NASHVILLE --- Youth between the ages of 10-15, who are hunter safety certified and who have never harvested a deer, are eligible to win a special hunt for the opening day of the Tennessee Young Sportsman Deer Hunt on Saturday, Oct. 29, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has announced. A total of 42 young hunters will be selected to participate in one event to be held in Humphreys County and another in Trousdale County near the Smith County line.
KINGSPORT, Tenn. --- The 2011-12 waterfowl hunting seasons were established by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Commission at its August meeting, held at the Meadowview Conference Center. The TWRC approved the proposals made by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. The seasons reflect only calendar date changes from recent years. There will again be a 60-day season for 2011-12 duck hunting, with one split. The season will end Jan. 29, 2012 and a 6-duck bag limit. The maximum number of days allowed for goose hunting seasons under the federal framework will also be utilized. The Statewide Zone duck hunting seasons to be held are Nov. 26-27 and Dec.3-Jan. 29 while the Reelfoot Zone will be held Nov. 12-13 and Dec. 3-Jan. 29. The seasons will maximize the number of weekends open to duck hunting and will end on the latest date allowed (the last Sunday in January).