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TITLE 31NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION
PART 2TEXAS PARKS AND WILDLIFE DEPARTMENT
CHAPTER 65WILDLIFE
SUBCHAPTER PALLIGATOR PROCLAMATION
RULE §65.358Alligator Egg Collectors

(a) Landowners may apply for alligator nest stamps by submitting a completed Nest Stamp Application (PWD-459) to the department.

(b) It is unlawful for a landowner to utilize a nest stamp for a tract of land or water other than the tract for which the stamp was originally issued.

(c) An alligator egg collector shall collect only on tracts designated for the stamps in their possession.

(d) Alligator eggs shall be collected from the wild only by hand.

(e) No person may possess alligator eggs without possessing an egg collection permit or a valid alligator farmer permit.

(f) When collecting, an alligator egg collector must possess on his or her person one or more current nest stamps and an Alligator Nest Stamp Authorization (PWD-453). At least one person in a collecting party must possess a current nest stamp and PWD-453.

(g) No person may collect alligator eggs without possessing a valid hunting license.

(h) Immediately upon collection and throughout transportation and incubation each clutch of eggs must be accompanied by a completed nest stamp.

(i) No less than 24 hours prior to each collection trip, an egg collector shall notify a game warden in the collection area of the date, time, and location of the collection.

(j) An alligator egg collector may sell alligator eggs only to a farmer(s) designated by permit.

(k) No alligator eggs collected or obtained under authority of this subchapter may be shipped out of state.


Source Note: The provisions of this §65.358 adopted to be effective August 26, 1997, 22 TexReg 7898; amended to be effective September 1, 2006, 31 TexReg 5362

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