Wildlife Resources

New South Holston Lake Permit Available July 1

Friday, June 11, 2010 | 06:43 am
NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency and the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries have established a permit agreement which will allow the residents of Tennessee and Virginia more convenient fishing opportunities on South Holston Lake.
The new South Holston Permit will be available beginning July 1. Tennessee and Virginia residents may purchase the permit along with their state's resident license and fish all of South Holston Reservoir.
Previously, Tennessee residents were required to purchase a non-resident license to fish in the Virginia portion and likewise for Virginia residents wanting to fish in the Tennessee portion.

Wayne County Canoe Accident Results in Fatality over Holiday Weekend

Thursday, June 03, 2010 | 10:48 am
NASHVILLE --- A canoe accident on the Buffalo River in Wayne County resulted in the lone boating-related fatality over the Memorial Day holiday weekend, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is reporting. A 19-year old Mississippi man was a drowning victim when he became trapped between his canoe and a tree and could not be rescued.

Tennessee’s Free Fishing Day Is Saturday, June 12

Wednesday, June 02, 2010 | 06:40 am
NASHVILLE --- Free Fishing Day in Tennessee is Saturday, June 12 when anyone in the state may fish free without a license in Tennessee’s public waters.
The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency provides the free day in hopes of increasing interest in fishing. The day allows anyone the opportunity to try this great outdoor sport, especially children. In addition, children ages 13-15 may fish without a license beginning on Free Fishing Day through the following Friday (June 18).

2010 Public Deer Hunting Applications Available for the Milan Army Ammunition Plant in West Tennessee

Tuesday, June 01, 2010 | 06:40 am
MILAN, Tenn.  --- The Milan Army Ammunition Plant is now accepting applications for a public hunt drawing for deer seasons (archery, muzzleloader and gun). The area is located in Gibson County, just east of the town of Milan.
Deadline to apply is June 10, 2010. Sportsmen should visit the following Web site for application instructions: www.milanarsenalhunting.com
For questions, contact Peggy at the Natural Resource Office of MAAP at telephone (731) 686-6682. Office hours are 6 a.m.-4-30 p.m., Monday-Thursday.

Bald Eagles Are Topic for June’s Nature @ Noontime

Tuesday, June 01, 2010 | 06:30 am
NASHVILLE --- Bald eagles will be the topic for the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency’s Nature @ Noontime June presentation from 12-1 p.m. on Thursday, June 3. The monthly program is held at the TWRA Region II conference room and is located in the Ellington Agricultural Center.