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Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission sets Two Buck Limit for State’s 2015-16 Hunting Seasons

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission (TFWC) has voted to reduce the white-tailed buck limit for the 2015-16 seasons. Deer hunters will now be able to take a total of two bucks throughout the deer hunting seasons.

After months of discussion and consideration, the action came during the TFWC’s May meeting which concluded Friday at the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency’s Ray Bell Region III Building. «Read the rest of this article»

 

TWRA says 2015 Boating Season Kicks Off with 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 was one boating-related fatality which came while a Knoxville resident was launching his boat from a trailer on Douglas Lake.

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TWRA announces New Long-Term Funding for Federal Trout Hatchery Operation, Stocking Program

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRAErwin, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, the Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and Georgia Department of Natural Resources (GADNR) joined U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander and leaders from the Tennessee Valley Authority in an announcement to provide long-term funding for trout production and stocking in 13 TVA dam tailwaters and reservoirs in Tennessee and Georgia.

The announcement for the multi-agency agreement to the USFWS came in a press conference at the Erwin National Fish Hatchery on Monday (May 11th). The agreement ensures popular trout stocking programs in the region will continue beyond 2016, when a temporary TVA funding agreement reached in 2013 is set to expire. «Read the rest of this article»

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Winning Photos for Tennessee Wildlife’s 2015-2016 Calendar Contest Announced

 

Brenda Walker of Clarksville is one of the winners

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The winning entries for the 2015-16 Tennessee Wildlife magazine photo contest have been selected by staff members of the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. The selections will be unveiled in the annual calendar issue of the magazine which will be available in early July.

The staff selected the winning photographs from hundreds of submissions and had the challenge to narrow the entries to 13 photos that will appear in the calendar issue. The 2015-16 calendar issue will begin with the month of August. Other entries will be kept on file and could have the opportunity to appear in future agency publications.

TWRA Photo Contest

TWRA Photo Contest

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Tennessee Squirrel Season opens May 9th

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – Tennessee’s spring hunting season for gray, fox and red squirrels opens Saturday, May 9th and will continue through Sunday, June 14th.

The daily bag limit is 10, the same for the fall/winter squirrel season which is from late August to the end of February.

There are five species of tree squirrels found in Tennessee. Two species, the southern flying squirrel and the northern flying squirrel, are not hunted. They are small and nocturnal and seldom seen. «Read the rest of this article»

 

TWRA announces Kentucky Lake 2015 Wounded Soldier Open Bass Tournament set for May 9th

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – Registration is underway for the Sixth Annual Wounded Soldier Open Bass Tournament to be held at Paris Landing on Kentucky Lake, Saturday, May 9th.

The tournament format will be a 3-fish limit with a guaranteed first prize of $2,000.

The cost of the tournament is $110.00 per boat (two anglers maximum). Entrants who register by the end of the day on May 1st will receive a free T-shirt.

2015 Open Bass Tournament for Wounded Soldiers to be held May 9th on Kentucky Lake.

2015 Open Bass Tournament for Wounded Soldiers to be held May 9th on Kentucky Lake.

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TWRA to hold 2015 Becoming an Outdoors Woman workshop June 5th-7th

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) will host the 2015 Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) workshop June 5th-7th in Crossville at the Clyde M. York 4-H Center.

The relaxed atmosphere of the BOW workshop is primarily aimed at women, and is an opportunity for those 18 or older to learn outdoor skills usually associated with hunting and fishing. «Read the rest of this article»

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TWRA announces 2015 Spring Turkey Season begins Saturday, April 4th

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – Tennessee’s 2015 spring turkey season opens on Saturday, April 4th and continues through Sunday, May 17th. When it comes to the forecast for the season, sportsmen can look forward to what is expected to be another good year in terms of harvest numbers.

“I don’t think anything will change dramatically this season in terms of harvest numbers,” said Roger Applegate, TWRA Turkey Program Coordinator. “By and large, all things point to a stable population. Harvest numbers will fluctuate from year to year. «Read the rest of this article»

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TWRA reports 2014-15 Tennessee Hunting and Fishing Licenses now Expired

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – Tennessee’s 2014-15 hunting and fishing licenses are now expired, as of Saturday, February 28th. The new 2015-16 licenses went on sale February 18th and are valid through February 2016.

Licenses are available at Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) regional offices, license agents and on the TWRA website, www.tnwildlife.org.

The new licenses annually go on sale each February 18th. License sales provide the primary funding for the TWRA, which does not receive any funding from the state’s general fund (i.e. state sales tax). Licenses purchased before July 1st are available at current prices. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission elects new Officers

 

Commissioner Griggs Honored for Tenure as chairman

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission has elected its new officers for 2015-16 and Jeff Griggs was honored for his tenure as the commission’s chairman for the past year.

Jim Bledsoe was named the TFWC’s new chairman. A Jamestown resident, he served as the group’s vice-chairman for the past year and as secretary the previous year.. He will preside over his first meeting as TFWC chairman in late March.

Jim Bledsoe (center) is the chairman of the Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission for 2015-16. He is pictured next to Jeff Griggs, of Lexington, who received a plaque of appreciation for his service as chairman of the TFWC the past year. Also pictured (from left) are Ed Carter, Executive Director of the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, Harold Cannon, (second from left) of Lenoir City, who will serve as vice-chairman, and Jamie Woodson, of Lebanon, who will serve as TFWC secretary.

Jim Bledsoe (center) is the chairman of the Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission for 2015-16. He is pictured next to Jeff Griggs, of Lexington, who received a plaque of appreciation for his service as chairman of the TFWC the past year. Also pictured (from left) are Ed Carter, Executive Director of the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, Harold Cannon, (second from left) of Lenoir City, who will serve as vice-chairman, and Jamie Woodson, of Lebanon, who will serve as TFWC secretary.

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