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Hunting and fishing

TWRA addresses invasive carp and whitetail deer strategy

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NASHVILLE — The March meeting of the Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission included an Asian cap update by Frank Fiss, Chief of Fisheries, on how these fish that have invaded Tennessee’s waterways. Wild populations of black, grass, bighead, and silver carp have established populations in the Mississippi River, and grass, silver and bighead carp have […]

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TWRA seeks wildlife photos for calendar

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The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) is now accepting entries for its 2017-18 photo contest for publication in the Tennessee Wildlife annual calendar issue. All interested photographers are invited to submit up to 10 of their best photos on fishing, hunting, boating, and wildlife species native to Tennessee. The photos will be reviewed for publication […]

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TFWC sets 2017-18 waterfowl hunting seasons

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NASHVILLE—The Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission established the 2017-18 waterfowl and other migratory bird hunting seasons at its Feb. 16-17 meeting. The meeting was held at the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency’s Region II Ray Bell Building. The TFWC approved the TWRA’s recommendation to establish an operational sandhill crane hunting season. For the past four years, […]

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Hunting, fishing guide licenses now required in Tenn.

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NASHVILLE—Tennessee sportsmen and non-residents who work as hunting and fishing guides in the state will now have to complete an application for their licenses beginning with the 2017-18 license year. Resident and non-resident guide licenses are now available by application, according to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. Guides wishing to apply can go online at […]

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New app helps Tenn. hunters check in deer

Some Tennessee big game hunters, especially those pursuing deer this time of year, are being encouraged by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency to check in their harvested animals either on a mobile device or a personal computer. While there are still many brick-and-mortar businesses that provide traditional check station service, an estimated quarter of those […]

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Sportsmen urged to be careful in drought conditions

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The dry conditions across Tennessee have created a tinderbox where fires can be accidentally set, which has led the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency to urge sportsmen be especially cautious as the popular muzzle-loading season opens statewide. “There is a lot of fires being fought right now and we have even had some on our wildlife […]

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Bartlett’s ‘reel’ summer fun

  Six a.m. Saturday came bright and early for youthful fishermen and their families in Bartlett, but they were up for the challenge. The city has announced winners from the 2016 Children’s Fishing Rodeo, held 6-9 a.m. at Appling Lake in the Bobby K. Flaherty Municipal Center (U.S. 70 and Appling Road, Bartlett). Overall winners […]

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Reeling ’em in: Bartlett’s little fishermen bring in big catches

  More than 360 children participated in this year’s Children’s Fishing Rodeo in Bartlett. The overall winners were: Heaviest String of Fish, Madison King, at 43.1 lbs. (age group 10, 11 & 12) Biggest (heaviest) Fish, Sophia Dacus, with a fish weighing in at 3.6 lbs. (age group 10, 11 & 12). Age group 6 […]

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At a Glance for June 4, 2015

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Bartlett to show ‘Finding Nemo’ in park Friday It’s a fish-friendly weekend in Bartlett! Join families to enjoy a free night of “Finding Nemo” on the big outdoor screen at W.J. Freeman Park (2629 Bartlett Boulevard). Food vendors arrive at 7 p.m., and the show starts at 8 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets […]

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Extravaganza to welcome hunting, fishing fans

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For more than a decade, the Mid-South Hunting and Fishing Extravaganza has served as the kick-off event for the fall hunting and fishing seasons, a three-day get together for area sportsmen to forget about the summer heat and humidity and talk about hunting, fishing, camping and the multitude of other fall outdoor activities within easy […]

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Bartlett’s best little fishermen

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Despite a weather front rolling in and a lake full of fish reluctant to take the bait, Bartlett youths participating in Saturday’s 2014 Children’s Fishing Rodeo came out winners. Most took home stringers of fat fish from a relaxing morning at Appling Lake. Overall winners Adden Tobias for heaviest string of fish (30.5 lbs.) in […]

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Paynes enjoy 35th anniversary catch

Lisa and Barry Payne were a long way from their Arlington home when she hooked a powerful blue marlin. The couple were on a 35th anniversary trip to Hawaii when they decided to “go big or go home” and try fishing in deep waters for a memorable catch to display at home. Not even an […]

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