This event is illegal in Tennessee, yet has been overlooked by TWRA officials. This year, however, officials were forced to tell this group that the "race" was illegal. However, then the officials offered an alternative. Transport tame Oppossums from Georgia (it is ALSO illegal to transport wildlife across state lines) and use them for the hunt. However, these Oppossums cannot be released in TN because they are from GA. So they will either be killed or dumped on already overworked rehabbers.