Hunting season open in Tennessee; TWRA wants you to use app to check in

Posted at 7:08 AM, Nov 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-25 08:08:17-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — With the number of COVID-19 cases on the rise, many will be looking for outdoor activities to do with the family this weekend. The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has new ways to keep people safe and apart during hunting season.

The TWRA is encouraging more people to use their app to cut down on the number people going to check-in stations.

Tennessee’s statewide gun hunting season for deer opened this past weekend, and folks have already started taking advantage of it.

TWRA officials say it’s always been a popular activity during the Thanksgiving week and weekend. They know due to indoor restrictions, more than likely, many with a hunting license will participate.

They’re hoping people use the app to check in their animals instead of going to a physical location to cut down on people being around each other.

“So, there's a lot of different opportunities for people to get outdoors and enjoy nature, enjoy a hunt, share, share that time together and, and build memories,” said Barry Cross, with the TWRA.

There are still check stations out there and they’re listed on the TWRA’s website. Another cool feature on the app is the fact you can report your harvest without any cell phone signal. It will update as soon as your phone gets back on the grid.