Nashville, TN – A preview of Tennessee’s 2021-22 migratory game bird hunting seasons and regulations is now available for viewing on the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) website, (www.tnwildlife.org on the Commission page). The preview was originally scheduled to be made at the March meeting, but the meeting had to be canceled.
The TWRA is now welcoming comments on the migratory game bird hunting and regulations. Comments may be emailed to or mailed to Migratory Gamebird Comments, TWRA, Wildlife, and Forestry Division, 5107 Edmondson Pike, Nashville, TN 37211.
Nashville, TN – Tennessee’s 2021 spring turkey hunting season is set to open in most areas of the state on Saturday, April 3rd, 2021.
In an effort to help the turkey population in specific areas, the season starts April 17th in the new Mississippi Alluvial Valley (MAV) unit (consisting of Dyer County, Lake County, Lauderdale County, Shelby County, and Tipton County) and in Giles County, Lawrence County, Lincoln County, and Wayne County in Middle Tennessee.
2021 Spring Turkey Season in Tennessee begins April 3rd.
Nashville, TN – Tennessee Wildlife Federation, one of the largest and oldest nonprofits dedicated to conserving our state’s wildlife and natural resources, invites parents and youth to learn how to hunt.
Nashville, TN – Tennessee Wildlife Federation, one of the largest and oldest nonprofits dedicated to conserving our state’s wildlife and natural resources, invites Tennessee families to learn how to hunt deer. Six experiences have been announced for October.
First-time or novice deer hunters—or those interested in future experiences around turkey, dove, or fish—can sign up at tnwf.org/interest.
The Federation’s Hunting and Fishing Academy program provides engaging, hands-on instruction in the art of being an outdoorsman through multi-day, immersive experiences.
Tennessee Wildlife Federation’s Hunting and Fishing Academy program hosting deer hunting experiences for beginners
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) is seeking fields to lease for the upcoming 2020 dove season. The first segment of dove season opens at noon on Tuesday, September 1st, 2020.
Landowners can earn up to $3,600 for providing a dove field for public hunting. These fields must be available for a minimum of three priority hunt dates in September.
Mourning doves are a popular game bird and one of the most widely distributed and abundant birds in North America.
More mourning doves are harvested than all other migratory bird species combined in 39 of the continental states.
Time to Start Leasing Fields for 2020 Dove Season.
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Agriculture’s Division of Forestry is closing the campsites at Prentice Cooper and Franklin State Forests until further notice. A surge in the number of campers is creating safety and health concerns for the public and forestry staff.
Campsites at Prentice Cooper and Franklin State Forests until further notice.
Written by Trey Church
Cheatham Lake Conservation Biologist
Ashland City, TN – Kids caught fish and an interest in the outdoors and environment during the Cheatham Lake Annual Fishing Rodeo.
“The Fishing Rodeo brought about many smiles, healthy competition, education, and memories to last a lifetime,” said Amy Hill, an event participant.
Every child (up to age 15) who signed up for the event received a prize ranging from fishing rods, archery sets, sporting equipment, local gift cards, and tackle boxes. Every participant was also treated to lunch from event sponsors.
This boy and father celebrate catching a fish during the Cheatham Lake Annual Fishing Rodeo in Ashland City, Tennessee, June 16th, 2018. (Trey Church, USACE)
Clarksville, TN – With their wilderness adventure coming to a close, Clarksville businessmen Clay Powers and Thom Spigner, were getting ready to head home. The nine day trip into the Alaskan wilderness had provided amazing thrills, great fishing and wonderful fellowship.
Their tour guide, Dr. Jimmy Sites, of Spiritual Outdoor Adventures, said this trip brought together an incredible group of men who bonded immediately. “You could tell the moment they met, that not only were they experienced outdoorsmen, but men of God, who were excited about letting the spirit work in their lives at every opportunity.”
Clarksville, TN – Thom Spigner and Clay Powers are great friends. The two Clarksville businessmen enjoy fishing, hunting, motorcycles, and just about anything that challenges them in the great outdoors.
It was this love of adventure that brought the two men face to face with death, in the wilds of Alaska.
Clary Powers, Thom Spigner, Dr. Jimmy Sites. (Thom Spigner)