Published: February 21, 2021


THE TENNESSEE WILDLIFE RESOURCES AGENCY'S PROPOSAL FOR PUBLIC LAND DUCK HUNTING AND BLIND DRAWING PROCEDURES HAS SIGNIFICANTLY CHANGED IN THE LAST MONTH IN RESPONSE TO PUBLIC COMMENTS. ACCORDING TO A PRESS RELEASE, THIS PROPOSAL IS A SUBSTANTIAL EFFORT TO INCREASE THE NUMBER OF DUCK HUNTERS WHO GET DRAWN TO HUNT TWRA PUBLIC WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREAS EACH SEASON. THE UPDATED PROPOSAL NOW INCREASES ACCESS FOR HUNTERS STATEWIDE AND RETAINS SIGNIFICANTLY MORE TRADITIONAL SEASON-LONG, 60-DAY BLIND LOCATIONS AS OFFERED CURRENTLY. IN ADDITION TO THE 414 SEASON LONG BLINDS, THERE WILL BE 71 HUNT LOCATIONS DESIGNATED FOR QUOTA HUNTS FOR 3, 4, OR 7-DAY PERIODS AT A MARKED LOCATION OR AN AGENCY-BUILT BLIND. THERE ARE NO CHANGES PROPOSED TO PRIVATELY-OWNED OR PERMANENT REGISTERED BLINDS.TWRA WILL PRESENT ITS UPDATED PROPOSAL FOR CHANGES TO PUBLIC LAND DUCK HUNTING TO THE TENNESSEE WILDLIFE RESOURCES COMMISSION FOR CONSIDERATION AT ITS RECENTLY POSTPONED MEETING NOW TAKING PLACE MARCH 4-5. THE MEETING WILL BE HELD IN FRANKLIN AT THE MARRIOTT OF COOL SPRINGS.