All taxidermists are required to maintain
complete and accurate records on TWRA taxidermy forms on all birds, animals
and/or fish, or parts thereof, they receive. All Taxidermy forms shall be
completed, maintained and stored in accordance with the TWRA Taxidermy Form
Instruction sheet located on the TWRA web site. The records shall include:
(a) The species of bird, animal and/or fish
(b) The complete name and
address of the person from whom received.
(c) The complete name and address of the
person who killed or took the species (if different from the first).
(d) The date killed or taken.
(e) The state, county, and/or country where
(f) The TWRA Identification
Number or the confirmation number from a completed check-in for all big game
animals taken in Tennessee and submitted for mounting.
(g) The service fee for the preparation of
(h) The record shall
reflect if the animal came from a shooting preserve, road kill, salvage, or
(2) All records
as prescribed in paragraph (1) above shall be maintained on the Taxidermy
Accountability Form and shall be held at the taxidermist's place of business.
They shall be open to inspection by any duly constituted officer of the
Wildlife Resources Agency at all reasonable times. Said records must be
maintained for a period of three (3) years.
All Taxidermy Accountability Forms and
the Log of Taxidermy Accountability Forms shall be kept, maintained and secured
together, in one location, and in sequential order. The Log of Taxidermy
Accountability Forms shall consist of the following:
(a) Complete Name
1. Control numbers shall begin with the
current year followed by consecutive numbering beginning with the number one
2. Control numbers shall be
affixed to all trophies and their parts while in possession of the
(4) All records shall be recorded in
Tenn. Comp. R. &
rule certified May 8, 1974. Amendment filed June 23, 2014; effective
Authority: T.C.A. §§