From the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency
-- Harvest reports indicate Tennessee's 2010-11 deer harvest numbers saw a slight increase over the previous year.
Tennessee hunters harvested 162,465 deer beginning with the archery season in late September an increase of 644 from last year.
Giles County was the top harvest county with 5,236. Henry County was second with 5,096 followed by Hardeman County 4,657, Fayette County 4,730, Lincoln County 4,380, Franklin County 3,940, Maury County 3,607, Montgomery County 3,523, Weakley County 3,369, and Carroll County 3,071 to complete the top 10.
A harvest increase was seen in 54 of Tennessee's 95 counties during 2010-11.
The Wildlife Resources Agency is soliciting comments for 2011-12 hunting seasons regulations, an opportunity for the public to share ideas and concerns about hunting regulations with staff members.
Public comments will be considered by TWRA's Wildlife Division staff and may be presented as proposals for regulation changes.
Comments may be submitted by mail to: 2011-12 Hunting Season Comments, TWRA, Wildlife Management Division, P.O. 40747, Nashville, TN 37204 or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include the words "Hunting Season Comments" on the subject line of emailed submissions.
The comment period for 2011-12 hunting season regulations is open until Feb. 24.