TWRA seeking fields for dove season

NASHVILLE, Tn (TWRA) - The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) is seeking fields to lease for the upcoming 2009 dove season. The first phase of dove season opens at noon on Tuesday, Sept. 1.

Landowners who have interest in leasing their fields should contact the TWRA regional office in their area so that a TWRA official can check their property for a potential field lease.

TWRA personnel annually search the countryside to seek out fields that have large numbers of doves for public hunting.

The TWRA has four regional offices across that interested landowners can contact: Region I (West Tennessee) 731-423-5725 or toll free 1-800-372-3928; Region II (Middle Tennessee) 615-781-6622 or toll free 1-800-624-7406; Region III (Upper Cumberland) 931-484-9571 or toll free 1-800-262-6704; Region IV (East Tennessee) 423-587-7037 or 1-800-332-0900.