AEDC WMA Deer Hunt Results
The 2003 deer hunts on AEDC Wildlife Management Area are over and a total of 518 deer (283 bucks, 235 doe) have been taken for the year.
The final deer hunt was the non-quota archery either-sex hunt held December 5-7. Due to inclement weather and resulting poor hunter turnout, only 12 deer (8 bucks, 4 doe) were taken on this hunt.
The best buck for the year was a 149 lb. field dressed (estimated 189 lbs. whole weight) 10-pointer harvested by Tim Nelson of Jacksboro, TN. Bruce Dorsett of Manchester harvested a 9-pointer that weighed 143 lbs. field dressed (estimated 182 lbs. whole weight), and Gentry Barnes of Smithville, TN bagged a 135 lb. field dressed (estimated 172 lbs. whole weight) 9-pointer. A 14-pointer (estimated 138 lbs whole weight) taken by Richard Wilder of Morristown had the most antler points for the year.