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Deer Management in Tennessee

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) is seeking public input regarding deer management in Tennessee.   The agency is particularly interested in getting feedback from those who experience impacts (positive or negative) from deer or the management of deer. This includes hunters, farmers, motorists, wildlife viewers, homeowners, or anyone else with a vested interest in how deer are managed in the state.  We also welcome and encourage comment regarding the draft goals for our 5-year strategic plan for deer management.

Input received will be used to inform the development of a 5-year strategic plan for TWRA’s Deer Management Program. Details regarding a draft version of this plan were shared at a series of public meetings in Jackson, Murfreesboro, and Knoxville on September 4, 5, and 6, respectively. A recording of the Murfreesboro meeting is provided below for those who were unable to attend or engage with us on Facebook Live.

If you provided input at one of our public meetings or engaged with the public meeting via Facebook Live, you do not need to resubmit your input. However, you may submit a comment below if you have additional input.  

If you did not attend a public meeting or engage with the Facebook Live event, please take a moment to watch the video below and then submit your feedback via the form at the bottom of this page.