Chronic Wasting Disease Found in Henry County - New Restriction for Hunters

A deer positive for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) has been found recently in Henry County, TN that will affect some of our deer hunters this fall. Due to the contagious nature of CWD and to attempt to control the spread, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has special restrictions for deer taken in counties that are positive. These restrictions are for deer hunters in Henry County and includes not being able to transport the whole deer carcass out of the county. It is very important that you review the following links BEFORE hunting the refuge in Henry County. All other parts of the refuge are not affected by these new restrictions. The two refuge units in Henry County include area number 1, or Sulphur Wells/Britton Ford; and hunt area number 2 or Big Sandy Peninsula.

Should you have any questions regarding these new restrictions, please call the refuge office at 731-642-2091.

 For more information about this disease in deer, and other cervids see https://www.cdc.gov/prions/cwd/index.html.
  
For TWRA special restrictions concerning deer hunters in Henry County see:
https://www.tn.gov/.../deer-carcass-transport-disposal.html.