WACs > Title 232 > Chapter 232-12 > Section 232-12-277
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Taxidermy and furdealing records.
(1) It is unlawful for a licensed taxidermist or furdealer upon receiving wildlife for mounting, tanning, storage or processing to fail to record the following information:
(a) The taxidermist's name, address, and business phone;
(b) The date the item was received;
(c) The hunter/taker's name and address;
(d) The owner's name and address;
(e) A description of the species received;
(f) The county where taken (GMU if available);
(g) The license, tag, permit, and seal number;
(h) The date the completed item was returned to the original customer. Such record must be maintained for a minimum of two years or as long as the wildlife is retained by the taxidermist or furdealer and shall be maintained in a central location at the principle place of business either in a ledger provided by the department or on sequentially numbered pre-printed invoices provided by the taxidermist or furdealer. Taxidermists or furdealers opting to use preprinted invoices are required to maintain all sequentially numbered invoices, including voided documents.
(2) All records and wildlife held pursuant to the statutes or regulations dealing with taxidermy or furdealing must be open to inspection by a wildlife agent at reasonable times in accordance with the provisions of RCW 77.12.095.
(3) Licensed taxidermists or furdealers who have complied with the ledger requirements established in this section shall be deemed to be in compliance with the notice and reporting requirements contained in WAC 232-12-021 and 232-12-077.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040. WSR 92-12-064 (Order 555), Â§ 232-12-277, filed 6/1/92, effective 7/2/92; WSR 81-12-029 (Order 165), Â§ 232-12-277, filed 6/1/81. Formerly WAC 232-12-690, 232-12-700, and 232-12-710.]