Wildlife Resources

TWRC Seeks Public Input Concerning Bear Archery Season

Monday, May 24, 2010 | 09:46 am
NASHVILLE --- In Thursday’s (May 20) Tennessee Wildlife Resources Commission meeting, action was taken during the 2010-11 hunting seasons-setting process which reduced the bear archery season to three weeks from the originally proposed five week season in Blount, Carter, Cocke, Greene, Jefferson, Johnson, Monroe, Polk, Sevier, Sullivan, Unicoi, and Washington counties.

2010-11 Hunting Seasons Established During TWRC May Meeting

Friday, May 21, 2010 | 07:40 am
NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Commission approved the statewide 2010-11 hunting seasons during its May meeting. The upcoming hunting seasons will have a few slight changes as approved by the commission.
Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency personnel previewed the recommendations at last month’s TWRC meeting and again during the committee meetings at the May meeting. Most of the state’s hunting seasons’ dates and standard bag limits will remain similar for 2010-11.
No changes were made concerning deer season dates or to standard antlered and antlerless bag limits. Six Unit B counties will have more antlerless muzzleloader opportunities as a result of a move from the 5-day to the 14-day antlerless hunt. The counties in which the changes apply to are Anderson, Claiborne, Grainger, Greene, Hancock, and Johnson.

2010 Spring Turkey Harvest Breaks Previous Record

Thursday, May 20, 2010 | 07:30 am
NASHVILLE --- Tennessee turkey hunters have shattered the record for the spring harvest as the 2010 season has come to a close. The previous record for the spring season was 35,877 and this year’s mark is 36,781 and that number is expected to increase as reports continue to trickle in to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency.

Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Field Day Scheduled June 19 in Knoxville

Monday, May 17, 2010 | 07:50 am
NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) will host a Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) Field Day on Saturday, June 19 in Knoxville at the John Sevier Hunter Education Facility.
The relaxed atmosphere of the BOW Field Day is primarily aimed at women, but is an opportunity for anyone 18 or older to learn outdoor skills usually associated with hunting and fishing, however it is useful for many outdoor pursuits. Workshop participants will have a chance to take two classes during the event.

TWRA Notified of Old Hickory, Percy Priest Lakes Boat Ramps Status

Thursday, May 13, 2010 | 07:53 am
NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has been notified concerning launching ramps at Old Hickory and J. Percy Priest lakes in Middle Tennessee.
At Old Hickory Lake, all boats ramps are open. However, boaters are asked to use caution at boat ramps due to the high water and possible presence of debris. At Priest, all ramps are closed with the exception of Hamilton Creek, Bryant Grove, and Long Hunter-Couchville which were opened Thursday (May 13).

For updated information, call the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at (615) 889-1975.

TWRA Regions I, II under New Managerial Leadership

Monday, May 10, 2010 | 09:52 am
NASHVILLE --- Two of the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency’s four regions have had recent managerial changes. Alan Peterson and Tim Cleveland have been named the managers of TWRA Region I and Region II, respectively.
Both Peterson and Cleveland move to the manager position after serving as assistant manager of their region. They were named to the positions earlier this spring. As region managers, they are responsible for administration and supervision of TWRA programs in the West (Region I) and Middle Tennessee (Region II) areas.
Peterson joined TWRA on April 1, 1985 and has served as a wildlife officer, wildlife manager, wildlife information specialists, and was a wildlife biologist from 1997-2008 before moving into the assistant regional manager position. He holds his bachelor’s degree from Missouri and his master’s from Tennessee Tech.