(a) Records: Every person who prepares, stuffs or mounts the skin or any part of any fish, reptile, bird or mammal for another person shall keep an accurate record of all fish, reptile, bird or mammal carcasses, skins or parts thereof received, acquired, stored or possessed for taxidermy purposes. Such record shall include the following:
(1) The name and address of the person from whom each specimen is received;
(2) The name and address of the owner of each specimen received, including the hunting or fishing license number and license tag number (if applicable);
(3) A description of each specimen, including the species of fish, reptile, bird or mammal, and the part of the animal received;
(4) The name and address of the person to whom each processed specimen is delivered;
(5) The date each specimen is received, and the date the processed specimen is delivered;
(6) A copy of the declaration of entry or the bill of lading accompanying all fish, reptile, bird or mammal carcasses, skins or parts thereof which are received or delivered from out of state required pursuant to section 2353 of the Fish and Game Code shall be retained.
(b) Immediate Recording: Upon receiving a fish, reptile, bird or mammal or part thereof, the information required in this regulation shall be immediately recorded.
(c) Inspection and Retention of Records: The records required by this regulation shall be open for inspection by department employees upon request. The records shall be retained for a period of one year, except that such record shall be retained permanently for any unclaimed or unredeemed specimen.
(d) Sale of Unclaimed or Unredeemed Specimens: Every person who prepares, stuffs or mounts the skin or any part of fish, reptiles, bird or mammal for another person and who keeps the records provided in (a) may sell unclaimed or unredeemed skins under the following conditions:
(1) A notice shall be posted where it is visible to all persons who bring skins to a taxidermist for preparation, stuffing, or mounting, stating that the skins will be sold pursuant to chapter 6 (commencing with section 3046) of part 4 of division 3 of the Civil Code if unclaimed or unredeemed by the owner.
(2) The department shall, upon request, be provided with the name and address of any person who has failed to claim or redeem any skin or part thereof.
(3) The sale price of any prepared, stuffed, or mounted skin or part thereof, shall not exceed the actual cost of labor, preparation and advertising costs relating to the sale, less any amount already paid by the owner of the skin for its preparation, stuffing, or mounting.
(4) No skin or part of any fully protected, rare, or endangered species of fish, reptile, bird or mammal may be sold.
(5) No skin or part of any migratory bird covered by the federal Migratory Bird Treaty Act or Bald Eagle Act may be sold without approval of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
(6) The notice to customers required in (1) above shall include a copy of subdivision (d) of this regulation.
Note: Authority cited: Section 3087, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Section 3087, Fish and Game Code.
1. New section filed 7-31-75; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 75, No. 31).
3. Amendment of subsection (a), renumbering of subsection (a)(5) to subsection (b), subsection (a)(6) to subsection (c), and prior subsection (b) to subsection (d) and changes without regulatory effect pursuant to section 100, title 1, California Code of Regulations, in new subsections (b), (c) and (d) filed 4-18-91; operative 5-18-91 (Register 91, No. 19).
This database is current through 1/20/23 Register 2023, No. 3.