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TWRA says Go Boating, Have Fun, Stay Safe this Labor Day Holiday Weekend

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The Labor Day holiday, the final major weekend of the 2020 summer boating season is September 5th-7th, 2020. The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) wants to emphasize the use of life jackets while boating in a safe and responsible manner.

The TWRA wants all those who visit the waterways to have an enjoyable time. However, TWRA officers will be on the watch for dangerous boating behavior, such as boating under the influence (BUI) and other reckless operation.

Boat in a safe and responsible manner this Labor Day Weekend

Boat in a safe and responsible manner this Labor Day Weekend

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TWRA to Follow Guidelines at Agency Sponsored Events During Dove Season

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – Each year, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) provides between 75 and 80 dove fields across the state for hunters from either privately owned leased fields or fields planted on wildlife management areas (WMAs).

Privately leased fields are usually harvested grains, like corn silage, while management area fields are planted small grains like sunflowers, millet, or wheat. For the last several years, hunters in Tennessee have harvested between 11,000 and 18,000 doves annually during the opening days of dove season.  

TWRA Events to follow COVID-19 precautions and guidelines.

TWRA Events to follow COVID-19 precautions and guidelines.

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Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission announces 2020 Elk Hunt Participants, Conservation Raffle Winners at August meeting

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRAKingsport, TN – The 15 persons who will participate in the 2020 Tennessee Elk Hunts and the seven winners of the Tennessee Conservation Raffle were announced Friday during the August meeting of the Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission held at the Marriott Meadowview Conference Center.

A total of 9,603 persons registered for the opportunity to participate in this year’s Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency’s elk quota hunts. Tennessee began its elk hunt in 2009 with the participants selected from a computer draw.

Tennessee Elk Hunts and the seven winners of the Tennessee Conservation Raffle were announced Friday

Tennessee Elk Hunts and the seven winners of the Tennessee Conservation Raffle were announced Friday

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TWRA’s annual Tennessee Free Hunting Day is this Saturday, Squirrel Season Opens

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – Tennessee residents are allowed to hunt without a license on Saturday, August 22nd, 2020, which coincides with the opening day of squirrel season.

Free Hunting Day is an event the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) annually provides in hopes of increasing interest in hunting. Squirrel hunting is one of Tennessee’s oldest and favorite traditions. The day serves as an excellent opportunity for persons to experience the enjoyment of the sport.

Squirrel Season opens, Saturday.

Squirrel Season opens, Saturday.

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Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency looks to Lease Dove Fields for 2020 Season

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, 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.

Time to Start Leasing Fields for 2020 Dove Season.

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Just a few days remain to Purchase Tickets for Tennessee Conservation Raffle

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – It’s the home stretch to purchase your tickets for an opportunity to win one of the seven priceless, outdoor experience packages in the 2020 Tennessee Conservation Raffle. A single ticket is $20.00, three tickets for $50.00, and 10 for $100.00 and are available online at https://raffle.twrf.net/ until August 16th, 2020

Formerly known as the Elk Tag Raffle, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Foundation 2020 Conservation Raffle has opportunities for everyone whether a hunter, fisherman, camper, or lover of the outdoors.

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TWRA Reports No Boating Fatalities, 11 BUI Arrests Over July 4th Operation Dry Water Weekend

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) reports there were no boating-related fatalities and eight statewide serious injury boating incidents over the July 4th holiday weekend which includes the annual Operation Dry Water.

Operation Dry Water was held July 3rd-5th, 2020 and is a national weekend of awareness and enforcement campaign directed toward reducing alcohol and drug-related accidents and fatalities.

TWRA makes 11 BUI Arrests over Independence Day Holiday.

TWRA makes 11 BUI Arrests over Independence Day Holiday.

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TWRA reports Computerized Drawing to take place this year for Duck Blinds, Sandhill Crane Permits

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN -The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) announces that the procedure for issuing duck blinds and sandhill crane tags this year will be 100 percent online with no in-person drawings due to the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic. The change came in an emergency rule approved by the Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission.

This year’s process was changed in an effort to help protect public health since the handheld drawing usually results in large crowds gathering at the various locations around the state.

Duck Blinds, Sandhill Crane Permits drawings this year to be performed online

Duck Blinds, Sandhill Crane Permits drawings this year to be performed online

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TWRA announces Falconry Permit Period to begin July 1st

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The 2020 application period for the trapping of a peregrine falcon to be used in falconry will begin July 1st, 2020 the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) has announced.

The number of permits to be allowed for the taking of peregrine falcons to be used in falconry is three this year as allowed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

The TWRA will award the permits to the winners of a draw to be held on Wednesday, August 26th.

Peregrine Falcon

Peregrine Falcon

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Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission changes Duck Blind Drawing process this year

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission passed an emergency rule to provide a different procedure for issuing duck blinds this year to help protect public health due to COVID-19 Coronavirus. The action came Friday at the June meeting of the commission held at the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency’s Region II Ray Bell Building.

The handheld drawings usually result in large crowds gathering at the various sites.

Duck Blind Drawing process changes this year due to COVID-19 Coronavirus.

Duck Blind Drawing process changes this year due to COVID-19 Coronavirus.

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