Have you seen the proposed changes to Tellico Lake WMA? Kind of interesting. No more doe days at Wear's Bend. Also, they are opening a new area called Tellico West Unit and doing 4 one-day draw hunts. I'm curious if anyone thinks those draw hunts would be worth applying for?

WMA Seasons (Redline)

Tellico Lake

Recommendation: Region III

Justification: Adding a Wear’s Bend Unit helps clarify and simplify seasons on the WMA.

Portions of Wear’s Bend Unit are in Loudon and Monroe counties. Loudon county has a non-quota antlerless hunt, but Monroe county does not. Closing the unit to this hunt helps simplify regulations while meeting herd management goals.

Establishing Tellico West Unit as a new unit. The Tellico reservoir development Agency Industrial Park requested deer hunts on this property to help control the deer herd there.

Special Regulations

Wear’s Bend Unit – (That portion of Tellico Reservoir Development Agency Industrial Park at LTRM 18.0 on the North side of Tellico Reservoir)

Same as statewide season, except as noted. Wild hogs may be taken during any deer hunt by legal deer hunters Closed to special season antlerless hunts.

Tellico West Unit – (That portion of Tellico Reservoir Development Agency Industrial Park at LTRM 18.0 on the South side of Tellico Reservoir)

Four hunts. Sept 21. Oct 26, Nov 16, Dec 21. Hunter quota 30 each hunt. One deer either sex (bonus deer).
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