The third and final segment of Tennessees 2012-13 dove hunting season is now underway. The final segment began on Dec. 19 and will continue through Jan. 15, 2013, according to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency.
The daily bag limit is 15. There is no limit on collared doves. Doves not readily identifiable as collared doves will be considered mourning doves and will count toward the mourning dove daily bag limit.
No person shall take migratory game birds by the aid of baiting, or on or over any baited area.
Any auto-loading or repeating shotgun must be incapable of holding more than three shells while dove hunting.
Doves are found throughout the various regions in the state, but the most concentration is in farming areas.
The hunter must have on his/her person a valid state hunting license and Tennessee Migratory Bird Permit at all times while hunting. Hunters must have landowners permission to hunt on private land.
More information on Tennessees dove season can be found on the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency website, www.tnwildlife.org, under the For Hunters section.
From Staff Reports