Tennessee Hunting News

2011 Tennessee Black Bear Harvest Establishes Record

A record black bear harvest was established in the 2011 hunting seasons, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency reports. The new mark surpasses the previous mark of 573 that was set in 2009.

Special Red Deer Hunting Season in Claiborne County, Tennessee, Jan. 14-22

A special red deer hunting season is set to be held in Claiborne County on Jan. 14-22. The special red deer hunting season was established last spring in an effort to manage the small population of the exotic deer.

Tennessee 2012 Spring Turkey Quota Hunts Application Period Dec. 14-Feb. 8

Applications for the 2012 Spring Turkey Quota Hunts will be accepted Dec. 14, 2011, through Feb. 8, 2012, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has announced.

Clarification Made for Unit B Muzzleoader Deer Hunting in Tennessee

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is making a clarification to the muzzleloader bag limit for Unit B deer management counties.

The Unit B Muzzleloader Hunt Table on page 28 of the 2011 Tennessee Hunting and Trapping Guide indicates the bag limit is one deer. The table should read one antlerless deer per hunter.

Hunters are still allowed to harvest three bucks during the muzzleloader season bringing the total number of deer to four (if they have not already filled their antlered bag limit).

Tennessee Young Sportsman Deer Harvest Sees Slight Increase Over 2010; Muzzleloader Season Starts Nov. 5

Tennessee’s youth hunters posted a slight increase over 2010 after a busy weekend of deer hunting across the state in the Young Sportsman Hunt.

For the Second Year, Three Record Harvest at Tennessee Elk Hunt

Three hunters recorded harvests during Tennessee’s third managed elk hunt held Oct. 17-21 at North Cumberland Wildlife Management Area.

Third Elk Hunt Set to Get Underway in Tennessee

The third-ever managed elk hunt in Tennessee is scheduled to begin Monday, Oct. 17 and will continue through Friday, Oct. 21 as five persons will be seeking a trophy at the North Cumberland Wildlife Management Area.

Application Deadline for Computerized Duck Blind Drawing is Approaching in Tennessee

The application deadline is midnight (CDT) Oct. 13 to participate in the computerized drawing for duck blind sites on Bogota and Thorny Cypress Wildlife Management Areas in Dyer County and four units on the Chickamauga WMA.

The application period began Sept. 7. The four units on Chickamauga WMA are Candies Creek, Johnson Bottoms, Rogers Creek, and Yellow Creek.
Tennessee WRA: Clarification Made Concerning Archery Turkey Harvest

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is making a clarification as there have been several inquiries concerning the harvest of wild turkeys in counties that have a fall turkey gun season.

Free Youth Deer Hunt Registration Underway for Humphreys, Trousdale Events, Tennessee

Youth between the ages of 10-15, who are hunter safety certified and who have never harvested a deer, are eligible to win a special hunt for the opening day of the Tennessee Young Sportsman Deer Hunt on Saturday, Oct. 29, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has announced.