COURT RULES DEER ARE WILDLIFE
That may sound like a joke, but it’s not a laughing matter to some people in the deer breeding business.
The 3rd Court of Appeals in Austin handed down a decision on June 28, 2019 in an appeal filed by two deer breeders claiming that breeder deer are, or became, private property and asking to invalidate Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) rules requiring breeders to test for chronic wasting disease (CWD). The Department had responded that breeder deer are wild animals and therefore “property of the people of this state.”
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