… There are many academic articles providing analysis of private ownership of wild animals as this subject is thousands of years old. However, this Article is the first to consider the ownership of captive breeder deer through the lens of Texas’s statutory and common law scheme and in the light of the recent decision in Bailey v Smith. Further, this Article gives unique insight into the yet unaddressed negative effects classifying captive breeder deer as public property would have. This topic will only become more pertinent as chronic wasting disease continues to spread through Texas causing it and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s regulations to affect more and more people.
Kirby, John, Private Property Rights in Captive Breeder Deer: How Wild Are They? (February 3, 2020).