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TWRA announces Refer a Friend Campaign, Enjoy Tennessee State Parks at Discount

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) is launching a campaign this year to encourage hunters and anglers to recruit their friends, family or anyone they know to go hunting or fishing.

The Refer-a-Friend campaign rewards licensed hunters and anglers who refer anyone to buy their first license in Tennessee. As a reward, TWRA will send you and your friend a thank you.

Refer a Friend to Join You Outdoors and Enjoy Tennessee State Parks at Discount

Refer a Friend to Join You Outdoors and Enjoy Tennessee State Parks at Discount

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Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission holds First 2020 Meeting

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission held its first meeting of 2020 which included updates on chronic wasting disease (CWD), a preview of next year’s waterfowl and migratory hunting seasons, and Asian carp. The two-day meeting was held in the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency’s Region II Ray Bell Building.

Chuck Yoest, TWRA’s CWD coordinator, reported that the number of CWD-positive and high-risk counties in southwest Tennessee has increased to seven and four, respectively.

Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission receives reports about chronic wasting disease, asian carp as well as big game tagging at January meeting.

Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission receives reports about chronic wasting disease, asian carp as well as big game tagging at January meeting.

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TWRA issues Scam Alert, Buyers Beware When Purchasing Hunting and Fishing Licenses

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) wants sportsmen to beware! A scam website has been detected by the TWRA. There is a new bogus website that appears when you Google Tennessee fishing license.

The scam website appears as an advertisement during a Google Search for “Tennessee Fishing License.” The site then allows you to enter your personal information, such as name, date of birth, social security number, driver’s license number, phone number, email address and residential address.

TWRA warns sportsmen of a scam website that appears when you search for "Tennessee Fishing License".

TWRA warns sportsmen of a scam website that appears when you search for “Tennessee Fishing License”.

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Conservation Reserve Program Enrollments Offer Many Habitat Options

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – A general CRP (Conservation Reserve Program), Signup 54, is underway and will extend through February 28th, 2020.  The signup provides opportunities to enroll erodible, unproductive and other sensitive cropland in contracts of 10 to 15 years in return for annual rental payments and possibly other financial incentives.

Eligible land would need to have a cropping history for at least four of the six years from 2012 to 2017 or be an expired contract from the last three years that did not have a chance for re-enrollment. 

Tennessee Grasslands

Tennessee Grasslands

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TWRA reports Three Counties Have Chronic Wasting Disease Status Changed

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) reports three counties have had their chronic wasting disease (CWD) status changed due to the confirmation of the disease (CWD) in new areas of southwest Tennessee.

Haywood County and Chester County have be reclassified from high risk counties to CWD-positive counties after deer tested positive in the respective counties. Lauderdale County has been added as a high-risk county after a deer tested positive in Tipton County within 10 miles of the Lauderdale County border.

Haywood County and Chester County have be reclassified to Chronic Wasting Disease Status positive.

Haywood County and Chester County have be reclassified to Chronic Wasting Disease Status positive.

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TWRA announces Permit Application for 2020 Free Light Goose Conservation Season now available

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) is reminding sportsmen that a free permit is required to participate in the 2020 Light Goose Conservation season which will be held February 15th-March 22nd, 2020.

Hunters can claim their free permit at https://License.GoOutdoorsTennessee.com (Type 2192).

TWRA says Permit Application now available for 2020 Free Light Goose Conservation Season.

TWRA says Permit Application now available for 2020 Free Light Goose Conservation Season.

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Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency confirms Silver Carp in Chickamauga Lake

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – On January 10th, 2020, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) received a report that a silver carp was captured on Chickamauga Lake in October.

The angler, Dustin Hinkle, said the invasive fish “jumped into the boat as I deployed my trolling motor.” Hinkle encountered the fish near the Sequoyah Nuclear Plant, and stated he “saw 15-20 more fish near the surface” exhibiting a feeding behavior.

Silver Carp has been confirmed by TWRA on Chickamauga Lake.

Silver Carp has been confirmed by TWRA on Chickamauga Lake.

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TWRA announces 2020 Sandhill Crane Festival to be held January 18th-19th

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The 29th edition of the annual Tennessee Sandhill Crane Festival is set for January 18th-19th (Saturday-Sunday) at the Hiwassee Refuge and Birchwood Community Center.

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is the primary sponsor for the 29th edition of the festival and many staff members and volunteers will be contributing their services. The festival is a celebration of the thousands of sandhill cranes that migrate through or spend the winter on and around the Hiwassee Refuge in Birchwood as well as an opportunity to focus attention on the rich wildlife heritage of the state and the Native American history of the area.

The 29th Annual Tennessee Sandhill Crane Festival is scheduled January 18th-19th at the Hiwassee Refuge and Birchwood Community Center.

The 29th Annual Tennessee Sandhill Crane Festival is scheduled January 18th-19th at the Hiwassee Refuge and Birchwood Community Center.

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TWRA announces Deer Carcass Incinerator to be constructed in Fayette County

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) says an incinerator to address chronic wasting disease (CWD) infected deer carcass disposal in Unit CWD will be constructed in Fayette County. The Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission (TFWC) approved a $1 million budget expansion for the project at its December meeting. The incinerator will be constructed at the Fayette County Landfill and will be maintained and operated by Fayette County.

“CWD poses many challenges including safe disposal of deer carcasses,” said Dr. Hank Wright, commissioner of TFWC District 9.

TWRA will build an incenerator in Fayette County to safely disposal of CWD infected deer carcasses.

TWRA will build an incenerator in Fayette County to safely disposal of CWD infected deer carcasses.

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TWRA, USFWS offer reward for Arrest in Shooting of Bald Eagle in West Tennessee

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRADecatur County, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA), along with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are investigating a shooting of a bald eagle in West Tennessee. The injured eagle was reported on December 30th, 2019 around 3:00pm in Decatur County.  A $2,500 reward is being offered for an arrest.

The eagle was found off Martins Landing Road in Bath Springs. TWRA wildlife officer Brant Luker responded to the call and the bald eagle was transported alive, but injured to the North Madison Animal Hospital on December 31st.

American Bald Eagle

American Bald Eagle

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