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58 Pa. Code § 137.31. Possession of live wildlife.

§ 137.31. Possession of live wildlife.

 (a)  It is unlawful for a person to possess live wildlife taken from a wild state within this Commonwealth except:

   (1)  A permit to possess no more than five live foxes may be issued to a person for the sole purpose of collecting fox urine. The permit to possess live fox will expire on the last day of the fox-trapping season. Any foxes held under the authority of this permit shall be euthanized and may be pelted and the pelt may be sold. No fox held under the authority of this permit may be released into the wild.

   (2)  A person lawfully operating under the authority of a permit issued in accordance with the act is excluded from this section.

   (3)  Sanitation and housing specifications for foxes held under authority of this permit shall be in accordance with § §  147.283 and 147.285(4)(xvii) (relating to sanitation; and specifications).

 (b)  A person violating this subchapter will be subject to the penalties provided in section 2307 of the act (relating to unlawful taking or possession of game or wildlife).


   The provisions of this §  137.31 amended under the Game and Wildlife Code, 34 Pa.C.S. §  2901(b).


   The provisions of this §  137.31 adopted August 24, 1990, effective September 24, 1990, 20 Pa.B. 4488; amended November 2, 2001, effective November 3, 2001, 31 Pa.B. 6051. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (202755).

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