Deer harvest sees small increase

Deer harvest sees small increase

Posted: Wednesday, February 9, 2011 9:09 pm

NASHVILLE — Tennessee’s 2010-11 deer harvest numbers saw a slight increase over those of the previous year, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency harvest reports have indicated.
As harvest numbers continued to trickle into the agency through January, Tennessee hunters harvested 162,465 deer, beginning with the archery season in late September, an increase of 644 from last year.
Giles County was the top harvest county with 5,236. Henry County was second with 5,096, followed by Hardeman County, 4,657; Fayette County, 4,730; Lincoln County, 4,380; Franklin County, 3,940; Maury County, 3,607; Montgomery County, 3,523; Weakley County, 3,369; and Carroll County, 3,071, to complete the top 10. A harvest increase was seen in 54 of Tennessee’s 95 counties during 2010-11.
In Obion County, 2,193 deer were harvested, an increase of 30 from last year. In other neighboring counties, Gibson County had 1,974, an increase of 56 from last year; Dyer County had 878, an increase of nine; and Lake Couty had 397, an increase of four.
The TWRA is soliciting comments for its 2011-12 hunting seasons’ regulations. This is an opportunity for the public to share ideas and concerns about hunting regulations with TWRA staff.
Public comments will be considered by TWRA’s Wildlife Division staff and may be presented as proposals for regulation changes. Comments may be submitted by mail to: 2011-12 Hunting Season Comments, TWRA, Wildlife Management Division, P.O. 40747, Nashville, TN 37204 or emailed to twra.comment@tn.gov. Include “Hunting Season Comments” on the subject line of e-mailed submissions.  
The comment period concerning the 2011-12 hunting season regulations will be open until Feb. 24.

Published in The Messenger 2.9.11

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