Grade Breakdown by Resident and Nonresident
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Ryan Heneghan (resident)
Seen a lot of quality bucks this year. Lots of 3-4 year olds. Good amount of spike horns running around too. Deer quantity is steady.
Taylor warwick (resident)
Saw fewer deer this year. The EHD hit hard
Robert chitwood (resident)
Carl shmarl (resident)
Gun season is too long.
Two major rule changes not based on biology or need. Plus check-in system that provides faulty data. Attempt by commission to ram "trophy management" on the majority of hunters who do not want it and
Leon Poe (resident)
Bad year for the ehd to hit
Mark Wardlaw (resident)
Public lands should not have 3 doe a day allowed, the populations are dwindling every year,the 60 day muzzleloader and firearms seasons ensure small bucks are the norm. Poor management in my opinion.
Jason Wilborn (resident)
Our deer herd is strong, and live weights are very good. Buck numbers and overall quality are definitely improving, due to recent changes in deer management by the TWRA. 2017 was a great year.
Kurt in Memphis (resident)
Lots of deer in my 'L' counties I hunt. Not many large bucks at all, but our group of 4 usually kills one 125" deer in the season (archery through gun).
Troy Hooper (resident)
The online check in system has become a poachers best friend. You're allowed 2 bucks per year, but you can kill as many as you want and check them in as does online. (If you check them in at all)
Hunter rye (resident)
Kyle Gilpatrick (resident)
I saw several good deer this year. Killed two good bucks.
Tennessee has a gun season that kills any consistent trophy potential. Most people here are still into “ tradition” and want to shoot as many deer as they can. Need a shorter gun season IMO
Tn has a really long firearms season which leads to a younger age class of deer
buzz mc (resident)
TN is average at best for deer hunting. Gun season is during the rut and way too long.