Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission will be presented with the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency’s new strategic plan proposal during its February meeting.
The TFWC will be returning to Nashville and the TWRA Region II Ray Bell Building after holding its January meeting in Memphis. Committee meetings will be held (Thursday) February 13th at 1:00pm while the formal TFWC meeting is (Friday) February 14th at 9:00am. «Read the rest of this article»
Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency says February 5th Deadline Nears for 2014 Spring Turkey Quota Hunts Applications
Nashville, TN – The February 5th deadline is nearing for applications for the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency 2014 Spring Turkey Quota Hunts. The application period began Dec. 18, 2013.
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 will not be accepted after 11:59pm (CST) on February 5th. Mailed applications will not be accepted. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – More than 168,000 deer were harvested in Tennessee during the recently completed 2013-14 seasons as data continues to be gathered by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency.
The statewide gun season concluded January 5th and the youth hunt followed on January 11th-12th. The harvest numbers range from the start of archery season on September 28th, 2013 through the final youth hunt. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – Bill Dance, a Tennessee native and national fishing icon, has been honored for his many contributions to the sport of fishing and as a long-time proponent and supporter of the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency and its efforts to manage and improve fishing in the state.
The Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission and TWRA expressed their gratitude to Mr. Dance with a resolution during the January TFWC meeting that was held at the Ducks Unlimited National Headquarters in Memphis, TN.
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is now accepting entries for its 2014-15 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 10th, 2014 deadline.
Nashville, TN – The third and final segment of the 2013 dove season will start December 19th and will continue for 28 day before concluding January 15th, 2014.
The daily bag limit is 15 for doves. There is no limit on collared doves.
Doves not readily identifiable as collared doves will be considered mourning doves and will count toward the mourning dove daily bag limit. «Read the rest of this article»
TWRA says latest Florida Bass study of Chickamauga Lake indicates success, but with surprising results
Nashville, TN – Results of three genetic studies conducted on Florida largemouth bass released into Chickamauga Lake have all revealed some positive news for bass anglers, but with results that might be surprising, according to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency.
TWRA Fisheries Division Chief, Bobby Wilson, made an in depth presentation on the subject during the December meeting of the Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has announced its 2013-14. TWRA plans to release approximately 90,000 rainbow trout into Tennessee waters from December through March.
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. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – Harvests from Tennessee’s first Young Sportsman Deer Hunt of the 2013-14 season were very similar to the fall of 2012, showing a slight increase. The youth hunt was held across the state on October 26th-27th.
The young sportsmen harvested 8,484 deer in Tennessee’s 95 counties. The number is up 150 deer from 2012’s 8,334. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has been informed that the quota deer hunts scheduled for the Land Between the Lakes Wildlife Management Area will go on as scheduled.
If the federal government shutdown continues when the hunts are underway, the South Welcome Center in Tennessee will not be open to check deer.
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