301 KAR 4:090.
Buying and selling of inedible wildlife parts.
RELATES TO: KRS
150.010, 150.025, 150.175, 150.180, 150.183, 150.304, 150.330, 150.370,
AUTHORITY: KRS 13A.350, 150.025
FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: The commissioner, with the concurrence of the
commission, finds it necessary to regulate the buying and selling of inedible
wildlife parts in order to assure the trade is limited to legally taken
animals. The purpose of this administrative regulation is to detail procedures
and responsibilities for taxidermists and others involved in storing, labeling
and mounting wildlife, buying and selling inedible wildlife parts and the
buying and selling of mounted wildlife specimens and products manufactured from
Definitions. (1) "Licensed taxidermist" means any person,
partnership, firm or corporation that engages in the business and accepts
remuneration for the mounting of skins or other inedible wildlife parts or
wildlife and who holds a license under the provisions of KRS Chapter 150.175.
"Federally protected wildlife" means any federal threatened or
endangered species and any native migratory bird.
"Mounting" means to arrange processed wildlife for the purpose of
Licenses Required. (1) Any person, partnership, firm or corporation engaged in
the business and accepting remuneration for mounting skins or other inedible
parts of wildlife shall possess a taxidermist license. Such licenses are
available by writing: Division of Fiscal Control, Department of Fish and
Wildlife Resources, #1 Game Farm Road, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601. The license
shall be openly displayed at the place of business and shall be open, along
with all records pertaining to the business and all wildlife specimens or
wildlife parts, to inspection during normal business hours by any properly
authorized agent of the department.
or businesses engaged in the selling of garments or manufactured products
comprised of legally taken processed wildlife are not required to possess a
license from the Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources.
(3) In addition
to the appropriate state license, all taxidermists who mount federally
protected species must have a federal taxidermist license. Federal permit
application information is available by writing: U.S. Fish and Wildlife
Service, Division of Law Enforcement, P.O. Box 4839, Atlanta, Georgia 30302.
Labeling Requirements. (1) All licensed taxidermists shall keep records of the
name, address and phone number of the owner and the date killed of all wildlife
or wildlife parts in their possession and shall tag each specimen or part to
identify its owner. Inedible parts of wildlife so tagged may be possessed year
round by a licensed taxidermist.
(2) Deer heads
harvested in Kentucky or other parts separated from the carcass for mounting by
a taxidermist shall have the hunter's portion of the official game check card
properly filled out and attached to the separated part. Parts of deer taken out
of state shall be accompanied with proof of legal harvest. (15 Ky.R. 2328; Am.
16 Ky.R. 11; eff. 6-28-89.)