(a)  A taxidermist may utilize an off-site preservation facility to provide storage for wildlife specimens accepted for taxidermy purposes.

(b)  Individuals operating a preservation facility for a licensed taxidermist shall be listed on the taxidermist's annual license. The taxidermist shall provide the operator of each listed preservation facility with a copy of the annual taxidermy license to serve as a permit authorizing the facility to possess wildlife owned by another.

(c)  Preservation facility operators shall not be authorized to process, skin, or conduct any taxidermy activities.

(d)  Before a taxidermist delivers and stores wildlife in a preservation facility, he or she shall ascertain that the wildlife was lawfully taken in accordance with Rule .1002 of this Section and shall keep written records as specified in Rule .1003 of this Section.

(e)  The preservation facility and its records shall be accessible for inspection by any agent of the Wildlife Resources Commission.

(f)  It shall be the responsibility of the taxidermist to ensure that each preservation facility listed on his or her license is operated in compliance with this Section.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 113‑134; 113‑273;

Eff. September 1, 1989;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. December 6, 2016;

Amended Eff. February 1, 2018.