481A.126  Taxidermy.

1.  "Taxidermist" as used in this section means a person engaged in the business of preserving or mounting game, fish, or fur-bearing animals as defined in this chapter.

2.  A license is required for the practice of taxidermy. The commission, upon application and payment of the required license fee, shall furnish proper certificates to the applicant. The director may revoke the license for good cause.

3.  A licensed taxidermist may possess at any time game, fish, or fur-bearing animals which have been lawfully taken.

4.  A taxidermist shall keep accurate records of its transactions showing the numbers and kinds of specimens received for preserving, the date of acquisition, and the name and address of the owner of the specimens.

5.  A person shall not put or leave any game, fish, or fur-bearing animal in the custody of another person for the purpose of having taxidermy services performed unless each specimen has a tag attached which is signed by the possessor and states the address of the possessor, the total number and species of the specimens and the date the specimens were killed.

6.  All transactions, tags, and specimens left in the custody of the taxidermist by another person shall be open to inspection by a conservation officer at any reasonable hour.

Section History: Early form

  [82 Acts, ch 1010, § 1]

Section History: Recent form

  C83, § 109.126

  88 Acts, ch 1216, §39, 40

  C93, § 481A.126

Internal References

  Referred to in § 805.8(5d)

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