Tennessee Prohibits Preseason Turkey Calling on WMAs

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The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) would like to remind hunters that calling wild turkeys from March 1 to the opening day of spring turkey hunts on wildlife management areas is prohibited.

Hunters are not allowed to call or attempt to call wild turkeys using any sound that mimics those made by a wild turkey. Locator calls (crow calls, owl calls, etc.) may be used.

The reason for this regulation is to minimize the possibility of making gobblers call-shy before the hunting season opens.

Remember that this regulation only applies to wildlife management areas, not to private lands.