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Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency news

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New licenses
added by TWRA
As approved earlier at a meeting of the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Commission, the addition of five licenses and an amendment to a trout fishing license specific to the city of Gatlinburg are now in effect.
The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has announced the addition of a type 23 resident one-day all fish license. The cost for the type 23 License is $11. The resident one-day fishing license (no trout) remains $5.50.
Fishing licenses for nonresidents have been added. A type 82 nonresident one-day fishing (no trout) license can be purchased for $8. A type 83 nonresident one-day all fish license is $16. The type 97 nonresident one-day Gatlinburg trout permit has been changed to resident or nonresident one-day Gatlinburg trout license. The cost of the license is $11.50.
The new options offer resident and nonresident anglers cheaper alternatives for one-day trout trips. For example, two licenses (types 23 and 97) will allow residents to trout fish for one day without buying an annual trout license.
In addition to the new fishing licenses, a pair of junior hunting licenses has been added for nonresidents. A type 85 nonresident 7-day junior all game license is $25, and a type 86 nonresident junior all game annual license is $40. Fishing and hunting licenses may be purchased at local sporting goods stores or online at www.tnwildlife.org.

Grouse, dove
seasons open

The second segment of Tennessee’s three-part dove season opened last weekend, as well as grouse season.
Dove hunting will continue through Oct. 24, with a daily bag limit of 15. Dove hunting after the first segment is often an underutilized season. With plenty of doves still in Tennessee, hunters are encouraged to take advantage of cooler weather and try a second-season hunt.
Ruffed grouse season is open east of I-65. The season runs from Oct. 9 through the end of February, with a daily bag limit of three.
All information on hunting in Tennessee can be found in the 2010 Tennessee Hunting and Trapping Guide available from all license agents or at www.tnwildlife.org.