Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has confirmed that a new state record for a largemouth bass has been established, breaking the previous mark which was set more than 60 years ago.
The new state record fish weighs in at 15 pounds, 3 ounces. Friday, February 13th proved to be a very lucky and history-making day for angler and new record holder Gabe Keen who made the catch on Chickamauga Reservoir.
6th Annual Tennessee Outdoors Summit (TOYS) to be held at Montgomery County Shooting Complex
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will host the Sixth Annual Tennessee Outdoors Youth Summit (TOYS), June 7th-12th, 2015 for high school students from across Tennessee. The students will be introduced to many outdoor activities at the event to be held at the Montgomery County Shooting Complex near Clarksville, TN.
Among the different outdoor activities that the students will have an opportunity to become introduced to will include boating, hunting, trapping, archery, photography, marksmanship, plant identification, forestry, camping, water quality, trap shooting, skeet shooting, wildlife identification, and several classes with wildlife and fish biology as the topic. The summit is designed to deepen the students’ appreciation for outdoor-related activities. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – A quail hunt for youth ages 10-16 has been scheduled for Saturday, February 28th near the Giles County community of Lynnville. The hunt is sponsored by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, Music City Quail Forever, and the Young Sportsman Foundation.
Participants must be ages 10-16, hunter safety certified, and have the appropriate licenses. If a participant does not have an adult to accompany her/him, mentors will be available to take participants on the hunt. In addition, individuals at least 18 years old are invited to serve as a mentor. «Read the rest of this article»
3,534 Deer Harvested in Montgomery County
Nashville, TN – Close to 165,000 deer were harvested in Tennessee during the recently completed 2014-15 seasons according to data gathered by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency.
The statewide gun season concluded January 4th and the youth hunt followed on January 10th-11th. The harvest numbers range from the start of archery season on September 27th, 2014 through the final youth hunt. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has announced the award of grant dollars to assist with riparian tree planting projects.
The grants, valued at $500.00 each were awarded to the Boone Watershed Partnership, Cumberland River Compact, Harpeth River Watershed Association, Historic Old North Knoxville Beautification, University of Tennessee (for Loosahatchie and Wolf rivers in Hardeman and Shelby counties), University of Tennessee (for Lake Barkley in Stewart County), and University of Tennessee Extension (for lower Mississippi Alluvial Valley in Shelby County).
For more information, contact Della Sawyers in the TWRA Environmental Services Division at 615.781.6577 or by e-mail at Della.Sawyers@tn.gov with any questions.
Nashville, TN – The application period deadline of February 4th is nearing for the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency 2015 Spring Turkey Quota Hunts are now being accepted. The application period began December 17th.
Applications are available and will be accepted at any TWRA license agent, TWRA regional office, or online at the TWRA website at www.tnwildlife.org
Applications can be accepted until 11:59pm (CST) on February 4th. Mailed applications will not be accepted. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – The 2015 Tennessee statewide youth waterfowl hunts are set for a pair of Saturdays on January 31st and February 7th.
The dates that appear in the annual Tennessee Wildlife Magazine calendar were listed incorrectly.
Youths between 6 and 15 years old may participate in these two youth hunt days and bag limits are the same as during the regular waterfowl season. Federal regulations require an adult at least 21 years of age to accompany youth hunters in the field. Adults are not allowed to hunt.
TWRA announces 5th Annual Daniel Greer Memorial Youth Waterfowl Hunt set for February 7th in Cheatham County
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is among the partners to host the Fifth Annual Daniel Greer Memorial Youth Waterfowl Hunt. The event will be held Saturday, February 7th 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. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is announcing the launch of the Tennessee Birding Trails website. The birding trails project, spearheaded by TWRA state ornithologist Scott Somershoe, provides details on more than 130 of the best places to watch birds across the state.
“The new website (www.tnbirdingtrail.org) is designed to be simple and user-friendly so users can find bird watching locations and information on each site with little effort,” Somershoe said.
Nashville, TN – The 24th edition of the Tennessee Sandhill Crane Festival is set to be held January 17th-18th at the Hiwassee Refuge and at the Birchwood Community Center.
The TWRA is the primary sponsor for the festival and many staff members and volunteers will again be contributing their services. For the fourth consecutive year, Olin Chlor Alkali Products is the corporate sponsor for the festival.
The festival is a celebration of the thousands of sandhill cranes that migrate through or spend the winter on and around the Hiwassee Refuge in Birchwood as well as an opportunity to focus attention on the rich wildlife heritage of the state and the Native American history of the area.
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