These Utah statutes require a furbearer license to take furbearers, except for red fox, striped skunk, or beavers that are doing damage to private property (with authorization). Fur dealers must have a fur dealer certificate of registration from the Division of Wildlife Resources.
§ 23-18-1 . Repealed by Laws 1986, c. 76, § 18
§ 23-18-2 . Taking of furbearers
§ 23-18-3 . Trapping on lands controlled by division governed by Wildlife Board
§ 23-18-4 . Beaver damage--Authorization to kill or trap
§ 23-18-5 . Fur dealer and fur dealer's agent--Definitions--Certificates of registration required--Receipts required
§ 23-18-6 . Taking red fox or striped skunk
Any person holding a furbearer license may take furbearers in accordance with the rules promulgated by the Wildlife Board.
Laws 1971, c. 46, § 61; Laws 1979, c. 90, § 4; Laws 1986, c. 76, § 7.
All trapping on lands controlled by the Division of Wildlife Resources shall be governed by the Wildlife Board.
Laws 1971, c. 46, § 62.
Whenever it is apparent that beaver are doing damage to, or are a menace to, private property, any landowner or tenant may request authorization to kill or trap the beaver so involved; and the Wildlife Board is empowered to grant such authorization under conditions prescribed by it.
Laws 1971, c. 46, § 63.
(1) Any person engaging in, carrying on, or conducting, wholly or in part, the business of buying, selling, trading, or dealing, within the state, in the skins or pelts of furbearing mammals shall be deemed a fur dealer within the meaning of this code. All fur dealers shall secure a fur dealer certificate of registration from the Division of Wildlife Resources, but no certificate of registration shall be required for a licensed trapper or fur farmer selling skins or pelts which the licensed trapper or fur farmer has lawfully taken, or raised, nor for any person not a fur dealer who purchases any such skins or pelts exclusively for the person's own use and not for sale.
(2) Any person who is employed by a resident or nonresident fur dealer as a fur buyer, in the field, is deemed a fur dealer's agent. Application for a fur dealer's agent certificate of registration shall be made by the fur dealer employing the agent, and no agent certificate of registration shall be issued until the necessary fur dealer certificate of registration has been first secured by the employer of the agent.
(3) Receipts shall be issued by the vendor to the vendee whenever the skins or pelts of furbearing mammals change ownership by virtue of sale, exchange, barter or gift; and both the vendor and vendee shall produce this receipt or evidence of legal transaction upon request by the Division of Wildlife Resources or other person authorized to enforce the provisions of this code.
Laws 1971, c. 46, § 64; Laws 1979, c. 90, § 5; Laws 1980, c. 28, § 1; Laws 2011, c. 297, § 114, eff. May 10, 2011.
Red fox or striped skunk may be taken anytime without a license as provided by this title or rules or a proclamation of the Wildlife Board.
Laws 1993, c. 264, § 1.