Nashville, TN – Two 2015 permits for the trapping of a peregrine falcon to be used in falconry has been awarded, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has announced.
Bradley County resident Doug Boucher and Greg Seaton of North Little Rock, AR are the winners of the Tennessee Peregrine Falcon Permit Draw. The drawing was held in Nashville in late August.
Only general or master class resident and non-resident falconers were eligible to participate in the drawing.
Nashville, TN – The application period for the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency’s 2015 Wildlife Management Area waterfowl hunts will be held from September 9th-30th. Applications will be accepted until midnight (CDT) September 30th.
A computerized drawing system will be held to select successful applicants based on the priority drawing system. Hunters may apply at any TWRA license agent, at any TWRA regional office, or online at www.tnwildlife.org. Mailed applications will not be accepted. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – Dove season opens on Tuesday, September 1st at noon (local time), which marks the annual start of one of Tennessee’s most long-standing outdoor sports traditions.
Tennessee’s 2015 season is again be divided into three segments: September 1st through September 28th; October 10th through November 1st; and November 28th through January 5th, 2016. Hunting times, other than opening day, are one-half hour before sunrise until sunset. «Read the rest of this article»
Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission announces Water Fowl Seasons and Fishing Proposals at August meeting
Morristown, TN – The Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission approved the 2015-16 late waterfowl hunting seasons and was presented the 2016-17 state’s fishing regulations proposals at its August meeting on Friday. In addition, the participants in Tennessee’s 2015 elk hunt were announced.
The actions came at the commission’s August meeting at the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency’s Region IV headquarters in Morristown. «Read the rest of this article»
Morristown, TN – The six persons who will participate in the 2015 Tennessee Elk Hunts were announced during the August meeting of the Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission held at the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency Region IV headquarters.
Four of the sportsmen were winners selected in a computer drawing conducted by the TWRA. The four Tennessee residents selected were Trevor Childs (Knoxville), Roy Bivens (Tellico Plains), Andrew Coffey (Crossville), and Forest Landers (Afton). Chuck Yoest of the TWRA Wildlife and Forestry Division made the announcement of this year’s participants. «Read the rest of this article»
TWRA announces 2015 WMA Big Game Quota Hunt Results available, Leftover Permits go on Sale August 26th
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is announcing that the 2015 big game quota hunts have been posted. Application results can be viewed on the TWRA website by visiting www.tnwildlife.org and the “For Hunters” section.
When reviewing the application results, sportsmen must enter in only one form of identification without using dashes, spaces or special characters (for example 123456789) and then enter in the date of birth using the format mm/dd/yyyy ( example-06/10/1967). «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – Tennessee residents are allowed to hunt without a license on Saturday, August 22nd which coincides with the opening day of squirrel season.
Free Hunting Day is an event the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency annually provides in hopes of increasing interest in hunting. Squirrel hunting is one of Tennessee’s oldest and favorite traditions. The day serves as an excellent opportunity for persons to experience the enjoyment of the sport. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agenty’s “Shoot for the Soldiers,” a sporting clays event, will be held Saturday, August 29th at the Montgomery County Shooting Complex.
Proceeds from the event will go directly to Tennessee soldiers and their families or to the Moment of Freedom campaign. A portion will go to funding scholarships of soldiers from HOOAH (Healing Outside of a Hospital) while the remainder will go making outdoor recreational opportunities for wounded soldiers and their families. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – “Tennessee Uncharted,” the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency’s television program, has been named as the best outdoors television series in the country by the Association for Conservation Information, Inc. (ACI).
“Tennessee Uncharted” made its debut in October 2014. TWRA partners with Knoxville-based Designsensory and production company PopFizz to bring the weekly program to television viewers across the state on PBS stations. The program showcases the outdoors, including unique locations, techniques and traditions in the Volunteer State.
Nashville, TN – More than 5,200 archers from across the United States and four other countries will participate in the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) 2015 World Tournament and All-Star Championship, July 22nd-28th at the Music City Center.
The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is the hosting agency and will be providing the majority of volunteers for the event, including close to 60 employees. The NASP World Tournament is being held in the state for the first time.
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