Topic: Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency
Nashville, 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»
Nashville, 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.
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is now accepting entries for its 2014-15 photo contest for publication in the Tennessee Wildlife Magazine’s annual calendar issue.
All interested photographers are invited to submit their best photos on fishing and wildlife species native to Tennessee, and fishing and hunting scenes in Tennessee.
Interested photographers must submit their photo entries by the March 10th, 2014 deadline.
Nashville, TN – The third and final segment of the 2013 dove season will start December 19th and will continue for 28 day before concluding January 15th, 2014.
The daily bag limit is 15 for doves. There is no limit on collared doves.
Doves not readily identifiable as collared doves will be considered mourning doves and will count toward the mourning dove daily bag limit. «Read the rest of this article»
TWRA says latest Florida Bass study of Chickamauga Lake indicates success, but with surprising results
Nashville, 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»
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has announced its 2013-14. TWRA plans to release approximately 90,000 rainbow trout into Tennessee waters from December through March.
The program provides numerous close to home trout fishing opportunities for anglers during the winter months. These fisheries also provide a great opportunity to introduce children or first-time anglers to fishing. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – Harvests from Tennessee’s first Young Sportsman Deer Hunt of the 2013-14 season were very similar to the fall of 2012, showing a slight increase. The youth hunt was held across the state on October 26th-27th.
The young sportsmen harvested 8,484 deer in Tennessee’s 95 counties. The number is up 150 deer from 2012’s 8,334. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has been informed that the quota deer hunts scheduled for the Land Between the Lakes Wildlife Management Area will go on as scheduled.
If the federal government shutdown continues when the hunts are underway, the South Welcome Center in Tennessee will not be open to check deer.
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will host a Young Sportsman Deer Hunt on Saturday, October 26th at the Cheatham Wildlife Management Area near Ashland City.
Youth ages 6-16 are eligible to participate. The Cheatham Wildlife Management Area is comprised of more than 20,000 acres of deer habitat.
Hunters participating who are age 10 or older must possess proof that they have successfully completed a hunter education course. «Read the rest of this article»
October Through December Worst Time For Deer-Related Crashes
Nashville, TN – Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) Colonel Tracy Trott today announced that three people were killed in crashes involving deer in 2012. Colonel Trott cautions motorists to be watchful of deer during the fall and winter seasons, as an increase in deer-related crashes are likely during the months of October through December.
In Tennessee, there were 5,911 deer-related crashes in 2012. That’s an increase of 4.2 percent from the 5,670 crashes involving deer the previous year. Of the 2012 figure, 5,601 were property damage, 307 were wrecks with injury, and three resulted in fatalities.
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