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October 19-20 Deer Hunts Cancelled at Oak Ridge WMA

Thursday, October 10, 2013 | 05:04am

CROSSVILLE --- The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has been informed by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Oak Ridge Operations (ORO) that the deer hunts scheduled Oct. 19-20 have been cancelled at the Oak Ridge Wildlife Management Area.

The cancellation comes as a result of an effort to initiate an orderly shutdown in support of obtaining a safe and secure status.  The cancellation, at this time, applies to the Oct. 19-20 hunts.  A decision on the other hunts, scheduled in November and December, 2013, will be made as this information is received. 

Hunters may contact the Oak Ridge WMA check station on Saturday, Oct. 12, at (865) 576-2380 from 7 a.m. (EDT) until noon.  For any additional questions concerning the cancellation, contact the TWRA Region III Office in Crossville at (931) 484-9571.

All applicants who were successful for a quota hunt that has been canelled will have their priority points reinstated and will be awarded one additional priority point. This additional priority point will be added to the applicant's accumulative priority point total prior to the 2013 WMA Quota Hunt Drawing.



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