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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 Phone Email
Benton   Linda Barrett 5560 Lick Creek Rd Big Sandy, TN 38221 (731) 593-5440  
Benton   William Hargrove 2320 James Walker Rd Camden, TN 38320 (731) 584-4511 gofisheh@yahoo.com
Carroll   Bobby Holladay 635 Ferguson Cemetery Rd Cedar Grove, TN 38321 (731) 307-6236 keeziepie@gmail.com
Carroll   James Lankford 3070 Thompson School Rd Huntingdon, TN 38344 (731) 986-3351  
Carroll   Julie Higdon 1600 Preacher Brown Rd Hollow Rock, TN 38342 (731) 415-8880 julie.s.higdon@chemours.com
Carroll Fox Meadow Taxidermy Paula Doster 645 Webb Rd Mc Kenzie, TN 38201 (731) 352-3494  
Chester   Michael Frame 3875 Laurel Hill Rd Henderson, TN 38340 (901) 619-3262 mike.jo2107@gmail.com
Crockett   Darin Emison 148 Beaver Run Cv Bells, TN 38006 (731) 345-9633 emison75@gmail.com
Decatur   Mark Driver 7325 Middleburg Rd Scotts Hill, TN 38374 (731) 967-2219 teamchrist58@gmail.com
Decatur   Randy Smart 1175 Ab Montgomery Loop Bath Springs, TN 38311 (731) 549-9469 kyle.robert.smith@hotmail.com
Dyer   Terry Wilkerson 1529 Morgan Rd Dyersburg, TN 38024 (731) 286-0853  
Dyer   Walter Wilkerson 1529 Morgan Rd Dyersburg, TN 38024 (731) 286-0853 reelfootrookie@yahoo.com
Fayette   Brandon Johnson 12671 Coburn Eads, TN 38028 (901) 493-1126 Cypresscreektaxidermy@yahoo.com
Fayette   David Johnson 12671 Coburn Eads, TN 38028 (901) 853-4378 Cypresscreektaxidermy@yahoo.com
Fayette   Stuart Burris 600 Oak Grove Dr Moscow, TN 38057 (901) 485-6747 srbhunting@aol.com
Fayette   Willis Huston 9605 US Highway 64 Somerville, TN 38068 (901) 465-7556 dland@bellsout.net
Gibson   Jonathan Fly 51 Paul Price Rd Humboldt, TN 38343 (731) 414-5211 duckmanfly@bellsouth.net
Gibson   Walter Steed 2500 Elmwood Dr Humboldt, TN 38343 (731) 784-3753  
Gibson Howell's Taxidermy Jeffery Howell 157 Milan Hwy Trenton, TN 38382 (731) 707-3411 howellsracing@yahoo.com
Hardeman   Nicholas House 756 Walter Stuart Loop Whiteville, TN 38075 (901) 786-3522 housen100@yahoo.com
Hardeman   Timothy Rixie 1205 Walnut Grove Rd Bolivar, TN 38008 (731) 518-7388 bwr719@yahoo.com
Hardeman   Vicki Peffers 15535 Highway 57 Middleton, TN 38052 (731) 376-1042  
Hardin   Michael Austin 145 Cedar Grove Church Rd Sardis, TN 38371 (731) 549-3262 michaeleaustin@tds.net
Hardin   R Jerrolds 970 Choate Creek Rd Savannah, TN 38372 (731) 925-6707 tammyjerrolds@yahoo.com
Hardin   Timothy Lewis 7985 Highway 128 Savannah, TN 38372 (731) 925-1867 minniemegan2010@hotmail.com
Henderson   Danny Beecham 6750 Highway 22 S Lexington, TN 38351 (731) 968-9777 dsbeecham@charter.net
Henry   Earnest Wooten 320 Smith Rd Paris, TN 38242 (731) 642-5104  
Henry   G Lindsey 50 Woodland Ct Paris, TN 38242 (731) 363-5719 Gclindsey12@hotmail.com
Henry   Ryan Scearce 125 Dixie Village Ln Paris, TN 38242 (731) 514-5226 Ryscearce@hotmail.com
Henry   Terry Mitchell 4130 Highway 69  S Paris, TN 38242 (731) 441-6457 tmitchell4551@charter.net
Humphreys   David Wallace 4365 Highway 70  W Waverly, TN 37185 (931) 296-3323 wallaceprocessing.dw@gmail.com
Lauderdale   Cynthia Smith 6461 Forked Deer Rd Gates, TN 38037 (731) 612-4463 cindyshorse@hughes.net
Lauderdale   William Sweat 2254 Gates Rd Halls, TN 38040 (731) 413-9004 bjsweat@bellsouth.net
Madison   Arthur Shearin 43 Plainsfield Pl Jackson, TN 38305 (731) 426-4602  
Madison   David Smith 1014 Crawford Springs Rd Beech Bluff, TN 38313 (731) 499-2350 dkarlsmith@gmail.com
Madison   J Wilson 2865 Old Toone Rd Medon, TN 38356 (731) 609-0910 wilsonam75@gmail.com
Madison   Randy Durham 4564 Beech Bluff Rd Beech Bluff, TN 38313 (731) 343-2854 randyamarie@charter.net
Madison   Terry Kimberlin 180 Medon Malesus Rd Medon, TN 38356 (731) 394-7266 Kimberlin.te@gmail.com
McNairy   Charles Dickey 2558 Otis Plunk Rd Bethel Springs, TN 38315 (731) 934-4065 ljd1@bellsouth.net
McNairy   Gregory Tacker 2319 New Bethel Rd Selmer, TN 38375 (731) 645-9005  
McNairy   Keenan Lamberth 681 Rose Creek Rd Selmer, TN 38375 (731) 434-8557 blazerk51969@gmail.com
McNairy   Kennie Lamberth 4713 Bethel Purdy Rd Selmer, TN 38375 (731) 610-2094 di3a022@gmail.com
McNairy   Nicholas Cook 82 Matt Rd Ramer, TN 38367 (731) 610-4807 cooknicholas@hotmail.com
McNairy   Randy Wood 2110 Doctor Williams Dr Michie, TN 38357 (731) 926-5297 pro731concrete@yahoo.com
McNairy   Robert Heathcock 3703 Litt Wilson Rd Finger, TN 38334 (731) 610-2626 Heathcocktaxidermy@charter.net
McNairy   Steven King 2319 New Bethel Rd Selmer, TN 38375 (731) 610-2820 sking@pickwick-electric.com
Obion   Chad Priest 4844 E Caudle Rd Rives, TN 38253 (731) 446-4267 lpriest@utm.edu
Obion   Daniel Flippo 9531 Fields Rd South Fulton, TN 38257 (731) 479-9547 dflippo74@yahoo.com
Obion   James Bondurant 2225 Wedgewood Dr Union City, TN 38261 (731) 446-0374 jimbo308@icloud.com
Obion   John Morris 6147 Bone Rd Union City, TN 38261 (731) 885-6517 ccdm75@yahoo.com
Obion   John Sawyer 3653 W Shawtown Rd Troy, TN 38260 (731) 538-2649  
Obion   Stacy Rudd 487 Williams Rd Hornbeak, TN 38232 (731) 335-2225  
Perry   Chad Rotgers 1259 S Toms Creek Rd Linden, TN 37096 (731) 614-9083 chadrotgers@gmail.com
Perry   Felicia Henley 2581 Armstrong Rd Linden, TN 37096 (931) 589-3066  
Perry   Johnny Hensley 386 Short Creek Rd Linden, TN 37096 (931) 589-5097 marondah@yahoo.com
Perry   Johnny Lewis 2829 Cypress Creek Rd Linden, TN 37096 (731) 847-0980  
Shelby   John Hataway 264 N Mendenhall Rd Memphis, TN 38117 (901) 276-9068 jphataway@aol.com
Shelby   Margreatte Stanley 139 Whippoorwill Cir Millington, TN 38053 (901) 626-5115 margreatte@gmail.com
Shelby   Michael Conry 6760 Hidden Fern Ln E Bartlett, TN 38135 (901) 299-6821 E59CONFAMILY@YAHOO.COM
Shelby   Milton Bowers 1498 Timber Line Cv Cordova, TN 38016 (901) 604-9195 sonnybowers@yahoo.com
Shelby   Ralph Knight 5586 Benjestown Rd Memphis, TN 38127 (901) 493-8370 chris-knight@att.net
Stewart   Wanda Coleman 218 Peachers Ln Indian Mound, TN 37079 (931) 627-9602 suzieqwc@bellsouth.net
Tipton   Dan Ruffin 170 Hanks Rd Covington, TN 38019 (901) 606-7740 danruffin1@yahoo.com
Tipton   Kevin Wells 1480 Glen Springs Rd Drummonds, TN 38023 (901) 592-8456 anthonywells5@aol.com
Tipton   Marvin Mcalpin 1093 Dolan Rd Drummonds, TN 38023 (901) 835-2617 mymc10@rittermail.com
Tipton   Michele Hall 448 Murphy Ln Burlison, TN 38015 (901) 389-0534 Michelehall91172@gmail.com
Tipton   Paul Baber 270 Da Wyatt Rae Munford, TN 38058 (901) 871-9360 Jasperbaber@aol.com
Weakley   David Rush 110 Howard Ln Martin, TN 38237 (731) 587-6216  
County Business Name Name Address Phone Email
Cannon   Geary Owen 201 Dutton Hollow Rd Woodbury, TN 37190 (615) 563-2633 patches1@dtccom.net
Cheatham   B Kilgore 2412 Old Clarksville Pike Ashland City, TN 37015 (615) 746-8463 lovelauren2118@yahoo.com
Cheatham   Darryl Shearon 1901 Blue Bird Dr Pleasant View, TN 37146 (615) 746-4779 tntaxidermy@gmail.com
Cheatham   Robert Sullivan 2542 Pleasant View Rd Pleasant View, TN 37146 (615) 746-5301  
Coffee   Harris Chi Hayes 191 Jd Neil Rd Tullahoma, TN 37388 (931) 808-2854 wildlifebychip@yahoo.com
Coffee   Jeremy Morris 353 Hillcrest Villa Rd Manchester, TN 37355 (256) 548-2318 Jwmorris32@gmail.com
Davidson   Billy Mullins 204 Spring Hollow Rd Goodlettsville, TN 37072 (615) 708-4825 bdmullins72@comcast.net
Davidson   Ralph Dallas 668 Happy Hollow Rd Goodlettsville, TN 37072 (615) 516-5338  
Dickson   Brian Snook 2180 Stone Hollow Rd Cumberland Furnace, TN 37051 (931) 216-7989 Briansnook1124@yahoo.com
Dickson   Christopher Williams 803 Nancy Shawl Rd Dickson, TN 37055 (615) 707-2687 anita.willams1977@gmail.com
Dickson   Henry Milby 990 Potter Rd Dickson, TN 37055 (615) 446-2984 nursegail44@gmal.com
Dickson   John Beard 1452 Pomona Rd Dickson, TN 37055 (615) 446-7421 jbeard@phxdg.com
Dickson   William Preuett 836 Coaling Rd Charlotte, TN 37036 (615) 789-6290 dtdanley@hughes.net
Franklin   Bryan Bradford 264 Wiseman Ln Winchester, TN 37398 (931) 273-3758 bradford264@bellsouth.net
Franklin   John Sizemore 494 Lakeview Trl Decherd, TN 37324 (931) 962-9992 bsizemore@cafes.net
Franklin   Joshua Harris 303 Kelly Dr Decherd, TN 37324 (931) 581-0226 Josh.harris@tcsedu.net
Franklin   Tony Walls 485 Knights Church Rd Decherd, TN 37324 (931) 962-2238 Jordanwalls_j@yahoo.com
Giles   Norman Newton 754 Blooming Grove Rd Pulaski, TN 38478 (931) 363-4600 newtonstaxidermy@live.com
Hickman   Brad Chandler 1143 Highway 50 Centerville, TN 37033 (931) 623-0124 Brad76924@gmail.com
Hickman   James Johnson 3884 Highway 100 W Centerville, TN 37033 (931) 729-3942 mldrdjohnson@hotmail.com
Hickman   James Patton 3386 Highway 50 E Duck River, TN 38454 (931) 729-2865  
Lawrence   Billy Mcmullin 170 Tiger Bennett Rd Summertown, TN 38483 (931) 796-1044 aaronsnana2010@yahoo.com
Lawrence   Curtis Hill 123 Barnett Rd Lawrenceburg, TN 38464 (931) 629-9643 tnhill1300@yahoo.com
Lawrence   David Hooper 333 Shoally Branch Rd Leoma, TN 38468 (931) 852-2435  
Lawrence   Edward Frazier 82 Highway 20 Summertown, TN 38483 (931) 964-2383 Frazier_family@bellsouth.net
Lawrence Ron Cross Taxidermy Ronald Cross 1080 Knob Creek Rd Westpoint, TN 38486 (931) 766-2494  
Lincoln   David Whitt 5 Merideth Lynn Rd Fayetteville, TN 37334 (931) 337-7947 coreywhitt4@aol.com
Lincoln   James Drake 177 Providence Rd Fayetteville, TN 37334 (256) 509-1376 rockydraketv@aol.com
Lincoln   Jeffrey Sanders 76 Fish Hatchery Rd Flintville, TN 37335 (931) 625-2197 jeffstaxidermy@rocketmail.com
Lincoln   Johnnie Honea 65 Brighton Rd Flintville, TN 37335 (931) 675-8685  
Lincoln   Stephen Haskins 1621 Shelbyville Hwy Petersburg, TN 37144 (931) 607-9033 tonyahaskins@yahoo.com
Lincoln   Steven Day 65 Fish Hatchery Rd Flintville, TN 37335 (615) 981-9321 Steven.Day@tn.gov
Lincoln   Timothy Hill 6680 Delina Rd Petersburg, TN 37144 (615) 812-0335 nemohillstaxidermy@yahoo.com
Lincoln Buckeye Taxidermy Edward Ferrell 548 Buckeye Rd Fayetteville, TN 37334 (931) 307-3898 buckeyetaxidermy@gmail.com
Maury   Brian Brew 4015 Campania Strada Spring Hill, TN 37174 (615) 473-4765 brianbrew2000@yahoo.com
Maury   Darrin Totty 2235 Roberts Bend Rd Columbia, TN 38401 (931) 626-6886 dktotty@hotmail.com
Maury   Kevin Alderson 5505 Leipers Creek Rd Santa Fe, TN 38482 (931) 374-0096 Kevin.t.alderson@gmail.com
Maury   Kevin Barnhill 3171 New Highway 7 Santa Fe, TN 38482 (931) 682-0004 kjoke@att.net
Maury   Robert Pac 4398 Covey Hollow Rd Culleoka, TN 38451 (931) 987-3029 lorettapac@att.net
Montgomery   Brian Atkins 915 Sugarcane Way Clarksville, TN 37040 (931) 216-1160 atkins@amfineky.com
Montgomery   Dena Taylor 3680 Moore Hollow Rd Woodlawn, TN 37191 (931) 624-1814 dena_taylor@ymail.com
Montgomery   Jeremy Miracle 231 Excell Rd Clarksville, TN 37043 (931) 378-2267 jp1970bear@gmail.com
Montgomery   Joshua Bishop 2625 Alex Overlook Way Clarksville, TN 37043 (270) 605-4605 josh.bishop83@yahoo.com
Montgomery   Kevin Teets 3701 Lake Rd Woodlawn, TN 37191 (931) 572-9649 BrendaTeets54@gmail.com
Montgomery   Michael Hall 4576 Chapel Hill Rd Southside, TN 37171 (931) 257-3975 Hall.dana1227@yahoo.com
Montgomery   Norman Hall 6205 Barton Creek Rd Cunningham, TN 37052 (931) 980-2130 callofthewildtax@aol.com
Montgomery B&J Mounting Service William Teets 21 Covington St Clarksville, TN 37040 (931) 647-2088 cherylteets@gmail.com
Rutherford   Billy Hall 4201 Reed Downs Dr Murfreesboro, TN 37129 (972) 658-5632  
Rutherford   Bradley Odom 2775 Murray Kittrell Rd Readyville, TN 37149 (615) 542-9397 odomstaxidermy@yahoo.com
Rutherford   George Primm 2161 Primm Ln Murfreesboro, TN 37129 (615) 587-1419  
Rutherford   J Fiato 149 Silverstone Dr Murfreesboro, TN 37130 (615) 400-7867 scottf0831@aol.com
Rutherford   Jamison Moorehead 1500 Ringwald Rd Murfreesboro, TN 37130 (615) 351-0232  
Rutherford   Ricky Bounds 9618 Barlow Ln Lascassas, TN 37085 (615) 809-8766 Rawbounds@gmail.com
Smith   Mark Sloan 46 Turkey Creek Hwy Carthage, TN 37030 (931) 952-3933 nctaxidermy01@icloud.com
Sumner   Christopher Butt 1002 N Church St Portland, TN 37148 (615) 865-9323 cbutt32@gmail.com
Sumner   Dean Vincent 1011 S Ridge Dr Portland, TN 37148 (615) 708-2692 Bowhuntermq@comcast.net
Sumner   Joseph Vaudrey 3517 New Hope Rd Hendersonville, TN 37075 (615) 426-0394 longbowjoe@aol.com
Sumner   Samuel Dye 335 Portland Blvd Portland, TN 37148 (615) 325-9887 stacy.saxton@tn.gov
Sumner   Stacy Mongle 163 Johnson Hollow Rd Portland, TN 37148 (615) 451-2296 Jasonmcmahon1971@gmail.com
Sumner   Thomas Moss 1126 Lewis Jones Blvd Gallatin, TN 37066 (615) 804-5113 conyjane@comcast.net
Trousdale   Thomas Jones 44 Pleasant Valley Rd Hartsville, TN 37074 (615) 804-7177 Tootlebug24@yahoo.com
Wayne   Larry Pevahouse 1593 Old Highway 64  E Waynesboro, TN 38485 (931) 722-8158 peytononeal28@gmail.com
Williamson   Howard Wilson 1415 W Main St Franklin, TN 37064 (615) 614-3268 wilsontaxidermy@gmail.com
Williamson   James Jones 4322 Gosey Hill Rd Franklin, TN 37064 (615) 794-8213 Jonestaxidermy02@aol.com
Wilson   Michael Glass 3684 Bluebird Rd Lebanon, TN 37090 (615) 444-5903 mglassmount1@gmail.com
Wilson   Tommy Apala 347 Opossum Hollow Rd Watertown, TN 37184 (615) 480-7165 yoakie2@aol.com
County Business Name Name Address Phone Email
Bledsoe   Donald Pendergrass 23916 Old State Highway 28 Pikeville, TN 37367 (931) 787-0989 donniepen@bledsoe.net
Bradley   Christophe Davis 351 Old Tasso Pl NE Cleveland, TN 37312 (423) 244-7257 davisc12@att.net
Bradley   Douglas Cline 302 Matt Cir SE Cleveland, TN 37323 (423) 284-6222 douglascline@bellsouth.net
Bradley   Rickey Swallows 166 Casson Hts Old Fort, TN 37362 (423) 338-5788 tsims4469@gmail.com
Bradley Dale Taxidermy Parion Harris 2240 New St SE Cleveland, TN 37323 (423) 479-4703  
Cumberland   Donald Rose 1959 Chestnut Hill Rd Crossville, TN 38571 (931) 484-1466 jsmyers@frontiernet.net
Cumberland   Grady Wilson 238 Stanley Hood Rd Crossville, TN 38571 (931) 200-1895 Wilsonswildlifestudios@frontiernet.net
Cumberland   Jerry Garrison 480 Jonia Ln Crossville, TN 38571 (931) 510-0442  
Cumberland   Jonathon Wyatt 409 Drowning Creek Rd Crossville, TN 38571 (931) 787-8091 JONATHONW1748@GMAIL.COM
Cumberland   Mark Read 311 E Maryland Dr Crossville, TN 38571 (931) 200-6964  
Cumberland   Regina Fox 118 Sherry Ln Grandview, TN 37337 (423) 533-2084  
Cumberland   Rockie Burgess 123 Burgess Ln Crossville, TN 38572 (931) 788-2642  
Cumberland Funk's Taxidermy David Funk 154 Exeter Dr Crossville, TN 38558 (931) 484-4916  
Fentress   Eddie Seiber 6365 Old Mount Helen Rd Allardt, TN 38504 (931) 879-2060 eseibertaxidermy@gmail.com
Fentress   Timothy Ramsey 3228 Mount Helen Rd Allardt, TN 38504 (931) 239-5552 melissa38504@hotmail.com
Hamilton   Billy Millsaps 8816 Highway 58 Harrison, TN 37341 (423) 326-3452 kaseymillsaps13@gmail.com
Hamilton   Nicholas Mowery 8135 Lakewinds Dr Harrison, TN 37341 (423) 244-1710 nichmowery@hotmail.com
Hamilton   Ronald Guinn 4216 Linton Ave Chattanooga, TN 37416 (423) 899-1447 whatever0583@gmail.com
Hamilton   Warner Swanson 10081 E Brainerd Rd Ooltewah, TN 37363 (423) 847-7562 Hankswanson93@yahoo.com
Hamilton Rogers Taxidermy Donald Rogers 1629 Shadwick Cemetery Rd Hixson, TN 37343 (423) 290-3782 Leangelarogers@gmail.com
Hamilton Trophy Taxidermy Russell Howell 1035 Floyd Dr Chattanooga, TN 37412 (423) 618-4543 rahtn@aol.com
Jackson   Douglas Burgess 560 Shady Grove Rd Bloomington Springs, TN 38545 (931) 644-5983 burgessdouglas@bellsouth.net
McMinn   Daryl Stewart 717 North Ave Athens, TN 37303 (423) 368-3320 Michaelburnette412@comcast.net
McMinn   Jerry Mason 717 North Ave Athens, TN 37303 (423) 252-9329  
Meigs   Jacob Hairrell 831 Ivy Moore Cir Decatur, TN 37322 (423) 334-0082 jakehairrell7@icloud.com
Meigs   Kiva Walker 7337 Runyan Rd Georgetown, TN 37336 (423) 208-7919 iusetobewise@aol.com
Meigs   Larry Brancefield 1129 Sugar Creek Rd Georgetown, TN 37336 (423) 715-8451 kbrancefield75@aol.com
Meigs   Matthew Pike 659 Sugar Creek Rd Georgetown, TN 37336 (423) 303-8167 RNGCROSS13@GMAIL.COM
Monroe   Gary Crocker 190 Everhart Rd Tellico Plains, TN 37385 (423) 261-4082 gscrocker@gmail.com
Monroe   Tommy Conner 394 Brunner Rd Sweetwater, TN 37874 (423) 519-3816 Tommy.conner@hcbboats.com
Monroe   W Dockery 201 Smokey Branch Rd Vonore, TN 37885 (423) 368-4881 mdoc57@exede.net
Monroe   Wayne Trentham 127 Center Rd Madisonville, TN 37354 (423) 519-4788 waynetrentham@yahoo.com
Overton   Christophe Nelson 1212 Pleasant Hill Rd Allons, TN 38541 (931) 239-5659 Cnelson@clayedu.com
Overton   Danny Clark 2529 Rickman Rd Livingston, TN 38570 (931) 260-3212 clark.danny76@yahoo.com
Overton   Roger Sircy 211 Poplar Pt Rickman, TN 38580 (931) 528-5423  
Overton Peek's Taxidermy Michael Peek 2320 Monterey Hwy Rickman, TN 38580 (931) 644-7776 browning93@hotmail.com
Putnam   Duke Kiser 214 Tornado Rd Cookeville, TN 38501 (931) 372-2784 abtaxidermy@yahoo.com
Putnam   Franklin Matheney 1897 Quinland Lake Rd Cookeville, TN 38506 (931) 537-3745 woodsandwaters00@yahoo.com
Putnam   James Carter 3275 Poplar Grove Rd Cookeville, TN 38506  
Putnam   Timothy Simpson 410 Dodson Chapel Rd Cookeville, TN 38506 (931) 397-4970 Tsimpson@tntech.edu
Putnam Williams Taxidermy Robert Williams 11194 Nashville Hwy Baxter, TN 38544 (931) 858-3782  
Roane   Gregory Jones 184 Hawk Trl Kingston, TN 37763 (865) 582-6300 grego763@gmail.com
Roane   Henry Robinson 207 Bryant Ln Harriman, TN 37748 (865) 882-0217 Aeroosters@aol.com
Van Buren   Robert Dodson 4582 Mooneyham Lonewood Rd Spencer, TN 38585 (931) 254-9199 hoytdreams@yahoo.com
Warren   Bobby Gribble 886 Bone Cave Rd Rock Island, TN 38581 (931) 743-8163  
Warren   C Foster 95 Haletown Ln McMinnville, TN 37110 (931) 808-6125 dlfoster@blomand.net
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 (931) 409-0156 myerstaxidermy@live.com
County Business Name Name Address Phone Email
Anderson   Ken Cutsinger 473 Peach Orchard Rd Clinton, TN 37716 (865) 269-4343 kninerken@comcast.net
Anderson   Troy Dickens 171 White Loop Rd Clinton, TN 37716 (865) 742-0974 dickens818@aol.com
Anderson Wildlife Plus Taxidermy Jimmy Huskey 111 Gibbs Ln Clinton, TN 37716 (865) 705-1182 jimhuskey@comcast.net
Blount   James Russell 1150 Huffstetler Rd Maryville, TN 37803 (865) 660-0823  
Blount   Quinton Barbra 1018 Old Oliver Rd Walland, TN 37886 (865) 679-0194 clint.barbra@gmail.com
Campbell   Delmer Fraley 110 Indian Creek Rd Jacksboro, TN 37757 (865) 562-6726 ray.fraley@yahoo.com
Campbell   Mark Hurst 171 E Douglas Ln Jellico, TN 37762 (423) 494-7555 julia.mowery99@comcast.net
Carter   Dillon Craft 936 Charlie St Elizabethton, TN 37643 (423) 895-9167 craftdillon78@gmail.com
Carter   Jesse Taylor 271 Blue Springs Rd Elizabethton, TN 37643 (423) 915-6319 Garretttaylor83@gmail.com
Carter   Joe Hyder 131 Avon St Elizabethton, TN 37643 (423) 557-9244 jfhyder@outlook.com
Carter   Joshua Brown 136 Dolan Hollow Rd Roan Mountain, TN 37687 (423) 772-3328 allisonlola@charter.net
Carter   Kenneth Davis 543 Garrison Hollow Rd Elizabethton, TN 37643 (423) 534-1761 kennethd1022@gmail.com
Claiborne   Fred Carey 288 Bug Hole Rd Cumberland Gap, TN 37724 (865) 696-6761 Mowens@hotmail.com
Claiborne   Jamie Price 141 Roosevelt St Harrogate, TN 37752 (423) 489-9422 jamieprice68@gmail.com
Claiborne   Melivn Loop 131 Davis Ln New Tazewell, TN 37825 (423) 259-0514 J.Loop@aol.com
Claiborne   Michael Monday 175 Glenn Ln Speedwell, TN 37870 (423) 489-8380 Eightpthntr71@yahoo.com
Cocke   Jeremy Allen 270 Ginger Way Newport, TN 37821 (423) 237-8328 Flyfishing10@yahoo.com
Cocke   Jimmy Worex 592 Warford Rd Newport, TN 37821 (423) 237-2299 Worexbrandon@yahoo.com
Cocke   Lawrence Nichols 158 Irish Cut Rd Newport, TN 37821 (423) 608-3169 nursemomof3@hotmail.com
Grainger   Michael Malak 161 Crosby Dr Bean Station, TN 37708 (865) 993-3474  
Grainger   Terry Allred 138 Allred Ln Blaine, TN 37709 (865) 654-2761 allredstaxidermy@gmail.com
Greene   Todd Donahue 3826 Poplar Springs Rd Greeneville, TN 37743 (423) 620-3433 donahuetaxidermy@yahoo.com
Greene Long Creek Taxidermy Richard Weese 295 Long Creek Rd Greeneville, TN 37743 (423) 638-4911  
Hamblen   Frederick Osborne 816 Overlook Dr Morristown, TN 37813 (423) 523-5994 Osbornestaxidermy66@gmail.com
Hamblen   James Ledford 1996 Phagan Rd Talbott, TN 37877 (865) 674-0559 ausmusmona@icloud.com
Hamblen   Jimmy Clark 3710 Dan Dr Morristown, TN 37814 (423) 307-0631 Whitetaildreams@hotmail.com
Hamblen   Noah Carter 4998 Jonathan Dr Morristown, TN 37814 (423) 586-3193 bmncarter@charter.net
Hamblen Cross Roads Taxidermy Terry Sauceman 5327 Fish Hatchery Rd Russellville, TN 37860 (423) 312-4564  
Hawkins   Charby Jones 239 Elkins Rd Rogersville, TN 37857 (423) 736-0458 drj4jn@yahoo.com
Hawkins   Jason Thacker 1700 Caney Valley Loop Surgoinsville, TN 37873 (423) 863-6270 rosethacker18@gmail.com
Hawkins   Mary Pruitt 249 Stoney Point Rd Surgoinsville, TN 37873 (423) 345-4216 rpruitt75@bellsouth.net
Hawkins   Sylvia Singleton 976 Spruce Pine Rd Rogersville, TN 37857 (423) 272-2065  
Jefferson   Gary Bradley 1178 Buffalo Rd Jefferson City, TN 37760 (865) 475-5348 becky.hensley@tn.gov
Jefferson   Robert Nichols 1769 Fielden Store Rd New Market, TN 37820 (865) 475-8346 amsaugerman@hughes.net
Johnson   Matthew Stout 480 Sleepy Hollow Rd Mountain City, TN 37683 (423) 416-0008 zmts14@gmail.com
Johnson   Steven Dugger 2717 Sink Valley Rd Butler, TN 37640 (423) 512-1109 noterdamefan16@yahoo.com
Knox   Deborah Mccarty 5908 Jones Rd Knoxville, TN 37918 (865) 679-6275 Ddrongo5908@aol.com
Knox   George Blankenship 3217 Riverside Dr Knoxville, TN 37914 (865) 522-6914 kathyb749@yahoo.com
Knox   James Cox 7405 Bell Rd Knoxville, TN 37918 (865) 922-8852  
Knox   James Mcdonald 9519 Bob Gray Rd Knoxville, TN 37923 (865) 256-3856 bbdtaxidermy@gmail.com
Knox   Mark Haun 11505 Foxford Dr Knoxville, TN 37934 (865) 599-6302 mark@deadendtaxidermy.co
Knox   Richard Huffman 8740 Highland Cir Knoxville, TN 37920 (865) 573-9704 neller54@gmail.com
Knox   Robert Brewer 5217 Horsestall Dr Knoxville, TN 37918 (868) 385-3670 rbrewer@clevelandstatecc.edu
Knox   Tyler Johnson 520 W Mountain View Rd Corryton, TN 37721 (865) 851-0130 TyJohn7@gmail.com
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 (865) 281-9668  
Knox Day's Taxidermy Ronnie Day 7708 Hill Rd Knoxville, TN 37938 (865) 789-0910 reday1967@yahoo.com
Knox Lynns Taxidermy Steven Lynn 2012 Berrywood Dr Knoxville, TN 37932 (865) 691-5496  
Loudon   Eric Hill 695 Smith Valley Rd Lenoir City, TN 37772 (865) 986-8904  
Loudon   John Bivens 1232 Buford Ct Greenback, TN 37742 (865) 712-3076 jbbivens@gmail.com
Loudon   Ray Hudson 1933 Price Rd Lenoir City, TN 37771 (865) 755-2990 tracyhudson71@yahoo.com
Loudon Watts Taxidermy Matthew Watts 11412 Watkins Rd Loudon, TN 37774 (865) 643-5298 codywatts27@gmail.com
Scott   Billy Jeffers 3540 Williams Creek Rd Oneida, TN 37841 (423) 286-7953  
Scott   George Byrd 373 Mill Branch Rd Huntsville, TN 37756 (423) 663-2940 gbbyrd@highland.net
Scott   Rebecca Gunter 2455 Low Gap Rd Helenwood, TN 37755 (423) 627-2559 Rebecca2015.rp@gmail.com
Sevier   Gary Hancock 3743 Hardwood Rd Kodak, TN 37764 (865) 933-1566 GaryHancock@bellsouth.net
Sevier   Gary Thurman 603 Dwight Ln Sevierville, TN 37876 (865) 805-9540  
Sevier   John Sullivan 853 Knob Creek Blvd Seymour, TN 37865 (865) 705-1351 deerjohn69@charter.net
Sevier   Scott Massey 212 Meadow Creek Dr Seymour, TN 37865 (865) 208-4162 csmass07@gmail.com
Sullivan   Alan Reed 318 Twin Hills Dr Kingsport, TN 37660 (423) 416-9293 alan@southerndwellings.com
Sullivan   Billy Salyers 267 Island Rd Kingsport, TN 37664 (423) 388-1555 billysalyers3@gmail.com
Sullivan   Bobby        Hogston 322 Williams Ln Bristol, TN 37620 (423) 646-9356 bobby.hogston@rexelusa.com
Sullivan   C Godsey 6035 Memorial Blvd Blountville, TN 37617 (423) 360-8716 tina.godsey@yahoo.com
Sullivan   Curtis Rowe 709 V I Ranch Rd Bristol, TN 37620 (276) 608-6372 Mrogers2324@AOL.com
Sullivan   Laura Emmert 1624 Muddy Creek Rd Blountville, TN 37617 (931) 205-2564  
Sullivan   Robert Price 210 Emory Harr Put Dr Blountville, TN 37617 (423) 612-8141 rbrentprice71@yahoo.com
Sullivan   Steven Rosenbaum 108 Gray Rd Bristol, TN 37620 (423) 383-7476 rosenbaumlori@yahoo.com
Sullivan   Walter Reed 335 Arbor Ter Kingsport, TN 37660 (423) 292-6588 wcr@charter.net
Sullivan Ross Taxidermy Cory Ross 1725 Rock Springs Rd Kingsport, TN 37664 (574) 780-7834 rossdeerprocessing@yahoo.com
Union   Russell Riffey 508 Wolfe Rd Luttrell, TN 37779 (865) 992-6676 b.riffey@yahoo.com
Washington   James Scalf 170 Leach Cir Jonesborough, TN 37659 (423) 928-1907 jscalf64@yahoo.com
Washington   Jerry Street 701 Carter Sells Rd Johnson City, TN 37604 (423) 928-1187 JSTREET43@YAHOO.COM
Washington   Nick Vaness 29 Maple Ridge Ct Jonesborough, TN 37659 (423) 612-6425 nrvaness@gmail.com
Washington   Timothy Holder 195 Brystone Dr Gray, TN 37615 (423) 360-4663 racklife1@aol.com

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.