Nashville, TN – Tennessee’s long-standing tradition of hand-drawn duck blind drawings will be held at the regular sites across the state on Saturday, August 2nd.
Registration for the 2014 drawings will be held from 7:00am until 10:00am and the drawings will begin at 10:00am at most locations. For more information, visit the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency website, www.tnwildlife.org «Read the rest of this article»
TWRA announces application period for 2014 Peregrine Falcon Trapping for use in Falconry is Underway
Nashville, TN – The 2014 application period for the trapping of a peregrine falcon to be used in falconry is underway, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has announced.
The TWRA will award this permit to the winner of a draw to be held on Wednesday, August 27th. Falconers may go to TWRA’s website under the Hot Topics section and locate the print-ready application and also view the requirements.
Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency
Nashville, TN – The fifth permit for participation in Tennessee’s sixth managed elk hunt will be awarded to the successful bidder in an eBay auction to be held from July 17th-27th. Proceeds from the auction benefit the state’s elk restoration program.
Since the elk hunt was implemented in 2009, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) has donated a permit to a Non-Governmental Organization to join four others who will be chosen from a computer drawing. The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Foundation (TWRF) is the recipient of this year’s donated special take permit. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – A special called meeting of the Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission (TFWC) will be held via conference call on Friday, August 1st at 11:00am (CDT). The only item on the agenda is in regard to Proclamation 14-10 (early migratory bird hunting seasons).
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) approved the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency’s and the Mississippi Flyway Council’s request to increase the early wood duck and teal hunting daily season bag limit from 4 to 6 (no more than two wood ducks) and also allow the addition of teal-only hunting days to this season. The approval came at a meeting of the USFWS in late June. «Read the rest of this article»
Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency reports Two Boating related Fatalities over July 4th Holiday Weekend
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) reported two-boating related fatalities over the July 4th holiday weekend. The fatal incidents occurred on Old Hickory lake and Center Hill lake.
The TWRA also reported that boating officers made seven boating under the influence (BUI) arrests. TWRA boating officers were out in full force and checked more than 6,600 boats and issued 210 warnings and 319 citations. «Read the rest of this article»
Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has arrested, charged 15 year old in Connection to Deadly Armory Shooting
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) has arrested and charged a Lobelville teenager in connection to a deadly shooting at the Perry County National Guard Armory.
At the request of District Attorney General Kim Helper, TBI Special Agents continue to investigate the shooting of 45-year-old Sgt. 1st Class Michael W. Braden, which occurred at approximately 4:30pm on the afternoon of July 9th. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – In a tributary of Tennessee’s Duck River, there lives a small fish that seems to have mastered the art of seduction. Because the females of the species prefer strong fathers, males use small yellow knobs on their fins that look like eggs to lure potential mates.
“It will fool the female into thinking he has more eggs than he really does, and she’ll spawn with him,” Zac Wolf, an Austin Peay State University graduate student, said. “It’s been shown that females prefer larger nests, or at least males with larger nests.”
Clarksville Police Department participating in Operation Dry Water to raise awareness of dangers of boating under the influence
Clarksville Police Department launches awareness campaign to reach out to boaters
Clarksville, TN – The Clarksville Police Department will be participating in Operation Dry Water as part of a nationally coordinated effort to raise awareness about the dangers of boating under the influence (BUI) and reduce the number of accidents and deaths related to alcohol use on our waterways.
Operation Dry Water weekend, June 27th-29th, is the national weekend of heightened enforcement of boating under the influence laws and recreational boater outreach.
Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency announces Sixth Annual Operation Dry Water set for June 27th-29th
Nashville, TN - The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will be participating in Operation Dry Water, June 27th-29th.
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 July 4th holiday to give BUI enforcement high visibility during the peak boating season.
686 Turkeys Harvested in Montgomery County
Nashville, TN – Tennessee turkey hunters passed the 30,000 harvest mark for the 12th straight year during the spring season which concluded last month.
The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency reports that the 2014 harvest stands at 32,495. The harvest just slips past the 2013 total of 32,489.
Sportsmen faced inclement weather on several weekends during the season. «Read the rest of this article»
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