Youth Hunt To Conclude 2012-13 Deer Season

Friday, January 4, 2013

The second of the season’s youth hunts, scheduled for Jan. 12-13, will conclude the 2012-13 deer hunting season in Tennessee.

Youth, ages 6-16 years of age may participate. The young sportsmen must be accompanied by a non-hunting adult at least 21 years of age who must remain in a position to take control of the hunting device.

The accompanying adult must comply with fluorescent orange regulations, as specified for legal hunters. Multiple youths may be accompanied nu a single qualifying adult.

The first youth hunt of the season was held Oct. 27-28. The gun season for deer for everyone began on the Saturday before Thanksgiving across the state.

Heading into the final regular hunting weekend, sportsmen had harvested 164,549 since the archery only season began on Sept. 22.

At least 1,000 deer have been harvested in 69 of the state’s 95 counties. Giles County is the leader with 5,078 deer harvested. Rounding out the top 12 counties are Fayette County 4,966, Henry County 4,957, Hardeman County 4,374, Lincoln County 4,221, Maury County 3,762 Montgomery County 3,562, Franklin County 3,502, Weakley County 3,400, Carroll County 3,358, Madison County 3,182, and Wayne County 3,134.

Going into the final weekend last year, hunters had taken 160,914 deer. On the final weekend of the 2011 season, which ended Jan. 1, 2012, hunters harvested 4,741 deer. Following the youth hunt to close the season, the year’s total was 167,802.


TFWC Updated On Chronic Wasting Disease, Boating Statistics, Endangered Species, And Budget Process

The Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission heard updates on chronic wasting disease (CWD), Tennessee’s In Need of Management, Threatened, and Endangered Wildlife Listing, boating statistics, and budget process during its July meeting. The two-day session concluded Friday and was held at the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency’s Region II Ray Bell Building. Chuck Yoest, assistant ... (click for more)

TVA Finalizes Environmental Reviews Of Proposed Reservoir Land Management Plans

The Tennessee Valley Authority has released the final Environmental Impact Statement for reservoir land management plans for eight TVA reservoirs in Alabama, Kentucky and Tennessee:  Chickamauga, Fort Loudoun, Great Falls, Kentucky, Nickajack, Normandy, Wheeler, and Wilson. "The plans are an important part of how TVA manages its public lands, and will help ensure a long-term, ... (click for more)

Man Wanted For Ohio Murder Taken Into Custody At Ooltewah Residence

A man wanted for a murder in Ohio has been taken into custody at a residence in Ooltewah. Frank Charles Mosier, 30, was charged Friday with a 2016 slaying during a robbery. Authorities on Sunday afternoon got word that Mosier was at 9133 Pleasant Lane, which is off Ooltewah-Georgetown Road. Multiple deputies went to the residence after reports that Mosier was armed and dangerous. ... (click for more)

Pair Arrested In Connection With Lookout Mountain Vehicle Thefts, Break-Ins

Police on Lookout Mountain said two arrests have been made tied to the theft of  two vehicles stolen from a home in Lookout Mountain, Ga., last week.   In connection to the vehicle thefts, seven other vehicles were entered and several items were stolen. Lookout Mountain, Ga., Chief Todd Gann said, "Early  Wednesday  morning, a Georgia resident noticed ... (click for more)

Do Something To Protect Our Children

It is unconscionable in this day and age that these children had to exist in such deplorable conditions and that an innocent baby suffered and died alone in a locked car.  Yes, there is blame and accountability considering this family had child neglect charges filed a few years ago (that were apparently dropped and expunged) and a large part of the responsibility should ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Not Many Know This

The best story of the summer – by far – came out of Panama City over the Fourth of July weekend when over 80 total strangers on a Panama City beach responded to screams. Two boys, ages 14 and 11, were caught in a rip tide and all of these “angels” quickly formed a human chain -- over 80 people with their arms locked -- to stretch out in the water, reach those kids and tug them out ... (click for more)