Deer Harvest Totals More Than 168,000 For 2014-14 Seasons

Friday, January 31, 2014

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.

The statewide gun season concluded Jan. 5, and the youth hunt followed on Jan. 11-12. The harvest numbers range from the start of archery season on Sept. 28, 2013 through the final youth hunt.

This year’s total again reflects the stability of the state’s deer population. Last year’s total was more than 176,600 while the 2011-12 total was slightly less than 168,000.

Giles County again leads the way as the top county with 5,396 deer harvested. Fayette County is up one spot to second place from third with a harvest of 4,727. Rounding out the top 13 counties, which all had harvest of at least 3,000, are Lincoln 4,694, Henry 4,557, Hardeman 4,299, Maury 4,047, Franklin 4,040, Montgomery 3,897, Carroll 3,291, Madison 3,231, Weakley 3,122, Hickman 3,020, and Hardin 3,012.

More than 1,000 deer were harvested in 73 of the state’s 95 counties. Polk County, in the southeastern corner of the state, had the lowest county harvest total with 148.

The harvest totals can be viewed on the TWRA website (www.tnwildlife.org) and is located in the “For Hunters” section.



Location Changed For Green Thumb Garden Club Of Ooltewah June 25 Meeting

The Green Thumb Garden Club of Ooltewah is featuring Roland and Casandra Cansler MD, consulting rosarians and members of the TriState Rose Society and American Rose Society. They will speak on growing beautiful roses.  The meeting will be held Monday, June 25, 7 p.m. at the Morning Pointe Assisted Living of Collegedale, 9450 Leyland Dr. Following the presentation ... (click for more)

County Agrees To Take Title To Planned Park By W Road

The County Commission on Wednesday voted to take title to land by W Road that is set to be a 200-acre woodland park. A group has been working since 2016 "to create a unique 200+ acre park that spans from Mountain Creek Road and Reads Lake Road all the way up the W Road, officials said. The group stated, "Through our partnerships with the Land Trust for Tennessee, SORBA, the ... (click for more)

2 Shot In Separate Incidents Early Saturday Morning; 1 Victim Is A Juvenile Girl

Two people were shot early Saturday morning in separate incidents. The first incident was at  3:30 a.m. when the Chattanooga Police Department responded to a person shot on the 1000 block of North Willow Street.  Upon arrival, officers made contact with the victim who was suffering from a gunshot wound.    HCEMS transported the victim to a local hospital ... (click for more)

Apartment Damaged By Fire In Dalton Friday Night

The Dalton Fire Department was dispatched Friday night to a structure fire at the Sierra Place apartment complex at 906 Sierra Place for a structure fire. Firefighters were able to contain the blaze to one apartment unit and there were no injuries. The affected unit was heavily damaged, ans there was smoke and water damage to one other neighboring unit.  The call was ... (click for more)

Building Our Workforce With Tuition-Free College For All Tennessee Adults

As graduation season has come to a close, we celebrated the hard work and perseverance of so many who have achieved their dreams of earning a college degree. Their college success is not only important to their future lives - but also to the future of Tennessee.  Like many places across the country, Tennessee is facing a skilled workforce shortage. And while we know the ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Saturday Funnies

You know that rattlesnakes, copperheads and water moccasins are deadly reptiles that we in the South must avoid at all costs but then again, snakes are part-and-parcel of the Sothern culture. Some years ago, before the Alabama football team was preparing to play Notre Dame, a Chicago sports writer asked a Crimson Tide player the bigger difference between the two college juggernauts ... (click for more)