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Big Game Hunting Reopens in Mississippi Floodwaters Zone

Friday, January 11, 2019 | 09:17am

JACKSON, Tenn. --- The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has announced the reopening of all big game hunting in the Mississippi River Floodwaters Zone, effective Friday, Jan 11, 2019.

The Mississippi River stage is below 32 feet at the Memphis gauge. In accordance with Proclamation 16-45, all big game hunting reopens when the Mississippi River falls to 32 feet at the Memphis gauge.  The reopening will be in effect for the last day of the Unit L private lands only antlerless deer hunt (Jan. 11) and the Young Sportsman Deer Hunt (Jan. 12-13).

The Mississippi River Floodwaters Zone includes all lands, public and private, from the northern border with Kentucky (Mississippi River Mile 715) to the southern border with Mississippi (Mississippi River Mile 905) and from the western border of Tennessee, east to the base of the Mississippi River Bluff, a geological land formation with a notable rise in elevation.

The TWRA had closed big game hunting in the zone on Jan. 6 due to high waters.