Import of Bear parts to New York State

Submitted by Chuck on 10/12/05 at 4:27 PM. ( )

With the exception of gall bladers, can anyone tell me or at least direct me to whom I should contact to find out which if any Black Bear parts can be imported into NY State. I am specifically trying to determine if skulls and/or claws can be sent into the state with or witout documentation. Thanks for any reply that anyone may offer.

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This response submitted by JEM on 10/13/05 at 8:12 AM. ( )

Call the DEC. Why do you think gall bladers would be any different from the skull? In NY it is league to sell the gall blader from a legally harvested bear.

I'm not asking about NYState Harvested bear

This response submitted by Chuck on 10/13/05 at 9:25 AM. ( )

JEM, Thanks for the response although I don't think we are on the same page. I understand that in NY it is legal to sell the gall bladder of a NY harvested bear. My question deals with importing parts from bears harvested outside NY State. An example is that with an Ontario harvested bear you can legally bring in the skull , claws hide etc. with the proper documentation--but you still can't bring in the gall bladder legally.That is why the gall bladders would be different.


This response submitted by JEM on 10/14/05 at 8:36 AM. ( )

you can bring in the skull and claws of legally taken black bears.

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