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- FUR-BEARING ANIMALS
- badgers, beavers, fox, mink, muskrat, nutria, opossum, otter, raccoon, ring-tailed cat, skunk and civet cat (spotted skunk).
- COYOTES and BOBCATS
- are not classed as fur-bearing animals and are not subject to these regulations; however, see BOBCAT PELT tagging requirements and RABIES QUARANTINE described in other sections of this pamphlet.
- Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.
- The body of a dead fur-bearing animal, with or without the hide attached.
- COMMERCIAL HARVEST
- The take of a fur-bearing animal under a trapping license during the season for commercial harvest.
- Loss of, or damage to, agricultural crops, livestock, poultry, wildlife or personal property.
- FINISHED PRODUCT
- The tanned pelt of a fur-bearing animal or any part of a fur-bearing animal (or its resulting products) that has been treated to prevent decomposition (by means other than refrigeration or freezing) and/or packaged for sale. A dried pelt is not a finished product.
- LAWFUL ARCHERY EQUIPMENT
- The longbow, recurved bow and compound bow.
- NUISANCE FUR-BEARING ANIMAL
- A fur-bearing animal that is depredating or a threat to human health or safety.
- A person who takes a fur-bearing animal or the pelt of a fur-bearing animal.
- The untanned, green or dried hide or skin of a fur-bearing animal, whether or not the hide or skin is attached to the carcass.
- RECREATIONAL HARVEST
- The take of a fur-bearing animal at any time under a hunting license or under a trapper's license outside of the season for commercial harvest.
- Includes barter and other transfers of ownership for consideration.
- The act of snaring, trapping, shooting, killing or capturing by any means and includes an attempt to take.
- PLACE OF BUSINESS
- A place where fur-bearing animals or their pelts are sold, received, transported, possessed or purchased, and includes a vehicle used by a trapper, wholesale fur buyer and fur-bearing animal propagator.
For other information concerning hunting and fishing regulations, parks, wildlife or other subjects related to TPWD, call our toll-free number: (800) 792-1112 during regular business hours.
At any time of the day, a person may call toll-free (800) 792-GAME(4263) to report a violation of the state's game and fish laws. A reward may be offered to eligible callers who provide information which leads to a conviction.