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.
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.
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.
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. &
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.
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