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#3143194 - 04/04/18 03:12 PM CWD transport AZ and TX.
topweldor1 Online
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Registered: 11/07/12
Posts: 256
Loc: az, usa
Looking for information on transporting venison from a Texas ranch to Arizona? Most of what I read says no bone or glands spine etc. Proof of sex across state lines? We usually de-bone everything and get a letter from land owner. Sure would like to keep ribs and hams bone in if it would be legal

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#3143296 - 04/05/18 12:41 AM Re: CWD transport AZ and TX. [Re: topweldor1]
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Registered: 09/14/09
Posts: 1947
Loc: AZ
Here is Commission Rule about transporting deer and elk (cervids) into AZ from another state. The red colored text applies to your situation. If the ribs and ham bones are wrapped and packaged, it should be OK. AZ should honor what TX requires for evidence of legality.

R12-4-305 Possessing, Transporting, Importing,
Exporting, and Selling Carcasses or Parts of
Wildlife


A. An individual shall ensure that evidence of legality remains
with the carcass or parts of a carcass of any wild mammal,
bird, or reptile that the individual possesses, transports, or
imports until arrival at the individual’s permanent abode, a
commercial processing plant, or the place where the wildlife
is to be consumed.
B. In addition to the requirement in subsection (A), an individual
possessing or transporting the following wildlife
shall ensure each:
1. Big game animal, sandhill crane, and pheasant has the
required valid tag attached as prescribed under R12-4-
302;
2. Migratory game bird, except sandhill cranes, has one
fully feathered wing attached;
Arizona Game and Fish Commission Rules About Hunting
2017-18 Arizona Hunting Regulations 127
3. Sandhill crane has either the fully feathered head or
one fully feathered wing attached; and
4. Quail has attached a fully feathered head, or a fully
feathered wing, or a leg with foot attached, when the
current Commission Order has established separate
bag or possession limits for any species of quail.
C. An individual who has lawfully taken wildlife that requires
a valid tag when prescribed by the Commission may
authorize its transportation or shipment by completing and
signing the Transportation and Shipping Permit portion of
the valid tag for that animal. A separate Transportation and
Shipping Permit issued by the Department is necessary to
transport or ship to another state or country any big game
taken with a resident license. Under A.R.S. § 17-372(B), an
individual may ship other lawfully taken wildlife by common
carrier after obtaining a valid Transportation and
Shipping Permit issued by the Department. The individual
shall provide the following information on the permit form:
1. Number and description of the wildlife to be transported
or shipped;
2. Name, address, license number, and license class of
the individual who took the wildlife;
3. Tag number;
4. Name and address of the individual receiving a portion
of the carcass of the wildlife as authorized under subsection
(D), if applicable;
5. Address of destination where the wildlife is to be transported
or shipped; and
6. Name and address of transporter or shipper.
D. An individual who lawfully takes wildlife under a tag may
authorize another individual to possess the head or carcass
of the wildlife by separating and attaching the tag as prescribed
under R12-4-302.
E. An individual who receives a portion of the wildlife shall
provide the identity of the individual who took and gave
the portion of the wildlife.
F. An individual shall not possess the horns of a bighorn
sheep, taken by a hunter in this state, unless the horns are
marked or sealed as prescribed under R12-4-308.
G. Except as provided under R12-4-307, before an individual
may sell, offer for sale, or export the raw pelt or unskinned
carcass of a bobcat taken in this state the individual shall:
1. Present the bobcat for inspection at any Department
office, and
2. Purchase a bobcat seal by paying the fee established
under R12-4-102 at any Department office or other
location as determined and published by the Department.
Department personnel or an authorized agent
shall attach and lock the bobcat seal only to a pelt or
unskinned carcass presented with a validated transportation
tag.
H. An individual who takes bear or mountain lion under A.R.S.
§ 17-302 during a closed season may retain the carcass of
the wildlife if the individual has a valid hunting license and
the carcass is immediately tagged with a nonpermit-tag as
required under R12-4-114 and R12-4-302, unless the individual
has already taken the applicable bag limit for that
big game animal. An animal retained under this subsection
shall count towards the applicable bag limit for bear
or mountain lion as authorized by Commission Order.
The individual shall comply with inspection and reporting
requirements established under R12-4-308.

I. An individual may possess, transport, or import only the
following portions of a cervid lawfully taken in another
state or country:
1. Boneless portions of meat, or meat that has been cut
and packaged;
2. Clean hides and capes with no skull or soft tissue
attached, except as required for proof of legality;
3. Clean skulls with antlers, clean skull plates, or antlers
with no meat or soft tissue attached;
4. Finished taxidermy mounts or products; and
5. Upper canine teeth with no meat or tissue attached.


J. A private game farm license holder may transport a cervid
lawfully killed or slaughtered at the license holder’s game
farm to a licensed meat processor.
K. An individual may possess or transport only the following
portions of a cervid lawfully killed or slaughtered at a private
game farm authorized under R12-4-413:
1. Boneless portions of meat, or meat that has been cut
and packaged;
2. Clean hides and capes with no skull or soft tissue
attached;
3. Clean skulls with antlers, clean skull plates, or antlers
with no meat or soft tissue attached;
4. Finished taxidermy mounts or products; and
5. Upper canine teeth with no meat or tissue attached.
L. An individual who obtains buffalo meat as authorized
under R12-4-306 may sell the meat.
M. Except for cervids, which are subject to requirements established
under subsections (I), (J), and (K), an individual
may import into this state the carcasses or parts of wildlife,
including aquatic wildlife, lawfully taken in another state or
country if transported and exported in accordance with the
laws of the state or country of origin.
N. An individual in possession of or transporting the carcass of
any freshwater fish taken within this state shall ensure that
the head, tail, or skin is attached so that the species can
be identified, numbers counted, and any required length
determined.
O. An individual shall not transport live crayfish from the site
where taken, except as permitted under R12-4-316.
P. An individual in possession of a carp (Cyprinus carpio),
buffalofish (Ictiobus spp.), or crayfish (families Astacidae,
Cambaridae, and Parastacidae) carcass taken under Commission
Order may sell the carcass.
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#3143602 - 04/06/18 03:50 PM Re: CWD transport AZ and TX. [Re: Fursniper]
topweldor1 Online
Seasoned Member

Registered: 11/07/12
Posts: 256
Loc: az, usa
Thanks

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#3251681 - 09/04/20 07:22 AM Re: CWD transport AZ and TX. [Re: topweldor1]
topweldor1 Online
Seasoned Member

Registered: 11/07/12
Posts: 256
Loc: az, usa
Update,
Texas says 4 quarters no matter what. It is illegal to de bone meat until it is at its final destination. That makes it a big problem to cross state lines. If you de bone there for AZ. your wrong. if you haul the quarters your wrong. Called AZ. Game and fish They had no answer. ??????????????????????????

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#3251726 - 09/04/20 05:17 PM Re: CWD transport AZ and TX. [Re: topweldor1]
Fursniper Offline
Retired PM Staff

Registered: 09/14/09
Posts: 1947
Loc: AZ
Most states consider the "final destination" to include a meat processor.

If you took the carcass to a game meat processor in TX, then transported the frozen packaged meat to AZ, would that work? If so, then you should be able to process the meat yourself in TX. Just keep the tag and evidence of legality with you while transporting the frozen packages of meat to your residence.

A portable generator will power a food saver vacuum sealer and a game meat grinder to do your own meat processing. It can also provide electricity to run a small chest freezer in the back of a pickup. The other trick to keeping meat frozen on out of state trips is to run a small chest freezer on solar panels or from an inverter connected to your vehicle battery.
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#3251959 - 09/08/20 12:39 PM Re: CWD transport AZ and TX. [Re: topweldor1]
topweldor1 Online
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Registered: 11/07/12
Posts: 256
Loc: az, usa
Yea, the ranch has all power we need. Texas says it has to be a commercial processor. You cannot do it yourself. They are real picky about it. They need to know how many deer people are harvesting. Not worth waiting or doing another trip to pick it up..

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#3252384 - 09/14/20 08:03 AM Re: CWD transport AZ and TX. [Re: topweldor1]
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Registered: 09/14/09
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Edited by Fursniper (09/14/20 08:37 AM)
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