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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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Land Between the Lakes Offers Cross Creeks National Wildlife Refuge Tour

 

Land Between the LakesGolden Pond, KY – Land Between The Lakes (LBL) National Recreation Area is presenting Cross Creeks National Wildlife Refuge Tour on Saturday, February 11th, 2012, from 9:00am-12:00pm.

Cross Creeks National Wildlife Refuge, which is managed by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service in Stewart County, TN, provides one of the area’s best wildlife viewing hotspots. «Read the rest of this article»

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Winter Nature Watch Opportunities in Land Between The Lakes

 

Land Between the LakesGolden Pond, KY – Got the winter blues?  Embrace the season by joining us for one of the many wildlife-viewing van tours offered at Land Between The Lakes (LBL) National Recreation Area. During January, February, and March, there are multiple guided tours offering outdoor enthusiasts a chance to witness some of nature’s greatest moments. Registration is required for all tours, and space is limited. Please call 270.924.2020, weekdays from 8:00am-4:30pm, to learn more about each tour and make your reservation.

Our ongoing Nature Watch tour series highlights many birds that call this area home during the winter.  During these tours, you may see everything from pelicans to pintails! «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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Land Between The Lakes Seasonal Nature Watch Series

 

Land Between the LakesGolden Pond, KY – Land Between The Lakes (LBL) National Recreation Area presents the seasonal Nature Watch Series. Come enjoy abundant wildlife viewing opportunities as we take outdoor enthusiasts to hidden corners to witness nature’s greatest moments.

The series starts December 10th with Unusual Winter Migrants. Some of the unusual migratory birds include pelicans, ruddy ducks and more. «Read the rest of this article»

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TWRA Voted to Delay Sandhill Hunting Regulation Process for Two Years

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Commission has delayed a decision for at least to two years to move forward through the regulation process and request the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to establish a hunting season for sandhill cranes in the state.

The decision came in a vote by the commission at its January meeting which concluded Friday at the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency Region II Ray Bell Building. A lengthy discussion was held during the wildlife portion of the committee meetings on Thursday. The commission heard presentations from Tim White, TWRA Migratory Game Bird Coordinator and Jim Kelley of the USFWS. The TWRC also heard opinions from representatives on both sides of the issue. «Read the rest of this article»

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