Outdoors

TWRA Reports No Boating Fatalities, 11 BUI Arrests Over Holiday Weekend

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency reported there were no boating-related fatalities and eight statewide serious injury boating incidents over the July 4th holiday weekend which includes the annual Operation Dry Water. Operation Dry Water was held July 3-5 and is a national weekend of awareness and enforcement campaign directed toward reducing alcohol and drug-related accidents and fatalities. Operation Dry Water is held with ... (click for more)

Major League Fishing pro Jacob Wheeler of Harrison, caught a final-day five-bass limit weighing 21 pounds, 6 ounces to win $125,000 in the $1.3 million Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit Super Tournament at Lake Chickamauga
Major League Fishing pro Jacob Wheeler of Harrison, caught a final-day five-bass limit weighing 21 pounds, 6 ounces to win $125,000 in the $1.3 million Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit Super Tournament at Lake Chickamauga

10 Nights Of Free Lodging At Any State Park Is Part Of Camping Package In New Tennessee Conservation Raffle

Computerized Drawing In Place This Year For Duck Blinds, Sandhill Crane Permits


A camping package which includes 10 nights lodging for any Tennessee State Park is one of the packages available for a winner in the 2020 Tennessee Conservation Raffle sponsored by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Foundation. The camping package is one of the seven, priceless outdoor ... (click for more)

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the procedure for issuing duck blinds and sandhill crane tags this year will be 100 percent online with no in-person drawings. The change came in an emergency rule approved by the Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission. This year’s process was changed in ... (click for more)



TWRA Assistant Chief Of Wildlife Kirk Miles Retires

The Necessity Of Being Bear Wise

TWRA Investigating Report Of Unconfirmed Bear Encounter In Johnson County


Assistant Chief of Wildlife, Kirk Miles is retiring after 28 years of state service. Mr. Miles’ longstanding commitment to the TWRA mission has been impactful and benefitted wildlife. Mr. ... (click for more)

Black bear calls increase this time of year, as bears exploring for new territory enter neighborhoods in search of food, water and shelter. TWRA is asking the public to become bear wise. ... (click for more)

TWRA wildlife officers are investigating a reported bear encounter that allegedly occurred outside a residence on Eastridge Lane in Mountain City. Wildlife officers say that on June 30 ... (click for more)


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