Wildlife Resources

TWRA Confirms First Cases of White Nose Syndrome in Tennessee Bats

Tuesday, February 16, 2010 | 01:48 pm
NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) has received confirmation that two bats have tested positive for White Nose Syndrome (WNS), a white fungus that is responsible for the deaths of thousands of bats in the Eastern United States.
 
This is the first record of White Nose Syndrome in Tennessee. The bats were hibernating in Worley’s cave in Sullivan County.  Three tri-colored bats were collected by the TWRA and submitted to the National Wildlife Health Center (NWHC) in Madison, Wis. for testing last week.

Melton Hill Musky Anglers Asked to Participate in Study

Friday, February 05, 2010 | 10:58 am

MORRISTOWN, Tenn. --- The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) is asking anglers, who fish for musky on Melton Hill Reservoir, to participate in an on-going study aimed at finding out more information about this important fishery.

Tennessee Tech University and United States Geological Survey researchers have begun a multi-year study of the movements, habitat use, and thermal ecology of muskies in Melton Hill Reservoir located in Anderson, Knox, and Loudon counties. Muskies have been stocked into Melton Hill Lake since 1998 and a small, but popular fishery has developed that attracts anglers from as far away as Wisconsin and Minnesota.

2010 Spring Turkey Quota Hunts Feb. 10 Application Deadline Nearing

Tuesday, February 02, 2010 | 03:20 pm

NASHVILLE --- The application deadline for the 2010 Spring Turkey Quota Hunts is Feb. 10, 2010, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) is reminding all interested sportsmen.

Applications are available and will be accepted at any TWRA license agent, TWRA regional office, or online at the TWRA Web site at www.tnwildlife.org. Applications will not be accepted after 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 10. Mailed applications will not be accepted. The application period has been underway since Dec. 16, 2009.