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TWRA announces Kentucky Lake 2015 Wounded Soldier Open Bass Tournament set for May 9th

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – Registration is underway for the Sixth Annual Wounded Soldier Open Bass Tournament to be held at Paris Landing on Kentucky Lake, Saturday, May 9th.

The tournament format will be a 3-fish limit with a guaranteed first prize of $2,000.

The cost of the tournament is $110.00 per boat (two anglers maximum). Entrants who register by the end of the day on May 1st will receive a free T-shirt.

2015 Open Bass Tournament for Wounded Soldiers to be held May 9th on Kentucky Lake.

2015 Open Bass Tournament for Wounded Soldiers to be held May 9th on Kentucky Lake.

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TWRA to hold 2015 Becoming an Outdoors Woman workshop June 5th-7th

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) will host the 2015 Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) workshop June 5th-7th in Crossville at the Clyde M. York 4-H Center.

The relaxed atmosphere of the BOW workshop is primarily aimed at women, and is an opportunity for those 18 or older to learn outdoor skills usually associated with hunting and fishing. «Read the rest of this article»

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TWRA announces 2015 Spring Turkey Season begins Saturday, April 4th

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – Tennessee’s 2015 spring turkey season opens on Saturday, April 4th and continues through Sunday, May 17th. When it comes to the forecast for the season, sportsmen can look forward to what is expected to be another good year in terms of harvest numbers.

“I don’t think anything will change dramatically this season in terms of harvest numbers,” said Roger Applegate, TWRA Turkey Program Coordinator. “By and large, all things point to a stable population. Harvest numbers will fluctuate from year to year. «Read the rest of this article»

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TWRA reports 2014-15 Tennessee Hunting and Fishing Licenses now Expired

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – Tennessee’s 2014-15 hunting and fishing licenses are now expired, as of Saturday, February 28th. The new 2015-16 licenses went on sale February 18th and are valid through February 2016.

Licenses are available at Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) regional offices, license agents and on the TWRA website, www.tnwildlife.org.

The new licenses annually go on sale each February 18th. License sales provide the primary funding for the TWRA, which does not receive any funding from the state’s general fund (i.e. state sales tax). Licenses purchased before July 1st are available at current prices. «Read the rest of this article»

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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 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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TWRA to host 6th annual Tennessee Outdoors Summit (TOYS), June 7th-12th

 

6th Annual Tennessee Outdoors Summit (TOYS) to be held at Montgomery County Shooting Complex

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will host the Sixth Annual Tennessee Outdoors Youth Summit (TOYS), June 7th-12th, 2015 for high school students from across Tennessee. The students will be introduced to many outdoor activities at the event to be held at the Montgomery County Shooting Complex near Clarksville, TN.

Among the different outdoor activities that the students will have an opportunity to become introduced to will include boating, hunting, trapping, archery, photography, marksmanship, plant identification, forestry, camping, water quality, trap shooting, skeet shooting, wildlife identification, and several classes with wildlife and fish biology as the topic. The summit is designed to deepen the students’ appreciation for outdoor-related activities. «Read the rest of this article»

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TWRA announces Youth Quail Hunt schedule for February 28th in Lynnville

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – A quail hunt for youth ages 10-16 has been scheduled for Saturday, February 28th near the Giles County community of Lynnville. The hunt is sponsored by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, Music City Quail Forever, and the Young Sportsman Foundation.

Participants must be ages 10-16, hunter safety certified, and have the appropriate licenses. If a participant does not have an adult to accompany her/him, mentors will be available to take participants on the hunt. In addition, individuals at least 18 years old are invited to serve as a mentor. «Read the rest of this article»

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TWRA reports close to 165,000 Deer Harvested during 2014-2015 Seasons

 

3,534 Deer Harvested in Montgomery County

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – Close to 165,000 deer were harvested in Tennessee during the recently completed 2014-15 seasons according to data gathered by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency.

The statewide gun season concluded January 4th and the youth hunt followed on January 10th-11th. The harvest numbers range from the start of archery season on September 27th, 2014 through the final youth hunt. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency awards Riparian Tree Planting Grants for 2015

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has announced the award of grant dollars to assist with riparian tree planting projects.

The grants, valued at $500.00 each were awarded to the Boone Watershed Partnership, Cumberland River Compact, Harpeth River Watershed Association, Historic Old North Knoxville Beautification, University of Tennessee (for Loosahatchie and Wolf rivers in Hardeman and Shelby counties), University of Tennessee (for Lake Barkley in Stewart County), and  University of Tennessee Extension (for lower Mississippi Alluvial Valley in Shelby County).

For more information, contact Della Sawyers in the TWRA Environmental Services Division at 615.781.6577 or by e-mail at Della.Sawyers@tn.gov with any questions.

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