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TWRA releases 2017 Memorial Holiday Weekend Boating Report

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is reporting that there were no boating-related fatalities over the 2017 Memorial Day holiday weekend.

It marks the third consecutive year without a boating fatality over the weekend. There have been seven boating-related fatalities so far in 2017.  

During the period from May 26th-29th, 2017 there was one injury accident and five property damage incidents.

TWRA Boating and Law Enforcement arrested 17 for Boating Under the Influence during 2017 Memorial Day Weekend.

TWRA Boating and Law Enforcement arrested 17 for Boating Under the Influence during 2017 Memorial Day Weekend.

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TWRA says Memorial Day Holiday Weekend Traditional Start to Tennessee’s Summer Boating Season

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – Memorial Day holiday weekend is regarded as the unofficial start to the summer boating season and the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency wants to emphasize the use of life jackets while boating in a safe and responsible manner.

Annually, the Memorial Day weekend is one of the year’s busiest boating weekends. Last year, there were not any boating-related fatalities over the holiday weekend for the second consecutive year. There were six reported accidents, four of which resulted in injuries.

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Tennessee Broadband Accessibility Act heads to Governor

 

Written by Curtis Johnson
Tennessee State Representative

Tennessee State Representative - District 68Nashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam praised the passage of the Tennessee Broadband Accessibility Act, the governor’s legislation to increase broadband access to Tennessee’s unserved citizens.

The House of Representatives passed HB 529/SB 1215 by a vote of 93-4, and it now heads to the governor’s desk for signature. The Senate passed the legislation 31-0 on April 3rd. Tennessee currently ranks 29th in the U.S. for broadband access, with 34 percent of rural Tennessee residents lacking access at recognized minimum standards.

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

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TWRA announces 2017 NASP State Championships return to Murfreesboro

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The Tennessee National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) will hold its 11th state championships at the 2017 event set for March 30th-31st in Murfreesboro, TN.

The NASP State Championships will be returning to the Tennessee Miller Coliseum for the eighth consecutive year. A record field of close to 1,900 students is expected to participate. The students will be representing more than 90 schools.

Tennessee National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) to hold 11th annual State Championships in Murfreesboro March 30th-31st.

Tennessee National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) to hold 11th annual State Championships in Murfreesboro March 30th-31st.

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TWRA announces 2017-18 Hunting and Fishing Licenses to go on Sale February 18th

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The 2017-18 Tennessee hunting and fishing licenses will go on sale Saturday, February 18th.

Licenses are available at Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) regional offices, license agents, on the TWRA website, www.tnwildlife.org, and at the TWRA “On the Go App” and charged to a credit card.  

The 2017-18 licenses are valid through February 2018. License sales provide the primary funding for the TWRA, which does not receive any funding from the state’s general fund (i.e. state sales tax). The 2016-17 licenses expire February 28th.

2017-18 Tennessee Hunting and Fishing Licenses go on sale February 18th.

2017-18 Tennessee Hunting and Fishing Licenses go on sale February 18th.

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Offers $2500.00 Reward in Bald Eagle Shootings

 

U.S. Fish and Wildlife ServiceCrossville, TN – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has issued a $2500.00 reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution in the shooting of two bald eagles in the Tennessee River valley. Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) along with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service continue their investigation investigating the shooting of two bald eagles in the Tennessee River Valley.

Anyone with knowledge regarding these two shootings is asked to contact the TWRA, Region III office at 931.484.9571 or the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at: 615.736.5532.

American Bald Eagle

American Bald Eagle

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TWRA announces Free Trapper Training Camp set for February 24th-26th

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency and the Tennessee Fur Harvesters are hosting a free trapper training camp. The camp will be held February 24th-26th at the TWRA’s Buffalo Ridge Refuge in Humphreys County.

The 3-day event is for all ages. Classes and instruction will include live trap line, fur handling, trap modification, and set making and snaring.

TWRA’s Buffalo Ridge Refuge in Humphreys County to hold Free Trapper Training Camp.

TWRA’s Buffalo Ridge Refuge in Humphreys County to hold Free Trapper Training Camp.

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TWRA announces 7th annual Daniel Greer Memorial Youth Waterfowl Hunt in Cheatham County set for February 11th

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is among the partners to host the Seventh Annual Daniel Greer Memorial Youth Waterfowl Hunt. The event will be held Saturday, February 11th at Cheatham Lake Wildlife Management Area.

The event is held in honor of U.S. Marine Corporal Daniel Greer who lost his life in August 2010 while serving in southern Afghanistan. He was an Ashland City firefighter and avid outdoorsman.

7th annual Daniel Greer Memorial Yough Waterfowl Hunt to take place February 11th in Cheatham County.

7th annual Daniel Greer Memorial Yough Waterfowl Hunt to take place February 11th in Cheatham County.

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TWRA announces World Record pending for Non-Typical Deer Harvested in Sumner County

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – A buck harvested in Sumner County during the recent muzzleloader season, has completed a step toward becoming a world record for a non-typical deer rack.

Boone and Crockett officials spent several hours on Monday (January 9th) scoring the 47-point buck tabbed the “Tennessee Tucker Buck” as the Nashville headquarters of the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. The buck was harvested by 26-year old Gallatin resident Stephen Tucker.

Stephen Tucker with the rack of 47-point buck harvested in Sumner County.

Stephen Tucker with the rack of 47-point buck harvested in Sumner County.

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TWRA announces 26th Annual Sandhill Crane Festival set for January 14th-15th

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The 2017 Tennessee Sandhill Crane Festival is set for January 14th-15th (Saturday-Sunday) at the Hiwassee Refuge and Birchwood Community Center.

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is the primary sponsor for the 26th annual festival and many staff members and volunteers will again be contributing their services. For the sixth year, Olin Chlor Alkali Products is the corporate sponsor for the festival.

The Tennessee Sandhill Crane Festival will be held Jan. 14-15 at the Hiwassee Refuge and in the community of Birchwood. It is the 26th anniversary of the event.

The Tennessee Sandhill Crane Festival will be held Jan. 14-15 at the Hiwassee Refuge and in the community of Birchwood. It is the 26th anniversary of the event.

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