Tennessee Hunting Seasons Set for 2007-08

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During their meeting on May 24, 2007, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Commission voted to allow the use of 28 gauge shotguns for turkey hunting. Shot size of number 4 or smaller is still required. The TWRC also approved the addition of the rock dove (domestic pigeon) to the list of unprotected species.

Commission members approved the proposed change for checking big game harvests, stating that all animals harvested must be accompanied by one tagged animal and must be taken together to the nearest big game checking station by the most reasonably direct route within thirty-six (36) hours of the first kill where one new temporary kill tag will be issued. Evidence of species and sex must be available for inspection by wildlife officer or Agency designated personnel prior to issuance of permanent game tag.

The following proclamations were passed by the Commission:

2007 Manner and Means of Hunting, Taking, and Trapping

2007 Statewide Big Game Hunting Seasons and Bag Limits

2007 Statewide Small Game Hunting Seasons and Bag Limits

2007 WMA Hunting Seasons, Limits, and Miscellaneous Regulations

2007 Statewide Furbearer Hunting and Trapping Seasons and Bag Limits

2007 Proclamation Opening Hatchie, Lower Hatchie, Reelfoot, Lake Isom, Cross Creeks, Chickasaw, and Tennessee National Wildlife Refuges to Hunting

The TWRC is the governing body of the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA).  The public is invited to attend all Tennessee Wildlife Resources Commission (TWRC) meetings and voice their concerns. The next scheduled meeting is June 20 and 21 at the Ray Bell Region II building in Nashville.