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TWRA announces New Tennessee Birding Trails Website

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, 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.

 Sandhill Crane.

Sandhill Crane.

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24th Tennessee Sandhill Crane Festival to be held January 17th-18th

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, 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.

The Tennessee Sandhill Crane Festival will be held Jan. 17-18 at the Hiwassee Refuge and in the community of Birchwood. It is the 24th anniversary of the event.

The Tennessee Sandhill Crane Festival will be held Jan. 17-18 at the Hiwassee Refuge and in the community of Birchwood. It is the 24th anniversary of the event.

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TWRA reports EQIP Wildlife Habitat applications due January 16th

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has been notified by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Tennessee that Friday, January 16th, 2015 is the signup cutoff date for first evaluation funding consideration in the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP).

Applicants interested in improving wildlife habitat on agricultural land and non-industrial private forestlands are encouraged to submit an application at their local NRCS office by that date. «Read the rest of this article»

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TWRA announces 2014-15 Deer Hunting Season Coming to a Close

 

3,228 Deer Harvested in Montgomery County

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – Deer hunting season is coming to a close in Tennessee. The gun season for deer concludes on January 4th while the second Young Sportsman Hunt for 2014-15 is January 10th-11th.

For the Young Sportsman Hunt, youth, 6-16 years of age are allowed to 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. «Read the rest of this article»

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Great Outdoors University subject for TWRA’s First 2015 Nature @ Noontime program

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – Great Outdoors University will be the subject for the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency’s first 2015 Nature @ Noontime program. The program will be held Thursday, January 8th from noon-1:00pm at the TWRA’s Region II Ray Bell Building.

Sonya Wood Mahler, a member of the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Federation, will be the program presenter. Great World University was founded in 2005 and is designed to introduce children to the natural world. «Read the rest of this article»

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2015 Spring Turkey Quota Hunts Application period underway until February 4th

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – Applications for the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency 2015 Spring Turkey Quota Hunts are now being accepted. The application period runs from December 17th through February 4th, 2015.

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»

 

TWRA Photo Contest Underway for 2015-16 Tennessee Wildlife Calendar Issue

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is now accepting entries for its 2014-15 photo contest for publication in the Tennessee Wildlife Magazine’s 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.

Interested photographers must submit their photo entries by March 11th, 2015.

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TWRA reports Fall Turkey Harvest stands at more than 1,400

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – Tennessee turkey hunters recorded 1,464 harvests during the two-week 2014 fall turkey season which was held in October.

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency reports that the 2014 fall harvest stands at 1,464. The harvest is 165 less than the 1,628 harvested during the 2013 fall season. Fall turkey hunting was allowed in 78 of the state’s 95 counties this fall. «Read the rest of this article»

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TWRA to get help from Quail Forever Staff addition with State Game Bird’s Restoration Efforts

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – As part of the recently-implemented “Tennessee Northern Bobwhite Quail Restoration Plan” a third person has been added as a Quail Forever farm bill wildlife biologist in the state.

David Peters joins the Quail Forever staff. He will work closely with Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency staff on the plan to help bring back the bobwhite quail population which has seen its numbers decline over the past several decades. His primary area of responsibility will be in TWRA Region III, which includes one of the four quail focus Wildlife Management Areas, the Bridgestone/Firestone Centennial WMA. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency releases Winter Trout Stocking Schedule for 2014-2015

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has announced its 2014-15 winter trout stocking scheduled. TWRA plans to release approximately 90,000 rainbow trout into Tennessee waters from December through March.

The program provides numerous close to home trout fishing opportunities for anglers during the winter months. These fisheries also provide a great opportunity to introduce children or first-time anglers to fishing.Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency releases Winter Trout Stocking Schedule for 2014-2015 «Read the rest of this article»

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