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TWRA announces New Fishing Regulations in Effect, new Tennessee Fishing Guide available

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – Tennessee’s 2019-20 fishing regulations went into effect March 1st and anglers are encouraged to obtain the new Tennessee Fishing Guide now available at locations throughout the state, on the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency website (www.tnwildlife.org) and on the TWRA “On the App.”

Hard copies of the guide are available wherever hunting and fishing licenses are sold and at the TWRA’s four regional offices located in Jackson (Region I), Nashville (Region II), Crossville (Region III), and Morristown (Region IV). This year’s statewide and specific region regulation changes to are featured on page 4 of the guide.

2019-2020 Tennessee Fishing Guide

2019-2020 Tennessee Fishing Guide

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TVA announces New Fish Species found in Duck River

 

Tennessee Valley AuthorityKnoxville, TN – Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) aquatic biologists identify new fish species in tributary streams to the Duck River in Middle Tennessee: the Tennessee Logperch (Percina apina).

When you hear news about an animal species these days, it’s rarely good. Most often, it’s about overabundance or scarcity.

But occasionally, there’s a surprise: the discovery of something new.

TVA aquatic biologists identify new fish species the Tennessee Logperch (Percina apina).

TVA aquatic biologists identify new fish species the Tennessee Logperch (Percina apina).

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Clarksville-Montgomery County has Above Average Risk for Flooding through Spring

 

National Weather ServiceNashville, TN – The National Weather Service (NWS) reports the spring flood outlook for 2016 has an above average risk in the short-term and average risk for the rest of the spring.

For the spring of 2016, there is an average to above average risk for flooding for Clarksville-Montgomery County and across Middle Tennessee. Recent precipitation has left area soils very moist and stream flows remain elevated.

This has increased the over-all flood risk in the short-term to above average with an average flood risk for the long-term.

High water at McGregor Park along the banks of the Cumberland River in Clarksville Tennessee.

High water at McGregor Park along the banks of the Cumberland River in Clarksville Tennessee.

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TWRA announces New Long-Term Funding for Federal Trout Hatchery Operation, Stocking Program

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRAErwin, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, the Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and Georgia Department of Natural Resources (GADNR) joined U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander and leaders from the Tennessee Valley Authority in an announcement to provide long-term funding for trout production and stocking in 13 TVA dam tailwaters and reservoirs in Tennessee and Georgia.

The announcement for the multi-agency agreement to the USFWS came in a press conference at the Erwin National Fish Hatchery on Monday (May 11th). The agreement ensures popular trout stocking programs in the region will continue beyond 2016, when a temporary TVA funding agreement reached in 2013 is set to expire. «Read the rest of this article»

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Clarksville – Montgomery County under Flood Advisory until late this afternoon

 

National Weather ServiceNashville, TN – The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a flood advisory for rain and melting snow for Clarksville-Montgomery County and parts of Middle Tennessee until 3:00pm CST Saturday, February 21st.

An area of low pressure will move through the lower Mississippi River and Ohio River valleys this weekend bringing widespread rain anywhere from 2 to locally 4 inches to much of mid south. The rain will fall on top of ice and snow.

Some roads in low lying areas may flood today.  Never drive through flood waters.

Some roads in low lying areas may flood today. Never drive through flood waters.

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Fort Campbell Outdoor Recreation Offers Several Adventure Programs for August

 

Fort Campbell's Morale, Welfare and Recreation - MWRFort Campbell, KY – Outdoor Recreation Adventure Programs are abundant and diverse in August, offering activities both on the water and on land. There is something to do for the whole Family!

Duck River Kayak: August 2nd from 8:00am to 6:00pm. For ages 10 and up. The cost is $25.00 per person per trip (includes transportation and equipment). This kayaking trip will offer the chance to see the wildlife of the river. Bring snacks, water and a camera to take pictures. Registration deadline is 4:00pm by July 31st. «Read the rest of this article»

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Austin Peay State University field biology grad student Zac Wolf earns grant award for research

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – In a tributary of Tennessee’s Duck River, there lives a small fish that seems to have mastered the art of seduction. Because the females of the species prefer strong fathers, males use small yellow knobs on their fins that look like eggs to lure potential mates.

“It will fool the female into thinking he has more eggs than he really does, and she’ll spawn with him,” Zac Wolf, an Austin Peay State University graduate student, said. “It’s been shown that females prefer larger nests, or at least males with larger nests.”

APSU graduate student Zac Wolf.

APSU graduate student Zac Wolf.

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TWRA announces 2013-14 Winter Trout Stocking Schedule

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has announced its 2013-14. 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. «Read the rest of this article»

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Fort Campbell’s Outdoor Recreation Adventures to have Hiking, Climbing, Canoeing and More in August

 

Fort Campbell's Morale, Welfare and RecreationFort Campbell, KY – Join Outdoor Recreation Adventure Programs for some great activities this month! They’ll start the month off with Climbing 101 on August 1st from 5:00pm to 7:30pm.

If you are interested in learning how to rock climb then join for an introduction to the exciting sport of climbing.  This clinic will cover equipment, belay instruction, safety precautions, as well as technique. The cost is $15.00 and you must be at least 12 years old to participate.  Outdoor Rec will provide all equipment needed. Preregistration is required by 4:00pm on July 30th. «Read the rest of this article»

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Fort Campbell Outdoor Recreation Adventure Programs for July, 2013

 

Fort Campbell's Morale, Welfare and Recreation - MWRFort Campbell, KY – Join Outdoor Recreation Adventure Programs for hiking, canoeing, climbing, caving, rafting and camping this month!

They’ll start the month off with a Fall Creek Falls Day Hike on July 6th from 8:00am to 6:00pm. You must be age 10 or over to participate and the cost is $25.00 which includes transportation.  This is a moderate hiking trip to view the largest water fall in the eastern U.S. Preregistration is required by 4:00pm on July 3rd. «Read the rest of this article»

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