Nashville, TN – The application period for the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) 2020 Spring Turkey Quota Hunts is December 11th through January 15th.
Applications are available and will be accepted at any TWRA license agent, TWRA regional office, or online at www.gooutdoorstennessee.com website.
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) is announcing it is accepting grant applications for fishing programs, activities, and classes which bring fishing programs to educate and engage Hispanic communities.
The George H.W. Bush Vamos A Pescar Education Fund was established in 2014 by the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF). With the help of generous donations by Bass Pro Shops founder and CEO Johnny Morris and other organizations, the fund has continued to grow and expand nationally.
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) has released its 2019-20 winter trout stocking schedule. TWRA plans to release approximately 90,000 rainbow trout into Tennessee waters through March.
The restocking of Billy Dunlop Park in Clarksville set for December 11th, 2019 and February 6th, 2020 has been postponed due to construction until March.
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) reports that a deer harvested in Shelby County has tested positive for chronic wasting disease (CWD). The CWD-positive deer changes Shelby County from being a high-risk CWD county to a CWD-positive county.
Shelby County is already a part of Unit CWD, therefore Unit CWD hunting regulations apply there as well as the deer carcass exportation and wildlife feeding restrictions applying to all high-risk and positive counties.
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) announces that the Tennessee’s 2019-20 statewide gun hunting season for deer opens Saturday, November 23rd. Deer gun season has the traditional opening date of the Saturday prior to Thanksgiving.
During gun season, sportsmen may also use muzzleloader or archery equipment. In the newly-created Unit CWD, guns have been permitted since the start of muzzleloader-archery season on November 9th. The season will continue through January 5th, 2020. The second Young Sportsman Hunt is January 11th-12th, 2020.
Nashville, TN – With deer season in full swing and the holidays quickly approaching, Tennessee Wildlife Federation’s Hunters for the Hungry program is accepting donations in Montgomery County to help feed local families in need. Statewide, more than 75 processors are collecting donations to feed fellow Tennesseans.
In Montgomery County, that includes Hunters Harvest Processing. Contact information and a full list of processors is available at tnwf.org/processors.
Nashville, TN – According to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA), the 2019 statewide muzzleloader/archery season for deer opens in Tennessee on Saturday, November 9th and continues through Friday, November 22nd in all of Tennessee’s deer hunting units. The opening of muzzleloader season in the state has a permanent opening date of the third Saturday before Thanksgiving.
For Unit CWD only in addition to muzzleloader, gun season will open on November 9th. The newly-created Unit CWD in the southwestern portion of the state was established after the confirmation of chronic wasting disease (CWD) last December.
Hardeman County, TN – Updates on chronic wasting disease (CWD) and an ongoing turkey research project were given at the Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission one-day October meeting held at Lone Oaks Farm, which is administered by UT Extension, a unit of the University of Tennessee Institute Of Agriculture.
Chuck Yoest, CWD Coordinator, provided an update beginning with a reminder of Crockett County and Gibson County now being classified as CWD high-risk counties.
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) is soliciting comments for its 2020-21 waterfowl and other migratory bird hunting regulations, including sandhill cranes. This is an opportunity for the public to provide ideas and share concerns about hunting regulations with TWRA staff.
The comment period is open October 21st-December 2nd, 2019.
Nashville, TN – Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) says the first of two Tennessee young sportsman deer hunts for the 2019-20 season will be held the weekend of October 26th-27th, 2019.
Youth ages 6-16 years of age may participate. Participating youth can use gun, muzzleloader, and archery equipment.
Young sportsmen must be accompanied by a non-hunting adult, 21 or older who must remain in position to take immediate control of the hunting device.
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