What’s New for 2013-2014
Several important changes were made to the hunting and trapping regulations for the 2013–14 seasons. Among the primary changes are:
- Crockett County was moved from Unit A to Unit L for white-tail deer hunting.
- Number of antlerless deer hunts will increase in Anderson, Bledsoe, Bradley, Carter (excludes Cherokee WMA), Hamilton, McMinn, Rhea, Roane, Sequatchie, and Sullivan (excludes Cherokee WMA) counties.
- Outside of deer season, red deer may be taken after requesting a free permit from the Region IV office. No limit, either sex. Red deer may also be taken by legal deer hunters during deer seasons without a permit.
- Monroe and Polk County’s bear hunting dates were changed so they match the seasons on the South Cherokee WMA.
- The November bear season dates were moved to Nov. 23–26 to prevent overlap of still and dog hunts.
- Changed fall turkey bag limit in Carroll and Weakley counties from one to three.
- Changed fall turkey bag limit in Lawrence, Giles, and Wayne counties from three to one.
- Changed fall turkey bag limit in Lincoln County from six to three.
- Added fall turkey bag limit of one for Meigs, Rhea and Roane counties.
- Added one new WMA in Region 1, Parker Branch which is located in Gibson County.
- Added two new WMAs in Region 3, Harp located in Bledsoe County and McGlothin-Largin located in Roane County.
- The new check-in procedures for big game can be found on Manner and Means and Big Game Hunting.
Regulations in red are new this year.
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