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WMA Presidents Island Deer Hunt Continues to Produce Trophy Deer (December 2007)







Every year, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) conducts three weekend bow and arrow hunts on Presidents Island.  A joint agreement with the City, County, Port Commission and TWRA, has allowed Presidents Island to become a Wildlife Management Area (WMA). The WMA designation is helping TWRA and the Port Commission to accomplished two primary goals. First, to cut down on poaching by significantly increasing penalties and second to allow proper deer herd management 

The 3 weekend hunts are permitted through TWRA. The permits to hunt are awarded on a lottery system.  There are two separate hunts in October/November and the trophy hunt in December. This year will be the third year in a row that the Presidents Island WMA has been the most applied for permit in the State of Tennessee. As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words. Below are some of this year's harvest.


Good luck on getting a permit next year!!!

TWRA's Website for permit information: www.state.tn.us/twra/index.html

 Editor: Randy Richardson


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