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TITLE 31NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION
PART 2TEXAS PARKS AND WILDLIFE DEPARTMENT
CHAPTER 65WILDLIFE
SUBCHAPTER QSTATEWIDE FUR-BEARING ANIMAL PROCLAMATION
RULE §65.376Possession of Live Fur-bearing Animals

(a) No person other than the holder of a fur-bearing animal propagation license may possess a live fur-bearing animal at any time, except as otherwise provided in this chapter.

(b) A propagation license may be issued following an initial facility inspection by the department. Additional inspections may be made at department discretion.

(c) The holder of a fur-bearing animal propagation license shall provide the following for each animal in possession:

  (1) a sufficient supply of fresh water at all times;

  (2) shelter from heat and inclement weather; and

  (3) an enclosure of at least 20 inches in height and eight square feet in area. Enclosures shall be cleaned daily. A fur-bearing animal may be confined in an enclosure of no less than 20 inches in height and four square feet in area on a temporary basis for transportation purposes. For the purposes of this subsection, temporary basis means no more than 12 hours in any 24-hour period.

(d) Offspring of fur-bearing animals held under a propagation permit may be kept with their parents or siblings for up to 120 days from birth in an enclosure meeting the height and area requirements for a single animal.

(e) Live fur-bearing animals may be taken and possessed for three days or less for instructional or demonstration purposes pursuant to a letter of authorization from the wildlife division.

(f) No person shall take a fur-bearing animal from the wild under a propagation permit except during the season provided for commercial harvest in §65.375(b) of this title (relating to Open Seasons; Means and Methods).


Source Note: The provisions of this §65.376 adopted to be effective September 16, 1996, 21 TexReg 8520; amended to be effective October 21, 2003, 28 TexReg 9084

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