2015 - 2016

Fur-bearing Animal Definitions

Fur-bearing Animals:

Badger, beaver, 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.
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, whether or not the hide or skin is attached to the carcass.
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.

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