Wildlife Resources

Aug. 7 West Tennessee Waterfowl Blind Drawing Locations Announced

Friday, July 30, 2010 | 12:54 pm
NASHVILLE --- The locations and times have been set for the 2010-11 waterfowl blind drawings on Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency Wildlife Management Areas in the West Tennessee area.
 
The drawings for all of the areas will be Saturday, Aug. 7. Registration will be held from 7-10 a.m. with the drawings to begin at 10 a.m.

New Leadership in Place for TWRA Fisheries Division

Friday, July 30, 2010 | 12:43 pm
NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Fisheries Division is now under new leadership with the earlier appointments of Bobby Wilson as Fisheries Chief and Frank Fiss as Assistant Chief.
 
Wilson moved into his new leadership role after serving as the Fisheries Division’s assistant chief since 1997. Wilson recently received his 30-year service award with TWRA. He joined TWRA on Nov. 1, 1979 as a part-time fisheries technician and became Lake Manager of Lake Graham in Madison County the following year and served in that role until 1984. He then became a fisheries biologist over agency lakes, Humboldt Hatchery and the Farm Pond Program in TWRA’s Region I until moving into the assistant chief’s position.

July 21 Application Deadline Approaching for 2010 WMA Big Game Quota Hunts

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 | 07:19 am
 NASHVILLE --- The July 21 deadline to apply for all Wildlife Management Area (WMA) 2010 Big Game Quota Hunts is approaching, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency reminds sportsmen.
 
The application period began June 16. 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. Mailed applications will not be accepted. The application must be received by midnight (CDT) on July 21.

TWRA Continues Updates on WMA Planting

Wednesday, July 07, 2010 | 06:52 am
NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is continuing its effort to provide updates on its annual planting of crops for wildlife, including waterfowl areas that have been delayed this year due to the May floods.

TWRA Reports One Fatality, 28 BUI Arrests Over July Fourth Holiday

Tuesday, July 06, 2010 | 12:37 pm
NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency reports that a 24-year old Chattanooga man was a drowning victim over the July Fourth holiday weekend. The accident occurred on Sunday, July 4 on Chickamauga Lake near the Paradise Cove section.
 
A total of 17 boating accidents were reported across the state, resulting in 16 injuries for the July Fourth holiday period which ran from 6 p.m., July 2 through midnight, July 5. Chickamauga, Dale Hollow Lake, and the Ocoee River had three accidents each.