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TITLE 31NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION
PART 2TEXAS PARKS AND WILDLIFE DEPARTMENT
CHAPTER 65WILDLIFE
SUBCHAPTER BDISEASE DETECTION AND RESPONSE
DIVISION 2CHRONIC WASTING DISEASE - MOVEMENT OF DEER
RULE §65.96Movement of DMP Deer

This section applies to the movement of deer under a DMP.

  (1) Testing Requirements.

    (A) There are no CWD testing requirements for a DMP facility that:

      (i) does not receive breeder deer; or

      (ii) receives breeder deer solely from TC 1 deer breeding facilities.

    (B) Beginning the first hunting year after the release of deer from the following facilities, and continuing for each hunting year thereafter, the owner of the release site must submit "not detected" post-mortem test results for the first deer harvested and each deer harvested thereafter at the release site; however, no release site owner is required to submit more than 15 "not detected" post-mortem test results in any hunting year:

      (i) deer from a DMP facility that receives breeder deer from a TC 2 deer breeding facility; or

      (ii) deer from a DMP facility that receives deer trapped deer from a Class II release site.

    (C) The requirements of subparagraph (B) cease as follows:

      (i) for release sites that have submitted all test results required by this division, the requirements of subparagraph (B) cease on March 1, 2019;

      (ii) for release sites that have not submitted all the test results required by this division, the requirements of subparagraph (B) shall cease upon submission of all required test results.

  (2) The department will not authorize the transfer of deer to a DMP facility from a TC 3 breeding facility, a Class III release site, or from a release site or deer breeding facility that is not in compliance with the requirements of this division.


Source Note: The provisions of this §65.96 adopted to be effective August 15, 2016, 41 TexReg 5726

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