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TP&W Delays Permits


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Posted by NRAAC on December 31, 1998 at 17:53:18:

> From: John Herron
> Sent: Monday, December 28, 1998 9:06 AM
> To: Andy Price; Bonnie Arnold; Clark Adams; George Wills; John
> Baccus; John Cherry; Ken Becker; Lee Miller; Mark McKee; Peggy Horner;
> Rick Van Dyke; Rosie Roegner; Ryan South; Steve Hammack; Steve Jester;
> Troy Hibbits
> Subject: Dec. report and update
>
> Mailing the report of our Dec. meeting to ya'll this week, along with
> final drafts of the reporting forms. Ya'll should also receive the
> application for dealer's permits - I asked staff to mail these to
> everyone we have addresses for.
>
> It turns out that there will be delays in permit availability. Our
> Licensing folks were not able to bring things together in time - I
> still don't understand why. I had the department issue a news release
> to select sources last week, which will get more general distibution
> this week. The subject of the news release is two-fold a) Remind
> folks of the new permits, and b) Announce the permit delay, that we
> will delay enforcement, so folks should be OK.
>
> Call Rosie or me if you have any questions. Text of the news release
> follows.
>
> John Herron
> Wildlife Diversity Program
> Texas Parks and Wildlife
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> ---------
> FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
> Dec. 22, 1998
> News Contact: Tom Harvey, 512-389-4453
>
> NEW TEXAS NONGAME WILDLIFE PERMITS TAKE EFFECT JAN. 1
>
> AUSTIN--State wildlife officials hope to take a historic step toward
> getting a handle on the status of Texas nongame wildlife, reminding
> citizens that the state's first permit system for nongame collectors
> and dealers takes effect in 1999.
> While the new regulations become effective Jan. 1, Texas Parks
> and Wildlife officials acknowledged that there may be minor delays in
> making the permit available to constituents.
> "We expect to have the Nongame Collection Permit available at Texas
> Parks and Wildlife offices around January 5 and available through all
> license vendors by the end of January," noted John Herron, TPW
> wildlife diversity program director. "Nongame Dealer Permits are
> available by application to our Permitting Section. We had hoped to
> have these permits available for sale sooner, but encountered some
> delays in getting the new permit included in our automated
> license-sale system."
> But dealers and hobbiests needn't fret about the delay. TPW Law
> Enforcement officials are aware of the situation and indicate that
> game wardens will not begin enforcing the new requirement until
> February, at the earliest.
> Texas Parks and Wildlife is hoping the new permit, designed to
> monitor commercial trade and collection activities in native nongame
> wildlife, will provide much-needed information about population
> dynamics and commercial use of some 200 species of reptiles, mammals
> and amphibians.
> Beginning Jan. 1, any person, regardless of age, who sells nongame and
> anyone 17 years of age and older in possession of more than 25
> specimens of nongame wildlife (no more than 10 of the same species)
> must purchase a $15 resident commercial collection permit ($50 for
> non-residents). An appropriate hunting license is also required for
> any activity involving the take of nongame wildlife from the wild in
> Texas.
> Anyone who buys nongame wildlife for the purpose of resale would
> be required to purchase a $50 resident nongame dealer permit ($200 for
> non-residents).
> There are several exemptions. The permit requirements do not apply to
> persons purchasing, possessing, or selling processed wildlife
> products. Also, teachers at accredited primary or secondary
> educational institutions will be exempt from the nongame collector's
> permit provided that the nongame wildlife is possessed solely for
> educational purposes and is not sold or transferred to another person
> for the purpose of sale. And, the permit does not apply to dead
> mountain lions, bobcats, coyotes or parts of those animals, or to
> processed nongame parts and those parts that do not require
> preservation, such as porcupine quills, teeth or skulls.
> Collectors and dealers also would be required to keep a log of their
> activities and submit an annual report to TPW in order to renew their
> permit. These reports would provide Department biologists the
> information they seek in determining whether nongame wildlife harvest
> and sale affect wild populations.
> "We're not seeking to create an additional intrusion on the
> citizens of Texas with this permit," said Andrew Sansom, TPW executive
> director. "Also, we're not looking at this as a sole means of data
> collection, although it is an important first step."
> With the adoption of the permit, Texas joins an increasing
> number of states currently addressing nongame wildlife resources
> through some type of regulatory process. Several other states are now
> looking at similar measures.
> Wildlife biologists believe the permit will help the TPW get a
> handle on native Texas nongame species that have become popular among
> collectors and in commercial trade. The data could provide a basis
> for management of nongame wildlife and would allow TPW to determine
> what, if any, additional regulatory measures are needed.
> "We want a better handle on the use of these resources,"
> explained Herron. "This permit is not intended to ban the use of
> these resources, just get an idea of their numbers. Right now, we
> can't defend or condemn certain aspects of commercial trade because we
> lack the data to help us make management decisions."
> Herron stressed the permit applies only to wild and captive bred
> subspecies of native Texas nongame wildlife. It does not include
> aquatic animal life possessed under a bait dealer's license.
> For details on the nongame permit, write to Tina Turner, TPW Wildlife
> Diversity Program, 4200 Smith School Rd., Austin, TX 78744, or send
> e-mail to tina.turner@tpwd.state.tx.us, or phone Turner at
> 512-389-4481.


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