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VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF GAME AND INLAND FISHERIES
APPLICATION FOR PERMIT TO STUFF AND MOUNT BIRDS, ANIMALS, OR FISH, AND
PARTS OF THEM FOR SALE OR COMPENSATION (30 – TAXD/31 – TXD2)
st
st
st
Permit Term is August 1
to July 31
(or part thereof or part thereof for the 1
year of a 2 year permit)
Non-refundable Application Fee
Check One:
Check One:
Non-refundable Application Fee: ____$40.00 for One Year (TAXD) Permit: ____ NEW ____ RENEWAL
____$80.00 for Two Years (TXD2) Previous Permit Number __________
I hereby apply for a permit to stuff or mount birds, animals, or fish, or parts of them, for compensation or
sale. The business is to be conducted pursuant regulations of the Department as authorized by Title §29.1,
Chapter 4, Code of Virginia. Per Code of Virginia §29.1-564 it is unlawful to possess or sell Threatened &
Endangered Species.
____Mr. ____Mrs. ____Ms. ____Miss.
Name of Applicant:_______________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________________________
Address
____________________ ____________ _________ _________________________
City
State
Zip
County
Home Phone Number: ___________________ Email Address: ___________________________________
Date of Birth: ______________
Last 4 of SSN:
Driver’s Lic#:
Name of Business: _______________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________
Business Mailing Address
____________________ ____________ _________
_________________________
City
State
Zip
County of Business
Business Phone Number: ________________________
Location of Business: _____________________________________________________________________
(if different from above)
_______________________________________________________________________________________
Dealing in migratory waterfowl also requires a Federal Taxidermy Permit, obtainable through the U.S. Fish
and Wildlife Service, Assistant Regional Director, Division of Law, P. O. Box 779, Hadley, MA 01035-0779,
Phone Number: (413) 253-8643.
If dealing with migratory waterfowl, list your Federal Taxidermy Permit number and enclose a copy of your
current Federal Permit.
Federal Permit Number: _________________ (If Applicable)
TURN OVER FOR SIGNATURE BLOCK AND MAILING INSTRUCTIONS
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VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF GAME AND INLAND FISHERIES
APPLICATION FOR PERMIT TO STUFF AND MOUNT BIRDS, ANIMALS, OR FISH, AND
PARTS OF THEM FOR SALE OR COMPENSATION (30 – TAXD/31 – TXD2)
st
st
st
Permit Term is August 1
to July 31
(or part thereof or part thereof for the 1
year of a 2 year permit)
Non-refundable Application Fee
Check One:
Check One:
Non-refundable Application Fee: ____$40.00 for One Year (TAXD) Permit: ____ NEW ____ RENEWAL
____$80.00 for Two Years (TXD2) Previous Permit Number __________
I hereby apply for a permit to stuff or mount birds, animals, or fish, or parts of them, for compensation or
sale. The business is to be conducted pursuant regulations of the Department as authorized by Title §29.1,
Chapter 4, Code of Virginia. Per Code of Virginia §29.1-564 it is unlawful to possess or sell Threatened &
Endangered Species.
____Mr. ____Mrs. ____Ms. ____Miss.
Name of Applicant:_______________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________________________
Address
____________________ ____________ _________ _________________________
City
State
Zip
County
Home Phone Number: ___________________ Email Address: ___________________________________
Date of Birth: ______________
Last 4 of SSN:
Driver’s Lic#:
Name of Business: _______________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________
Business Mailing Address
____________________ ____________ _________
_________________________
City
State
Zip
County of Business
Business Phone Number: ________________________
Location of Business: _____________________________________________________________________
(if different from above)
_______________________________________________________________________________________
Dealing in migratory waterfowl also requires a Federal Taxidermy Permit, obtainable through the U.S. Fish
and Wildlife Service, Assistant Regional Director, Division of Law, P. O. Box 779, Hadley, MA 01035-0779,
Phone Number: (413) 253-8643.
If dealing with migratory waterfowl, list your Federal Taxidermy Permit number and enclose a copy of your
current Federal Permit.
Federal Permit Number: _________________ (If Applicable)
TURN OVER FOR SIGNATURE BLOCK AND MAILING INSTRUCTIONS
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Make non-refundable application fee check or money order payable to TREASURER OF VIRGINIA for
$40.00 or $80.00 and send to:
Department of Game and Inland Fisheries
Permit Section
P O Box 3337
Henrico, VA 23228
(804) 367-6913
Have you been convicted of violating any federal or state wildlife laws or wildlife-related regulations within
the past 5 years?
Yes____ No____ If “yes”, year and nature of offense__________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________
_______________________________
__________________
APPLICANT'S SIGNATURE
DATE
By my signature above, I hereby certify that all entries made on this application are true and complete, and I
agree and understand that any falsification of information herein, regardless of time of discovery, may result
in denial or revocation of my permit.
TYPED SIGNATURE IS AUTHORIZED AND BINDING PER CODE OF VIRGINIA §1-13.32 AND §2.1-7.4
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TAXIDERMY PERMIT
GENERAL CONDITIONS
A.
Related Regulations
1. 4 VAC 15-290-70. Stuffing or mounting birds and animals; Possession of game legally taken.
A holder of a permit to stuff and mount birds and animals or parts of them for compensation or for sale,
as provided for in § 29.1-415 of the Code of Virginia may have in possession for such purpose only birds
and animals which were legally taken.
2. 4 VAC 15-290-80. Stuffing or mounting birds and animals - records; inspections.
A. A holder of a permit to stuff or mount birds and animals shall keep a complete record of all
transactions. Such records shall include the species to be mounted or tanned; the date of receipt; the name,
address (*Note: VDGIF interprets this to mean physical address if different from mailing the address) and
telephone number of the person for whom the work is being performed; the name of the person who killed
the specimen (if different from above); the hunting license number (*Note: Referred to as the DGIF
Customer ID # on the hunting license) or Virginia driving license number of such person; the county where
the specimen was taken, or, if taken out-of-state, the state in which it was taken; and the date the completed
work was returned to the customer. Such records shall be retained for three years. These records, and the
premises where such business is conducted, shall be open to inspection by representatives of the department
during normal business hours.
(*Note: In addition, the permittee will record the check card number assigned by an approved check station
or the confirmation number assigned by telephone or internet checking systems (for those specimens
required to be checked). Pursuant to the same regulation, all pieces and parts of the specimen, not actually
in the process of being worked on, will be marked with the check card or telephone/internet confirmation
number.)
B. Upon receipt of any specimen of wildlife, a holder of a permit shall immediately affix to such
specimen a tag bearing the designation of the species, the name and address of the customer and the date
the specimen was killed. Such tag shall remain affixed to the specimen, except when the specimen is
actually in the process of being worked on, until it is delivered to the customer. A numbered tag, with
numbers corresponding to the number of the line entry of the records required in subsection A of this
section, may be used in lieu of that.
3. 4 VAC 15-90-280. Sale of Cervid Parts and Cervid Mounts.
Provided that no extraneous muscle tissue is attached, it shall be lawful to sell the hair, hide, tail,
sinew, skull, antlers, bones, and feet from a legally possessed cervid carcass or cervid carcass part,
any products made from these deer parts, and cervid mounts.
4. 4 VAC 15-40-270. Sale of unclaimed taxidermy specimens by licensed taxidermists.
Unclaimed mounted native wildlife specimens or their processed hides, when taken in accordance with
the provisions of law and regulations, may be sold by a Virginia licensed taxidermist with the exception
of black bears, migratory waterfowl, migratory birds and state and federally listed threatened and
endangered species.
A mount or processed hide shall be considered unclaimed if it has been left in a taxidermy place of
business for more than 30 days beyond the period the mount was to remain on the premises pursuant to a
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contract. This contract must inform the owner of the possibility of such sale. After the 30-day period a
notice by registered or certified mail with a return receipt requested must be mailed to the owner of
record therein, instructing him to reclaim the mount within 15 days of the notice. This notice shall
identify the species and the date it was received, set forth the location of the taxidermist facility where it is
held, inform the owner of his rights to reclaim the mount within 15 days of this notice after payment of the
specified costs. This notice shall state that the failure of the owner to reclaim the mount or hide within this
15-day time frame may result in the sale of the unclaimed mount or hide.
If a mount or hide is not claimed after the return of a signed certified receipt and within the 15-day
period, then the taxidermist may sell the mount for an amount not to exceed the remainder of the amount
of the original invoice plus reasonable administrative and storage costs. Within seven days of the sale of
any unclaimed mount the taxidermist shall notify the Department in writing the name and address of the
purchaser, invoice price, species sold, taxidermist, previous owners' name and address.
5. 4 VAC 15-40-275. 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 of the Code of Virginia 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:
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. Any person to buy or sell at any time pelts that are not defined as being raw, skinned carcasses,
such as taxidermy mounts, or any other parts of legally taken and possessed fur-bearing animals
defined in § 29.1-100of the Code of Virginia. Such parts shall include 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.
(*Note: It is lawful for 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 legally taken and possessed fur-
bearing animals defined in §29.1-100, Code of Virginia, to include: beaver, bobcat, fisher, fox,
mink, muskrat, opossum, otter, raccoon, skunk, and weasel. Per 4 VAC 15-220-20, parts, pelts,
and taxidermy mounts of spotted skunk (Spilogale putorius) may not be sold.)
B.
General Permit Information
1. This permit does not absolve the permittee of any responsibilities or conditions of any other federal,
state, or local laws and regulations, including those that apply to Threatened or Endangered Species.
2. Regulation 4 VAC 15-290-130 requires that a permit holder shall comply with all terms and conditions
of any permit issued by the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries pursuant to Title 29.1 of the
Code of Virginia and the regulations of the board pertaining to hunting, fishing, trapping, attempting
to take, possession, sale, offering for sale, transporting or causing to be transported, importing or
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exporting, propagating, exhibiting, and rehabilitating of any wild bird, wild animal or fish. The penalty
for violation of this section is a Class 3 misdemeanor unless another penalty is specified.
3. Regulation 4 VAC 15-30-7 requires that provided that the issuance of a permit renewal has been
delayed past the expiration date of the permittee’s previous permit at no fault of the applicant, the
permittee may continue the specific activities authorized by the expired permit until the VDGIF has
acted on such person’s application for renewal. To qualify for this allowance, applicants must submit
a completed renewal application to the VDGIF at least 30 days prior to the expiration date of the permit.
VDGIF may deny renewal of a permit to any applicant who fails to meet the issuance criteria set forth
by the VDGIF.
4. Permittees displaying completed works legally belonging to the permittee shall affix a visible tag to
such items indicating their ownership of the completed taxidermy mount.
5. Chronic wasting disease (CWD) is an infectious disease that has been confirmed in at least 24 states
and two Canadian provinces. Locally, as of March 2017, CWD has been confirmed in Virginia in
Frederick and Shenandoah Counties, in Hampshire and Hardy Counties in West Virginia, and in
Alleghany and Washington Counties in Maryland. Carcass transport and importation restrictions are
in place to reduce the potential for spreading the disease from infected to uninfected areas.
Importation of Out-of-State Carcass Parts
According to 4VAC15-90-293, it is illegal to import or possess whole carcasses or any part of a carcass
containing brain or spinal tissue from deer (including white-tailed, mule, black-tailed, fallow, sika, etc.), elk,
moose, or caribou originating from the following CWD carcass-restriction zones:
a. Alberta, Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland (Alleghany County only),
Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota,
Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Saskatchewan, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, West Virginia
(Hampshire, Hardy, Morgan counties only), Wisconsin, and Wyoming. This list is current as
of July 2017. However, CWD carcass-restriction zones are updated as new CWD infected
populations are discovered. We highly recommend regularly checking to
https://www.dgif.virginia.gov/wildlife/diseases/cwd/
for the most up-to-date list of CWD
carcass restriction zones.
b. Any type of captive facility located anywhere in North America.
Virginia taxidermists cannot legally possess whole carcasses or high-risk parts (those containing brain or
spinal tissues) from any deer, elk, moose, or caribou originating from any of the locations listed above.
Transport of Carcass Parts within Virginia
Whole carcasses and parts of carcasses containing brain or spinal tissue (high-risk carcass parts) from deer
originating in the Virginia CWD Containment Area (Clarke, Frederick, Shenandoah, and Warren counties)
are prohibited from leaving the CWD Containment Area (CA). Whole deer carcasses or high-risk parts may
be transported within the CA, but hunters are not allowed to bring whole carcasses or high-risk parts from
deer killed in the CA to processors and taxidermists located outside the CA.
Acceptable Carcass Parts for Importation and Transport within Virginia
The following parts are admissible from ALL states and provinces, including designated CWD carcass-
restriction zones (listed above), and may be moved from Virginia’s CWD CA to other parts of the state.
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