Crossville, TN – The participants in Tennessee’s 2016 elk hunt were announced at the August meeting of the Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission which concluded Friday. The TFWC was also presented a preview of next year’s 2016-17 proposed commercial fishing regulations, and update on recommendations for cervid deer carcass importations as they pertain to states with chronic wasting disease (CWD).
Tennessee began its elk hunt in 2009 with the participants selected from a computer draw. At its May meeting, the TFWC approved the addition of an archery only elk hunt which will be held October 3rd-7th.
TWRA to hold Permit Drawing for Sandhill Crane Hunt August 13th; Any Leftover Permits to Go on Sale August 17th
Nashville, TN – A hand-held permit drawing for the fourth sandhill crane hunt in Tennessee will be held on Saturday, August 13th at the Birchwood Community Center (formerly the Birchwood School) in north Hamilton County.
This year’s August drawing is a date change from the October drawings of the previous three years.
If there are leftover permits, the number of permits available will be announced on the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency’s website on Monday, August 15th.
Clarksville, TN – First Responders from a dozen local agencies were recognized for their service to the community at Yellow Creek Baptist Church on Sunday.
Pastor Phillip Chambers started First Responder Appreciation Day with a special service dedicated to law enforcement, firefighters, and emergency medical personnel. After the service church members served lunch to first responders and their families.
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency reported there were two-boating related fatalities over the July 4th holiday weekend. The separate incidents involved victims following off a boat.
The first fatal incident occurred on the Cumberland River in Clarksville when a 59-year old Goodlettsville resident fell overboard Sunday night when he was apparently trying to pull up his anchor on a pontoon boat.
July 4th Holiday Weekend Approaching
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency participated in the eighth annual Operation Dry Water weekend which has been held the weekend prior to the July 4th holiday since its inception.
Operation Dry Water is a national weekend of Boating Under the Influence (BUI) awareness and enforcement campaign directed toward reducing alcohol and drug-related accidents and fatalities. It is held at the time to give BUI enforcement high visibility during the peak boating season.
From TWRA Region III Office in Crossville
Crossville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has confirmed a new state record rainbow trout, caught by 15-year-old Benton resident John Morgan in Polk County on Friday, June 17th.
The fish weighed 18 pounds, 8 ounces. The fish measured 32 inches long and 22 and one-fourth inches in girth. The catch surpasses the previous record for a rainbow trout in Tennessee of 16 pounds, 15 ounces set in 2002 by Ronnie Rowland at Fort Patrick Henry Reservoir.
Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has announced the application period for the 2016 Wildlife Management Area (WMA) Big Game Quota Hunts, the regular elk, youth elk, and WMA youth will run from June 15th through July 27th.
Entries must be submitted before midnight (CDT) July 27th. 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
Clarksville, TN – Despite hot weather, 215 kids descended on the Liberty Park Saturday, June 11th for the annual Youth Fishing Rodeo held by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) in partnership with the Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department. The event gives the youth of Clarksville an opportunity to enjoy a day of free fishing.
“Today is our annual free fishing day here with the Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department. This is our 14th year of coming out and offering this event for kids 16 years and younger,” stated TWRA officer Jereme Odom.
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) is reporting that there were no boating-related fatalities over the 2016 Memorial Day holiday weekend.
During the period from May 27th-30th, there were four injury accidents and two property damage incidents. TWRA Boating and Law Enforcement officers issued 447 citations and 410 warnings.
Nashville, TN – Tennessee’s 2016 Free Fishing Day is Saturday, June 11th when anyone may fish free without a license in the state’s public waters.
The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency provides the annual 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 17th).
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