Tennessee Hunting News

Deer Archery-Only Season Set to Open in Tennessee

Tennessee’s deer archery-only season opens on Saturday, Sept. 24 in all 95 counties in the state, according to The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency.

Tennessee WRA to Participate in Parade of Homes with Portion of Proceeds Benefiting Wounded Warriors

Staff members from the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will be assisting with the 2011 Parade of Homes in Brentwood with a portion of the proceeds going to benefit the Wounded Warrior Program.

Tennessee WRC Makes Amendment to Wild Hog Proclamation, Hears Fisheries Division Updates

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Commission amended the Statewide Non-protected Wildlife Proclamation concerning the eradication of wild hogs and heard updates on fisheries among business at its September meeting which concluded Friday.

Tennessee Leftover WMA Hunting Permits Available Sept. 7

Leftover hunting permits for three Wildlife Management Areas will be available on Wednesday, Sept. 7 beginning at 8 a.m. (CDT). Leftover permits will be allocated through the Online License Center and through all Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency license agents.

Tennessee's Wild Hog Regulations Now in Effect

New regulations regarding wild hog management in Tennessee are now in effect. Changes to wild hog management in Tennessee came as a response to concerns from landowners, the Tennessee Legislature, the Farm Bureau, and Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency biologists.

Wild hogs have been removed from big game status to a non-protected nuisance animal marked for eradication. Wild hogs cause extensive damage to farm crops, wildlife habitat, contribute to extreme erosion and stream pollution, and carry diseases harmful to livestock or other animals as well as humans.

Tennessee Application Period For Quota Hunts Continues

The application period for all Wildlife Management Area (WMA) 2011 Big Game Quota Hunts is continuing through July 27, according to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency.

Applications are available and will be accepted at any TWRA license agent, TWRA regional office, or online by clicking here. Mailed applications will not be accepted. The application period began June 15. The applications must be received by midnight (CDT) on July 27.

Tennessee's Last Elk Permit Auctioned on E-Bay

The final permit for participation in Tennessee's third managed elk hunt will go to the successful bidder in an eBay auction from July 14-23. Proceeds from the auction benefit the state's elk restoration program.

Tennessee 2011 Quota Hunt Applications Now Accepted

The application period for all Wildlife Management Area (WMA) 2011 Big Game Quota Hunts will run from June 15 through July 27, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has announced.

Tennessee WRC Agenda Includes Hunting Season Approval

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Commission will set the state's 2011-12 hunting seasons at its upcoming meeting on May 19-20 at the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency Ray Bell Region II Building.

TWRA officials previewed their recommendations for the 2011-12 hunting and trapping seasons at the commission's April meeting. The recommendations feature several significant changes.

Tennessee Seeks Comments on 2011-12 Hunting Season Proposals

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) is soliciting comments concerning its 2011-12 hunting seasons’ proposals. This is an opportunity for the public to share ideas and concerns about the proposals.