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TWRA announces 2015-16 Gun Hunting Season for Deer opens November 21st

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – One of Tennessee’s long-standing annual outdoors traditions begins Saturday, November 21st with the opening of the 2015-16 gun hunting season for deer. Deer gun season has the permanent opening date of the Saturday prior to Thanksgiving.

The biggest change for hunters in 2015-16 is the statewide bag limit for antlered deer is now two. The number includes those taken during the archery only, muzzleloader, and gun seasons. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Muzzleloader Season for Deer

 

Tennessee Muzzleloader Season for Deer Opened Saturday

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The 2015 muzzleloader/archery season for deer opened in Tennessee on Saturday, November 7th and continues through Friday, November 20th in all three of  Tennessee’s deer hunting units, according to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency.

The opening of muzzleloader season in the state has a permanent opening date of the third Saturday before Thanksgiving.

Muzzleloading firearms are defined as those firearms which are incapable of being loaded from the breech. Muzzleloading firearms of .36 caliber minimum plus long bows, compound bows and crossbows are legal hunting equipment for this season. Hunters are also reminded that they must meet the blaze orange requirements while hunting. «Read the rest of this article»

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TWRA reports 2015 Elk Hunts has Four Elk Harvested

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – Three of the five participants recorded harvests in the Tennessee Elk Hunt held October 19th-23rd at North Cumberland Wildlife Management Area.

In the Tennessee Youth Elk Hunt, held the weekend of October 24th-25th, the participant had a harvest for the fourth time in as many years since the hunt was established. Jacob Parker, a 15-year old from Sparta, TN, harvested a 5×6 bull elk that field dressed at 547 pounds. It marked the second straight year that the heaviest elk came from the youth hunt participant. «Read the rest of this article»

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TWRA announces Riparian Tree Planting Grants

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency announces the availability of grant dollars to assist cities, schools, community organizations, civic groups, watershed organizations, and conservation groups, etc., with riparian tree planting projects.

All seedlings must be bought through the Department of Agriculture, Division of Forestry. Tree planting season in Tennessee is December through March.

Five grants, at $500.00 each, are available for each of TWRA’s four regional Aquatic Habitat Protection projects (a total of $2,500 per region). «Read the rest of this article»

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TWRA announces First Young Sportsman Deer Hunt set for October 31st thru November 1st

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The first of two Tennessee young sportsman deer hunts for the 2015-16 season will be held the weekend of October 31st-November 1st.

Youth ages 6-16 years of age may participate, Young sportsmen must be accompanied by a non-hunting adult, 21 or older who must remain in position to take immediate control of the hunting device. The adult must also comply with the fluorescent orange regulations as specified for legal hunters. Multiple youth may be accompanied by a single qualifying adult. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency announces Annual Beyond Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Muzzleloader Scheduled in Humphreys County November 13th-15th

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The 2015 Beyond Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Muzzleloader Workshop will be sponsored by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency November 13th-15th in Humphreys County.

Female hunters 18 and older will have the opportunity to learn about hunting deer during a weekend with like-minded individuals. The private farm for the event incorporates a variety of wildlife management practices and totals more than 2,000 acres of prime deer habitat. Along with the hunts, a variety of topics such as deer biology, deer management, and hunting ethics will also be covered. «Read the rest of this article»

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TWRA announces Deer and Bear Archery Season Opens

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The 2015 deer archery-only hunting season opened statewide in Tennessee on Saturday, September 26th. The archery season dates in all three of the state’s deer hunting units are the same. The dates are September 26th-October 30th and November 2nd-6th

Tennessee is divided into three deer units for better management, A, B, and L. The antlerless deer bag limits are four in Units A and B deer management areas and three per day in Unit L areas. The antlered deer bag limit is a total of two for the entire deer season. A hunter may take his two antlered deer during any season, but no more than one per day. «Read the rest of this article»

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TWRA announces registration underway for 2015 Free Youth Deer Hunt

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – Youth between the ages of 10-15, who are hunter safety certified and who have never harvested a deer, are eligible to win a spot in what has become an annual special hunt. The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will host the hunt in conjunction with the opening day of the 2015 Tennessee Young Sportsman Deer Hunt on Saturday, October 31st.

A total of 30 young hunters will be selected to participate in the event to be held in Humphreys County. For the last several years, a landowner has graciously donated his property for these young hunters to have the opportunity to record their memorable harvest. «Read the rest of this article»

 

TWRA announces 2015 Peregrine Falcon Take Permit Winners

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – Two 2015 permits for the trapping of a peregrine falcon to be used in falconry has been awarded, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has announced.

Bradley County resident Doug Boucher and Greg Seaton of North Little Rock, AR are the winners of the Tennessee Peregrine Falcon Permit Draw. The drawing was held in Nashville in late August.

Only general or master class resident and non-resident falconers were eligible to participate in the drawing.

Peregrine Falcon

Peregrine Falcon

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TWRA says 2015 Dove Season Opens Tuesday, September 1st, Early Canada Goose Season also starts

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – Dove season opens on Tuesday, September 1st at noon (local time), which marks the annual start of one of Tennessee’s most long-standing outdoor sports traditions.

Tennessee’s 2015 season is again be divided into three segments: September 1st through September 28th; October 10th through November 1st; and November 28th through January 5th, 2016. Hunting times, other than opening day, are one-half hour before sunrise until sunset. «Read the rest of this article»

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