Wildlife Resources

Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Field Day Scheduled June 19 in Knoxville

Monday, May 17, 2010 | 06:50 am
NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) will host a Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) Field Day on Saturday, June 19 in Knoxville at the John Sevier Hunter Education Facility.
The relaxed atmosphere of the BOW Field Day is primarily aimed at women, but is an opportunity for anyone 18 or older to learn outdoor skills usually associated with hunting and fishing, however it is useful for many outdoor pursuits. Workshop participants will have a chance to take two classes during the event.

TWRA Notified of Old Hickory, Percy Priest Lakes Boat Ramps Status

Thursday, May 13, 2010 | 06:53 am
NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has been notified concerning launching ramps at Old Hickory and J. Percy Priest lakes in Middle Tennessee.
At Old Hickory Lake, all boats ramps are open. However, boaters are asked to use caution at boat ramps due to the high water and possible presence of debris. At Priest, all ramps are closed with the exception of Hamilton Creek, Bryant Grove, and Long Hunter-Couchville which were opened Thursday (May 13).

For updated information, call the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at (615) 889-1975.

TWRA Regions I, II under New Managerial Leadership

Monday, May 10, 2010 | 08:52 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 | 02:08 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 | 06:56 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.