Wildlife Resources

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.

TWRA’s Restructure Plan Introduced at Commission Meeting

Friday, January 22, 2010 | 12:48 pm
TIPTONVILLE, Tenn. --- Ed Carter, Executive Director of the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, presented an overview of a restructure plan of the agency to members of the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Commission during the TWRC’s January meeting which was held at Reelfoot Lake State Park.

TWRC to Hold First Meeting of 2010 at Reelfoot Lake State Park

Friday, January 15, 2010 | 09:01 am
NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Commission will hold its first meeting of 2010 on Thursday-Friday, Jan. 21-22, at Reelfoot Lake State Park near Tiptonville. It will be the third consecutive year that the TWRC’s January meeting will be held at the Reelfoot Lake State Park.
 
The TWRC meeting begins at 1 p.m. on Jan. 21 with the committee meetings and starts at 9 a.m. on Jan. 22 with the regular meeting.

TWRA's New Tennessee Watchable Web Site Now Available

Friday, January 15, 2010 | 08:53 am
NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has released its new Watchable Wildlife Web site, which was developed in partnership with the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Foundation. The address for the Web site is www.tnwatchablewildlife.org  
 
The new Web site features a wide range of information on wildlife and wildlife watching. The site was officially launched on Jan. 12.
 
“Tennessee Watchable Wildlife's website is a valuable educational resource for teachers to use in engaging students when learning about the wildlife within their community,” said Marsha White, a second grade teacher at Fairview Elementary School.  “Teachers from the elementary level through the collegiate level can use the site to facilitate learning.”

Steve Patrick Named TWRA Assistant Executive Director, Field Operations

Thursday, January 14, 2010 | 09:09 am
NASHVILLE --- Steve Patrick has been named Assistant Executive Director, Field Operations for the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. Patrick moves to his new position from Regional Manager of TWRA’s Region II.
 
In his Assistant Executive Director’s position, Patrick will be responsible for the coordination of field activities, including all wildlife activities of the four TWRA regional offices and the central office programs pertaining to wildlife management, fisheries management, law enforcement and environmental services.
 
A native of Athens, Tenn., he resided in several East Tennessee communities as a youth, completing his high school education in Morristown. Patrick is a graduate of the University of Tennessee, receiving his B.S. degree in forestry.

2009-10 Deer Seasons in Final Stage

Thursday, January 07, 2010 | 09:52 am
NASHVILLE --- Tennessee’s 2009-10 deer hunting seasons are in their final stage. The statewide season for gun, muzzleloader and archery will conclude Jan. 10 while the Young Sportsman Hunt will be held the weekend of Jan. 16-17.

TWRA Set to Launch Tennessee's Watchable Wildlife Web Site

Tuesday, January 05, 2010 | 10:14 am
NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is set to go live with its new Watchable Wildlife Web site, which was developed in partnership with the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Foundation. The new site will feature a wide range of information on wildlife and wildlife watching and is set to launch on Jan 12. 
 
“Tennessee Watchable Wildlife's website is a valuable educational resource for teachers to use in engaging students when learning about the wildlife within their community,” said Marsha White, a second grade teacher at Fairview Elementary School in Williamson County.  “Teachers from the elementary level through the collegiate level can use the site to facilitate learning.”