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DGIF Board Regulation – Approved, Effective July 1, 2017 - vtahost - 07-17-2017 06:41 PM

DGIF Board Regulation – Approved, Effective July 1, 2017

4 VAC 15-40-275. Game: In general: Sale of furbearer pelts, carcasses, and parts.
It shall be unlawful to buy, sell, barter, traffic or trade in, bargain for, or solicit for purchase raw pelts and unskinned carcasses of fur-bearing animals defined in § 29.1-100 without having first obtained a fur dealer permit in accordance with §§ 29.1-400 through 29.1-407 of the Code of Virginia., except that a permit shall not be required of:
A. Any hunter or trapper, or any person lawfully engaged in the business of fur farming, to sell or dispose of legally taken or possessed raw pelts and unskinned carcasses of fur-bearing animals at any time.
B. Any person to purchase legally taken or possessed raw pelts or unskinned carcasses of fur-bearing animals at any time if the pelts are to be tanned or used in taxidermy mounts for personal use and not for resale, trade, or other commercial purposes.
C. Any person to buy or sell at any time pelts that are not defined as being raw, skinned carcasses, taxidermy mounts, or any other parts of legally taken and possessed fur-bearing animals defined in § 29.1-100. Such parts shall include, but not be limited to, skulls, teeth, claws, bones, glands, and secretions. For the purposes of this section, “raw pelt” shall be defined as any pelt with its hair or fur intact that has not been tanned, cured, chemically preserved, or converted to any usable form beyond initial cleaning, stretching, and drying. Salt-cured and sun-cured pelts shall be considered raw pelts.