Wildlife Resources

Third Annual TWRA District 32 Dove Hunt Scheduled for Sept. 11

Tuesday, August 10, 2010 | 08:07 am
CROSSVILLE--- The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will host its third annual District 32 Youth Dove Hunt at the Hiwassee Refuge from noon until sunset on Saturday, Sept. 11.
The Hiwassee Refuge in Birchwood is located in the heart of TWRA Region III’s District 32 which consists of Bledsoe, Bradley, Grundy, Hamilton, Marion, McMinn, Meigs, Monroe, Polk, Rhea, Roane, and Sequatchie counties.

TWRA Seeking Fields for Dove Season

Friday, August 06, 2010 | 02:44 pm
NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) is seeking fields to lease for the upcoming 2010 dove season. The first phase of dove season opens at noon on Wednesday, Sept. 1.
Landowners who have interest in leasing their fields should contact the TWRA regional office in their area so that a TWRA official can check their property for a potential field lease. TWRA personnel annually search statewide to find dove fields that have the most potential for public hunting. TWRA began its lease dove field program in the late 1980s and has been very successful in providing quality hunting opportunities for the hunters of Tennessee.

Owl’s Hill Nature Sanctuary Subject for August Nature @ Noontime

Monday, August 02, 2010 | 02:18 pm
NASHVILLE --- Owl’s Hill Nature Sanctuary-A Forever GreenSpace, will be the subject of the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency’s Nature @ Noontime August presentation from 12-1 p.m. on Thursday, August 5. The monthly program resumes after a July break and is held at the TWRA Region II conference room and is located in the Ellington Agricultural Center.

Middle Tennessee Waterfowl Blind Drawing Locations Set

Friday, July 30, 2010 | 01:06 pm
NASHVILLE --- Waterfowl hunters will congregate at four Tennessee Wildlife Management Areas in Middle Tennessee on Saturday, Aug. 7 to participate in the 2010-11 blind drawings.
Registration will be held between 7 and 10 a.m. at all sites, with the drawings to begin after the last hunter standing in line is registered. Participants must be in line by 10 a.m., or will not be allowed to draw.

Aug. 7 West Tennessee Waterfowl Blind Drawing Locations Announced

Friday, July 30, 2010 | 12:54 pm
NASHVILLE --- The locations and times have been set for the 2010-11 waterfowl blind drawings on Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency Wildlife Management Areas in the West Tennessee area.
The drawings for all of the areas will be Saturday, Aug. 7. Registration will be held from 7-10 a.m. with the drawings to begin at 10 a.m.

New Leadership in Place for TWRA Fisheries Division

Friday, July 30, 2010 | 12:43 pm
NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Fisheries Division is now under new leadership with the earlier appointments of Bobby Wilson as Fisheries Chief and Frank Fiss as Assistant Chief.
Wilson moved into his new leadership role after serving as the Fisheries Division’s assistant chief since 1997. Wilson recently received his 30-year service award with TWRA. He joined TWRA on Nov. 1, 1979 as a part-time fisheries technician and became Lake Manager of Lake Graham in Madison County the following year and served in that role until 1984. He then became a fisheries biologist over agency lakes, Humboldt Hatchery and the Farm Pond Program in TWRA’s Region I until moving into the assistant chief’s position.