Summer Deer Mortality Attributed to Common Virus
Summer Deer Mortality Attributed to Common Virus

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) offices are receiving reports of dead deer in scattered areas of the state. The timing and details of the reports are all indicative of hemorrhagic disease (HD). HD occurs at varying levels of severity each year in Tennessee’s deer herd...

TWRA reminds of typical animal behavior
TWRA reminds of typical animal behavior

In most cases, humans should just leave the animal alone. 

TN man fined nearly $10K for killing 11-point buck
TN man fined nearly $10K for killing 11-point buck

A New Market man who shot and killed a large deer in Jefferson County has been ordered to pay a nearly $10,000 fine.

Deer killed in Sumner County to be certified a world record
Deer killed in Sumner County to be certified a world record

The pending world record whitetail deer belongs to Gallatin resident Stephen Tucker. 

Inaugural Youth Deer Hunt a Success
Inaugural Youth Deer Hunt a Success

During three damp, cool December days, the Tennessee Wildlife Federation (TWF) hosted its inaugural Hunt Master Youth Deer Hunt. However, the weather could not dampen the enthusiasm of the participants...

Gun Hunting Season for Deer Opens November 19
Gun Hunting Season for Deer Opens November 19

Tennessee’s 2016-17 gun hunting season for deer opens Saturday, Nov. 19. Deer gun season has the traditional opening date of the Saturday prior to Thanksgiving...

Possible world record, 47-point buck killed in Tennessee
Possible world record, 47-point buck killed in Tennessee

Hunting officials say a man has killed a whitetail deer that might break the world record.

Tennessee hunters urged to use caution with dry conditions
Tennessee hunters urged to use caution with dry conditions

Tennessee officials are urging caution with dry conditions that can lead to fires as muzzle-loading season opens statewide.

PERMITTED HUNTER CHARGED WITH ILLEGAL KILLING OF ELK
PERMITTED HUNTER CHARGED WITH ILLEGAL KILLING OF ELK

A hunter who was successfully drawn to participate during this year’s elk hunt on the North Cumberland Wildlife Management Area has been charged with several violations related to illegally killing a bull elk...

2016 Spring Turkey Season to Run April 2-May 15
2016 Spring Turkey Season to Run April 2-May 15

Tennessee’s 2016 spring turkey season opens on Saturday, April 2 and continues through Sunday, May 15. The state young sportsman hunt for youth ages 6-16 is March 26-27...

Four Elk Harvested During 2015 Elk Hunts
Four Elk Harvested During 2015 Elk Hunts

Three of the five participants recorded harvests in the Tennessee Elk Hunt held Oct. 19-23 at North Cumberland Wildlife Management Area...

Commission Sets Two Buck Limit Effective With State’s 2015-16 Hunting Seasons
Commission Sets Two Buck Limit Effective With State’s 2015-16 Hunting Seasons

The Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission (TFWC) has voted to reduce the white-tailed buck limit for the 2015-16 seasons. Deer hunters will now be able to take a total of two bucks throughout the deer hunting seasons...

Spring squirrel season opening in TN
Spring squirrel season opening in TN

Spring squirrel season opens on Saturday in Tennessee.

Close to 165,000 Deer Harvested During 2014-15 Seasons
Close to 165,000 Deer Harvested During 2014-15 Seasons

Close to 165,000 deer were harvested in Tennessee during the recently completed 2014-15 seasons according to data gathered by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency...

Statewide Spring Turkey Season
Statewide Spring Turkey Season

Spring Turkey Season is set begin in Tennessee on April 4 thru May 17, 2015. All Tennessee counties including WMAs and refuges will be open to wild turkey hunting unless specifically listed...

Muzzleloader Season for Deer Opens Nov. 8
Muzzleloader Season for Deer Opens Nov. 8

Tennessee's muzzleloader/archery season for deer opens on Saturday, Nov. 8 and continues through Friday, Nov. 21 in all three of Tennessee's deer hunting units...

Bow season on black bears opens in TN
Bow season on black bears opens in TN

Hunters have taken five black bears during the first weekend of bow hunting season.

2014-15 White-Tailed Deer Hunting Units and Bag Limits
2014-15 White-Tailed Deer Hunting Units and Bag Limits

For better wildlife management, Tennessee is divided into three deer units.The statewide bag limit for antlered bucks is three (3). No more than one (1) antlered deer may be taken per day...

Permit Drawing for Second Sandhill Crane Season Set for October 18
Permit Drawing for Second Sandhill Crane Season Set for October 18

A hand-held permit drawing for the second sandhill crane hunt in Tennessee will be held on Saturday, Oct. 18 at the Birchwood Community Center (formerly the Birchwood School) in north Hamilton County.A total of 400 permits are available and each permit carries a limit of three birds...

GA officials offer online deer hunting application
GA officials offer online deer hunting application

Georgia wildlife officials are encouraging deer hunters to fill out an online application that will allow them to participate in this season's deer quota hunt.

TWRA Now Leasing Fields for 2014 Dove Season
TWRA Now Leasing Fields for 2014 Dove Season

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is seeking fields to lease for the upcoming 2014 dove season. The first segment of dove season opens at noon on Monday, Sept. 1.Mourning doves are a popular game bird and one of the most widely distributed and abundant birds in North America...

Tennessee Spring Turkey Hunting Opens March 29th
Tennessee Spring Turkey Hunting Opens March 29th

All Tennessee counties are open on March 29th to wild turkey hunting including WMAs and refuges unless specifically listed...

Georgia hunters prepare for turkey hunting season
Georgia hunters prepare for turkey hunting season

Georgia hunters are gearing up for turkey hunting season.

Deer Harvest Totals More Than 168,000 for 2013-14 Seasons
Deer Harvest Totals More Than 168,000 for 2013-14 Seasons

More than 168,000 deer were harvested in Tennessee during the recently completed 2013-14 seasons as data continues to be gathered by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency...

Cameron Baltimore wins Ross Rogers 2013 Taxidermy Juvenile Deer Contest
Cameron Baltimore wins Ross Rogers 2013 Taxidermy Juvenile Deer Contest

Ross Rogers Taxidermy and Deer Processing held its Second Annual Juvenile Deer Contest this past weekend. Winners of this contest were determined by the heaviest weighing deer harvested during the 2013 TWRA two day weekend hunt that ended the 2013 deer season...

Juvenile Deer Hunt Contest Scheduled for January 11th and 12th
Juvenile Deer Hunt Contest Scheduled for January 11th and 12th

Ross Rogers Taxidermy and Deer Processing will hold their Second Juvenile Deer Contest for the 2013-2014 season on January 11th & 12th ending the year for deer hunting in the State of Tennessee...

East TN counties want hog hunting season
East TN counties want hog hunting season

At least five counties in East Tennessee are asking state officials to loosen regulations on hunting feral hogs.

TWRA has new mobile app for outdoor enthusiasts
TWRA has new mobile app for outdoor enthusiasts

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has a new mobile app that allows users to take along the latest agency info whenever they go.

Georgia offering online hunter education courses
Georgia offering online hunter education courses

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources is offering free online courses to anyone looking to fulfill their hunter education requirement for licensing.

Young Sportsman Deer Hunt Numbers Show Slight Increase
Young Sportsman Deer Hunt Numbers Show Slight Increase

Harvests from Tennessee's first Young Sportsman Deer Hunt of the 2013-14 season were very similar to the fall of 2012, showing a slight increase...

2013 Elk hunt permits to be auctioned on eBay
2013 Elk hunt permits to be auctioned on eBay

The fifth permit for participation in Tennessee's fifth managed elk hunt will be awarded to the successful bidder in an eBay auction to be held from July 18-28...

Spring hunt figures show steady turkey population
Spring hunt figures show steady turkey population

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency says reports on the spring turkey hunt show the wild turkey population in Tennessee is stable.

Company in dispute over new turkey call
Company in dispute over new turkey call

Build a better turkey call and the birds - as well as competitors - will flock to your door.

2013 Tennessee Turkey Hunting In Tennessee
2013 Tennessee Turkey Hunting In Tennessee

Now that the wild turkey has been restored to Tennessee, TWRA.'s goal is to ensure that a vigorous, self-sustaining population is maintained...

Juvenile Deer Hunt Contest Scheduled for January 12th and 13th
Juvenile Deer Hunt Contest Scheduled for January 12th and 13th

Ross Rogers Taxidermy and Deer Processing will hold their Second Juvenile Deer Contest for the 2012-2013 season...

Deer Harvest Numbers Surpass 2011 Season
Deer Harvest Numbers Surpass 2011 Season

Tennessee sportsmen harvested more than 17,000 deer statewide on the opening weekend of gun season for deer as harvest numbers continue to be reported

Rogers Taxidermy Juvenile Deer Contest a Huge Success
Rogers Taxidermy Juvenile Deer Contest a Huge Success

Ross Rogers Taxidermy and Deer Processing held its First Annual Juvenile Deer Contest this past weekend...

Tennessee muzzleloader and archery season opens Saturday
Tennessee muzzleloader and archery season opens Saturday

Tennessee's muzzleloader and archery season for deer opens on Saturday. Muzzleloading firearms of .40 caliber minimum plus long bows, compound bows and crossbows are legal hunting equipment for this season.

TWRA offers chance to be part of youth deer hunt
TWRA offers chance to be part of youth deer hunt

Youth between the ages of 10 and 15 who are hunter safety certified and who have never harvested a deer are eligible to win a spot in a special hunt.

TREESTAND SAFETY 101
TREESTAND SAFETY 101

The deer hunters' treestand is one of the most popular and dangerous pieces of equipment he uses...

Tennessee Free Hunting Day
Tennessee Free Hunting Day

The annual Tennessee Free Hunting Day will be Saturday, Aug. 25th this year for residents of Tennessee. The annual event coincides with the opening day of

More deer hunts recommended at Enterprise South Nature Park
More deer hunts recommended at Enterprise South Nature Park

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency wants to hold two deer hunts in Enterprise South Nature Park this fall.

2012 Channel 3 Outdoors Turkey Hunters Check List
2012 Channel 3 Outdoors Turkey Hunters Check List

It's easy to make a good day turkey hunting a great day by having all necessary equipment ready to go on opening day. Turkey hunting can take you into some very rugged terrain, so traveling as light as possible and still carrying the right equipment can take some planning. If I tried to carry every piece of equipment made for turkey hunting, I would need a 4-wheeler and cart to haul it all.

Spring Turkey Hunting Opens March 31st
Spring Turkey Hunting Opens March 31st

All Tennessee counties are open to wild turkey hunting including WMAs and refuges unless specifically listed

State’s Gun Season for Deer Opens November 19
State’s Gun Season for Deer Opens November 19

One of the Tennessee's traditions is the annual opening of gun season for deer which falls on the Saturday before Thanksgiving. However, sportsmen will find a major change this year with a continuous gun season which will run from Nov. 19 through Jan. 1, 2012.

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