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Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency reports 10 Boating under the Influence arrests during Operation Dry Water

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency participated in the seventh annual Operation Dry Water weekend which has been held the weekend prior to the July 4th holiday since its inception.

Reports from the TWRA’s four regions resulted in 10 boating under the influence (BUI) arrests across the state. TWRA boating officers checked more than 2,800 vessels, issued 141 citations, 116 warnings, made four other arrests, and assisted 110 boaters. The number of boaters assisted was an increase from 36 in 2014.

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TWRA announces 7th Annual Operation Dry Water Weekend to be held June 26th-28th

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will be participating in Operation Dry Water, June 26th-28th. 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 the weekend prior to the Independence Day (July 4th) holiday to give BUI enforcement high visibility during the peak boating season. The TWRA is teaming with the U.S. Coast Guard and the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA). Operation Dry Water is being held for the seventh year after being started by the NASBLA in 2009.

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2015 TWRA WMA Big Game Quota Hunt Application Period going on until July 23rd

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has announced the application period for the 2015 Wildlife Management Area (WMA) Big Game Quota Hunts, the regular elk, youth elk, and WMA Youth will run from June 11th through July 23rd.

Entries must be submitted before midnight (CDT) July 23rd. The WMA hunting instruction sheet lists locations and dates for each of the quota hunts along with drawing rules and regulations. Instruction sheets can be obtained and applications made for the hunts at any TWRA license agent, TWRA regional office or online at the TWRA website, www.tnwildlife.org . Mailed applications will not be processed into the drawing system. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency’s Fisheries Division completes 2015 Florida Bass Stockings

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency’s Fisheries Division has completed its Florida largemouth bass stockings for 2015.

TWRA fish hatchery personnel stocked close to 950,000 fingerlings in reservoirs and agency lakes. The stocking goal of 750,000 was exceeded by almost 200,000 fingerlings.

The TWRA was able to get 1,225,000 Florida largemouth fish fry from state fish hatcheries in Florida, Louisiana, and Texas in mid-April. TWRA hatchery staff raised the fry to a stocking size of about two inches. «Read the rest of this article»

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Clarksville Police Department to Conduct High-Visibility Enforcement during National Crackdown on Boating Under the Influence

 

Operation Dry Water – June 26th-28th, 2015

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – As the summer recreational boating season gets into full swing, the Clarksville Police Department is ramping up its enforcement efforts as part of a national crackdown on Boating Under the Influence.

The annual three-day, heightened awareness and enforcement campaign, Operation Dry Water, focuses on deterring boaters from boating under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Clarksville Police Department to Conduct High-Visibility Crackdown on Boating Under the Influence

Clarksville Police Department to Conduct High-Visibility Crackdown on Boating Under the Influence

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TWRA’s Youth Fishing Rodeo in Clarksville was a great time for kids and adults alike

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRAClarksville, TN – On Saturday, June 6th the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) along with the Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department held the annual Youth Fishing Rodeo at Liberty Park. The event gives the youth of Clarksville an opportunity to enjoy a day of free fishing. This is the 14th year for the event.

“Saturday is free fishing day in the State of Tennessee. Here in Clarksville we team up with Clarksville Parks and Recreation to host a free fishing day event for youth 16 years of age and younger,” stated TWRA officer Jereme Odom.

This young lady caught her first fish ever at Saturday's Youth Fishing Rodeo.

This young lady caught her first fish ever at Saturday’s Youth Fishing Rodeo.

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Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, Non Profit Organizations to start Campaign to Save Monarch Butterflies

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is among the organizations launching a campaign to help save monarch butterflies.

The TWRA, along with the National Wildlife Federation, Tennessee Wildlife Federation (TWF), Tennessee Parks and Greenways Foundation (TennGreen), Mississippi River Corridor (MRC) and The Nature Conservancy are partnering with Roundstone Native Seed Company in an effort to save the butterflies.

Monarch Butterfly

Monarch Butterfly

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TWRA reports Spring Turkey Harvest again passes 30,000 mark

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – Tennessee turkey hunters passed the 30,000 harvest mark for the 13th straight year during the spring season which concluded May 17th across the state.

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency reports that the 2015 harvest stands at 31,429. Numbers continue to trickle into the Agency.

The harvest currently stands a little less than the 2014 harvest of 32,495 and 2013’s 32,489. «Read the rest of this article»

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TWRA and Clarksville Parks and Recreation’s Youth Fishing Rodeo to be held this Saturday, June 6th

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRAClarksville, TN – On Saturday, June 6th, 2015, from 7:30am until 9:30am, the Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency (TWRA) and the Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department will be holding the annual Youth Fishing Rodeo at the Liberty Park pond.

The event coincides with Tennessee’s annual Free Fishing Day is Saturday, June 7th when anyone may fish free without a license in the state’s public waters.

2015 Youth Fishing Rodeo to be held at Liberty Park Saturday, June 6th.

2015 Youth Fishing Rodeo to be held at Liberty Park Saturday, June 6th.

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TWRA Officer Wayne Rich receives Shikar-Safari Award

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – Wayne Rich, of the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, has been honored by the Shikar–Safari Club International as its 2014 Tennessee Wildlife Law Enforcement Officer of the Year.

Rich serves as a wildlife officer in Jefferson County. He was recognized at the May meeting of the Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission.

The annual award from the conservation-based organization honors the officer whose efforts during the year display outstanding performance and achievement among TWRA law enforcement personnel.

Wayne Rich (second from left) is the Tennessee recipient of the 2014 Shikar-Safari Club International TWRA Officer of the Year. He was presented the award at the May meeting of the Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission. Also pictured (from left) are TFWC Chairman Jim Bledsoe, TWRA Executive Director Ed Carter, and TWRA Boating and Law Enforcement Division Chief Darren Rider.

Wayne Rich (second from left) is the Tennessee recipient of the 2014 Shikar-Safari Club International TWRA Officer of the Year. He was presented the award at the May meeting of the Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission. Also pictured (from left) are TFWC Chairman Jim Bledsoe, TWRA Executive Director Ed Carter, and TWRA Boating and Law Enforcement Division Chief Darren Rider.

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