|(a) Except as provided in this chapter, no person may
possess a live deer in this state unless that person possesses:
(1) a valid permit issued by the department under the
provisions of Parks and Wildlife Code, Chapter 43, Subchapters C,
E, L, or R; or
(2) specific written authorization under the provisions
of this subchapter.
(b) In accordance with Parks and Wildlife Code, §43.357,
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) take possession of breeder deer transferred from
another facility in compliance with the provisions of this chapter;
(3) transfer breeder deer that are in the legal possession
of the permittee; and
(4) except as provided by this subchapter, 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.
(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.
(d) A deer breeding facility shall contain either white-tailed
deer or mule deer, as authorized by the permit. The provisions of
this subsection take effect April 1, 2021.
(e) Except for deer that are not required to be identified
and reported to the department under the provisions of Parks and Wildlife
Code, Chapter 43, Subchapter L, no deer, livestock, exotic livestock,
or similar animals may be present in, confined in, or have access
to a deer breeding facility other than the deer listed on the reconciled
herd inventory for the facility reported to the department; however,
infrastructure such as chutes and pens within a permanent structure
identified on a facility diagram required under this subchapter may
be used to temporarily retain and handle animals other than white-tailed
or mule deer held under provisions of a deer breeder permit, provided
the animals are members of species that are not CWD-susceptible species.
The provisions of this subsection take effect April 1, 2021.
|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; amended to be effective March 14, 2021, 46 TexReg 1500