Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 1660-01-04-.01 - RACCOON DOG FIELD TRIALS

(1) Organized raccoon dog clubs may run field trials provided they justify, in writing, to the Regional Manager of the TWRA region where the trial is to be held a minimum of fifteen (15) days prior to the opening of the trial. No club will be permitted to conduct more than seven (7) field trials during the closed season on raccoons of any one calendar year.
(2) A minimum of 12 entries are required before a trial may be held and grounds where dogs are to be released shall be clearly outlined in the written notice given the Wildlife Officer.
(3) The Secretary or other official of the Club sponsoring the field trial shall maintain a list of the names and addresses of the persons who have dogs participating in the field trial for a period of thirty (30) days after the close of the trial. Such list must be available and open for inspection by any representative of the Wildlife Resources Agency at all times.
(4) All such trials must be sanctioned or recognized by the United Kennel Club or other chartered clubs, and must be conducted in accordance with the rules of the sanctioning organization.
(5) No raccoon or other game may be killed except during the regular season when it is legal to do so.
(6) No person attending or participating in a raccoon dog field trial shall use or carry any firearms, axes, saws, climbing instruments, or devices capable of driving a raccoon from any den or tree.
(7) The Wildlife Resources Agency reserved the right to prohibit any and all such field trials when same are deemed not to be in the best interest of the public or are deemed to be detrimental to the native wildlife of the area where the trial is to be held including when it is determined by the Agency that the raccoon population is declining in that area to the extend that the field trials would be detrimental to the resource.


Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 1660-01-04-.01
Original rule certified May 8, 1974. Amendment filed October 6, 1980; effective November 20, 1980. Amendment filed July 19, 2001; effective October 2, 2001. Amendment filed January 5, 2009; effective March 21, 2009.

Authority: T.C.A. ยง 70-1-206.

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