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.
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).
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.
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.
NASHVILLE --- The 2010 Memorial Day holiday weekend is regarded as the unofficial start to the summer boating season and the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency wants to emphasize the use of life jackets while boating in a safe and responsible manner.
NASHVILLE--- Time is winding down to apply for participation in Tennessee’s second-ever managed elk hunt. Sportsmen have until midnight (CDT) on May 31 to submit their application to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency.
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.
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.
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.