(1) Any person, before engaging in the
practice of taxidermy, which includes the stuffing, mounting, and preparing of
the skins of wild birds, animals, and fish for sale or for hire, must first
obtain a permit to do so from the executive director.
(2) All species must be held in compliance
with Federal regulations applicable thereto.
(3) Upon receiving specimens or trophies, the
taxidermist will issue a receipt to the owner describing the specimens or
trophies left and stating the maximum time to prepare specimens or trophies and
service fee. The taxidermist shall complete the TWRA Taxidermy Accountability
Form and the Log of Taxidermy Accountability Forms immediately upon the receipt
of the trophy. Taxidermist may dispose of unclaimed trophies for no more than
the service fee minus any deposit fees collected. Disposition of all unclaimed
trophies shall be recorded on the Accountability Form. No parts or whole
trophies of bears may be disposed of to recoup service fees.
(4) Failure to comply with the reporting
requirements of this rule shall result in the denial of renewal for an existing
permit, or denial of a new permit.
Tenn. Comp. R. &
rule certified May 8, 1974. Amendment filed June 23, 2014; effective
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