Wildlife Resources

TWRA Updates Status of Wildlife Management Areas Damaged by Floods

Wednesday, June 23, 2010 | 01:51 pm
NASHVILLE --- Due to the May floods, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has been delayed from its annual planting of crops for wildlife, including waterfowl areas in many areas of Middle and West Tennessee.
Many of these areas suffered significant damage to levees, road and pumping systems. TWRA officials are reporting the current status of several of the sites.

Free Safety Check Available for Boaters

Tuesday, June 22, 2010 | 01:00 pm
NASHVILLE --- Boating season is underway and the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is among the agencies reminding boaters they could be safer with a free boat safety check. The United States Power Squadrons (USPS) and the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary (CGAUX) provide free boat/vessel safety checks (VSC) at launch ramps and marinas on Tennessee lakes and rivers.
The Vessel Safety Check is a free check of a vessel’s equipment for compliance with Tennessee and federal safety equipment requirements. The vessel examiners performing this service have been trained to look for some of the more common problems, which might occur in your boat or its associated safety equipment. Vessels meeting all of the Vessel Safety Check (VSC) requirements are awarded a VSC decal.

TWRA Lauded by Legislature for Efforts During May Flood

Monday, June 21, 2010 | 02:05 pm

NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has been honored with a resolution by the Tennessee Legislature for its efforts in assisting with rescue and relief efforts during the May 2010 flood.

Rep. Mike Turner of Nashville, who is also a Metro Firefighter/EMT, introduced the resolution along with Senators Roy Herron, Joe Haynes, Andy Berke, Thelma Harper, Beverly Marrero, and Ophelia Ford to commend TWRA personnel for their meritorious service to the State of Tennessee.

Four Winners Announced During June TWRC Meeting for State’s Second Managed Elk Hunt

Wednesday, June 16, 2010 | 04:00 pm
NASHVILLE --- Four persons have won the right to participate in Tennessee’s second-ever managed elk hunt. The winners were announced Wednesday during the June meeting of the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Commission at the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency Region II Ray Bell Building in Nashville.
The four winners, all Tennessee residents, were selected in a computer drawing from more than 9,000 entries for the elk hunt scheduled Oct. 18-22, 2010 at the North Cumberland Wildlife Management Area.

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.