In Georgia, Non-Residents who perform trapping services and Resident and Non-Resident Fur Dealers are required to have a license and obtain a forfeiture bond. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement, Wildlife Resources Division oversees the licensure of trappers, fish dealers, fur dealers fish hatchery's and more.
Non-resident trapping is defined as the taking, capturing or killing of wildlife with traps.
Resident and non-resident fur dealers are defined as purchasing or selling of furs, hides, pelt of fur bearing animals or alligator.
Applicants must complete the Commercial License application and pay the applicable license fee.
Non-resident trapping licenses are required to have a $2,500 forfeiture bond.
Resident and non-resident fur dealer licenses are required to have a $5,000 forfeiture bond. If the fur is from raccoon only, a bond is not required.
Commercial licenses and bonds must be renewed by April 1st of each year.
Premium for a Georgia Trapping or Fur Dealer Bond is dependent on credit.
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