Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 1660-01-33-.01 - TRACKING WOUNDED DEER REQUIREMENTS

The use of one dog may be used to locate a wounded deer under the following provisions:

(1) Deer season must be legally open.
(2) The dog must be maintained on a leash at all times and under the control of the hunter.
(3) Only weapons legal for hunting for that season are allowed while tracking with the dog.
(4) No weapons are permitted after legal shooting hours.
(5) If the hunter chooses to use the services of a handler, then the hunter must accompany the handler at all times while afield.
(6) The handler may only use one dog which must be leashed at all times and under the control of the handler. The handler is not required to possess a hunting license when providing this service to the hunter.
(7) If the season requires hunters to wear daylight fluorescent orange, then the accompanying handler should also wear daylight fluorescent orange for safety.
(8) If the deer travels off the property where it was legally shot, it is incumbent upon the hunter to obtain permission from any and all landowners to cross their property and/or to retrieve the deer.
(9) The hunter shall notify the appropriate regional office of the Agency before initiating any tracking effort with a dog. The hunter shall specify the location where the tracking will occur, including the county and physical address.
(10) Any tracking effort utilizing a dog shall terminate at midnight, local time.


Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 1660-01-33-.01
Original rule filed December 10, 2018; effective 3/10/2019.

Authority: T.C.A. ยงยง 70-1-206 and 70-4-118.

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