September 13th workshop will train landowners to protect hemlocks from invasive pest
Nashville, TN – A small aphid-like insect has been devastating majestic hemlock trees in eastern Tennessee and the Cumberland Mountains. Treatments exist to protect these long-lived, tall evergreens. Now private landowners will have an opportunity to learn how to treat and protect their shady hemlock trees themselves.
The Tennessee Hemlock Conservation Partnership will teach the region’s private landowners how to obtain and apply the necessary chemical treatments to fight hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA), the insect that threatens hemlocks. A free workshop is scheduled for Saturday, September 13th at Fall Creek Falls State Park in Van Buren County. Treatment location at park and directions will be provided to all who register for the workshop. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – The 2014-15 state waterfowl hunting seasons and a preview of next year’s sport and commercial fishing proclamations will be among the agenda items for the Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission at its August meeting.
The meeting will be held August 28th-29th (Thursday-Friday) at the West Tennessee Research and Education Center in Jackson. «Read the rest of this article»
Squirrel Season Opens
Nashville, TN – All Tennesseans are reminded that Saturday, August 23rd is the 2014 Free Hunting Day in Tennessee when state residents may hunt without a license. The annual event coincides with the opening day of squirrel season.
The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency annually provides the free day in hopes of increasing interest in hunting. Squirrel hunting is one of Tennessee’s oldest and favorite traditions. «Read the rest of this article»
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.
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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.”
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