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TWRA says Tennessee’s Summer Boating Season traditionally starts Memorial Day Weekend

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The 2020 Memorial Day holiday weekend is upon us and the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency wants to emphasize the use of life jackets along with boating in a safe and responsible manner.

The Memorial Day holiday weekend is regarded as the unofficial start to the summer boating season and is one of the year’s busiest boating weekends. Last year, there were no boating-related fatalities during the holiday weekend for the fifth consecutive year.

Life Jacket - Wear It

Life Jacket – Wear It

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Bobby Wilson is new TWRA Executive Director

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – Bobby Wilson has been named executive director of the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA). The appointment was made following a unanimous vote by the 13-member Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission during a special virtual online meeting Friday. The Commission serves as the governing body of the TWRA.

“I am humbled and honored that the Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission put their faith and trust in me to lead this Agency into the future,” Wilson said.

TWRA Executive Director Bobby Wilson.

TWRA Executive Director Bobby Wilson.

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TWRA to take part in 2020 National Safe Boating Week, May 16th-22nd

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The 2020 National Safe Boating Week is May 16th-22nd and the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) will be participating to promote the wear of life jackets as the summer boating season starts in full force.

National Safe Boating Week is annually held the week prior to Memorial Day weekend. Boating partners across the United States and Canada are teaming to promote safe boating practices, including the wear of life jackets for National Safe Boating Week and throughout the 2020 boating season.

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TWRA Offers Practices to Follow for Recreational Boating during Coronavirus pandemic

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – When enjoying recreational boating, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency says it is important to observe the following practices to protect yourself and others and slow the spread of COVID-19 Coronavirus:

Only boat with those in your immediate household: no guests or outside-of-household family.

Boat close to home. Make direct trips to local accesses only. Go right from your home to the access and back.

TWRA releases best boating practices to follow during Coronavirus crisis.

TWRA releases best boating practices to follow during Coronavirus crisis.

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TWRA invites Public to Judge Annual Calendar Issue Photo Contest

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) is asking the public to help select the winning photos that will appear in the annual calendar issue of Tennessee Wildlife magazine.

The entry period for the contest for this year’s publication ended in March and the entries have been screened for the voting process. Place your votes for this year’s calendar on the TWRA website at www.tnwildlife.org

TWRA Photo Contest for Annual Wildlife Calendar.

TWRA Photo Contest for Annual Wildlife Calendar.

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TWRA Requests Public Input on Proposed 2020-21, 2021-22 Hunting Regulations

 

Comment Period Open Through May 15th, 2020.

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) is now soliciting comments on the proposed 2020-21 and 2021-22 hunting seasons’ regulations that were made at the April meeting of the Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission. This is an opportunity for the public to share ideas and concerns about the proposed hunting regulations with TWRA staff.

A public comment period on the proposals will be open until May 15th. View the 2020-21 and 2021-22 proposals.

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TWRA reminds Turkey Hunters of New “Tag Before You Drag”

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) is reminding hunters of a slight change in harvest reporting requirements this year. Beginning with 2020 spring turkey hunting season the “Tag Before You Drag” system is in effect for tagging big game animals in the field prior to moving their harvest.

Hunters will be able to use the TWRA on the Go app to simply E-tag and report their harvest in the field in one easy step, with or without cell phone service prior to moving.

TWRA reminds TWRA tells hunters to “Tag Before You Drag” this Turkey season.

TWRA reminds TWRA tells hunters to “Tag Before You Drag” this Turkey season.

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TWRA gives advice on Vessel Sales

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – During the Coronavirus (COVID-19) quarantine, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) understands the hardship individuals are experiencing due to many county offices offering limited services and/or closing.

If you are needing to pay sales tax on your vessel, the TWRA is encouraging you to call your county clerk’s office to ensure they are open and that they will be able to assist prior to leaving your home.

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency advises you to call ahead to your county clerk's office before leaving home to pay your vessel's sales tax.

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency advises you to call ahead to your county clerk’s office before leaving home to pay your vessel’s sales tax.

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TWRA announces 2020 Tennessee Turkey Season opens Saturday, April 4th

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The 2020 spring turkey hunting season is set to be open for business in Tennessee beginning Saturday, April 4th, 2020. Turkey hunting is an excellent way to keep social distance, enjoy the outdoors, and take part in a popular activity which has seen tremendous growth in recent years.

The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has affected many aspects of normal life. Fortunately for the thousands of Tennesseans who head to the woods each spring in pursuit of the wily gamebird, the season will go on as scheduled through May 17th.

TWRA says 2020 Turkey Season will be Open for Business, April 4th.

TWRA says 2020 Turkey Season will be Open for Business, April 4th.

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TWRA to Limit to In-Person Service at Offices

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – In response to coronavirus (COVID-19) and in order to comply with social distancing recommendations from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Tennessee Governor Bill Lee, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is shortening in-person service at all TWRA offices.

Until further notice office hours will be 8:00am-11:00am Monday through Friday.

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency changes office hours due to Coronavirus.

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency changes office hours due to Coronavirus.

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