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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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TWRA reminds Tennesseans the Deadline for 2015 Spring Turkey Quota Hunts Application Nears

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The application period deadline of February 4th is nearing for the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency 2015 Spring Turkey Quota Hunts are now being accepted. The application period began December 17th.

Applications are available and will be accepted at any TWRA license agent, TWRA regional office, or online at the TWRA website at www.tnwildlife.org

Applications can be accepted until 11:59pm (CST) on February 4th. Mailed applications will not be accepted. «Read the rest of this article»

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TWRA reports Statewide Youth Waterfowl Hunt set for January 31st and February 7th

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The 2015 Tennessee statewide youth waterfowl hunts are set for a pair of Saturdays on January 31st and February 7th.

The dates that appear in the annual Tennessee Wildlife Magazine calendar were listed incorrectly.

Youths between 6 and 15 years old may participate in these two youth hunt days and bag limits are the same as during the regular waterfowl season.  Federal regulations require an adult at least 21 years of age to accompany youth hunters in the field. Adults are not allowed to hunt.

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TWRA announces 5th Annual Daniel Greer Memorial Youth Waterfowl Hunt set for February 7th in Cheatham County

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is among the partners to host the Fifth Annual Daniel Greer Memorial Youth Waterfowl Hunt. The event will be held Saturday, February 7th at Cheatham Lake Wildlife Management Area.

The event is held in honor of U.S. Marine Corporal Daniel Greer who lost his life in August 2010 while serving in southern Afghanistan. He was an Ashland City firefighter and avid outdoorsman. «Read the rest of this article»

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TWRA announces New Tennessee Birding Trails Website

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is announcing the launch of the Tennessee Birding Trails website. The birding trails project, spearheaded by TWRA state ornithologist Scott Somershoe, provides details on more than 130 of the best places to watch birds across the state.

“The new website (www.tnbirdingtrail.org) is designed to be simple and user-friendly so users can find bird watching locations and information on each site with little effort,” Somershoe said.

 Sandhill Crane.

Sandhill Crane.

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24th Tennessee Sandhill Crane Festival to be held January 17th-18th

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The 24th edition of the Tennessee Sandhill Crane Festival is set to be held January 17th-18th at the Hiwassee Refuge and at the Birchwood Community Center.

The TWRA is the primary sponsor for the festival and many staff members and volunteers will again be contributing their services. For the fourth consecutive year, Olin Chlor Alkali Products is the corporate sponsor for the festival.

The festival is a celebration of the thousands of sandhill cranes that migrate through or spend the winter on and around the Hiwassee Refuge in Birchwood as well as an opportunity to focus attention on the rich wildlife heritage of the state and the Native American history of the area.

The Tennessee Sandhill Crane Festival will be held Jan. 17-18 at the Hiwassee Refuge and in the community of Birchwood. It is the 24th anniversary of the event.

The Tennessee Sandhill Crane Festival will be held Jan. 17-18 at the Hiwassee Refuge and in the community of Birchwood. It is the 24th anniversary of the event.

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TWRA reports EQIP Wildlife Habitat applications due January 16th

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has been notified by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Tennessee that Friday, January 16th, 2015 is the signup cutoff date for first evaluation funding consideration in the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP).

Applicants interested in improving wildlife habitat on agricultural land and non-industrial private forestlands are encouraged to submit an application at their local NRCS office by that date. «Read the rest of this article»

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TWRA announces 2014-15 Deer Hunting Season Coming to a Close

 

3,228 Deer Harvested in Montgomery County

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – Deer hunting season is coming to a close in Tennessee. The gun season for deer concludes on January 4th while the second Young Sportsman Hunt for 2014-15 is January 10th-11th.

For the Young Sportsman Hunt, youth, 6-16 years of age are allowed to participate. The young sportsmen must be accompanied by a non-hunting adult at least 21 years of age who must remain in a position to take control of the hunting device. «Read the rest of this article»

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