|(a) A person commits an offense if that person: (1) traps game birds or game animals at any location other than the trap site(s) specified on the permit; (2) releases game birds or game animals at any location other than the release site(s) specified on the permit or delivers deer to a location other than a processing facility specified on the permit; (3) violates any of the conditions listed on the permit; (4) does not take reasonable precautions to maximize the humane treatment of and to minimize the stress on trapped game animals or game birds; (5) does not take reasonable precautions to minimize human health and safety risks during all aspects of permitted trapping, transporting, and transplanting operations; or (6) except for inedible parts of white-tailed deer carcasses obtained pursuant to a Trap, Transport, and Process Surplus White-tailed Deer Permit, sells, barters, or otherwise exchanges or accepts anything of value for a game animal or game bird obtained under a permit issued under this subchapter. (b) Game animals or game birds being transported under a permit authorized by this subchapter shall not be removed from the transport vehicle prior to arrival at the release site unless such removal is immediately necessary to maintain the health of the game animals or game birds. If such removal is necessary, transport activities must resume within 24 hours. (c) Except as provided by Parks and Wildlife Code, Chapter 43, or §65.610(i) of this title (relating to Transport of Deer and Transport Permit), no person may possess, transport, or cause the transportation of deer in a trailer or vehicle unless the trailer or vehicle exhibits an applicable inscription, as specified in this subsection, on the rear surface of the trailer or vehicle. The inscription shall read from left to right and shall be plainly visible at all times while possessing or transporting deer upon a public roadway. The inscription shall be attached to or painted on the trailer or vehicle in block, capital letters, each of which shall be of no less than six inches in height and three inches in width, in a color that contrasts with the color of the trailer or vehicle. For a Trap, Transport, and Transplant Permit or an Urban White-tailed Deer Removal Permit, the inscription shall be "TTT". For a Trap, Transport, and Process Surplus White-tailed Deer Permit, the inscription shall be "TTP".
|Source Note: The provisions of this §65.117 adopted to be effective December 1, 1995, 20 TexReg 9569; amended to be effective November 7, 2000, 25 TexReg 10922; amended to be effective October 21, 2003, 28 TexReg 9079