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TITLE 31NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION
PART 2TEXAS PARKS AND WILDLIFE DEPARTMENT
CHAPTER 65WILDLIFE
SUBCHAPTER QSTATEWIDE FUR-BEARING ANIMAL PROCLAMATION
RULE §65.377Sale or Purchase of Fur-bearing Animals

(a) Sale of fur-bearing animals, their carcasses and pelts, and finished products.

  (1) No person other than a licensed fur-bearing animal propagator may sell a live fur-bearing animal.

  (2) No person other than a licensed trapper or wholesale fur dealer may sell the carcass or pelt of a fur-bearing animal.

  (3) Finished products may be sold by anyone.

  (4) A trapper may possess and sell the carcass or pelt of a fur-bearing animal lawfully taken during an open commercial trapping season at any time.

  (5) A trapper may sell the carcass or pelt of a fur-bearing animal only to a wholesale fur dealer or purchaser outside of Texas.

(b) Purchase of fur-bearing animals, their carcasses and pelts, and finished products.

  (1) Except as provided in §65.378 (c) of this title (relating to Importation, Exportation, and Release of Fur-bearing Animals), no person other than a licensed fur-bearing animal propagator or a person holding a permit issued under Parks and Wildlife Code, Chapter 43, Subchapter C, may purchase a live fur-bearing animal.

  (2) No person other than a licensed wholesale fur dealer or a consumer may purchase the carcass or pelt of a fur-bearing animal. A consumer must maintain proof of purchase until the pelt becomes a finished product or the carcass is cleaned for cooking or storage at the consumer's permanent residence.

  (3) A wholesale fur dealer may purchase the carcass or pelt of a fur-bearing animal lawfully taken during an open commercial trapping season at any time.

  (4) Finished products may be purchased by anyone.

(c) A person who sells fur-bearing animals prepared for immediate consumption may purchase the carcass of a fur-bearing animal only from a wholesale dealer.


Source Note: The provisions of this §65.377 adopted to be effective December 21, 2003, 28 TexReg 11338; amended to be effective September 19, 2004, 29 TexReg 8830

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