Duhhhh...Please let me know if I'm understanding correctly. If I possess a Fur Dealers License in Texas, I can buy furs, mount and sell them legally in Texas only? If I sell out of state I must comply with the laws of the other state? Would these laws apply differently to game annimals (Fox Squirrell) and non-game animals (raccoon)? Have searched the archieves and could not get a clear cut answer. Pleasse be kind in your response, *LOL* just trying to get it right. Thanks, Dale
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Texas Parks and Wildlife
4200 Smith School Rd.
Austin, TX 78744
Tele: (512) 389-4845
They may refer you to someone else a couple of times, but you should get the info you want.
All states are different but in Texas there is not much in the
regulations on selling with the exception of bobcats.
In a nutshell:
Trappers License: Required for the harvest of furbearing animals or their pelts for
the purpose of selling.
Retail Fur Buyer: Entitles a person to buy furbearing animals or their
pelts from trappers only.
Wholesale Fur Buyer: Required of persons to buy furbearing animals or their
pelts from trappers, retail fur buyers, other wholesale fur buyers or
With bobcats, all cats must be tagged by a registered bobcat pelt dealer.
Bobcat pelt dealers can buy and sell cats and pelts to anyone as long
as they are tagged.
A good resource for you is the Texas Furbearing Anmial Digest. You should
be able to find one on the state website.