TPWD Rules Explained
New CWD Management Requirements
Despite countless efforts to come to the table with TPWD Commissions to find an effective solution that encompasses all stakeholder concerns, TDA is a disappointed that deer breeders are still forced to comply with excessive live testing regulations that place unfair requirements on our industry and put our animals at unnecessary risk.
Post-mortem samples are due within 14 days
Obex or MRLN sample must be submitted
3-1 live testing make-up on missed mortalities
Minimum Annual Mortality Rate of 3.6%
80% testing of all mortalities 16 months and older
TIT permit program active
No release testing requirements
Post-mortem samples are due within 7 days
Obex and MRLN sample must be submitted
5-1 live testing make-up on missed mortalities
Minimum Annual Mortality Rate increases to 5.0%
100% testing of all mortalities 12 months and older
TIT permit program suspended
Ante-mortem testing on ALL animals prior to release
*under 3 year sunset provision
**8 mos from date sample is taken to move animal
Additional, 70% of CWD surveillance must be post-mortem samples and the minimum age for testing for movement to a release site is 6 months.
TDA will actively continue our advocacy efforts for fair regulations of all stakeholders, elevated care of herds and protecting the rights of private property owners.