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Turkey Hunting Opens in Mississippi River Floodwaters Zone

JACKSON, Tenn. — The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has announced the opening of turkey hunting in the Mississippi River Floodwaters Zone, effective Tuesday, April 14.

TWRA is closely monitoring the Mississippi River at Caruthersville (Mo.) because the river is predicted to rise above 34 feet next week. In accordance with proclamation 16-45, when the Mississippi River stage is above 34 feet at the Caruthersville gauge, all big game hunting closes immediately in the Mississippi River Floodwaters Zone.

The Mississippi River Floodwaters Zone includes all lands, public and private, from the northern border with Kentucky (Mississippi River Mile 715) to the southern border with Mississippi (Mississippi River Mile 905) and from the western border of Tennessee, east to the base of the Mississippi River Bluff, a geological land formation with a notable rise in elevation.