Topic: Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency
Columbia, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will be one of the sponsors for the Seventh Annual Maury County Youth Small Game and Predator Hunt to be held January 30th.
The free event is for youth from ages 9-15 who must have a TWRA Hunter Education certification by the hunt date and have all the appropriate licenses permits. Hunters must also provide their own firearm and ammunition. Firearms and ammunition will be provided for the clay target range. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has announced that it has created its page on its website with information on cougars for the public.
Recent cougar sightings have been confirmed at four locations in Tennessee and the TWRA is taking a proactive stance in making information available. The cougar has not been seen in Tennessee since the early 20th century until recently.
TWRA announces 6th annual Daniel Greer Memorial Youth Waterfowl Hunt to be held February 14th in Cheatham County
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is among the partners to host the Sixth Annual Daniel Greer Memorial Youth Waterfowl Hunt. The event will be held Saturday, February 13th 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»
Portions of Northwest Tennessee Closed for Young Sportsman Deer Hunt
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission has voted to close portions of northwest Tennessee for this weekend’s Young Sportsman Deer Hunt due to severe flooding along the Mississippi River.
The commission met via conference call on Thursday morning to discuss the flooding in areas in the West Tennessee area and how it would impact this weekend’s scheduled two-day Young Sportsman Deer Hunt.
“The flood waters in West Tennessee, occurring uncharacteristically during deer hunting season, offered a unique challenge as the commissioners and agency strive to protect wildlife but still offer as much opportunity as possible,” said TWRA Executive Director Ed Carter. “After hearing from constituents about deer being stranded on high ground, the commissioners asked for a teleconference briefing and asked multiple questions ranging from the impact to the deer herd to those who might pursue deer in flooded areas.” «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville’s Billy Dunlop Park to be restocked Thursday, February 4th
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency’s winter trout stocking program resumes as the new year begins and will continue at selected locations through middle portion of March. The 2015-16 program began December 1st and had 26 stockings at various locations through mid-December.
The program provides numerous close to home trout fishing opportunities for anglers during the winter months. These fisheries also provide a great opportunity to introduce children or first-time anglers to fishing.
Application Period runs December 16th through February 3rd
Nashville, TN – The application period for the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency 2016 Spring Turkey Quota Hunts runs from December 16th through February 3rd, 2016.
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 3rd. Mailed applications will not be accepted. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is now accepting entries for its 2016-17 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 14th, 2016 deadline.
TWRA’s Winter Trout Stocking Underway
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has announced its 2015-16 winter trout stocking schedule. TWRA plans to release approximately 90,000 rainbow trout into Tennessee waters from December through March.
TWRA will be stocking Clarksville’s Billy Dunlop Park on December 9th, 2015 and February 4th, 2016.
The program provides numerous close to home trout fishing opportunities for anglers during the winter months.
Fall Season Worst Time for Deer-Related Crashes
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) urges motorists to exercise caution on the roadways this time of year. Autumn means, football, fall foliage, pumpkin pies, and the start of deer mating and hunting season. Last year in Tennessee, one person was killed in a traffic crash involving deer.
“The fall season is the most active time of year for deer-related crashes,” Colonel Tracy Trott said. “We want to remind drivers to be alert and watch for deer on or around the roadways, especially at dawn or after sunset.”
Conservation Reserve Program Sign-up to Be Held December 1st-February 26th
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has been informed that U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced a Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) general sign-up will be held December 1st, 2015, through February 26th, 2016.
Through the program’s various targeted continuous CRP practices, the general and continuous program offerings will provide a much-needed habitat boost to recovering bobwhite quail along with other upland and wetland wildlife species. Vilsack also said that eligible existing program participants with contracts that expired September 30th, 2015, may be granted an option for a one-year extension. «Read the rest of this article»
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