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TWRA announces Tennessee Free Fishing Day is Saturday, June 7th, 2014

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – Tennessee’s annual Free Fishing Day is Saturday, June 7th when anyone may fish free without a license in the state’s public waters.

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency provides the 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 13th).

Two boys fishing at Liberty Park during last year's Free Fishing Day.

Two boys fishing at Liberty Park during last year’s Free Fishing Day.

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TWRA reports One Boating Related Fatality was reported over Memorial Day Holiday Weekend

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is reporting that there was one boating-related fatality reported over the 2014 Memorial Day holiday weekend.

The fatality came on Memorial Day morning. James Edward Arnett (67) of Knoxville, TN was launching his boat from a trailer when the incident occurred on Douglas Lake near Inspiration Point Campground on Muddy Creek in Jefferson County. «Read the rest of this article»

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TWRA says 2014 Boating Season kicks off Memorial Day Weekend

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, 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.

Annually, the Memorial Day weekend is one of the year’s busiest boating weekends. Last year over the holiday weekend, there were no boating fatalities for the third consecutive year.

Clarksville's Liberty Park boat ramp.

Clarksville’s Liberty Park boat ramp.

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Friends of Dunbar Cave’s Spring Fling event to be held May 10th, 2014

 

Dunbar Cave State Park - Clarksville TNClarksville, TN – The Friends of Dunbar Cave have announced the schedule for this year’s Spring Fling event to be held (rain or shine) on May 10th, 2014.  All activities begin at the Visitor’s Center and are free of charge.  Snacks will be provided for a modest donation. Children must supervised by an adult.

Come out and enjoy a day of free, family fun.

Reptiliacs at Dunbar Cave's Spring Fling

Reptiliacs at Dunbar Cave’s Spring Fling

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TWRA announces Wounded Solder Open Bass Tournament at Kentucky Lake set for May 17th

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources FoundationNashville, TN – Registration is underway for the Fifth Annual Wounded Soldier Open Bass Tournament to be held at Paris Landing on Kentucky Lake, Saturday, May 17th.

The tournament format will be a 3-fish limit with a guaranteed first prize of $2,000. «Read the rest of this article»

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TWRA’s 2014 Cheatham Wildlife Management Area Youth Hunt set for March 22nd

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency and the Young Sportsman Foundation, along with the support of local state chapters of the National Wild Turkey Federation, will host a youth-only turkey hunt on Saturday, March 22nd at the Cheatham Wildlife Management Area.

The annual hunt is for youth between the ages of 6-16 will be conducted on more than 20,000 acres of prime wild turkey habitat at Cheatham WMA. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission returns to Nashville for February 2014 Meeting

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, 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»

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Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency honors fishing icon Bill Dance

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, 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.

Bill Dance is pictured with TFWC Chairman Jeff McMillin (left) and TWRA Executive Director Ed Carter after he received a plaque with a resolution noting his many contributions that include the sport of fishing, the TWRA, and the state through the years. The honor came at the January meeting of the TFWC.

Bill Dance is pictured with TFWC Chairman Jeff McMillin (left) and TWRA Executive Director Ed Carter after he received a plaque with a resolution noting his many contributions that include the sport of fishing, the TWRA, and the state through the years. The honor came at the January meeting of the TFWC.

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Tennessee Wildlife Calendar Photo Contest Underway

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, 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.

TWRA Calendar Photo Contest

TWRA Calendar Photo Contest

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TWRA says Dove Season’s Final Segment to open December 19th

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, 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»

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