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Taxidermist with State Record Largemouth

Captive Wildlife Permits

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is responsible for issuance of permits for certain captive wildlife species. In order to legally possess certain wildlife species, persons must do so in accordance with specific regulations:

  • No one can possess a Class 1 or Class 2 species without first obtaining the appropriate permit.
  • Class 1 species are considered inherently dangerous to humans and may only be possessed by permitted exhibitors or commercial propagators.
  • Personal possession of any Class 1 species is not allowed.
  • Class 1 species permits will only be issued if the applicant has met all requirements in T.C.A. 70-4-404 and T.C.A. 70-4-405 and has passed a Class 1 facility inspection.
  • No Class 4 species are allowed for possession including white-tailed deer, American black bear and wild turkey except for bona fide zoos and TWRA authorized wildlife rehabilitator's.
  • Bona Fide Zoo is an institution operated wholly or in part by a political subdivision of the state to display wildlife to the public.
  • Any person possessing Class 1 or 2 wildlife species must have documentation indicating the animal originated from a legal source.
  • No importation permit for Class 1 or 2 species will be authorized until all information is supplied that the source is legal in the state of origin and does not possess a threat to human or animal health.
  • Please reference classification list for those species considered Class 1, 2 or 4.
  • For inquiries concerning Captive Wildlife permits, please call the TWRA Law Enforcement Division (615) 781-6652.

Wildlife Preserve Permit

Wildlife preserves are controlled areas where certain game species can be released for the purpose of hunting.  The preserve owner must have a TWRA Preserve Permit in accordance with the agency Rules and Regulations Governing Wildlife Preserves.  These permits are issued in conjunction with the Tennessee Department of Agriculture as indicated in their Rules and Regulations.  (Please see Rules and Regulations below)

  • As of July 1, 2009, no new Big Game Preserve Permits can be issued.  However, big game preserves in existence prior to that date may renew their permits.
  • No Wildlife Preserve Permit will be issued unless the application is accompanied by an inspection form filled out by the local wildlife officer indicating the preserve is in compliance.  Please call your TWRA Regional Office to schedule an inspection.
  • Wildlife Preserve Rules & Regulations (1660-01-11)
  • Wildlife Preserve Permit Application

Taxidermy Permit Information

Any person, before engaging in the practice of taxidermy, which includes stuffing, mounting, and preparing skins of wild birds, animals, and fish for sale or for hire, must first obtain a permit to do so.

TWRA does not guarantee the quality of work for any permitted taxidermist.  We recommend that you contact several permitted taxidermists to find the one that best suits your needs.

Taxidermy FAQ's

Do I need a taxidermy permit to mount my own trophies?

No, mounting your own trophies does not require a taxidermy permit.

 

Do I need a taxidermy permit to do European mounts?

Yes, European mounts fall under the business of taxidermy.

 

Do I need any other permits to mount waterfowl?

Yes, you will also need a federal taxidermist permit.  You may obtain a permit from the USFWS (Southeastern Office, Atlanta GA).  For a pdf version of the application click here: www.fws.gov/forms/3-200-8.pdf

 

Can I sell unclaimed trophies?

Yes, by law, you can only sell the unclaimed trophy for the original price.  You may not sell unclaimed trophies for more than the original quoted price.  You may not sell any bear mounts or parts of bear.

 

What animals may I mount?

You may mount any game animal that has been taken by legal means. 

 

Is “road kill” a legal means?

Yes, as long as the person presenting the animal has followed all the guidelines concerning the road kill law. 

 

What documentation do I need for trophies I’m preparing?

When you purchase a taxidermy permit, TWRA provides a binder containing all the forms you will need to conduct your business.

 

How do I order new forms?

You may order new forms by contacting the Program Coordinator, Russell Boles, at 615-934-7505 or by e-mail at rusty.boles@tn.gov

County Business Name Name Address Zip email Phone_
Benton   LINDA BARRETT 5560 Lick Creek Rd  Big Sandy, TN 38221   731-593-5440
Benton   WILLIAM HARGROVE 2320 James Walker Rd Camden, TN 38320 gofisheh@yahoo.com 731-584-4511
Carroll Fox Meadow Taxidermy PAULA DOSTER 645 Webb Rd  Mc Kenzie, TN 38201   731-352-3494
Carroll   BOBBY HOLLADAY 635 Ferguson Cemetery Rd Cedar Grove, TN 38321 keeziepie@gmail.com 731-307-6236
Carroll   JAMES LANKFORD 3070 Thompson School Rd Huntingdon, TN 38344   731-986-3351
Carroll   JULIE HIGDON 1600 Preacher Brown Rd  Hollow Rock, TN 38342 julie.s.higdon@chemours.com 731-415-8880
Chester   MICHAEL FRAME 3875 Laurel Hill Rd Henderson, TN 38340 mike.jo2107@gmail.com 901-619-3262
Crockett   DARIN EMISON 148 Beaver Run Cv  Bells, TN 38006 emison75@gmail.com 731-345-9633
Decatur   MARK DRIVER 7325 Middleburg Rd  Scotts Hill, TN 38374 teamchrist58@gmail.com 731-967-2219
Decatur   RANDY SMART 1175 Ab Montgomery Loop Bath Springs, TN 38311 kyle.robert.smith@hotmail.com 731-549-9469
Dyer   TERRY WILKERSON 1529 Morgan Rd  Dyersburg, TN 38024   731-286-0853
Dyer   WALTER WILKERSON 1529 Morgan Rd Dyersburg, TN 38024 reelfootrookie@yahoo.com 731-286-0853
Fayette   BRANDON JOHNSON 12671 Coburn   Eads, TN 38028 Cypresscreektaxidermy@yahoo.com 901-493-1126
Fayette   DAVID JOHNSON 12671 Coburn Eads, TN 38028 Cypresscreektaxidermy@yahoo.com 901-853-4378
Fayette   STUART BURRIS 600 Oak Grove Dr Moscow, TN 38057 srbhunting@aol.com 901-485-6747
Fayette   WILLIS HUSTON 9605 US Highway 64   Somerville, TN 38068 dland@bellsout.net 901-465-7556
Gibson Howell's Taxidermy JEFFERY HOWELL 157 Milan Hwy  Trenton, TN 38382 howellsracing@yahoo.com 731-707-3411
Gibson   JIMMY WHITE 165 Herbert Neal Rd  Milan, TN 38358 Jimmywhite2151@gmail.com 731-414-2565
Gibson   JONATHAN FLY 51 Paul Price Rd Humboldt, TN 38343 duckmanfly@bellsouth.net 731-414-5211
Gibson   Walter Steed 2500 Elmwood Dr Humboldt, TN 38343   731-784-3753
Hardeman   M GOOCH 415 Vine St  Whiteville, TN 38075 ladygobblr2003@yahoo.com 901-493-1118
Hardeman   NICHOLAS HOUSE 756 Walter Stuart Loop  Whiteville, TN 38075 housen100@yahoo.com 901-786-3522
Hardeman   TIMOTHY RIXIE 1205 Walnut Grove Rd  Bolivar, TN 38008 Bwr719@yahoo.com 731-518-7388
Hardeman   Vicki Peffers 15535 Highway 57 Middleton, TN 38052   731-376-1042
Hardin   JUSTIN FRANKS 725 Tillytown Ln  Savannah, TN 38372 Scootfranks88@yahoo.com 731-607-5465
Hardin   MICHAEL AUSTIN 145 Cedar Grove Church Rd Sardis, TN 38371 michaeleaustin@tds.net 731-549-3262
Hardin   R JERROLDS 970 Choate Creek Rd Savannah, TN 38372 tammyjerrolds@yahoo.com 731-925-6707
Hardin   TIMOTHY LEWIS 7985 Highway 128   Savannah, TN 38372 minniemegan2010@hotmail.com 731-925-1867
Haywood   COREY HOWELL 2275 US Highway 79  N  Brownsville, TN 38012 Coreyhowell@icloud.com 731-487-1140
Haywood   JOEY COULSTON 750 Curtis Lowery Rd  Brownsville, TN 38012 loaded3030@aol.com 731-277-8096
Henderson   DANNY BEECHAM 6750 Highway 22 S Lexington, TN 38351 dsbeecham@charter.net 731-968-9777
Henry   EARNEST WOOTEN 320 Smith Rd Paris, TN 38242   731-642-5104
Henry   G LINDSEY 50 Woodland Ct Paris, TN 38242 Gclindsey12@hotmail.com 731-363-5719
Henry   RYAN SCEARCE 125 Dixie Village Ln Paris, TN 38242 Ryscearce@hotmail.com 731-514-5226
Henry   TERRY MITCHELL 4110 Highway 69 S Paris, TN 38242 tmitchell4551@charter.net 731-441-6457
Houston   JERRY SMITH 54 Tyler Ln Erin, TN 37061 jerryleesmith1951@yahoo.com 931-764-0249
Humphreys   DAVID WALLACE 4365 Highway 70  W  Waverly, TN 37185 wallaceprocessing.dw@gmail.com 931-296-3323
Humphreys   EDWARD GRAY 1396 Gray Branch Rd Mc Ewen, TN 37101 Hamitchell85@yahoo.com 931-622-7179
Lauderdale   CYNTHIA SMITH 6461 Forked Deer Rd Gates, TN 38037 cindyshorse@hughes.net 731-612-4463
Lauderdale   DAVID VANDEGRIFF 4589 Asbury Glimp Rd Ripley, TN 38063 Davidvandegriff@gmail.com 731-612-0126
Lauderdale   WILLIAM SWEAT 2254 Gates Rd Halls, TN 38040 bjsweat@bellsouth.net 731-413-9004
Madison   ARTHUR SHEARIN 43 Plainsfield Pl Jackson, TN 38305   731-426-4602
Madison   DAVID SMITH 1014 Crawford Springs Rd  Beech Bluff, TN 38313 dkarlsmith@gmail.com 731-499-2350
Madison   J WILSON 2865 Old Toone Rd  Medon, TN 38356 wilsonam75@gmail.com 731-609-0910
Madison   RANDY DURHAM 4564 Beech Bluff Rd  Beech Bluff, TN 38313   731-343-2854
Madison   ROBERT SPRAGINS 88 Lohrig Rd Jackson, TN 38301 nathanspragins@gmail.com 731-225-8134
Madison   TERRY KIMBERLIN 180 Medon Malesus Rd  Medon, TN 38356 Kimberlin.te@gmail.com 731-394-7266
McNairy   CHARLES DICKEY 2558 Otis Plunk Rd  Bethel Springs, TN 38315 ljd1@bellsouth.net 731-934-4065
McNairy   GREGORY TACKER 2319 New Bethel Rd  Selmer, TN 38375   731-645-9005
McNairy   KEENAN LAMBERTH 681 Rose Creek Rd Selmer, TN 38375 blazerk51969@gmail.com 731-434-8557
McNairy   KENNIE LAMBERTH 4713 Bethel Purdy Rd Selmer, TN 38375 di3a022@gmail.com 731-610-2094
McNairy   NICHOLAS COOK 82 Matt Rd Ramer, TN 38367 cooknicholas@hotmail.com 731-610-4807
McNairy   RANDY WOOD 2110 Doctor Williams Dr  Michie, TN 38357 pro731concrete@yahoo.com 731-926-5297
McNairy   ROBERT HEATHCOCK 3703 Litt Wilson Rd Finger, TN 38334 Heathcocktaxidermy@charter.net 731-610-2626
McNairy   STEVEN KING 2319 New Bethel Rd Selmer, TN 38375 sking@pickwick-electric.com 731-610-2820
Obion   CHAD PRIEST 4844 E Caudle Rd Rives, TN 38253 lpriest@utm.edu 731-446-4267
Obion   DANIEL FLIPPO 9531 Fields Rd  South Fulton, TN 38257 dflippo74@yahoo.com 731-479-9547
Obion   JAMES BONDURANT 2225 Wedgewood Dr Union City, TN 38261 jimbo308@icloud.com 731-446-0374
Obion   JOHN MORRIS 6147 Bone Rd  Union City, TN 38261 morrisjd20@hotmail.com 731-885-6517
Obion   JOHN SAWYER 3653 W Shawtown Rd  Troy, TN 38260   731-538-2649
Obion   JOSHUA       PRITCHARD 9244 Garrett Kimbel Rd South Fulton, TN 38257 jpritchard152@gmail.com 731-514-9606
Obion   STACY RUDD 487 Williams Rd  Hornbeak, TN 38232   731-335-2225
Obion   STEVEN SMITH 4917 Jim Carver Rd Obion, TN 38240 Alabamacountry1@gmail.com 731-592-3037
Perry   CHAD ROTGERS 1259 S Toms Creek Rd Linden, TN 37096 chadrotgers@gmail.com 731-614-9083
Perry   FELICIA HENLEY 2581 Armstrong Rd  Linden, TN 37096   931-589-3066
Perry   GAFFNEY HICKERSON 2054 Highway 438  E  Lobelville, TN 37097 ph.338lapuahunter@gmail.com 931-622-0050
Perry   JOHNNY HENSLEY 386 Short Creek Rd Linden, TN 37096 marondah@yahoo.com 931-589-5097
Perry   JOHNNY LEWIS 2829 Cypress Creek Rd  Linden, TN 37096   731-847-0980
Shelby   JOHN HATAWAY 264 N Mendenhall Rd Memphis, TN 38117 jphataway@aol.com 901-276-9068
Shelby   MARGREATTE STANLEY 139 Whippoorwill Cir  Millington, TN 38053 margreatte@gmail.com 901-626-5115
Shelby   MICHAEL CONRY 6760 Hidden Fern Ln E Bartlett, TN 38135 E59CONFAMILY@YAHOO.COM 901-299-6821
Shelby   MILTON BOWERS 1498 Timber Line Cv Cordova, TN 38016 sonnybowers@yahoo.com 901-604-9195
Shelby   RALPH KNIGHT 5586 Benjestown Rd Memphis, TN 38127 chris-knight@att.net 901-493-8370
Shelby   RODNEY SHELTON 9740 Herring Hill Rd Millington, TN 38053 STRUTTEROUTBACK@AOL.COM 901-301-9156
Shelby   VICTORY THAYER 6494 Cohay Ave Bartlett, TN 38134 b-cbuck@att.net 901-488-7064
Stewart   CHARLES      PERRIGO 160 Riversbend Rd  Indian Mound, TN 37079 lperrigo65@hotmail.com 931-627-3636
Stewart   STEPHEN NOLEN 103 Lakeview Dr  Dover, TN 37058   931-305-8752
Stewart   WANDA COLEMAN 218 Peachers Ln  Indian Mound, TN 37079 suzieqwc@bellsouth.net 931-627-9602
Tipton   AUBREY DELASHMIT 121 Brierhedge Rd Covington, TN 38019 insidethewildside@gmail.com 901-355-9861
Tipton   BRUCE MCCARLEY 82 Sweetgum Lane Atoka, TN 38004 Mccarleybh@gmail.com 812-660-0060
Tipton   DAN RUFFIN 170 Hanks Rd Covington, TN 38019 danruffin1@yahoo.com 901-606-7740
Tipton   KEVIN WELLS 1480 Glen Springs Rd  Drummonds, TN 38023 anthonywells5@aol.com 901-592-8456
Tipton   MARVIN MCALPIN 1093 Dolan Rd Drummonds, TN 38023 mymc10@rittermail.com 901-835-2617
Tipton   MICHELE HALL 448 Murphy Ln  Burlison, TN 38015 Michelehall91172@gmail.com 901-389-0534
Tipton   PAUL BABER 270 Da Wyatt Rae Munford, TN 38058 Jasperbaber@aol.com 901-871-9360
Weakley   David Rush 110 Howard Ln Martin, TN 38237   731-587-6216
County Business Name Name Address Zip email Phone_
Bedford   KEVIN WILLIAMS 201 S Linda Dr  Shelbyville, TN 37160 kjctennessee@yahoo.com 615-477-5302
Bedford   MARK BRANNON 424 Philippi Rd Wartrace, TN 37183 mblb424@bellsouth.net 931-212-0187
Cannon   GEARY OWEN 201 Dutton Hollow Rd Woodbury, TN 37190 patches1@dtccom.net 615-563-2633
Cheatham   B KILGORE 2412 Old Clarksville Pike Ashland City, TN 37015 lovelauren2118@yahoo.com 615-746-8463
Cheatham   DARRYL SHEARON 1901 Blue Bird Dr Pleasant View, TN 37146 tntaxidermy@gmail.com 615-746-4779
Cheatham   MICHAEL HOLT 1301 Highway 12 S Ashland City, TN 37015 Azacstudio@gmaill.com 615-792-5616
Cheatham   ROBERT SULLIVAN 2542 Pleasant View Rd  Pleasant View, TN 37146   615-746-5301
Coffee   HARRIS       HAYES 191 Jd Neil Rd Tullahoma, TN 37388 wildlifebychip@yahoo.com 931-808-2854
Coffee   JEREMY MORRIS 353 Hillcrest Villa Rd  Manchester, TN 37355 Jwmorris32@gmail.com 256-548-2318
Coffee   MICHAEL BRYANT 950 Chapel Rd Tullahoma, TN 37388 mbryant@yescommunities.com 931-581-2611
Davidson   BILLY MULLINS 204 Spring Hollow Rd  Goodlettsville, TN 37072 bdmullins72@comcast.net 615-708-4825
Davidson   RALPH DALLAS 668 Happy Hollow Rd  Goodlettsville, TN 37072   615-516-5338
Dickson   BRIAN SNOOK 2180 Stone Hollow Rd Cumberland Furnace, TN 37051 Briansnook1124@yahoo.com 931-216-7989
Dickson   CHRISTOPHER WILLIAMS 803 Nancy Shawl Rd Dickson, TN 37055 anita.willams1977@gmail.com 615-707-2687
Dickson   HENRY MILBY 990 Potter Rd  Dickson, TN 37055 nursegail44@gmal.com 615-446-2984
Dickson   JOHN BEARD 1452 Pomona Rd  Dickson, TN 37055 jbeard@phxdg.com 615-446-7421
Dickson   WILLIAM PREUETT 836 Coaling Rd  Charlotte, TN 37036 dtdanley@hughes.net 615-789-6290
Franklin   ANTHONY MAY 10697 David Crockett Pkwy W  Belvidere, TN 37306 mayanthony106@gmail.com 931-636-3838
Franklin   BRYAN BRADFORD 264 Wiseman Ln  Winchester, TN 37398 bradford264@bellsouth.net 931-273-3758
Franklin   JOHN SIZEMORE 494 Lakeview Trl  Decherd, TN 37324 bsizemore@cafes.net 931-962-9992
Franklin   JOSHUA HARRIS 303 Kelly Dr Decherd, TN 37324 Josh.harris@tcsedu.net 931-581-0226
Franklin   TONY WALLS 485 Knights Church Rd  Decherd, TN 37324 Jordanwalls_j@yahoo.com 931-962-2238
Giles   ADAM SUDDARTH 1912 Pleasant Ridge Rd  Goodspring, TN 38460   931-205-1606
Giles   NORMAN NEWTON 754 Blooming Grove Rd  Pulaski, TN 38478 newtonstaxidermy@live.com 931-363-4600
Hickman   BRAD CHANDLER 1143 Highway 50   Centerville, TN 37033 Brad76924@gmail.com 931-623-0124
Hickman   JAMES JOHNSON 3884 Highway 100 W Centerville, TN 37033 mldrdjohnson@hotmail.com 931-729-3942
Hickman   JAMES PATTON 3386 Highway 50 E Duck River, TN 38454   931-729-2865
Hickman   KEVIN VAUGHT 7143 Highway 100 Bon Aqua, TN 37025 mimivaught@gmail.com 615-946-2581
Lawrence   BILLY MCMULLIN 170 Tiger Bennett Rd Summertown, TN 38483 aaronsnana2010@yahoo.com 931-796-1044
Lawrence   CURTIS HILL 123 Barnett Rd Lawrenceburg, TN 38464 tnhill1300@yahoo.com 931-629-9643
Lawrence   DAVID HOOPER 333 Shoally Branch Rd  Leoma, TN 38468   931-852-2435
Lawrence   EDWARD FRAZIER 82 Highway 20   Summertown, TN 38483 Frazier_family@bellsouth.net 931-964-2383
Lawrence   PRESTON VANDERFORD 931 N Military St  Loretto, TN 38469 bvanderford@ironhorsegunworks.com 931-242-3126
Lawrence   ROBERT SISK 803 Lloyd St  Lawrenceburg, TN 38464 cole.sisk5885@gmail.com 931-279-2755
Lawrence Ron Cross Taxidermy RONALD CROSS 1080 Knob Creek Rd  Westpoint, TN 38486   931-766-2494
Lincoln Buckeye Taxidermy EDWARD FERRELL 548 Buckeye Rd  Fayetteville, TN 37334 buckeyetaxidermy@gmail.com 931-307-3898
Lincoln   DAVID WHITT 5 Merideth Lynn Rd Fayetteville, TN 37334 coreywhitt4@aol.com 931-337-7947
Lincoln   JAMES DRAKE 177 Providence Rd Fayetteville, TN 37334 rockydraketv@aol.com 256-509-1376
Lincoln   JEFFREY SANDERS 76 Fish Hatchery Rd Flintville, TN 37335 jeffstaxidermy@rocketmail.com 931-625-2197
Lincoln   JOE STREET 85 Old 64 Hwy  Flintville, TN 37335 kjstreet52@yahoo.com 931-993-8522
Lincoln   JOHNNIE HONEA 65 Brighton Rd  Flintville, TN 37335   931-675-8685
Lincoln   STEPHEN HASKINS 1621 Shelbyville Hwy  Petersburg, TN 37144 tonyahaskins@yahoo.com 931-607-9033
Lincoln   STEVEN DAY 65 Fish Hatchery Rd Flintville, TN 37335 Steven.Day@tn.gov 615-981-9321
Lincoln   TIMOTHY HILL 6680 Delina Rd Petersburg, TN 37144 nemohillstaxidermy@yahoo.com 615-812-0335
Marshall   PALMER FULLER 1940 Word Rd  Lewisburg, TN 37091 jdhchs@hotmail.com 931-359-6403
Maury   BRIAN BREW 4015 Campania Strada Spring Hill, TN 37174 brianbrew2000@yahoo.com 615-473-4765
Maury   DARRIN TOTTY 2235 Roberts Bend Rd Columbia, TN 38401 dktotty@hotmail.com 931-626-6886
Maury   JOHN ADAMS 514 Southport Rd  Mt Pleasant, TN 38474 travisadams33@gmail.com 931-374-7454
Maury   KEVIN ALDERSON 5505 Leipers Creek Rd  Santa Fe, TN 38482 Kevin.t.alderson@gmail.com 931-374-0096
Maury   KEVIN BARNHILL 3171 New Highway 7   Santa Fe, TN 38482 kjoke@att.net 931-682-0004
Maury   LUCAN JONES 4950 Highway 43  N  Mount Pleasant, TN 38474 jonesskulls@gmail.com 931-215-8829
Maury   ROBERT PAC 4398 Covey Hollow Rd Culleoka, TN 38451 lorettapac@att.net 931-987-3029
Montgomery B&J Mounting Service WILLIAM TEETS 21 Covington St  Clarksville, TN 37040 cherylteets@gmail.com 931-647-2088
Montgomery   BRIAN ATKINS 915 Sugarcane Way Clarksville, TN 37040 atkins@amfineky.com 931-216-1160
Montgomery   DENA TAYLOR 3680 Moore Hollow Rd Woodlawn, TN 37191 dena_taylor@ymail.com 931-624-1814
Montgomery   JEREMY MIRACLE 231 Excell Rd Clarksville, TN 37043 jp1970bear@gmail.com 931-378-2267
Montgomery   JOSHUA BISHOP 2625 Alex Overlook Way Clarksville, TN 37043 josh.bishop83@yahoo.com 270-605-4605
Montgomery   KEVIN TEETS 3701 Lake Rd  Woodlawn, TN 37191 BrendaTeets54@gmail.com 931-217-4044
Montgomery   MICHAEL HALL 4576 Chapel Hill Rd  Southside, TN 37171 Hall.dana1227@yahoo.com 931-257-3975
Montgomery   NORMAN HALL 6205 Barton Creek Rd Cunningham, TN 37052 callofthewildtax@aol.com 931-980-2130
Montgomery   THOMAS LOUGHERY 334 Golden Dr  Clarksville, TN 37040 loughery.tc@gmail.com 931-237-7062
Robertson   CARLA        BROADRICK 1208 Country Life Farms Dr  Springfield, TN 37172 countrylifefarms@yahoo.com 615-517-9776
Rutherford   BILLY HALL 4201 Reed Downs Dr  Murfreesboro, TN 37129 lovemylucy2@yahoo.com 972-658-5632
Rutherford   BRADLEY ODOM 2775 Murray Kittrell Rd  Readyville, TN 37149 odomstaxidermy@yahoo.com 615-542-9397
Rutherford   GEORGE PRIMM 2161 Primm Ln  Murfreesboro, TN 37129   615-587-1419
Rutherford   J FIATO 149 Silverstone Dr Murfreesboro, TN 37130 scottf0831@aol.com 615-400-7867
Rutherford   JAMISON MOOREHEAD 1500 Ringwald Rd  Murfreesboro, TN 37130   615-351-0232
Rutherford   RICKY BOUNDS 9618 Barlow Ln Lascassas, TN 37085 Rawbounds@gmail.com 615-809-8766
Rutherford   VALERIE POTTS 1114 Glaze Ct  Murfreesboro, TN 37130   615-809-5148
Rutherford   WYATT BOWMAN 5891 Johnson Rd  Murfreesboro, TN 37127 Butcher5689@yahoo.com 615-900-6180
Smith   MARK SLOAN 46 Turkey Creek Hwy  Carthage, TN 37030 nctaxidermy01@icloud.com 931-952-3933
Sumner   CHRISTOPHER BUTT 1002 N Church St  Portland, TN 37148 cbutt32@gmail.com 615-865-9323
Sumner   CLIFTON HALE 551 Old Parkers Chapel Rd Portland, TN 37148 cliger1937@comcast.net 270-465-1723
Sumner   DEAN VINCENT 1011 S Ridge Dr Portland, TN 37148 Bowhuntermq@comcast.net 615-708-2692
Sumner   GEORGE SODEMANN 241 Martin Chapel Rd Portland, TN 37148 georia@att.net 615-974-5409
Sumner   JAMIE CRAWFORD 550 Tom Beasley Rd  Westmoreland, TN 37186 crawford3546@yahoo.com 615-633-1740
Sumner   JOSEPH VAUDREY 3517 New Hope Rd Hendersonville, TN 37075 longbowjoe@aol.com 615-426-0394
Sumner   KYLE RICHEY 6810 Highway 231 N Bethpage, TN 37022 kyle.richey@cobb-vantress.com 256-613-0163
Sumner   RICHARD SNOW 860 Templow Rd  Bethpage, TN 37022 snowstaxidermy@gmail.com 615-450-2164
Sumner   SAMUEL DYE 335 Portland Blvd Portland, TN 37148 stacy.saxton@tn.gov 615-325-9887
Sumner   STACY MONGLE 163 Johnson Hollow Rd  Portland, TN 37148 Jasonmcmahon1971@gmail.com 615-451-2296
Sumner   THOMAS MOSS 1126 Lewis Jones Blvd  Gallatin, TN 37066 conyjane@comcast.net 615-804-5113
Trousdale   THOMAS JONES 44 Pleasant Valley Rd Hartsville, TN 37074 Tootlebug24@yahoo.com 615-804-7177
Wayne   JERRY SWINEA 959 Greeson Hollow Rd Waynesboro, TN 38485 jswineajr@yahoo.com 931-722-2203
Wayne   JOHN DIXON 830 Hurricane Hill Dr  Waynesboro, TN 38485 jcdixon1964@icloud.com 256-762-3641
Wayne   LARRY PEVAHOUSE 1593 Old Highway 64  E  Waynesboro, TN 38485 peytononeal28@gmail.com 931-722-8158
Williamson   DANIEL WILLOUGHBY 531 Rochester Close   Franklin, TN 37064 bresway1@yahoo.com 615-739-2736
Williamson   GARY LOVE 7250 Kingston Rd Fairview, TN 37062   615-799-6027
Williamson   HOWARD WILSON 1415 W Main St Franklin, TN 37064 wilsontaxidermy@gmail.com 615-614-3268
Williamson   JAMES JONES 4322 Gosey Hill Rd  Franklin, TN 37064 Jonestaxidermy02@aol.com 615-794-8213
Williamson   TILFORD RANDOLPH 7324 Snow Mangrum Rd  Fairview, TN 37062 cartlr@comcast.net 615-830-3661
Wilson   MICHAEL GLASS 3684 Bluebird Rd  Lebanon, TN 37090 mglassmount1@gmail.com 615-444-5903
Wilson   TOMMY APALA 347 Opossum Hollow Rd Watertown, TN 37184 yoakie2@aol.com 615-480-7165
County Business Name Name Address Zip email Phone_
Bledsoe   DONALD PENDERGRASS 23916 Old State Highway 28   Pikeville, TN 37367 donniepen@bledsoe.net 931-787-0989
Bledsoe   TIMOTHY EVANS 290 Edmons Rd  Pikeville, TN 37367 fratboisurficide@yahoo.com 423-447-7415
Bradley Dale Taxidermy PARION HARRIS 2240 New St SE  Cleveland, TN 37323   423-479-4703
Bradley   CHRISTOPHER  DAVIS 351 Old Tasso Pl NE Cleveland, TN 37312 davisc12@att.net 423-244-7257
Bradley   DOUGLAS CLINE 133 Fieldstone Pl NE  Cleveland, TN 37312 douglascline@bellsouth.net 423-284-6222
Bradley   RICKEY SWALLOWS 166 Casson Hts Old Fort, TN 37362 tsims4469@gmail.com 423-338-5788
Cumberland Funk's Taxidermy DAVID FUNK 154 Exeter Dr  Crossville, TN 38558   931-484-4916
Cumberland   DONALD ROSE 1959 Chestnut Hill Rd Crossville, TN 38571 jsmyers@frontiernet.net 931-484-1466
Cumberland   GRADY WILSON 238 Stanley Hood Rd  Crossville, TN 38571 Wilsonswildlifestudios@frontiernet.net 931-200-1895
Cumberland   JERRY GARRISON 480 Jonia Ln  Crossville, TN 38571   931-510-0442
Cumberland   JONATHON WYATT 409 Drowning Creek Rd  Crossville, TN 38571 JONATHONW1748@GMAIL.COM 931-787-8091
Cumberland   MARK READ 311 E Maryland Dr Crossville, TN 38571   931-200-6964
Cumberland   NICK BUSSEY 5580 Plateau Rd  Crossville, TN 38571 Busseyna@gmail.com 931-200-8162
Cumberland   REGINA FOX 118 Sherry Ln  Grandview, TN 37337   423-533-2084
Cumberland   ROCKIE BURGESS 123 Burgess Ln  Crossville, TN 38572   931-788-2642
DeKalb   BENJAMIN BRADFORD 580 Parsley Rd  Smithville, TN 37166 Deer_hunter_06@yahoo.com 615-804-7754
DeKalb   JARVIS TYREE 746 Murfresboro Hwy  Liberty, TN 37095 jltcivilwar@gmail.com 615-504-4705
Fentress   BAILEY PHILLIPS 487 Deer Lodge Hwy  Clarkrange, TN 38553 baileyphillips37@gmail.com 931-287-5484
Fentress   EDDIE SEIBER 6365 Old Mount Helen Rd  Allardt, TN 38504 eseibertaxidermy@gmail.com 931-879-2060
Fentress   TIMOTHY RAMSEY 3228 Mount Helen Rd Allardt, TN 38504 melissa38504@hotmail.com 931-239-5552
Hamilton   BILLY JOE    MILLSAPS 8816 Highway 58 Harrison, TN 37341 kaseymillsaps13@gmail.com 423-326-3452
Hamilton   NICHOLAS MOWERY 8135 Lakewinds Dr  Harrison, TN 37341 nichmowery@hotmail.com 423-244-1710
Hamilton   RONALD GUINN 4216 Linton Ave  Chattanooga, TN 37416 whatever0583@gmail.com 423-899-1447
Hamilton   WARNER SWANSON 10081 E Brainerd Rd  Ooltewah, TN 37363 Hankswanson93@yahoo.com 423-847-7562
Hamilton Rogers Taxidermy DONALD ROGERS 1629 Shadwick Cemetery Rd  Hixson, TN 37343 Leangelarogers@gmail.com 423-290-3782
Hamilton Trophy Taxidermy RUSSELL HOWELL 1035 Floyd Dr  Chattanooga, TN 37412 rahtn@aol.com 423-618-4543
Jackson   DOUGLAS BURGESS 560 Shady Grove Rd Bloomington Springs, TN 38545 burgessdouglas@bellsouth.net 931-644-5983
McMinn   DARYL STEWART 717 North Ave  Athens, TN 37303 Stewartstaxidermy63@gmail.com 423-368-3320
McMinn   JERRY MASON 717 North Ave  Athens, TN 37303   423-252-9329
Meigs   JACOB HAIRRELL 831 Ivy Moore Cir  Decatur, TN 37322 jakehairrell7@icloud.com 423-334-0082
Meigs   KIVA WALKER 7337 Runyan Rd Georgetown, TN 37336 iusetobewise@aol.com 423-208-7919
Meigs   LARRY BRANCEFIELD 1129 Sugar Creek Rd  Georgetown, TN 37336 kbrancefield75@aol.com 423-715-8451
Meigs   MATTHEW PIKE 659 Sugar Creek Rd Georgetown, TN 37336 RNGCROSS13@GMAIL.COM 423-303-8167
Monroe   GARY CROCKER 190 Everhart Rd Tellico Plains, TN 37385 gscrocker@gmail.com 423-261-4082
Monroe   TOMMY CONNER 394 Brunner Rd  Sweetwater, TN 37874 Tommy.conner@hcbboats.com 423-519-3816
Monroe   W DOCKERY 201 Smokey Branch Rd  Vonore, TN 37885 mdoc57@exede.net 423-368-4881
Monroe   WILLIAM      TRENTHAM 127 Center Rd Madisonville, TN 37354 waynetrentham@yahoo.com 423-519-4788
Morgan   JOE LAYNE 132 Austin Dr  Wartburg, TN 37887   423-404-5586
Overton   CHRISTOPHER  NELSON 1212 Pleasant Hill Rd Allons, TN 38541 Cnelson@clayedu.com 931-239-5659
Overton   DANNY CLARK 2529 Rickman Rd  Livingston, TN 38570 clark.danny76@yahoo.com 931-260-3212
Overton   KEVIN LISKA 209 S Church St  Livingston, TN 38570 kevin@americanfishtaxidermy.com 931-265-6330
Overton   ROGER SIRCY 211 Poplar Pt  Rickman, TN 38580   931-528-5423
Overton   TIMOTHY COFFEE 515 Old Standing Stone Rd  Livingston, TN 38570 tdcoffee65@hotmail.com 931-823-2219
Overton Peek's Taxidermy MICHAEL PEEK 2320 Monterey Hwy  Rickman, TN 38580 browning93@hotmail.com 931-644-7776
Putnam   DUKE KISER 214 Tornado Rd  Cookeville, TN 38501 abtaxidermy@yahoo.com 931-372-2784
Putnam   DUSTIN BUTTRAM 11755 Joe Anderson Rd Silver Point, TN 38582 Dustin.buttram@tn.gov 931-619-7423
Putnam   Franklin Matheney 1897 Quinland Lake Rd Cookeville, TN 38506 woodsandwaters00@yahoo.com 931-537-3745
Putnam   JAMES OAKES 20085 Clarkrange Hwy  Monterey, TN 38574 james.oakes@tn.gov 931-267-9619
Putnam   RACHEL JONES BURCHETT 150 Helms Rd Baxter, TN 38544 Ladyturkeyhunter@gmail.com 423-618-2064
Putnam   TIMOTHY SIMPSON 410 Dodson Chapel Rd Cookeville, TN 38506 Tsimpson@tntech.edu 931-397-4970
Putnam Williams Taxidermy ROBERT WILLIAMS 11194 Nashville Hwy  Baxter, TN 38544   931-858-3782
Roane   GREGORY JONES 184 Hawk Trl Kingston, TN 37763 grego763@gmail.com 865-582-6300
Roane   HENRY ROBINSON 207 Bryant Ln Harriman, TN 37748 Aeroosters@aol.com 865-882-0217
Van Buren   ROBERT DODSON 4582 Mooneyham Lonewood Rd Spencer, TN 38585 hoytdreams@yahoo.com 931-254-9199
Warren Barnes Taxidermy JIMMY BARNES 1964 Hennessee Bridge Rd  Rock Island, TN 38581   931-686-2728
Warren Myers Taxidermy DILLARD MYERS 844 Long Mountain Rd  McMinnville, TN 37110 myerstaxidermy@live.com 931-409-0156
Warren   BOBBY GRIBBLE 886 Bone Cave Rd  Rock Island, TN 38581   931-743-8163
Warren   BRENTLY PANTER 868 Hills Creek Rd  McMinnville, TN 37110 brentlypanter@yahoo.com 931-224-0955
Warren   C FOSTER 95 Haletown Ln McMinnville, TN 37110 dlfoster@blomand.net 931-808-6125
Warren   TOMMY CRAWFORD 412 Golf Club Rd  McMinnville, TN 37110   931-808-7992
County Business Name Name Address Zip email Phone_
Anderson   JOSEPH HOUSE 3340 Andersonville Hwy  Andersonville, TN 37705 joe511s@yahoo.com 865-306-4654
Anderson   KENNETH      CUTSINGER 473 Peach Orchard Rd Clinton, TN 37716 kninerken@comcast.net 865-269-4343
Anderson   TROY DICKENS 171 White Loop Rd Clinton, TN 37716 dickens818@aol.com 865-742-0974
Anderson Wildlife Plus Taxidermy JIMMY HUSKEY 111 Gibbs Ln  Clinton, TN 37716 jimhuskey@comcast.net 865-705-1182
Blount   BILLY LINGINFELTER 1150 Huffstetler Rd  Maryville, TN 37803 billylinginfelter@yahoo.com 865-306-6892
Blount   JAMES RUSSELL 1150 Huffstetler Rd  Maryville, TN 37803   865-660-0823
Blount   QUINTON BARBRA 1018 Old Oliver Rd  Walland, TN 37886 clint.barbra@gmail.com 865-679-0194
Campbell   DELMER FRALEY 110 Indian Creek Rd  Jacksboro, TN 37757 ray.fraley@yahoo.com 865-562-6726
Campbell   MARK HURST 171 E Douglas Ln Jellico, TN 37762 julia.mowery99@comcast.net 423-494-7555
Carter   DILLON CRAFT 936 Charlie St  Elizabethton, TN 37643 craftdillon78@gmail.com 423-895-9167
Carter   JESSE TAYLOR 271 Blue Springs Rd  Elizabethton, TN 37643 Garretttaylor83@gmail.com 423-915-6319
Carter   JOE HYDER 131 Avon St Elizabethton, TN 37643 jfhyder@outlook.com 423-557-9244
Carter   JOSHUA BROWN 136 Dolan Hollow Rd  Roan Mountain, TN 37687 allisonlola@charter.net 423-772-3328
Carter   KENNETH DAVIS 543 Garrison Hollow Rd  Elizabethton, TN 37643 kennethd1022@gmail.com 423-534-1761
Claiborne   FREDDIE      CAREY 288 Bug Hole Rd  Cumberland Gap, TN 37724 travis61877@gmail.com 865-585-5806
Claiborne   JAMIE PRICE 141 Roosevelt St Harrogate, TN 37752 jamieprice68@gmail.com 423-489-9422
Claiborne   MELIVN LOOP 131 Davis Ln New Tazewell, TN 37825 J.Loop@aol.com 423-259-0514
Claiborne   MICHAEL MONDAY 175 Glenn Ln Speedwell, TN 37870 Eightpthntr71@yahoo.com 423-489-8380
Cocke   JEREMY ALLEN 270 Ginger Way  Newport, TN 37821 Flyfishing10@yahoo.com 423-237-8328
Cocke   JIMMY WOREX 592 Warford Rd Newport, TN 37821 Worexbrandon@yahoo.com 423-237-2299
Cocke   LAWRENCE NICHOLS 158 Irish Cut Rd  Newport, TN 37821 nursemomof3@hotmail.com 423-608-3169
Grainger   ANTHONY WATSON 305 Howell River Rd  Rutledge, TN 37861   865-828-3234
Grainger   MICHAEL MALAK 161 Crosby Dr  Bean Station, TN 37708   865-993-3474
Grainger   TERRY ALLRED 138 Allred Ln Blaine, TN 37709 allredstaxidermy@gmail.com 865-654-2761
Greene Long Creek Taxidermy RICHARD WEESE 295 Long Creek Rd  Greeneville, TN 37743   423-638-4911
Greene   PATRICK PAYSINGER 397 Jennings Ln Greeneville, TN 37743 volunteerlongbeards@yahoo.com 423-329-5186
Greene   TODD DONAHUE 3826 Poplar Springs Rd  Greeneville, TN 37743 donahuetaxidermy@yahoo.com 423-620-3433
Hamblen Cross Roads Taxidermy TERRY SAUCEMAN 5327 Fish Hatchery Rd  Russellville, TN 37860   423-312-4564
Hamblen   FREDERICK OSBORNE 816 Overlook Dr Morristown, TN 37813 Osbornestaxidermy66@gmail.com 423-523-5994
Hamblen   JAMES LEDFORD 1996 Phagan Rd Talbott, TN 37877 ausmusmona@icloud.com 865-674-0559
Hamblen   JEFFREY MADDIX 1123 Plum Ct Talbott, TN 37877 maddixjeff@yahoo.com 423-748-4150
Hamblen   JIMMY CLARK 3710 Dan Dr Morristown, TN 37814 Whitetaildreams@hotmail.com 423-307-0631
Hamblen   NOAH CARTER 4998 Jonathan Dr Morristown, TN 37814 bmncarter@charter.net 423-586-3193
Hawkins   CHARBY JONES 239 Elkins Rd  Rogersville, TN 37857 drj4jn@yahoo.com 423-736-0458
Hawkins   JASON THACKER 1700 Caney Valley Loop Surgoinsville, TN 37873 rosethacker18@gmail.com 423-863-6270
Hawkins   MARY PRUITT 249 Stoney Point Rd Surgoinsville, TN 37873 rpruitt75@bellsouth.net 423-345-4216
Hawkins   MICHAEL HELTON 509 Skyview Dr Rogersville, TN 37857 Mhelton911@yahoo.com 423-754-7559
Hawkins   Sylvia Singleton 976 Spruce Pine Rd Rogersville, TN 37857   423-272-2065
Jefferson   GARY BRADLEY 1178 Buffalo Rd Jefferson City, TN 37760 becky.hensley@tn.gov 865-475-5348
Jefferson   ROBERT NICHOLS 1769 Fielden Store Rd  New Market, TN 37820 amsaugerman@hughes.net 865-475-8346
Johnson   GEORGE SHOLAR 792 Burley Shouns Ln Mountain City, TN 37683 sholar.hi@gmail.com 423-727-1601
Johnson   MATTHEW STOUT 480 Sleepy Hollow Rd Mountain City, TN 37683 zmts14@gmail.com 423-416-0008
Johnson   STEVEN DUGGER 4566 Sink Valley Rd Butler, TN 37640 Stevedugger03@gmail.com 423-512-1109
Knox Bobby Humphrey Taxidermy BOBBY HUMPHREY 447 N Wooddale Rd  Strawberry Plains, TN 37871   865-933-2579
Knox Calloway's Taxidermy CONNIE CALLOWAY 1508 Hall Acres Dr Knoxville, TN 37918 conniespud7@gmail.com 865-281-9668
Knox Day's Taxidermy RONNIE DAY 7708 Hill Rd  Knoxville, TN 37938 reday1967@yahoo.com 865-789-0910
Knox Lynns Taxidermy STEVEN LYNN 2012 Berrywood Dr  Knoxville, TN 37932   865-691-5496
Knox   DEBORAH MCCARTY 5908 Jones Rd Knoxville, TN 37918 Ddrongo5908@aol.com 865-679-6275
Knox   GEORGE BLANKENSHIP 3217 Riverside Dr Knoxville, TN 37914 kathyb749@yahoo.com 865-522-6914
Knox   JAMES COX 7405 Bell Rd  Knoxville, TN 37918   865-922-8852
Knox   JAMES MCDONALD 9519 Bob Gray Rd Knoxville, TN 37923 bbdtaxidermy@gmail.com 865-256-3856
Knox   MARK HAUN 11505 Foxford Dr Knoxville, TN 37934 mark@deadendtaxidermy.co 865-599-6302
Knox   RICHARD HUFFMAN 8740 Highland Cir  Knoxville, TN 37920 neller54@gmail.com 865-573-9704
Knox   ROBERT BREWER 5217 Horsestall Dr Knoxville, TN 37918 rbrewer@clevelandstatecc.edu 868-385-3670
Knox   TYLER JOHNSON 520 W Mountain View Rd Corryton, TN 37721 TyJohn7@gmail.com 865-851-0130
Loudon   ANDREW COLLINS 1010 Windward Pt  Lenoir City, TN 37772 apcollins@charter.net 865-740-5292
Loudon   Eric Hill 695 Smith Valley Rd Lenoir City, TN 37772   865-986-8904
Loudon   JOHN BIVENS 1232 Buford Ct Greenback, TN 37742 jbbivens@gmail.com 865-712-3076
Loudon   RAYMOND      HUDSON 1933 Price Rd Lenoir City, TN 37771 tracyhudson71@yahoo.com 865-755-2990
Loudon Watts Taxidermy MATTHEW WATTS 11412 Watkins Rd  Loudon, TN 37774 codywatts27@gmail.com 865-643-5298
Scott   BILLY JEFFERS 3540 Williams Creek Rd  Oneida, TN 37841   423-286-7953
Scott   GEORGE BYRD 373 Mill Branch Rd  Huntsville, TN 37756 gbbyrd@highland.net 423-663-2940
Scott   REBECCA GUNTER 2455 Low Gap Rd  Helenwood, TN 37755 Rebecca2015.rp@gmail.com 423-627-2559
Sevier   GARY HANCOCK 3743 Hardwood Rd Kodak, TN 37764 GaryHancock@bellsouth.net 865-933-1566
Sevier   GARY THURMAN 603 Dwight Ln  Sevierville, TN 37876   865-805-9540
Sevier   JOHN SULLIVAN 853 Knob Creek Blvd Seymour, TN 37865 deerjohn69@charter.net 865-705-1351
Sevier   JOSHUA       SUTTON 1030 Ellis Ln  Sevierville, TN 37862 Jsutton5787@gmail.com 865-851-4930
Sevier   Scott Massey 212 Meadow Creek Dr Seymour, TN 37865 csmass07@gmail.com 865-208-4162
Sullivan   ALAN REED 318 Twin Hills Dr Kingsport, TN 37660 alan@southerndwellings.com 423-416-9293
Sullivan   BILLY SALYERS 267 Island Rd  Kingsport, TN 37664 billysalyers3@gmail.com 423-388-1555
Sullivan   BOBBY        HOGSTON 322 Williams Ln  Bristol, TN 37620 bobby.hogston@rexelusa.com 423-646-9356
Sullivan   CHANCE NIDIFFER 587 Meadow View Rd  Bristol, TN 37620 nidifferce@yahoo.com 423-534-0769
Sullivan   CHRISTOPHER GODSEY 6035 Memorial Blvd  Blountville, TN 37617 tina.godsey@yahoo.com 423-360-8716
Sullivan   CURTIS ROWE 709 V I Ranch Rd Bristol, TN 37620 Mrogers2324@AOL.com 276-608-6372
Sullivan   DANIEL DAVENPORT 401 Cherokee Village Dr  Kingsport, TN 37660 Dnndavenport@aol.com 423-579-0514
Sullivan   DARRYL LOVE 401 Cherokee Village Dr  Kingsport, TN 37660 allenlove298@yahoo.com 423-579-0514
Sullivan   JOHNATHAN WALDEN 530 Hunting Hill Rd  Piney Flats, TN 37686 jaws2preach@yahoo.com 423-361-3253
Sullivan   LAURA EMMERT 1624 Muddy Creek Rd  Blountville, TN 37617   931-205-2564
Sullivan   Robert Price 210 Emory Harr Put Dr Blountville, TN 37617 rbrentprice71@yahoo.com 423-612-8141
Sullivan   STEVEN ROSENBAUM 108 Gray Rd Bristol, TN 37620 rosenbaumlori@yahoo.com 423-383-7476
Sullivan   Walter Reed 335 Arbor Ter Kingsport, TN 37660 wcr@charter.net 423-292-6588
Sullivan Ross Taxidermy CORY ROSS 1725 Rock Springs Rd  Kingsport, TN 37664 rossdeerprocessing@yahoo.com 574-780-7834
Union   RUSSELL RIFFEY 508 Wolfe Rd Luttrell, TN 37779 b.riffey@yahoo.com 865-992-6676
Washington   JAMES SCALF 170 Leach Cir Jonesborough, TN 37659 jscalf64@yahoo.com 423-928-1907
Washington   JERRY STREET 701 Carter Sells Rd  Johnson City, TN 37604 JSTREET43@YAHOO.COM 423-946-3469
Washington   NICHOLAS     VANESS 29 Maple Ridge Ct Jonesborough, TN 37659 nrvaness@gmail.com 423-612-6425
Washington   TIMOTHY HOLDER 195 Brystone Dr  Gray, TN 37615 racklife1@aol.com 423-360-4663

Scientific Permit

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All persons who take or attempt to take wildlife and aquatic specimens for education, research, or collection must possess a SP or be in the presence of a SP holder.  All persons who enter any WMA for scientific or educational purposes, must possess a WMA or Research Permit.  Sub-permittees listed on a SP may collect outside the presence of the SP holder. Scientific Permits will not be issued to students. Professors may apply for the permit and add the student(s) as sub-permittee(s).

The SP does not relieve you of compliance with other state and federal regulations and does not authorize trespass.  Collecting on public lands not owned by TWRA may require a separate permit.

FEDERAL PERMIT is required to collect MIGRATORY and/or FEDERALLY ENDANGERED OR THREATENED WILDLIFE and BAT projects where there is a potential for take of federally protected bats. A Federal Permit is also required in order to salvage whole or parts of migratory birds, owls, and raptors.

YOU MUST PROVIDE A COPY OF YOUR FEDERAL PERMIT ALONG WITH YOUR APPLICATION.

The SP Final Report is due within thirty (30) days of permit expiration.  Failure to submit the Final Report may result in future permit applications being denied.  Prior to conducting any field work, the permit holder or sub-permittee is required to file a report with the appropriate regional TWRA Dispatcher (Contact information supplied with permit).

The information you collect is very important and contributes to the body of knowledge regarding our natural resources.  TWRA requires that you share your information with us so that we can better manage our fish and wildlife resources.

Equipment (Gear)

All equipment or gear left unattended in the field must be marked with the permit holder’s name and permit number.  Failure to do so, may result in loss of equipment/gear.

Permit Types

Terrestrial Permits are for people who wish to conduct research/consulting on wildlife (mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians-does not include amphibians that spend their entire life in an aquatic habitat).

Aquatic Permits are for people who wish to conduct research/consulting on fishes and amphibians (who spend their entire life in an aquatic environment) or any type of water quality testing when fishes are collected.

WMA (Wildlife Management Area) Permits are for people who wish to conduct research pertaining to wildlife and/or fishes solely on a WMA. Same as Terrestrial and Aquatic permits.

Research Permits are for people who wish to conduct any type of study or fieldtrip on a WMA that does not include wildlife or fishes.

Examples:

Terrestrial Permits:

An educator wishes to study frogs and will be conducting their study on public and private lands throughout the state.

A person who is authorized to band birds wishes to set up mist nets to capture migratory birds to band them.

Aquatic Permits:

A researcher wishes to conduct a study on hellbenders.  They only wish to study their habitat.  They only wish to observe the hellbenders in their natural environment.

A consulting firm bids on a job to do a presence/absence study on a stream.

An educator wishes to take their students out to a stream to demonstrate proper techniques for electroshocking and identification of all fishes in the stream.

WMA Permits:

An educator/researcher wishes to study wildlife or fishes on one or more WMAs.  Their study area does not include any other public or private lands.

Research Permits:

An educator wishes to take a class to a WMA to teach students how to identify trees by their leaves, bark, and twigs.  Students will be taking samples from trees for their lab books.

A researcher wishes to study the butterfly lifecycle. 

Reporting Requirements

Once you have received your permit, prior to any fieldwork being conducted, you must notify the appropriate regional TWRA Dispatcher.  You must report who, when, where, and what you are collecting prior to collecting in the field.  A document containing all the contact information will accompany your permit.  Failure to do so, is a violation of the law.

All persons who receive a Scientific Permit must file the required reports at the end of the permit cycle (one year).  Final reports shall be filled out accurately and submitted in a timely manor.  The reports are located in your account.  You may either upload the report using the form supplied or fill out the on-line form inside your account.

Contact Information

For all questions concerning Scientific Permits, prior to selecting the desired application, please contact:

Investigator Russell Boles

615-934-7505

rusty.boles@tn.gov

To apply for a permit, you must first register for an account.

If you already have an account, simply log into the system using your user name and password.