Tennessee Looking To Increase Bear Hunting

TN Wildlife Resource Agency, Bear Hunting Magazine

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency made its 2012-13 hunting seasons recommendations at their April meeting, with a few changes to the current regulations.

With Tennessee coming off a record harvest for black bears, surveys indicate the population is thriving, allowing them to increase the number of bear hunting opportunities. Recommendations include increasing bear hunting days, with dogs permitted, to increase on three separate hunts with the increase varying 10 to 12 days, depending on the particular county. Also, proposed is an increase of the bear dog training season by four days to a total of 14 days, also depending on the county.

The TWRC will hold its next meeting May 17-18 in Nashville at the TWRA Region II Ray Bell Building in Nashville.

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