"Laws that forbid the carrying of arms...disarm only those who are
neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes... Such laws make
things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve
rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be
attacked with greater confidence than an armed man." -Thomas Jefferson,
quoting Cesare Beccaria.
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Tennessee - Second Segment of Duck Season Opens December 3
December 1, 2005
Tennessee's 2005-2006 statewide duck season will reopen Saturday, December 3,
one-half hour before sunrise. The season will run through January 29 for most
ducks. However, the season for canvasbacks is December 31-January 29.
The daily bag limit for the season is six ducks. These six cannot contain more
than 4 mallards (no more than 1 may be female), 1 black duck, 2 wood ducks, 2
scaup, 2 red heads, 1 pintail and 1 canvasback (December 31, 2005 - January 29,
Waterfowl hunting regulations are available anywhere hunting and fishing
licenses are sold and here: 2005 Tennessee Waterfowl Hunting Guide.
Hunters need to remember to inspect their boats to make sure all of their safety
equipment is in order. Two areas of primary concern are running lights and
personal flotation devices (PFD's).
No person or business shall receive or have in custody any migratory game birds
belonging to another unless such birds are properly tagged. This means a
waterfowl hunter who gives his or her ducks, geese, and other waterfowl to
another person and does not follow this procedure is putting themselves and the
other person in violation of the law.