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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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Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency names Boating Officers of the Year for 2012

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – Nick Luper has been named the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency 2012 Boating Officer of the Year while Tommy Stockling is honored as Part-Time Boating Officer of the Year.

The recipients of the annual awards were announced by Darren Rider, TWRA Boating and Law Enforcement Division Chief. Both officers serve in TWRA District 31, which encompasses 12 counties in northern Middle Tennessee and has popular boating and fishing destinations. The officers were presented their awards at the May meeting of the Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission.

Tommy Stockling (left) and Nick Luper are with their respective awards after being introduced as the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency part-time Boating Officer and Boating Officer of the Year for 2012.  Also pictured are (from left) District 31 Lt. Tim Singleton, District 31 Cpt. Roy Cannon, Region III Maj. CJ Jaynes, Boating and Law Enforcement Division Chief Darren Rider, and Asst. Boating and Law Enforcement Chief Glenn Moates.

Tommy Stockling (left) and Nick Luper are with their respective awards after being introduced as the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency part-time Boating Officer and Boating Officer of the Year for 2012. Also pictured are (from left) District 31 Lt. Tim Singleton, District 31 Cpt. Roy Cannon, Region III Maj. CJ Jaynes, Boating and Law Enforcement Division Chief Darren Rider, and Asst. Boating and Law Enforcement Chief Glenn Moates.

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Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission approves 2013-2014 Hunting Seasons

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Resources Commission set the state’s 2013-14 hunting seasons at its May 30th-31st meeting which concluded Friday at the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency Ray Bell Region II Building.

TWRA staff had presented the recommendations on upcoming hunting seasons at its April meeting with few changes for 2013-14. Tennessee deer hunters will again see an increased opportunities for harvest in the coming year. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission amends Commercial Fishing Proclamation at March Meeting

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission approved an amendment to the commercial fishing proclamation among business at its March meeting held Friday at the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency’s Region II Ray Bell Building.

TWRA Assistant Fisheries Division Chief Frank Fiss presented Proclamation 13-02. The amendment added black carp to the list of commercial fish species, modified commercial fishing hours on embayments of Kentucky Lake, and changed gillnet mesh size regulations. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission holds last Meeting of 2012

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission held its final meeting of 2012 in a special one day meeting on Friday, November 30th.

The commission heard from Mike Patterson, a Middle Tennessee sportsman, voicing concerns about planned restrictions by the U.S. Corps of Engineers allowing boating access below dams along the Cumberland River. Specifics of the restrictions are not known at this time. «Read the rest of this article»

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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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