Tennessee Approves Increase In Bear Hunting

TN Wildlife Resource Agency, Bear Hunting Magazine

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Commission set the state's 2012-13 hunting seasons during its May meeting last week. The recommendations came from their April meeting and were officially voted on during the May meeting. Among the changes, Tennessee sportsmen will see an increase in bear harvest opportunities.

Bear hunting days, with dogs permitted, will increase on three separate hunts with the increase varying 10 to 12 days, depending on the particular county. Also, there will be an increase of the bear dog training season by 4 to 14 days, also depending on the county. The state is coming off a record bear harvest from last winter and surveys indicate the population is thriving, allowing the agency to increase the number of bear hunting opportunities.

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