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RULE §65.602Permit Requirement and Permit Privileges; General Provisions

(a) Except as provided in this chapter, no person may possess a live deer in this state unless that person possesses a valid permit issued by the department under the provisions of Parks and Wildlife Code, Chapter 43, Subchapters C, E, L, or R.

(b) Except as otherwise provided by this subchapter, a person who possesses a valid deer breeder's permit may:

  (1) engage in the business of breeding legally possessed breeder deer within the facility for which the permit was issued;

  (2) purchase or otherwise lawfully take possession of breeder deer lawfully possessed by another deer breeder;

  (3) sell or transfer breeder deer that are in the legal possession of the permittee;

  (4) release breeder deer from a permitted facility into the wild as provided in this subchapter;

  (5) recapture lawfully possessed breeder deer that have been marked in accordance with Parks and Wildlife Code, §43.3561 that have escaped from a permitted facility;

  (6) temporarily relocate and hold breeder deer in accordance with the applicable provisions of §65.610 of this title (relating to Transfer of Deer); and

  (7) temporarily relocate and recapture buck breeder deer under the provisions of Subchapter D of this chapter (relating to Deer Management Permit).

(c) Unless specifically provided otherwise in this subchapter or the conditions of permit, all permit applications, permit renewals, notifications, reporting, and recordkeeping required by this subchapter shall be submitted electronically via the department's Internet-based deer breeder application.

Source Note: The provisions of this §65.602 adopted to be effective December 1, 1995, 20 TexReg 9571; amended to be effective March 10, 1998, 23 TexReg 2329; amended to be effective August 15, 2001, 26 TexReg 6028; amended to be effective October 7, 2002, 27 TexReg 9381; amended to be effective May 7, 2003, 28 TexReg 3731; amended to be effective June 21, 2005, 30 TexReg 3595; amended to be effective May 23, 2006, 31 TexReg 4227; amended to be effective March 23, 2008, 33 TexReg 2548; amended to be effective March 5, 2013, 38 TexReg 1373

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