Clarification Made To Bear Hunting Proclamation For North Cherokee WMA

Friday, September 8, 2017
Josh Landrum holds his award for being named the 2016 Boating Officer of the Year for the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. The Hamilton County native serves in TWRA’s District 21 which is comprised of 12 counties. Also pictured (from left) are Ed Carter (TWRA Executive Director), Glenn Moates (Boating and Law Enforcement Assistant Chief), and James Woodson (Chair, Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission). Landrum was presented the award at the recently-held TFWC meeting in Nashville.
Josh Landrum holds his award for being named the 2016 Boating Officer of the Year for the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. The Hamilton County native serves in TWRA’s District 21 which is comprised of 12 counties. Also pictured (from left) are Ed Carter (TWRA Executive Director), Glenn Moates (Boating and Law Enforcement Assistant Chief), and James Woodson (Chair, Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission). Landrum was presented the award at the recently-held TFWC meeting in Nashville.

The Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission recently corrected a mistake made in a proclamation pertaining to bear hunting on North Cherokee Wildlife Management Area.

It was incorrectly stated in Proclamation 17-05, and included in the 2017 Tennessee Hunting and Trapping Guide, that the bear hunting season on North Cherokee WMA will be closed Sept. 23-Oct. 6. The corrected dates of the closure are Sept. 23-Oct. 1.

The bear season on North Cherokee WMA is the same as the statewide season with the exception of the nine-day closure.



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