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Texas Parks and Wildlife Dept. Main Web Site
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Nonindigenous Snake Permit Frequently Asked Questions
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Texas Threatened and Endangered Species List, January 2003
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Texas Amphibian Watch Rules of "Frogging"
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Regulations - Nongame and Other Species
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Hunting and Fishing Regulations: What's New for 2007-2008
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Frequently Asked Questions about Nongame Permits
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Spring Alligator Hunt Orientation
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Texas Administrative Code - RULE §65.331- COMMERCIAL NONGAME PERMITS$ext.TacPage?sl=R&app=9&p_dir=&p_rloc=&p_tloc=&p_ploc=&pg=1&p_tac=&ti=31&pt=2&ch=65&rl=331
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Species of nongame wildlife may be possessed, purchased, sold, offered for sale, imported, or exported under §65.331
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Prohibition on commercial activity includes, but is not limited to, the following species under §65.331
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New Braunfels, Texas Animal Control Ordinance
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San Marcos, Texas Animal Control Ordinance
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Seguin, Texas Animal Control Ordinance
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Burnet, Texas Animal Control Ordinance
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Schertz, Texas Animal Control Ordinance
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City Of Austin Animal Codes
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City of Houston Code of Ordinances - Chapter 6
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City of San Antonio Code of Ordinances - Chapter 5
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Fort Worth, Texas Code of Ordinances - Chapter 6
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Abilene, Texas - Code of Ordinances - Chapter 6
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Amarillo, Texas - Code of Ordinances Chapters 4-10, 8-2, 12-7
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Del Rio, Texas Code of Ordinances - Chapter 5
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Georgetown, Texas - Code of Ordinances - Chapter 7
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Waco, Texas - Code of Ordinances - Chapter 5
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Addison, Texas - Code of Ordinances - Chapter 10
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Alamo Heights, Texas - Code of Ordinances - Chapter 4
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Allen, Texas - Code of Ordinances - Chapter 3
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Alvin, Texas - Code of Ordinances - Chapter 4
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Aransas Pass, Texas - Code of Ordinances - Chapter 4
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Balch Springs, Texas - Code of Ordinances - Chapter 10
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Baytown, Texas - Code of Ordinances - Chapter 14
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Bedford, Texas - Code of Ordinances - Chapter 18
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Bellaire, Texas - Code of Ordinances - Chapter 6
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Bowie, Texas - Code of Ordinances - Chapter 2
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Brownwood, Texas - Code of Ordinances - Chapter 14
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Bryan, Texas - Code of Ordinances - Chapter 10
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Burleson, Texas - Code of Ordinances - Chapter 6
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