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Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency confirms New Largemouth Bass Fishing Record

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has confirmed that a new state record for a largemouth bass has been established, breaking the previous mark which was set more than 60 years ago.

The new state record fish weighs in at 15 pounds, 3 ounces. Friday, February 13th proved to be a very lucky and history-making day for angler and new record holder Gabe Keen who made the catch on Chickamauga Reservoir.

Gabe Keen holds his new state record bass caught on Chickamauga Lake on February 13th. The record fish broke the previous mark which stood for more than 60 years. (Richard Simms, Scenic City Fishing Charters)

Gabe Keen holds his new state record bass caught on Chickamauga Lake on February 13th. The record fish broke the previous mark which stood for more than 60 years. (Richard Simms, Scenic City Fishing Charters)

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24th Tennessee Sandhill Crane Festival to be held January 17th-18th

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The 24th edition of the Tennessee Sandhill Crane Festival is set to be held January 17th-18th at the Hiwassee Refuge and at the Birchwood Community Center.

The TWRA is the primary sponsor for the festival and many staff members and volunteers will again be contributing their services. For the fourth consecutive year, Olin Chlor Alkali Products is the corporate sponsor for the festival.

The festival is a celebration of the thousands of sandhill cranes that migrate through or spend the winter on and around the Hiwassee Refuge in Birchwood as well as an opportunity to focus attention on the rich wildlife heritage of the state and the Native American history of the area.

The Tennessee Sandhill Crane Festival will be held Jan. 17-18 at the Hiwassee Refuge and in the community of Birchwood. It is the 24th anniversary of the event.

The Tennessee Sandhill Crane Festival will be held Jan. 17-18 at the Hiwassee Refuge and in the community of Birchwood. It is the 24th anniversary of the event.

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22nd Tennessee Sandhill Crane Festival set for January 19th and 20th

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will be among organizations set to host the 2013 Tennessee Sandhill Crane Festival to be held on January 19th-20th at the Hiwassee Refuge and in the community of Birchwood, TN. This will be the 22nd anniversary for the event which will run from 8:00am until 6:00pm each day.

The Tennessee Sandhill Crane Festival is a celebration of the thousands of sandhill cranes that migrate through or spend the winter on and around the Hiwassee Refuge in Birchwood. It is also an opportunity to focus attention on the rich wildlife heritage of the state and the Native American history of the area.

The Sandhill Crane Festival will be held January 19th-20th at the Hiwassee Refuge and in the community of Birchwood. It is the 22nd anniversary of the event.

The Sandhill Crane Festival will be held January 19th-20th at the Hiwassee Refuge and in the community of Birchwood. It is the 22nd anniversary of the event.

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Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission approves 2013-2014 Fishing Regulations

 

Liberty Park Lake, Clarksville TN: Catfish – Established a 5 per day Creel Limit

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRATiptonville, TN – The Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission approved the 2013-14 fishing regulations at its October meeting which concluded Friday afternoon and was held near Reelfoot State Park.

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency officials made the original recommendations at the TFWC’s August meeting in Nashville.

Next year’s regulations changes include umbrella/Alabama rigs, skipjack herring, wild trout streams, walleye on Cherokee Reservoir, and bass on Pickwick, Parksville and Cordell Hull reservoirs. Other new regulations limit the number of commercial fishing permits and define waters within certain wildlife management areas open to commercial fishing. «Read the rest of this article»

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21st Sandhill Crane Festival coming up on January 14th-15th

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The TWRA is among those organizations set to host the 2012 Tennessee Sandhill Crane Festival to be held on January 14th-15th at the Hiwassee Refuge. This is the 21st anniversary of the event.

The Tennessee Sandhill Crane Festival is a celebration of the thousands of sandhill cranes that migrate through or spend the winter on and around the Hiwassee Refuge in Birchwood as well as an opportunity to focus attention on the rich wildlife heritage of the state and the Native American history of the area.

Other sponsors for the free family event are the Tennessee Ornithological Society, and the Mapp Foundation in partnership with the Birchwood Community, the Birchwood School, the Cherokee Removal Memorial, Meigs and Rhea County Tourism. «Read the rest of this article»

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