15A NCAC 10B .0402      TAGGING FURS

(a)  Except as provided in Rule .0404 and .0405 of this Section, it is unlawful to transport or to buy, sell, barter, trade, or otherwise transfer possession or ownership of the carcass or pelt of any bobcat, otter or fox without having affixed to such carcass or pelt an individual tag provided by the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission.  Each such tag shall bear a serial number.  When the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service repeals its tagging requirements for otter and bobcat this paragraph shall apply only to tagging foxes.

(b)  It is unlawful for any person to import into this State the carcass or pelt of any otter or bobcat which has not been previously affixed with a tag required and supplied by the state in which the animal was taken.  When the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service repeals its tagging requirements for otter and bobcat this Paragraph shall no longer apply.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 113-134; 113-273; 113-276.1; 50 C.F.R. 23; 87 Stat. 884;

Eff. November 14, 1978;

Amended Eff. August 1, 2010; August 1, 2004; January 1, 1992; October 11, 1980; October 1, 1980.