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Does any one know the real answer to this? I’m talking about skulls and feet and tails of muskrat, mink fox coon ,I been to auction sales before that have mounts and antlers for sale and never been a problem
 

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The year that the DNR put the season on coyotes they sent a letter to my CO friend wanting to know his ideas on selling parts and glands of fur bearers. I had questioned the DNR furbearer specialist, prior to the trappers assn. meeting, about the reason for the coyote season. He said it was because the bear hunters were saying they were after coyote when they were actually killing bears for there gall bladders.:dizzy:

During the assn. meeting the specialist refused to recognize me even though I was standing waving both arms during the Q and A session. He had no choice when the president of the assn. told him it looks like Tom has a question. He was floored when I bought up the DNR's letter to the CO's about the selling of fur bearer parts. He did not answer my question. The stopping of selling parts never went thorough. I should havebrought up the reason he gave me for the yote season. I am sorry now that I didn't:bonk:
 

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I know from being a taxidermist that I can buy hides, capes and animal parts for mounts, but it requires a taxidermy license. Anybody can sell a cape or hide though.
 

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Buying and selling.

Sec. 4.3. A person may buy, offer to buy, sell, offer to sell, or exchange for anything of value animals or parts of animals only as provided in this section:

(1) The fur, hide, pelt, plumage, or skin of game, lawfully taken during the open season or raised under the authority of a permit to hold wildlife in captivity, may be sold or offered for sale by the person licensed to take the game or the person permitted to hold wildlife in captivity.

(2) The carcass and parts thereof, of fur-bearing animals lawfully taken during their open season or lawfully imported from another state, territory, or country, may be bought or sold.

(3) The antlers of deer, elk, and moose and the skull of black bear lawfully taken may be bought or sold. The teeth, claws, flesh, bones, or internal organs of game, other than those species listed in subsection (2), shall not be bought or sold.

(4) A person engaged in the business of buying or selling animals, or parts thereof, other than tanned skins, hides, or manufactured products, may be required to obtain a fur dealer's license as required by part 425, furs, hides, and pelts, of the natural resources and environmental protection act, Act No. 451 of the Public Acts of 1994, being sections 324.42501 to 324.42507 of the Michigan Compiled Laws. A taxidermist, licensed by the department, is not required to obtain a fur dealer's license to purchase animals, or parts thereof, which may be legally bought or sold under subsections (1) to (3), part 427, breeders and dealers, of the natural resources and environmental protection act, Act No. 451 of the Public Acts of 1994, being sections 324.42701 to 324.42714 of the Michigan Compiled Laws, or part 417, private shooting preserves, of the natural resources and environmental protection act, Act No. 451 of the Public Acts of 1994, being sections 324.41701 to 324.41712 of the Michigan Compiled Laws.

(5) A dealer in meats, restaurateur, private club manager, shooting preserve licensee, or the sponsor of a field dog trial may sell for food the carcasses of game listed in subsection (2), game lawfully purchased from a captive wildlife permittee, and/or game lawfully imported from another state, territory, or country provided that the seller maintains on the premises documents, receipts, bills of lading, invoices, or customs declarations which identify the number, origin, poundage, species, and cost of the game being sold. Such records must be maintained on the premises and made available to any conservation officer during normal business hours for at least 30 days following the sale of the game.

(6) A person with a permit to hold wildlife in captivity may buy and sell any animals listed on their permit in accordance with the provisions of part 427, breeders and dealers, of the natural resources and environmental protection act, Act No. 451 of the Public Acts of 1994, being sections 324.42701 to 324.42714 of the Michigan Compiled Laws, and orders issued under the authority of that part.

(7) A licensed taxidermist may sell a permanently preserved specimen other than a migratory bird if the animal was lawfully obtained and, upon transfer, is lawfully possessed by the buyer. Documentation of lawful purchase or lawful importation must be maintained by the taxidermist and transferred to the buyer upon sale. A licensed taxidermist may sell a mounted, properly marked, captive bred, migratory bird if it was lawfully obtained and is sold in compliance with federal regulations.

(8) Dead game, or parts thereof, imported from another state, territory, or country and offered for sale must be labeled or stamped as a product of that state, territory, or country and the name of the producer clearly identified in legible English on the exterior of any packaging.

(9) The state will allow the buying and selling of raptors as provided by 50 C.F.R. 21.30. No person shall purchase, sell or barter any raptor eggs, any raptors taken from the wild, any raptor semen collected from the wild, or any raptors hatched from eggs taken from the wild.

History: Eff. Mar. 31, 1989; Am. 22, 1989, Eff. Jan. 1, 1990; Am. 14, 1990, Eff. Aug. 1, 1990; Am. 2, 1992, Eff. July 1, 1992: Am. 1, 1997, Eff. May 1, 1997.
 

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Paragraphs (1) & (2) spell it out.
 
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Watched years back as my fur buyer filled the trunk of a Cadillac with bags of coons .He said they would take them to Grand Rapids ...yummy .
 

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