(a)  Every individual operating a preservation facility for a licensed taxidermist shall be listed on the sponsoring taxidermist's annual license application and on the license itself.  The taxidermist shall provide the operator of each sponsored preservation facility with a copy of the taxidermy license which shall serve as a permit authorizing the facility to possess wildlife owned by another.  The purpose of this possession shall be to provide temporary storage for wildlife specimens accepted for taxidermy purposes.  Preservation facility operators are not authorized to process, skin, or conduct any regulated taxidermy activities.

(b)  Before an individual operating a preservation facility accepts delivery of any wildlife he must ascertain that the wildlife was lawfully taken and shall keep written records as specified in Rule .1003 of this Subchapter.

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

(d)  It shall be the responsibility of the sponsoring taxidermist to ensure that each preservation facility listed on his license is operated in compliance with all rules governing this activity.


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.