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TWRA 2017 Application Period Underway for Peregrine Falcon Trapping for Falconry Usage

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The 2017 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 the one permit to the winner of a draw to be held on Wednesday, August 30th, 2017. Falconers may go to TWRA’s website by clicking here for the print-ready application and also view the requirements. Resident and non-resident master and general falconers are eligible for participation in the draw. Completed applications must be postmarked by Wednesday, August 9th.

Peregrine Falcon

Peregrine Falcon

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TWRA reports No Boating Related Fatalities over July 4th Weekend

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency reported there were no boating-related fatalities over the 2017 Independence Day holiday period from June 30th through July 4th.

This year’s holiday period was extended with July 4th falling on a Tuesday. More than 10,700 boats were inspected during the five days. TWRA boating officers made 20 boating under the influence (BUI) arrests.

Officers issued 353 citations, and 303 warnings. They also assisted 483 boaters.

There were five accidents with four injuries over the July 4th Holiday Weekend.

There were five accidents with four injuries over the July 4th Holiday Weekend.

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TWRA announces August 4th Deadline to submit comments for 2017-2027 Statewide Trout Management Plan

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency Fisheries Division has completed its latest draft of its Statewide Trout Management Plan. The plan is ready for review on the TWRA website in the “For Anglers” section.

The scope of this plan is to provide guidance for the conservation and management of Tennessee’s cold water resources on a statewide level and not to address the needs of any specific body of water.

TWRA’s Winter Trout Stocking program.

TWRA’s Winter Trout Stocking program.

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9th annual Operation Dry Water set for June 30th-July 2nd Weekend

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will be participating in Operation Dry Water, June 30th-July 2nd, 2017. Operation Dry Water is a national weekend of Boating Under the Influence (BUI) awareness and enforcement campaign directed toward reducing alcohol and drug-related accidents and fatalities.

Operation Dry Water is held the weekend prior to the Independence Day (July 4th) holiday to give BUI enforcement high visibility during the peak boating season. The TWRA is teaming with the U.S. Coast Guard and the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA).

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2017 TWRA WMA Big Game Quota Hunt Applications going on now through July 26th

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency offers a reminder that the application period for the 2017 Wildlife Management Area (WMA) Big Game Quota Hunts, the regular elk, youth elk, and WMA youth is now underway and will continue through July 26th, 2017.

Entries must be submitted before midnight (CDT) July 26th. The WMA hunting instruction sheet lists locations and dates for each of the quota hunts along with drawing rules and regulations.

TWRA accepting applications for 2017 WMA Big Game Quota Hunt now through July 26th.

TWRA accepting applications for 2017 WMA Big Game Quota Hunt now through July 26th.

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Clarksville Parks & Recreation and TWRA to host annual Youth Fishing Rodeo at Liberty Park on June 10th

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRAClarksville, TN – The 2017 Free Fishing Day is Saturday, June 10th when anyone may fish free without a license in Tennessee’s public waters.

TWRA and Clarksville Parks and Recreation will be holding their annual Youth Fishing Rodeo at Liberty Park’s pond on Saturday, June 10th, 2017 from 7:00am to 9:00am. Hot Dogs and Drinks will be available.

Over 300 participants are expected. The age limit for the event is 0 to 16 years of age.

The annual TWRA Youth Fishing Rodeo at the Liberty Park Pond.

The annual TWRA Youth Fishing Rodeo at the Liberty Park Pond.

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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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