Tennessee Hunting News

Elk Poacher Reward Grows
The amount of reward offered for information that will lead to the arrest and conviction of poachers who recently killed three of the state's new elk has grown to $6,000, according to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA).
Three Elk Found Shot by Poachers
Rewards are being offered for information about three animals from Tennessee's new elk herd which have been found dead, after being shot by poachers, according to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA).
WMA Vacancy Permits Going on Sale
The Wildlife Management Area quota drawing has been held and permits have been mailed to successful applicants, according to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA). Applicants should have either received a permit or rejection notice. The remaining permits will be made available to the public. The sale will begin on Wednesday, September 11.
2002-2003 Hunting Seasons Set
At its meeting in Nashville on May 29 and 30, 2002, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Commission (TWRC) set the dates for the 2002-2003 hunting year. Click the link for full details on big game, small game, and turkey hunting in Tennesse this season.
Lifetime Sportsman License
The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has posted an article about the Lifetime Sportsman License program for Tennessee residents that are not aware of the program. The Lifetime Sportsman License is available to any individual who has lived in Tennessee for the last 12 months. The Lifetime Sportsman License allows the person named on the license to hunt and fish without the necessity of state supplemental licenses or permits throughout the reminder of the license holder's lifetime. The cost of this special license is determined by the age of the applicant.
Second Young Sportsman's Deer Hunt
Tennessee's second Young Sportsman's Deer Hunt in both Units A and B will be held on January 12-13, 2002, according to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA).
How Much Did Your Deer Weigh?
The Wildlife Resources Agency has posted a chart for estimating the whole body weight of a whitetail deer from its dressed weight. From the charts numbers, it appears that a dressed whitetail loses roughly 21% of its whole weight. Check out the chart if you were not able to weigh your whitetail before dressing.
Annual Young Sportsman's Deer Hunt
Tennessee's annual Young Sportsman's Deer Hunt will be November 3-4 this year. The hunt is open to youths 10 through 16 years of age. Each youth must be accompanied by a nonhunting adult who does not need a license, but both hunter and adult must wear 500 square inches of fluorescent orange. Participating young hunters are required to carry proof of successful completion of a Hunter Education course. Adults who accompany must be close enough to take immediate control of the hunting device (gun or bow). The bag limit is one deer either-sex. Antlered deer taken on this hunt count toward the statewide limit on antlered deer. Antlered deer are defined as deer with antlers 3 inches long or longer.
Caution With Tree Stands
The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) has listed ten tips when using tree stands. Every year a number of hunters are injured when improperly using a tree stand. If you use a stand, check out the tips, they might prevent a broken neck this season!