Tennessee Hosting Public Meetings To Form New Deer Management Plan

October 23, 2023 By: Torin Miller

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) is hosting a series of four public meetings across the state this week to discuss new deer and turkey management plans. The TWRA is in the process of developing new deer and turkey hunting units and season setting process for the 2024-25 hunting seasons. A stakeholder focus group was previously held to establish management objectives and values for hunters and to consider draft hunting package limits and seasons.

TWRA officials from the Wildlife and Forestry Division will present the changes to the season setting process during the public meetings and allow opportunity for public comment. Meetings are scheduled for:

  • October 23: West Tennessee Ag Research and Education Center in Jackson, 6-8 PM CT
  • October 24: TWRA Region II Ray Bell Building in Nashville, 6-8 PM CT
  • October 25: Crossville Shooting Sports Park in Crossville, 6-8 PM CT
  • October 26: TWRA Region IV Office in Morristown, 6-8 PM ET

The National Deer Association (NDA) strongly encourages our Tennessee members and supporters to attend a meeting, learn about the draft plan and offer comments. Hunter engagement is vital to accurate, successful and sustainable deer management programs, and all Tennessee deer hunters should take an interest in helping form the new plan for managing the state’s deer for the future.

About Torin Miller:

Torin Miller is a licensed attorney and NDA’s Senior Director of Policy. He works at the intersection of conservation and natural resources law, policy, advocacy and education. He has bachelor's and master's degrees in wildlife and fisheries science from Penn State University and a J.D. from Penn State Law. Torin came to NDA via the National Deer Alliance, where he served as the Policy and Outreach Coordinator.