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TWRA Requests Public Input on 2021-22 Hunting Regulations Changes

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) is now soliciting comments on the proposed slight changes to the 2021-22 hunting seasons’ regulations that were made at the April meeting of the Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission.

The changes proposed by the Agency were primarily related to Unit CWD regulations and additional hunting opportunities at Buffalo Ridge Refuge.

TWRA is looking for public comments on the changes to the 2021-22 Hunting Regulations.

TWRA is looking for public comments on the changes to the 2021-22 Hunting Regulations.

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First Chronic Wasting Disease Testing Facility Opens in Tennessee

 

Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Agriculture’s (TDA) Kord Animal Health Diagnostic Laboratory has the state’s first Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) testing facility. The CWD testing unit is operational and fully accredited by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), the organization that develops and publishes international standards.

Kord Animal Health Laboratory’s CWD unit microbiologists left to right: Lydia Suttles, Kelsey Londo, and CWD Unit Supervisor Jocelyn Revetta.

Kord Animal Health Laboratory’s CWD unit microbiologists left to right: Lydia Suttles, Kelsey Londo, and CWD Unit Supervisor Jocelyn Revetta.

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Tennessee’s New Import Requirements Aim to Protect Rabbits from Deadly Virus

 

Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – Following the recent detection of rabbit hemorrhagic disease virus type 2 (RHDV2) near the Tennessee border in Arkansas, live domestic and wild rabbits, wild hares, and pikas have new requirements for import to Tennessee.

No live domestic rabbits, wild hares, pikas, or other susceptible species may enter Tennessee from a premises or area that is under state or federal quarantine for RHDV2.

Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease detected in Arkansas, near the Tennessee Border.

Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease detected in Arkansas, near the Tennessee Border.

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TWRA releases Online Preview of Migratory 2021-22 Game Bird Hunting Season

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, 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.

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Tennessee’s State Veterinarian releases Animal Disease Alert for Rabbit Owners. Hunters

 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee’s State Veterinarian wants to make citizens aware that an outbreak of rabbit hemorrhagic disease virus type 2 (RHDV2) has been detected near the Tennessee border in Arkansas.

There have been no cases found in Tennessee, but rabbit owners should be mindful of the heightened risk,

An outbreak of Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease has been reported in Arkansas.

An outbreak of Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease has been reported in Arkansas.

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TWRA announces 2021 Spring Turkey Hunting Starts April 3rd in Most Areas of Tennessee

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, 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.

2021 Spring Turkey Season in Tennessee begins April 3rd.

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TWRA announces Tennessee Young Sportsman Turkey Hunt set for March 27th-28th

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The 2021 Young Sportsman Turkey Hunt kicks off the spring hunting season in most areas of the state the weekend of March 27th-28th. The Young Sportsman Hunt will be held later in two areas of the state to benefit struggling turkey populations.

The Young Sportsman Hunt is the weekend of April 10th-11th in the newly formed Mississippi Alluvial Valley (MAV) unit (consisting of Dyer County, Lake County, Lauderdale County, Shelby County, and Tipton County) and in Giler County, Lawrence County, Lincoln County, and Wayne County.

Tennessee Young Sportsman Turkey Hunt Kicks Off 2021 Spring Season

Tennessee Young Sportsman Turkey Hunt Kicks Off 2021 Spring Season

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TWRA Requests Public Input for 2022 Fishing Regulations

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) is welcoming comments for its 2022 fishing regulations. This is an opportunity for the public to share ideas and concerns about fishing regulations with TWRA staff.

Public comments will be considered by fisheries managers and may be presented as proposals for regulation changes. Comments may be submitted by mail to: Fish Comments, TWRA, Fisheries Management Division, 5107 Edmondson Pike, Nashville, TN 37211or emailed to . Please include “Fish Comments” on the subject line of emailed submissions.

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency seeks input from the public on Fishing Regulations for 2022. (TWRA)

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency seeks input from the public on Fishing Regulations for 2022. (TWRA)

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Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency to start 4-Year Turkey Banding Project

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency’s Wildlife and Forestry Division is launching a 4-year, large-scale turkey banding project across the state to look at factors affecting gobbler harvest rates.

Eastern wild turkey populations throughout much of the southeastern United States have declined over the past decade or more, including in parts of Tennessee. Of the possible causes of these declines, only impacts associated with harvest are directly influenced by state wildlife agencies responsible for the management of the wild turkey resource.

TWRA Begins 4-Year Turkey Banding Project

TWRA Begins 4-Year Turkey Banding Project

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TWRA announces 2021-22 Tennessee Hunting and Fishing Licenses On Sale Now

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – That time of year has rolled around again. The new 2021-22 Tennessee hunting and fishing licenses are now on sale, with over one million licenses expected to be purchased in the coming year. All current yearly Tennessee hunting and fishing licenses expire Sunday, February 28th, 2021.

Licenses are available online anytime at www.GoOutdoorsTennessee.com, on the TWRA “On the Go App,” or at one of more than 700 license agents across the state.

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