What is a WMA permit?
A Management Area Permit is required to hunt on most of the lands owned, leased or managed by the commission. A hunting license is required unless you are exempt. A recreational use permit is required for some areas. Refer to the WMA brochure for area specific access information.
Can you shoot a deer from your house in Tennessee?
It is unlawful to hunt, shoot at, chase, or kill, with or without dogs any wild animal, wild bird or wild fowl on public lands and waters within one hundred yards (100 yds.) of a visible dwelling house, whether or not such dwelling house is on public or private lands, without the owner’s permission.
Is Catoosa WMA open?
Entire area open on all deer hunts. Catoosa WMA will be closed to all users Feb. 1 through last Friday in March except for walk-in small game hunting and trapping from Feb 1 – last day of Feb and the Cumberland Trail Corridor is open to through hiking year round.
How do you find public hunting land?
The easiest way to find out if land is public or private is to look on a detailed map. As important to hunting as ammunition, maps can tell who owns what parcels, where property lines begin and end, and sometimes the land topography.
Can you bait deer on private property in Tennessee?
Deer baiting (for the purpose of hunting) is not legal in Tennessee. Many Tennessee hunters have long argued against legalizing baiting saying it simply isn’t ethical. Don Snow, a retired Tennessee wildlife law enforcement officer said, “I taught hunter safety for a long time and I usually taught hunter ethics.
How to get a WMA permit in Tennessee?
There are two types of big game WMA permits for all WMAs depending upon the hunt: Quota and Annual Non-quota Special Season/WMA Big Game. Quota Permits must be obtained by application to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, and are allocated based upon a computer random drawing.
What should you know about the TWRA map?
This map is intended as a guide only, and its content is subject to change without notice. The map is intended to reflect the approximate boundaries of the TWRA Huntable Lands generally available for the use of sportsmen/sportswomen with proper licenses. It should not be interpreted as representing legal property boundaries.
Is the TWRA map of huntable lands legal?
The map is intended to reflect the approximate boundaries of the TWRA Huntable Lands generally available for the use of sportsmen/sportswomen with proper licenses. It should not be interpreted as representing legal property boundaries. If you see potential errors please contact the appropriate regional office.
Can a unauthorized person Hunt in a wildlife management area?
Unauthorized persons are prohibited from being in the Wildlife Management Area during managed turkey hunts, except on the Cherokee, Royal Blue, Sundquist, Tellico Lake, and Land Between the Lakes Wildlife Management Areas. Only persons having valid turkey hunt permits for the hunt date are authorized to be on the management area.