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Title: TEXAS WILDLIFE LAWS Author: john ford Last modified by: TISD Created Date: 1/12/2001 2:03:55 PM Document presentation format: On-screen Show – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: TEXAS PARKS AND WILDLIFE COMMISSION


1
TEXAS PARKS AND WILDLIFE COMMISSION
  • Nine members appointed by the Governor
  • Make recommendations for law and policy changes
  • Public hearings

2
GAME WARDENS
  • DEPUTY GAME WARDEN
  • works only in assigned areas
  • non-salaried
  • 4 year term
  • assist private land owners
  • GAME WARDEN
  • same powers and privileges as a peace officer
  • statewide jurisdiction
  • can enforce any state law
  • 500 in Texas

3
LISCENCES, PERMITS, AND STAMPS
  • LICENSE - document giving a person authorizing
    them to hunt or fish on public or leased lands
    and waterways.
  • PERMIT - document that allows a person to take
    part in a named activity.
  • STAMP - identify specific types or species of
    game or fish.

4
Hunter Education
  • Born AFTER September 02, 1971
  • 17 and older must obtain hunter education
    certification to hunt in Texas
  • Minimum age to be certified is 9 years old

5
Hunting License
  • Non-refundable
  • Replacement less than 10
  • Must be present on person when hunting regardless
    of age and game hunted
  • Must fill out the log on the back of the license
    for Whitetailed deer

6
Hunting License Tagging Wildlife
  • Must fill out the back of tags
  • CUT out the date
  • Attach it to the carcass IMMEDIATELY
  • Leg
  • Antler
  • Ear

7
TRESPASS LAW
  • Trespassing - entry by an individual without
    permission from the person in charge of the
    property.
  • Any authorized TPW employee may enter any land
    where wild game or fish may range or stray
  • Shooting into private property can be considered
    trespassing

8
PUBLIC WATERWAYS
  • Public waters belong to the people of the state.
    The land bordering the water is often privately
    owned. Access to the water does not give access
    to the bank property

9
OFFENSES PUNISHMENT
  • MISDEMEANOR
  • CLASS A, B, OR C
  • Class C 25-500
  • Class B 200-2000
  • Can be jailed for Class B and higher
  • Class A 500-4000
  • State Jail or Felony 1500-10000
  • Can have license suspended for 5 years
  • Can be forced to forfeit guns, truck, boat, etc

10
OFFENSES PUNISHMENT
  • MISDEMEANOR
  • Felony punishment is an option
  • Each animal is a separate offense
  • Any game or fish taken legally becomes illegal
    when in possession with illegal game or fish

11
HUNTING PROVISIONS
  • ILLEGAL ACTIVITIES
  • 1. Hunt from any type of air land or water
    vehicle.
  • 2. Hunt any protected animal 1/2 hour before
    sunrise or 1/2 hour after sunset.
  • 3. Spotlighting no artificial lighting can be
    used to hunt game animals

12
HUNTING PROVISIONS
  • ILLEGAL ACTIVITIES
  • 4. Wound or kill game without making a
    reasonable effort to retrieve.
  • 5. Harass hunters, trappers, and fishermen
    legally hunting or catching game. 200-2000
    fine or 180days in jail

13
HUNTING PROVISIONS
  • ILLEGAL ACTIVITIES
  • 6. Cannot track wounded animal across property
    lines without permission from land owner
  • 7. Reasonable effort must be made to recover
    animals or face a Class A misdemeanor

14
HUNTING PROVISIONS
  • ILLEGAL ACTIVITIES
  • 8. Youth weekend for 16 years and under include
    deer, turkey, squirrel
  • Youth weekend for 15 years and under include
    deer, turkey, squirrel, duck

15
HUNTING PROVISIONS
  • ILLEGAL ACTIVITIES
  • 10. Hunter orange required for hunters on public
    land
  • Must possess trappers license to use traps

16
HUNTING PROVISIONS
  • ILLEGAL ACTIVITIES
  • 12. No dogs can be used to hunt game animals
  • 13. No aircraft can be used to hunt game animals
  • OPERATION GAME THIEF
  • 1-800-792-GAME

17
HUNTING PROVISIONS
  • Firearms
  • 1. Pellet and air-guns not legal to hunt game
    animals
  • 2. No silencers or sound suppressing devices
  • 3. Shotguns are only legal for the hunting of
    migratory birds

18
HUNTING PROVISIONS
  • Bows
  • 1. Anyone can use crossbows in archery and in gun
    season
  • 2. There is no minimum pounds required on a bow

19
HUNTING PROVISIONS
  • Legal Shooting Hours
  • Game animals and non-migratory birds
  • 1/2 hour before sunrise 1/2 hour after sunset
  • 2. Migratory birds
  • 1/2 hour before sunrise sunset
  • 3. Special White-wing dove are noon-sunset

20
HUNTING LEASES
21
ITEMS TO INCLUDE ON A HUNTING LEASE CONTRACT
  • Names of all Parties
  • Length of Lease
  • Description of Lease Area
  • Lease Privileges
  • Lease Fee Liability Statement
  • Provisions for Damages
  • Hunting Rights Hunter Rights

22
TYPES OF LEASES
  • Year Round Lease
  • Limited Lease
  • Day Hunt
  • Guided Hunt
  • Texas Parks and Wildlife
  • Deer Lease List 1-800-792-1112

23
FISHING LICENSE
  • 1. Must possess to take aquatic life
  • 2. NOT required if under 17
  • 3. NOT required if born before September,1 1930
  • 4. NOT required if mentally disabled or retarded

24
FISHING PROVISIONS
  • ILLEGAL ACTIVITES
  • 1. Using explosives
  • 2. Electric shock
  • 3. Bridge fishing
  • 4. Fishing tournament fraud
  • 5. Importing, possessing, selling, or releasing
    harmful tropical fish into state waters

25
HERBIVORE
  • Eats green plants
  • Deer
  • Rabbit
  • Elk

26
OMNIVORE
  • Eats plants and meat
  • Bear
  • Hog

27
CARNIVORE
  • Meat Eater
  • Fox
  • Hawk
  • Coyote

28
TERMS
  • Abiotic - Non living.
  • Biotic - Living.
  • Consumer - Use food from producer to form
    substances needed for growth.
  • Decomposer - Break down dead organisms into
    simpler substances that can be reused.
  • Ecological Niche - The role of a plant or animal
    in its ecosystem.

29
TERMS
  • Ecosystem - The relationship of a biotic
    community with its environment.
  • Food Chain - The producer-prey relationship in an
    ecosystem.
  • Food Web - The relationship of several food
    chains.
  • Habitat - The place where a plant or animal lives.

30
TERMS
  • Inorganic - Matter not derived from plants and
    animals.
  • Organic - Pertaining to plant or animal matter.
  • Producer - Plants in a food chain that provide
    food for the consumer.

31
TERMS
  • Liability - legally bound or responsible to make
    good any loss or damage.
  • Over population - Wildlife numbers greater than
    the food and shelter supply needed for them to
    reproduce and grow to their maximum potential.

32
TERMS
  • Bag limit - The individual number of protected
    game or fish a person may take during a given
    time.
  • Closed season - The time when it is unlawful to
    hunt protected game.
  • Coastal Water - All of the salt water of the
    state.
  • Ladders - A device used to allow fish to move
    upstream.

33
TERMS
  • Open season - The time it is lawful to hunt
    protected game.
  • Protected animal - Any game animal, wild fowl,
    bird, fin fish, or non-fish species taken for
    sport or commerce whose population is regulated
    by TPW.
  • Rough fish - Bony or rough fleshed fish species
    having no sport value.

34
TERMS
  • Exotic Game - Wildlife imported into a hunting
    area.
  • High Powered Firearm - Any rifle or handgun 22
    caliber or larger.
  • Lessor - The person that buys the lease property
    from the landowner.
  • Lessee - The person that sells the lease property
    to the hunter.
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