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WILDLIFE COMMISSION UPDATE
The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency presented its 2014-15 hunting
seasons recommendations at the April meeting of the Tennessee Fish and
A summary shows no recommended changes to the Tennessee elk hunting
season. Sportsmen are reminded that the application period for the 2014
elk hunt will coincide with the normal quota hunt application period this
During fall turkey season, Giles, Wayne, and Lawrence counties are
proposed to be closed. No changes are proposed for the spring season which
is scheduled to begin April 4, 2015. The Young Sportsman Hunt is March
The statewide changes to Wildlife Management Areas include a prohibition
on releasing pen-reared upland game birds except on two field trial areas.
Quota hunts are suggested for several West Tennessee WMAs that are flood
prone to help reduce the pressure on turkey populations. Quail seasons
would be closed on WMAs with extremely low quail populations.
Gooch, Meeman-Shelby, and White Oak would be added to the computer
waterfowl blind drawing process.
In regard to manner and means, the boating and law enforcement division
proposed clarifying language on hunting from a stationary vehicle.
The TFWC will set the 2014-15 hunting seasons at its next meeting slated
for May 22-23 in Nashville.