Topic: Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency
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.
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will host the first Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) Extreme Workshop October 4th-6th at the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area.
Held in a rural and scenic area, participants will be able to take three classes, choosing from horseback riding, canoeing/fishing, Dutch oven cooking, rock climbing, and 3-D archery over the weekend. Other activities and programs will be held as well. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – Dove season opens on Sunday, September 1st at noon (local time), which marks the annual start of one of Tennessee’s most long-standing outdoor sports traditions.
Tennessee’s 2013 season will again be divided into three segments: September 1st through September 26th; October 12th through October 27th; and December 19th through January 15th. Hunting times, other than opening day, are one-half hour before sunrise until sunset for all other days. «Read the rest of this article»
Now Accepting Regulations Comments
Knoxville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) Fisheries Division announced its proposed 2014-15 sport fish and commercial fishing regulation changes during the Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission’s August meeting. TWRA Fisheries Division Chief Bobby Wilson made the proposals at the August 22nd-23rd meeting of the TFWC held in Knoxville.
The public is invited to provide comments on the 2014-15 proposals. The comment period for the commercial fishing regulations will be until September 18th. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will serve as one of the sponsors for “Shoot for the Soldiers,” a sporting clay target shoot scheduled for August 24th at the Nashville Gun Club.
The event will raise funds with all the proceeds going to Tennessee soldiers and their families. A portion will go toward scholarships for soldiers’ children with the remainder going to providing outdoors recreational opportunities for Wounded Warriors and their families. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – The 2013 edition of Tennessee’s long-standing tradition of hand-drawn duck blind drawings will be held at the regular sites across the state on Saturday, August 3rd.
Registration will be held from 7:00am until 10:00am and the drawings will begin at 10:00am at most locations. For more information, visit the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency website, www.tnwildlife.org. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency participated in the fifth annual Operation Dry Water weekend which has been held the weekend prior to the July 4th holiday since its inception.
There was a one fatality, a boating accident in Montgomery County which claimed the life of a 21-year old Clarksville woman.
Palmyra Man Faces Vehicular Homicide Charge Following Saturday Boating Accident On the Cumberland River
Clarksville, TN – A 23-year-old Palmyra man was arrested and jailed in Clarksville charged with vehicular homicide and tampering with evidence three days after the boat he was driving on the Cumberland River in Clarksville struck and killed a 21-year-old woman.
Bond has been set at $403,000 for Douglas Jackson of Vernon Creek Road in Palmyra, a community in Montgomery County, after officers for the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency arrested him this morning. «Read the rest of this article»
TWRA reports Four Agree To Plead Guilty To Over The Fish Limit, Pay $8,400, Lose Fishing Privileges For Three Years
Nashville, TN – Four Nashville men agreed Wednesday to plead guilty to two counts of keeping fish over their daily creel limit and all must pay $2,097 in court costs, fines, and restitution for their actions last winter. They also must wait three years before they fish in Tennessee again.
The four men were originally charged with six counts of keeping creel limits of white bass over the allowed 15 per day. They agreed to plead to two counts to avoid a trial date in Cheatham County General Sessions Court in Ashland City. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) will be participating in Operation Dry Water, June 28th-30th. Operation Dry Water is a national weekend of Boating Under the Influence (BUI) education and enforcement directed toward reducing alcohol and drug-related accidents and fatalities.
Operation Dry Water is held on a weekend prior to the July 4th holiday to give BUI enforcement high visibility during the peak boating season.
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