Wildlife Resources

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.

State Botanist Featured Speaker for May Nature @ Noontime Program

Tuesday, May 04, 2010 | 03:08 pm
NASHVILLE --- Tennessee’s state botanist, Todd Crabtree, will be the featured speaker at the Tennessee Wildlife Agency’s Nature @ Noontime May presentation from 12-1 p.m. on Thursday, May 6. The monthly program is held at the TWRA Region II conference room and is located in the Ellington Agricultural Center.

Tennessee Outdoors Youth Summit Application Deadline Extended

Thursday, April 29, 2010 | 07:56 am
NASHVILLE --- The application deadline has been extended until May 7, 2010 for the Tennessee Outdoors Youth Summit (TOYS), June 13-18. TOYS is for high school students from across Tennessee and will be hosted by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency.
Students will be introduced to many outdoor activities at the event to be held at TWRA’s complex in Montgomery County. Among the activities that the students will become acquainted with will include boating, hunting, trapping, archery, photography, marksmanship, plant identification, forestry, camping, water quality, trap shooting, skeet shooting, wildlife identification, and several classes with wildlife and fishery biology as the topic.

TWRA to Participate in Lenior City Boating Safety Day, May 1

Wednesday, April 28, 2010 | 07:46 am
 NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will be participating in the Boating Safety Day on Saturday, May 1 at the Lenoir City Park.
The family-oriented event is the first ever Boating Safety Day in Lenoir City. The TWRA will have its personal watercraft simulator for attendees to enjoy and the Wear It! Tennessee boat will be present as well.

New State Fishing Record Established for Bigmouth Buffalo

Monday, April 26, 2010 | 07:59 am
NASHVILLE --- A Mt. Juliet angler has etched his name into the Tennessee Fishing State Record Book as a result of his recent catch of a bigmouth buffalo on Percy Priest Lake.
The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has confirmed the record catch for Jeff Wilkins, who landed a 62 pound trophy right at dusk on March 31. The fish was 45 inches in length and was caught in the Seven Points area of the lake.
Wilkins was using a 7-foot rod with a Bass Pro Shops Xtreme reel with a 12-lb. test line. He was using a Rat-L-Trap for his lure. It took the angler about 35 minutes to reel in the fish. Wilkins, who was fishing for bass, had just landed a 6-lb. largemouth.

TWRA Hears 2010-11 Hunting Seasons Proposals During April Meeting

Thursday, April 22, 2010 | 04:00 pm

NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Commission heard the 2010-11 hunting seasons proposals by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency during the April meeting which was held Wednesday-Thursday at the Ray Bell Region II Building.

In the recommendations presented by TWRA Big Game Coordinator Darryl Ratajczak, no changes were presented concerning deer season dates or to standard antlered and antlerless bag limits. The agency did propose to liberalize antlerless muzzleloader opportunities in six Unit B counties (Anderson, Claiborne, Grainger, Greene, Hancock, and Johnson) by moving them from the 5-day to the 14-day antlerless hunt.