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TWRA announces World Record pending for Non-Typical Deer Harvested in Sumner County

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – A buck harvested in Sumner County during the recent muzzleloader season, has completed a step toward becoming a world record for a non-typical deer rack.

Boone and Crockett officials spent several hours on Monday (January 9th) scoring the 47-point buck tabbed the “Tennessee Tucker Buck” as the Nashville headquarters of the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. The buck was harvested by 26-year old Gallatin resident Stephen Tucker.

Stephen Tucker with the rack of 47-point buck harvested in Sumner County.

Stephen Tucker with the rack of 47-point buck harvested in Sumner County.

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TWRA announces 26th Annual Sandhill Crane Festival set for January 14th-15th

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The 2017 Tennessee Sandhill Crane Festival is set for January 14th-15th (Saturday-Sunday) at the Hiwassee Refuge and Birchwood Community Center.

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is the primary sponsor for the 26th annual festival and many staff members and volunteers will again be contributing their services. For the sixth year, Olin Chlor Alkali Products is the corporate sponsor for the festival.

The Tennessee Sandhill Crane Festival will be held Jan. 14-15 at the Hiwassee Refuge and in the community of Birchwood. It is the 26th anniversary of the event.

The Tennessee Sandhill Crane Festival will be held Jan. 14-15 at the Hiwassee Refuge and in the community of Birchwood. It is the 26th anniversary of the event.

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TWRA says Antlerless Deer Hunting available on Private Lands Only in Unit L Counties, January 9th-13th

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – Antlerless deer hunting will be allowed on all privately owned lands in Unit L counties January 9th-13th. This is the second year for the five days of hunting following the completion of the deer season on January 8th.

Privately owned lands include leased land and lands owned by individuals. It is the responsibility of hunters to obtain verbal or written permission to hunt on privately owned lands.

Antlerless Deer Hunting available on Private Lands Only in Unit L Counties, January 9th-13th

Antlerless Deer Hunting available on Private Lands Only in Unit L Counties, January 9th-13th

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TWRA resumes Winter Trout Stocking

 

Clarksville’s Billy Dunlop Park to be restocked February 2nd, 2017

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, 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 2016-17 program began December 1st and had 27 stockings at various locations through mid-December.

The program provides numerous close to home trout fishing opportunities for anglers during the winter months.

TWRA’s Winter Trout Stocking program.

TWRA’s Winter Trout Stocking program.

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TWRA announces 2017-18 Tennessee Wildlife Calendar Photo Contest Underway

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is now accepting entries for its 2017-18 photo contest for publication in the Tennessee Wildlife’s annual calendar issue. All interested photographers are invited to submit up to 10 of their best photos on fishing, hunting, boating, and wildlife species native to Tennessee.

The photos will be reviewed for publication in the annual calendar edition of Tennessee Wildlife, which is the summer issue. If a photo is selected for the calendar edition, the photographer will receive a cash stipend of $60.00.  

 

Entries for the 2017-18 Tennessee Wildlife Calendar Photo Contest now being accepted.

Entries for the 2017-18 Tennessee Wildlife Calendar Photo Contest now being accepted.

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TWRA announces Three Youth Spring Turkey Quota Hunt Applications now being accepted

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is announcing that three Young Sportsman 2017 spring turkey quota hunts is underway.

The available youth hunts are Tellico West on March 25th-26th (5 hunter quota), Tellico Lake WMA (McGhee Carson Unit), on March 25th-26th, (5 hunter quota), and Yuchi Refuge on March 17th-19th (10 hunter quota). The deadline for entry is January 18th.

Applications for Three Young Sportsman 2017 Spring Turkey Quota Hunts available now.

Applications for Three Young Sportsman 2017 Spring Turkey Quota Hunts available now.

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TWRA – Deer Hunting Season coming to a close

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) reminds everyone that deer hunting season is nearing its conclusion in Tennessee. The gun season for deer concludes on January 8th while the second Young Sportsman Hunt for 2016-17 is January 14th-15th.

For the Young Sportsman Hunt, youth, 6-16 years of age are allowed to participate. The young sportsmen must be accompanied by a non-hunting adult at least 21 years of age who must remain in a position to take control of the hunting device.

Tennessee Deer Hunting Season ends January 8th, 2017.

Tennessee Deer Hunting Season ends January 8th, 2017.

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Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission holds final 2016 Meeting

 

TFWC gets visit from Stephen Tucker who Bags Possible World Record Buck

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission held its final 2016 meeting on Friday which included a visit from the hunter who harvested a 46-point buck which almost certainly will be a new state record and could possibly establish a new world record for a whitetail deer.

Stephen Tucker, 26, of Gallatin met with Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency staff and commission and brought along a piece of wildlife history to the meeting held at the TWRA Region II Ray Bell Building. Stephen recently bagged a non-typical buck in Sumner County with antlers that are record book quality.

Stephen Tucker and wife, Caitlyn, with TFWC and TWRA Director Ed Carter.

Stephen Tucker and wife, Caitlyn, with TFWC and TWRA Director Ed Carter.

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TWRA announces Boating Officers of the Year

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – Brad Bagwell and Melvin McLerran have been selected as the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency 2016 Boating Officer of the Year and part-time Boating Officer of the Year, respectively.

Both officers are assigned to work District 21, a 12-county district in Middle Tennessee. District 21 contains the five major reservoirs of J. Percy Priest, Cordell Hull, Old Hickory, Cheatham, and Barkley.

Brad Bagwell holds his award for being named the Boating Officer of the Year. Pictured (from left) are Lt. Jim Hooper, Col. Rider, Director Carter, Officer Bagwell, Lt. Col Moates, Chairman Cannon, and Cpt. Grandstaff.

Brad Bagwell holds his award for being named the Boating Officer of the Year. Pictured (from left) are Lt. Jim Hooper, Col. Rider, Director Carter, Officer Bagwell, Lt. Col Moates, Chairman Cannon, and Cpt. Grandstaff.

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TWRA asks Sportsmen to follow Burn Bans Issued for Specified Counties

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – Because the drought in Tennessee has heightened concerns about accidental fires, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has asked sportsmen to follow burn bans issued in specified counties across the state.

“We want to work with local officials who are worried about dry conditions caused by Tennessee’s drought,” noted Ed Carter, the executive director of the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. “We are requesting that our sportsmen refrain from building campfires on all WMAs, but it is required in counties with burn bans.”

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