Nashville, TN – As part of the recently-implemented “Tennessee Northern Bobwhite Quail Restoration Plan” a third person has been added as a Quail Forever farm bill wildlife biologist in the state.
David Peters joins the Quail Forever staff. He will work closely with Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency staff on the plan to help bring back the bobwhite quail population which has seen its numbers decline over the past several decades. His primary area of responsibility will be in TWRA Region III, which includes one of the four quail focus Wildlife Management Areas, the Bridgestone/Firestone Centennial WMA. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has announced its 2014-15 winter trout stocking scheduled. 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.Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency releases Winter Trout Stocking Schedule for 2014-2015 «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – Tennessee’s gun season for deer an annual opening on the Saturday before Thanksgiving which this year falls on November 22nd for 2014-15.
For the fourth year, sportsmen will find one continuous season that will continue through January 4th, 2015. The continuous season replaced the previously two segmented hunting seasons that were in place prior to 2011.
The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency divides the state into three deer hunting units, A, B and & L. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency announces the availability of grant dollars to assist cities, schools, community organizations, civic groups, watershed organizations, and conservation groups, etc., with riparian tree planting projects.
All seedlings must be bought through the Department of Agriculture, Division of Forestry. Tree planting season in Tennessee is December through March. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – The 2014 muzzleloader/archery season for deer opened in Tennessee on Saturday, November 8th and continues through Friday, November 21st in all three of Tennessee’s deer hunting units, according to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency.
The opening of muzzleloader season in the state has a permanent opening date of the third Saturday before Thanksgiving.
Muzzleloading firearms are defined as those firearms which are incapable of being loaded from the breech. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is seeking volunteers willing to provide biological information from white-tailed deer harvested during the 2014-15 seasons.
Deer hunting clubs harvesting more than ten deer a year are encouraged to participate. A representative of a qualifying hunt club interested in participating is encouraged to send an email expressing such interest to TWRA.TNDeerData@tn.gov by Friday, November 7th. In response, the TWRA will send more information on how to participate.
For more information, contact the TWRA Wildlife and Forestry Division at 615.781.5262.
Nashville, TN – For the second consecutive year, four of the five participants recorded harvests in the Tennessee Elk Hunt held October 20th-24th at North Cumberland Wildlife Management Area.
In the Tennessee Youth Elk Hunt, held the weekend of October 25th-26th, the participant had a harvest for the third in as many years since the hunt was established. Robert L. Goodner, a 14-year old from Cleveland was the first boy selected for the youth hunt. «Read the rest of this article»
Series Premier takes place in Montgomery County
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is serving as a partner in a new weekly-television program, Tennessee Uncharted which hits the air waves in November.
The 30-minute show can be seen on PBS stations across the state on the Tennessee Channel. The program will showcase the outdoors including unique locations, techniques and traditions in the Volunteer State.
October Through December Worst Time for Deer-Related Crimes
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) urges motorists to exercise caution on the roadways this time of year due to deer-mating and -hunting season. Last year, two people were killed in traffic crashes involving deer on state roadways.
“The fall season is the most active time of year for deer-related crashes. We want to remind drivers to watch out for deer on or around the roadways, especially at dawn or after sunset,” Colonel Tracy Trott said.
Nashville, TN – The first of two Tennessee young sportsman deer hunts for the 2014-15 season will be held the weekend of October 25th-26th.
Youth ages 6-16 years of age may participate, Young sportsmen must be accompanied by a non-hunting adult, 21 or older who must remain in position to take immediate control of the hunting device.
The adult must also comply with the fluorescent orange regulations as specified for legal hunters. Multiple youth may be accompanied by a single qualifying adult. «Read the rest of this article»
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