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TWRA reports Spring Turkey Harvest again passes 30,000 mark

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – Tennessee turkey hunters passed the 30,000 harvest mark for the 13th straight year during the spring season which concluded May 17th across the state.

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency reports that the 2015 harvest stands at 31,429. Numbers continue to trickle into the Agency.

The harvest currently stands a little less than the 2014 harvest of 32,495 and 2013’s 32,489. «Read the rest of this article»

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TWRA Officer Wayne Rich receives Shikar-Safari Award

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – Wayne Rich, of the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, has been honored by the Shikar–Safari Club International as its 2014 Tennessee Wildlife Law Enforcement Officer of the Year.

Rich serves as a wildlife officer in Jefferson County. He was recognized at the May meeting of the Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission.

The annual award from the conservation-based organization honors the officer whose efforts during the year display outstanding performance and achievement among TWRA law enforcement personnel.

Wayne Rich (second from left) is the Tennessee recipient of the 2014 Shikar-Safari Club International TWRA Officer of the Year. He was presented the award at the May meeting of the Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission. Also pictured (from left) are TFWC Chairman Jim Bledsoe, TWRA Executive Director Ed Carter, and TWRA Boating and Law Enforcement Division Chief Darren Rider.

Wayne Rich (second from left) is the Tennessee recipient of the 2014 Shikar-Safari Club International TWRA Officer of the Year. He was presented the award at the May meeting of the Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission. Also pictured (from left) are TFWC Chairman Jim Bledsoe, TWRA Executive Director Ed Carter, and TWRA Boating and Law Enforcement Division Chief Darren Rider.

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Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission sets Two Buck Limit for State’s 2015-16 Hunting Seasons

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission (TFWC) has voted to reduce the white-tailed buck limit for the 2015-16 seasons. Deer hunters will now be able to take a total of two bucks throughout the deer hunting seasons.

After months of discussion and consideration, the action came during the TFWC’s May meeting which concluded Friday at the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency’s Ray Bell Region III Building. «Read the rest of this article»

 


Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission elects new Officers

 

Commissioner Griggs Honored for Tenure as chairman

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission has elected its new officers for 2015-16 and Jeff Griggs was honored for his tenure as the commission’s chairman for the past year.

Jim Bledsoe was named the TFWC’s new chairman. A Jamestown resident, he served as the group’s vice-chairman for the past year and as secretary the previous year.. He will preside over his first meeting as TFWC chairman in late March.

Jim Bledsoe (center) is the chairman of the Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission for 2015-16. He is pictured next to Jeff Griggs, of Lexington, who received a plaque of appreciation for his service as chairman of the TFWC the past year. Also pictured (from left) are Ed Carter, Executive Director of the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, Harold Cannon, (second from left) of Lenoir City, who will serve as vice-chairman, and Jamie Woodson, of Lebanon, who will serve as TFWC secretary.

Jim Bledsoe (center) is the chairman of the Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission for 2015-16. He is pictured next to Jeff Griggs, of Lexington, who received a plaque of appreciation for his service as chairman of the TFWC the past year. Also pictured (from left) are Ed Carter, Executive Director of the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, Harold Cannon, (second from left) of Lenoir City, who will serve as vice-chairman, and Jamie Woodson, of Lebanon, who will serve as TFWC secretary.

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Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission to set Waterfowl Seasons, see Fishing Proposal presentations

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The 2014-15 state waterfowl hunting seasons and a preview of next year’s sport and commercial fishing proclamations will be among the agenda items for the Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission at its August meeting.

The meeting will be held August 28th-29th (Thursday-Friday) at the West Tennessee Research and Education Center in Jackson. «Read the rest of this article»

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TWRA announces 2014 Waterfowl Blind Permit Drawings to be held August 2nd

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – Tennessee’s long-standing tradition of hand-drawn duck blind drawings will be held at the regular sites across the state on Saturday, August 2nd.

Registration for the 2014 drawings will be held from 7:00am until 10:00am and the drawings will begin at 10:00am at most locations. For more information, visit the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency website, www.tnwildlife.org «Read the rest of this article»

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TFWC to hold Special Meeting on August 1st to discuss Early Migratory Bird Hunting Seasons

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – A special called meeting of the Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission (TFWC) will be held via conference call on Friday, August 1st at 11:00am (CDT). The only item on the agenda is in regard to Proclamation 14-10 (early migratory bird hunting seasons).

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) approved the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency’s and the Mississippi Flyway Council’s request to increase the early wood duck and teal hunting daily season bag limit from 4 to 6 (no more than two wood ducks) and also allow the addition of teal-only hunting days to this season. The approval came at a meeting of the USFWS in late June. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission returns to Nashville for February 2014 Meeting

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission will be presented with the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency’s new strategic plan proposal during its February meeting.

The TFWC will be returning to Nashville and the TWRA Region II Ray Bell Building after holding its January meeting in Memphis. Committee meetings will be held (Thursday) February 13th at 1:00pm while the formal TFWC meeting is (Friday) February 14th at 9:00am. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency honors fishing icon Bill Dance

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – Bill Dance, a Tennessee native and national fishing icon, has been honored for his many contributions to the sport of fishing and as a long-time proponent and supporter of the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency and its efforts to manage and improve fishing in the state.

The Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission and TWRA expressed their gratitude to Mr. Dance with a resolution during the January TFWC meeting that was held at the Ducks Unlimited National Headquarters in Memphis, TN.

Bill Dance is pictured with TFWC Chairman Jeff McMillin (left) and TWRA Executive Director Ed Carter after he received a plaque with a resolution noting his many contributions that include the sport of fishing, the TWRA, and the state through the years. The honor came at the January meeting of the TFWC.

Bill Dance is pictured with TFWC Chairman Jeff McMillin (left) and TWRA Executive Director Ed Carter after he received a plaque with a resolution noting his many contributions that include the sport of fishing, the TWRA, and the state through the years. The honor came at the January meeting of the TFWC.

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TWRA says latest Florida Bass study of Chickamauga Lake indicates success, but with surprising results

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – Results of three genetic studies conducted on Florida largemouth bass released into Chickamauga Lake have all revealed some positive news for bass anglers, but with results that might be surprising, according to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency.

TWRA Fisheries Division Chief, Bobby Wilson, made an in depth presentation on the subject during the December meeting of the Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission. «Read the rest of this article»

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