TWRA proposes waterfowl dates
Posted: Friday, August 13, 2010 11:10 am
NASHVILLE — The Tennessee Wildlife Res-ources Agency is proposing a 60-day season for 2010-11 duck hunting, with one split similar to past years, that would end Jan. 30, 2011 with a six-duck bag limit. TWRA has also recommended using the maximum number of days allowed for goose hunting.
The agency’s proposals will be presented to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Commission at its meeting next week to be held at the UT West Tennessee Experiment Station in Jackson. TWRA recommends the Statewide Zone duck hunting seasons to be held Nov. 27-28 and Dec. 4-Jan. 30 while the Reelfoot Zone will be held Nov. 13-14 and Dec. 4-Jan. 30.
For goose hunting seasons, the agency has again recommended the maximum number of days allowed and within in the federal frameworks. Goose seasons are set as late as federal frameworks allow in order to take advantage of any migratory geese that may be available in late winter.
Season dates for Canada geese are Oct. 9-Oct. 20, Nov. 27-28, and Dec. 4-Jan. 30, 2011, in the Statewide Zone. In the Northwest Zone, the dates are Dec. 4-Feb. 13.
The white-fronted goose season runs from Dec. 4-Feb. 13. The daily bag limit is two per person.
Dates and limits for light geese are similar to last year. The season will run from Nov. 24 through Feb. 13. 2011. Federal Conservation Order provisions allow the use of electronic calls and unplugged shotguns for the Feb. 14 through March 10, 2011, portion of the season.
The youth waterfowl season would also be similar to last year with only a calendar shift. For youth ages 6-15, the Statewide Zone dates are Feb. 5-6 while the Reelfoot Zone would be Feb. 12-13.
Published in The Messenger 8.13.10