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TN DEER SEASON 2013
with a nice 2013 Henry County buck
HENRY COUNTY THIRD IN DEER HARVEST…LBL EAGLE TOURS UNDERWAY
It appears Henry County will occupy third place in the statewide deer
harvest for the 2013-14 season that ended last Sunday with the Young
Sportsmen’s Deer Hunt. Although Tennessee Wildlife Resources has not
officially released total harvest figures, the data from their website
at midweek indicated hunters in Henry County checked in 4,553 deer this
Statewide harvest total stood at 168,048. Top county in the state this
year went to Giles as hunters there bagged a total of 5,388. Second
place went to Fayette County with 4,726.
TWRA should be finalizing the total figures in the next few days but
it’s not likely the present figures posted will change much. Overall it
was a pretty good season statewide and another good one for local deer
HENRY COUNTY TOPS IN YOUTH DEER HUNT HARVEST
Henry County youngsters participating in the Young Sportsmen’s Deer Hunt
recently showed they were right on target. Kids ages 6-16 who took part
in the hunt wound up leading the statewide harvest among Tennessee’s 95
8 y/o Jordyn Riddick with her first deer / taken with
a crossbow in Henry County
Statewide harvests from Tennessee’s first Young Sportsmen’s Deer Hunt of
the 2013-14 season were very similar to the fall of 2012, showing a
slight increase. The youth hunt was held across the state on Oct. 26-27.
The young sportsmen harvested 8,484 deer across the Volunteer State. The
number is up 150 deer from 2012’s 8,334.
Henry County had the top harvest for the young sportsmen with 232 deer
reported. Coming in second was Giles County with 213, Weakley County was
third with 209 and Lawrence County was fourth with 200.
Counties rounding out the top 10 in harvests were Fayette 180, Lincoln
173, Montgomery 170, Hardeman 160, and Franklin and Roane each with 155.
A tip of the hat goes to the boys and girls who took to the woods and
fields and also to those adults who took the time to carry them.
The second Young Sportsman Hunt will be Jan. 11-12, 2014. By the way,
you don’t have to wait for the special youth hunts to share time in the
outdoors and deer stand with those youngsters. Most any day it a good
one for such outings.
ON-LINE HARVEST INSTRUCTIONS
Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency provides several methods for hunters
to report their big game harvests. Recently some hunters have reported
problems when using their personal computer to report a harvest. TWRA is
offering the following instructions for those persons experiencing
time-out issues when accessing the TWRA’s online harvest reporting system.
cases, the issues are connected to the internet browser on your computer
and can be resolved by following the steps below. (The specific
instructions are based on Internet Explorer because it is the State of
Tennessee standard). However, if a different browser is utilized such as
Firefox or Chrome, the persons will need to accomplish the same task, but
will need to refer to specific instructions posted on those manufacturer
3) Delete all
cookies and temporary internet files
4) Open a new
browser tab and manually type in GOTWRA.ORG (do not use the saved link
from a previous session)
are reminded that big game harvests can also be checked in on the TWRA
mobile app from a smart phone or tablet and in person at a traditional
MUZZLELOADER TIME IS HERE
Tennessee’s gun season for deer opens on the Saturday before
Thanksgiving. This year’s date is November 23. The season for
gun/deer/archery will then continue through Jan. 5, 2014.
Steve McCadams is a professional hunting and fishing guide here in the Paris Landing
area. He has also contributed many outdoor oriented articles to
various national publications.