Wildlife Resources

2010-11 Waterfowl Seasons Established at TWRC Meeting

Thursday, August 19, 2010 | 11:06 am
JACKSON, Tenn.  --- The 2010-11 waterfowl hunting seasons were established by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Commission at its August meeting, held at the UT West Tennessee Research Center.
The TWRC approved the proposals made by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. The seasons reflect few changes from recent years. There will again be a 60-day season for 2010-11 duck hunting, with one split that would end Jan. 30, 2011 and a 6-duck bag limit. The maximum number of days allowed for goose hunting seasons under the federal framework will also be utilized.

Computerized Drawing to Be Held for Selected Waterfowl Blind Sites

Tuesday, August 17, 2010 | 06:12 am
NASHVILLE --- As announced earlier, a computerized hunt drawing system will be used for waterfowl blind sites on Bogota, the new Thorny Cypress Wildlife Management Area in Dyer County and four units of the Chickamauga WMA (Candies Creek, Johnson Bottoms, Rogers Creek, and Yellow Creek). The application will be available from Sept. 8 through midnight (CDT) on Oct. 13, 2010.

Third Annual TWRA District 32 Dove Hunt Scheduled for Sept. 11

Tuesday, August 10, 2010 | 08:07 am
CROSSVILLE--- The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will host its third annual District 32 Youth Dove Hunt at the Hiwassee Refuge from noon until sunset on Saturday, Sept. 11.
The Hiwassee Refuge in Birchwood is located in the heart of TWRA Region III’s District 32 which consists of Bledsoe, Bradley, Grundy, Hamilton, Marion, McMinn, Meigs, Monroe, Polk, Rhea, Roane, and Sequatchie counties.

TWRA Seeking Fields for Dove Season

Friday, August 06, 2010 | 02:44 pm
NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) is seeking fields to lease for the upcoming 2010 dove season. The first phase of dove season opens at noon on Wednesday, Sept. 1.
Landowners who have interest in leasing their fields should contact the TWRA regional office in their area so that a TWRA official can check their property for a potential field lease. TWRA personnel annually search statewide to find dove fields that have the most potential for public hunting. TWRA began its lease dove field program in the late 1980s and has been very successful in providing quality hunting opportunities for the hunters of Tennessee.