 31NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION
PART 2TEXAS PARKS AND WILDLIFE DEPARTMENT
CHAPTER 65WILDLIFE
SUBCHAPTER KRAPTOR PROCLAMATION
RULE §65.276Open Seasons and Bag Limits; Hunting

(a) There shall be an open season during which game animals and game birds except for migratory birds may be taken by means of falconry.

  (1) Open season: September 1 - August 31.

  (2) Daily bag and possession limits:

    (A) game animals: as specified for individual counties in Subchapter A of this chapter (relating to Statewide Hunting and Fishing Proclamation);

    (B) game birds other than migratory birds: one per day, either sex, per raptor, and the possession limit is two, either sex, per raptor; and

    (C) migratory game birds: as provided by Subchapter N of this chapter (relating to Migratory Game Bird Proclamation).

(b) A falconer who flies a raptor that subsequently and without the intent of the falconer kills an animal or bird outside of the open season for the animal or bird, or an animal or bird that cannot be possessed without violating a possession limit, may allow the raptor to feed upon the dead animal or bird, but may not take possession of the animal or bird.

(c) The take of any animal or bird that is listed by the federal government as threatened or endangered must be reported to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Ecological Services Field Office for the location in which the take occurred.


Source Note: The provisions of this §65.276 adopted to be effective June 3, 2010, 35 TexReg 4425

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