Nashville, TN – A quail hunt for youth ages 10-16 has been scheduled for Saturday, March 2nd near the Giles County community of Lynnville, TN. 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»
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is among the partners to host the Second Annual Daniel Greer Memorial Youth Waterfowl Hunt.
The event will be held February 9th at Cheatham Lake Wildlife Management Area.
Marine Corporal Daniel Greer lost his life to an IED explosion 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 will be among organizations set to host the 2013 Tennessee Sandhill Crane Festival to be held on January 19th-20th at the Hiwassee Refuge and in the community of Birchwood, TN. This will be the 22nd anniversary for the event which will run from 8:00am until 6:00pm each day.
The Tennessee Sandhill Crane 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. It is also an opportunity to focus attention on the rich wildlife heritage of the state and the Native American history of the area.
Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency announces Tennessee Hunter Education Courses now require Online Registration
Nashville, TN – Registration for a Tennessee Hunter Education course is now required to be made online. The new registration process became effective January 1st, 2013 on the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency’s website (www.tnwildlife.org).
On the TWRA website, those wishing to register for a class will click the “register for a hunter education class” link. Once clicking the link, there will be directions to search for hunter education classes closest to your area. «Read the rest of this article»
3,562 Deer Harvested in Montgomery County
Nashville, TN – The second of the season’s youth hunts, scheduled for January 12th-13th, will conclude the 2012-13 deer hunting season in Tennessee.
Youth, ages 6-16 years of age may participate. The young sportsmen must be accompanied by a non-hunting adult at least 21 years of age who must remain in a position to take control of the hunting device.
The accompanying adult must comply with fluorescent orange regulations, as specified for legal hunters. Multiple youths may be accompanied nu a single qualifying adult. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – The third and final segment of Tennessee’s 2012-13 dove hunting season is now underway. The final segment began on December 19th and will continue through January 15th, 2013.
The daily bag limit is 15. There is no limit on collared doves. Doves not readily identifiable as collared doves will be considered mourning doves and will count toward the mourning dove daily bag limit. «Read the rest of this article»
Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency reports funding available to improve Livestock Forage for Wildlife Habitat
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has been informed that the Tennessee’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has recently received $778,044 in additional funding to help crop and livestock producers through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP).
Producers in areas designated as either D3 Drought, Extreme or D4 Drought exceptional on the recent July 2012 U.S. Drought Monitor maps for Tennessee are eligible to apply for selected conservation practices. These areas include Benton, Carroll, Crockett, Dyer, Fayette, Gibson, Haywood, Henry, Houston, Humphreys, Lake, Lauderdale, Montgomery, Obion, Shelby, Stewart, Tipton, and Weakley counties. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is now accepting entries for its 2013-14 photo contest for publication in the Tennessee Wildlife Magazine’s popular annual calendar issue.
All interested photographers are invited to submit their best photos on fishing and wildlife species native to Tennessee, and fishing and hunting scenes in Tennessee.
Nashville, TN – Applications for the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency 2013 Spring Turkey Quota Hunts will be accepted beginning December 12th, 2012.
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 will be accepted beginning at 12:00am (CST) on December 12th and will not be accepted after 11:59pm (CST) on February 6th, 2013. Mailed applications will not be accepted. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville’s Billy Dunlop Park to be Stocked December 12th and February 12th
Nashville, TN – The winter trout stocking program of the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is underway. TWRA plans to release more than 90,000 rainbow trout into Tennessee waters from December through March.
The program provides numerous close to home trout fishing opportunities for Middle and West Tennessee anglers during the winter months. These fisheries also provide a great opportunity to introduce children or first-time anglers to fishing. «Read the rest of this article»
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