Topic: Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency reported there were two-boating related fatalities over the July 4th holiday weekend. The separate incidents involved victims following off a boat.
The first fatal incident occurred on the Cumberland River in Clarksville when a 59-year old Goodlettsville resident fell overboard Sunday night when he was apparently trying to pull up his anchor on a pontoon boat.
July 4th Holiday Weekend Approaching
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency participated in the eighth annual Operation Dry Water weekend which has been held the weekend prior to the July 4th holiday since its inception.
Operation Dry Water is a national weekend of Boating Under the Influence (BUI) awareness and enforcement campaign directed toward reducing alcohol and drug-related accidents and fatalities. It is held at the time to give BUI enforcement high visibility during the peak boating season.
From TWRA Region III Office in Crossville
Crossville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has confirmed a new state record rainbow trout, caught by 15-year-old Benton resident John Morgan in Polk County on Friday, June 17th.
The fish weighed 18 pounds, 8 ounces. The fish measured 32 inches long and 22 and one-fourth inches in girth. The catch surpasses the previous record for a rainbow trout in Tennessee of 16 pounds, 15 ounces set in 2002 by Ronnie Rowland at Fort Patrick Henry Reservoir.
Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has announced the application period for the 2016 Wildlife Management Area (WMA) Big Game Quota Hunts, the regular elk, youth elk, and WMA youth will run from June 15th through July 27th.
Entries must be submitted before midnight (CDT) July 27th. 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
Clarksville, TN – Despite hot weather, 215 kids descended on the Liberty Park Saturday, June 11th for the annual Youth Fishing Rodeo held by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) in partnership with the Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department. The event gives the youth of Clarksville an opportunity to enjoy a day of free fishing.
“Today is our annual free fishing day here with the Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department. This is our 14th year of coming out and offering this event for kids 16 years and younger,” stated TWRA officer Jereme Odom.
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) is reporting that there were no boating-related fatalities over the 2016 Memorial Day holiday weekend.
During the period from May 27th-30th, there were four injury accidents and two property damage incidents. TWRA Boating and Law Enforcement officers issued 447 citations and 410 warnings.
Nashville, TN – Tennessee’s 2016 Free Fishing Day is Saturday, June 11th when anyone may fish free without a license in the state’s public waters.
The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency provides the annual free day in hopes of increasing interest in fishing. The day allows anyone the opportunity to try this great outdoor sport, especially children. In addition, children ages 15 and younger may fish without a license beginning on Free Fishing Day through the following Friday (June 17th).
Nashville, TN – Memorial Day holiday weekend is regarded as the unofficial start to the summer boating season and the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency wants to emphasize the use of life jackets while boating in a safe and responsible manner.
Along with the use of life jackets, TWRA wants to stress the responsible use of alcohol while boating. It is important to consider the effects of drinking and driving whether on water or land. In a boat on the water, the effects of alcohol increase because of external stressors such as engine vibration, wave motion and glare from the sun.
Tullahoma, TN – The Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission approved the state’s 2016-17 hunting seasons at its May meeting which concluded Friday at the Arnold Air Force Base Gossick Leadership Center.
The state’s hunting seasons are annually established each year during the TWFC’s May meeting. The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency made its recommendations during the April meeting. Additional recommendations were made by commission members.
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency say the spring hunting season for turkeys is heading down the home stretch with harvest numbers currently similar to last year.
Tennessee turkey hunters are looking to surpass the 30,000 harvest mark for the 14th consecutive year. With more than a week remaining, the harvest stands at 29,360 as compared to 28,911 for the same period last year.
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