Topic: Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency
Morristown, TN – The Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission approved the 2015-16 late waterfowl hunting seasons and was presented the 2016-17 state’s fishing regulations proposals at its August meeting on Friday. In addition, the participants in Tennessee’s 2015 elk hunt were announced.
The actions came at the commission’s August meeting at the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency’s Region IV headquarters in Morristown. «Read the rest of this article»
Morristown, TN – The six persons who will participate in the 2015 Tennessee Elk Hunts were announced during the August meeting of the Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission held at the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency Region IV headquarters.
Four of the sportsmen were winners selected in a computer drawing conducted by the TWRA. The four Tennessee residents selected were Trevor Childs (Knoxville), Roy Bivens (Tellico Plains), Andrew Coffey (Crossville), and Forest Landers (Afton). Chuck Yoest of the TWRA Wildlife and Forestry Division made the announcement of this year’s participants. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is announcing that the 2015 big game quota hunts have been posted. Application results can be viewed on the TWRA website by visiting www.tnwildlife.org and the “For Hunters” section.
When reviewing the application results, sportsmen must enter in only one form of identification without using dashes, spaces or special characters (for example 123456789) and then enter in the date of birth using the format mm/dd/yyyy ( example-06/10/1967). «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – Tennessee residents are allowed to hunt without a license on Saturday, August 22nd which coincides with the opening day of squirrel season.
Free Hunting Day is an event the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency annually provides in hopes of increasing interest in hunting. Squirrel hunting is one of Tennessee’s oldest and favorite traditions. The day serves as an excellent opportunity for persons to experience the enjoyment of the sport. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agenty’s “Shoot for the Soldiers,” a sporting clays event, will be held Saturday, August 29th at the Montgomery County Shooting Complex.
Proceeds from the event will go directly to Tennessee soldiers and their families or to the Moment of Freedom campaign. A portion will go to funding scholarships of soldiers from HOOAH (Healing Outside of a Hospital) while the remainder will go making outdoor recreational opportunities for wounded soldiers and their families. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – “Tennessee Uncharted,” the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency’s television program, has been named as the best outdoors television series in the country by the Association for Conservation Information, Inc. (ACI).
“Tennessee Uncharted” made its debut in October 2014. TWRA partners with Knoxville-based Designsensory and production company PopFizz to bring the weekly program to television viewers across the state on PBS stations. The program showcases the outdoors, including unique locations, techniques and traditions in the Volunteer State.
The “Tennessee Uncharted” crew films a segment with host Erick Baker (front, in canoe). The program, which launched late in 2014, won first place for an outdoors series as awarded by the Association for Conservation Information (ACI).
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Nashville, TN – More than 5,200 archers from across the United States and four other countries will participate in the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) 2015 World Tournament and All-Star Championship, July 22nd-28th at the Music City Center.
The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is the hosting agency and will be providing the majority of volunteers for the event, including close to 60 employees. The NASP World Tournament is being held in the state for the first time.
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Nashville, TN – The fifth permit for participation in Tennessee’s sixth managed elk hunt will be awarded to the successful bidder in an eBay auction to be held from July 16th-26th. Proceeds from the auction benefit the state’s elk restoration program.
Since the elk hunt was implemented in 2009, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) has donated a permit to a Non-Governmental Organization to join four others who will be chosen from a computer drawing. The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Foundation (TWRF) is the recipient of this year’s donated special take permit. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is announcing that the application deadline is nearing for the 2015 Wildlife Management Area (WMA) Big Game Quota Hunts, the regular elk, youth elk, and WMA youth hunts. Entries must be submitted before midnight (CDT) on Wednesday, July 23rd.
The WMA hunting instruction sheet lists locations and dates for each of the quota hunts along with drawing rules and regulations.
Instruction sheets can be obtained and applications made for the hunts at any TWRA license agent, TWRA regional office or online at the TWRA website, www.tnwildlife.org. Mailed instruction sheets will not be processed into the drawing system. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency reported a single boating-related fatality over the July 4th holiday weekend. The holiday boating period extended from July 3rd-5th.
The fatal incident occurred on Kentucky Lake on July 5th when a victim drowned after falling off a boat and is classified as a boating-related incident.
TWRA boating officers made six boating under the influence (BUI) arrests and one additional arrest. «Read the rest of this article»