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#2470913 - 08/07/11 09:22 AM Red Deer in Claiborne County???!!!
Columbia Scott
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When did the TWRA start releasing Red stag in Tennessee? I saw that if you harvest one in Claiborne county you have to bring it in for inspection. I want my very own red stag. They are cool. They growl.
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#2471048 - 08/07/11 11:43 AM Re: Red Deer in Claiborne County???!!! [Re: Columbia Scott]
high country
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I think what TWRA would consider wild red deer are actually a hybrid between elk and red stag that have escaped from deer farms. I do not know of any red deer that been officially released by the TWRA because it’s considered a non native species and we all know what damage a non native species can cause, i.e. wild hogs…
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#2471075 - 08/07/11 12:19 PM Re: Red Deer in Claiborne County???!!! [Re: high country]
BigGameGuy
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TWRA did not release the red deer, they are escaped exotics that were turned over to the state and we want them dead. We hope you kill every last one of them.
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#2471078 - 08/07/11 12:21 PM Re: Red Deer in Claiborne County???!!! [Re: high country]
Bone Collector
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The story on the TWRA forum earlier this year was that they are red stag that escaped from deer farms and hunting preserves. Don't know if they're hybrids, but they are there and supposedly you can hunt them this year in certain areas.
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#2471079 - 08/07/11 12:21 PM Re: Red Deer in Claiborne County???!!! [Re: Bone Collector]
Bone Collector
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BGG beat me to it haha
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#2471081 - 08/07/11 12:23 PM Re: Red Deer in Claiborne County???!!! [Re: BigGameGuy]
Bone Collector
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 Originally Posted By: BigGameGuy
TWRA did not release the red deer, they are escaped exotics that were turned over to the state and we want them dead. We hope you kill every last one of them.


could you travel there and hunt them, i.e. is there public land that has them on it and is the season open on the WMA?
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#2471084 - 08/07/11 12:27 PM Re: Red Deer in Claiborne County???!!! [Re: Bone Collector]
timberjack86
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could you travel there and hunt them, i.e. is there public land that has them on it and is the season open on the WMA? [/quote]X2 anyone know? \:D
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#2471086 - 08/07/11 12:28 PM Re: Red Deer in Claiborne County???!!! [Re: Bone Collector]
BigGameGuy
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That's the problem, they are primarily on private land so there's limited access. The landowners who have them on their land had their hands tied since they were considered private property therefore they couldn't legally kill them. Now that they have been turned over to the state, we created a red deer season in that area so hopefully the locals can seriously reduce their numbers.
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#2471090 - 08/07/11 12:34 PM Re: Red Deer in Claiborne County???!!! [Re: BigGameGuy]
jw0312
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BGG, what's the estimate on how many there are of them?
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#2471186 - 08/07/11 02:33 PM Re: Red Deer in Claiborne County???!!! [Re: jw0312]
knightrider
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i see them weekly and there is no public land on which they roam.good luck on getting the locals to let you hunt them ive nocked on every one of their doors that i know have them and they all say nope if i wanted them dead i would shoot them.gonna keep knocking though i would love to kill one with the bow. i dont really know how many there are but ive seen three different groups with 7-10 in each group so im sure there is more than what im seeing good luck and hope you can get permission to kill some
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