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Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge, Paris Landing State Park to hold Tennessee Naturalist Program

July 24, 2023

Tennessee National Wildlife RefugeSpringville, TN – Paris Landing State Park and Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge have announced that registration is now open for the next Tennessee Naturalist Program course.  Classes will begin September 2nd meeting mostly once a month until June 2024.

This makes the widely recognized Naturalist Course available to area residents who wish to study nature during all four seasons. Paris Landing and Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge are one of eleven Chapters of the Tennessee Naturalist Program located throughout the state. 

Jennifer Johnson-Pack and other students from a previous Tennessee Naturalist class uses a net to search for amphibians and reptiles on a wetland area of Paris Landing State Park.

Jennifer Johnson-Pack and other students from a previous Tennessee Naturalist class uses a net to search for amphibians and reptiles on a wetland area of Paris Landing State Park.

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Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge to hold World Migratory Bird Day event May 13th

April 27, 2023

Tennessee National Wildlife RefugeSpringville, TN – May 13th is World Migratory Bird Day, an annual global awareness-raising campaign to celebrate the amazing journeys of migratory birds, and to inspire worldwide conservation of these migratory birds and their habitats.  

The Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge plans to celebrate that day by hosting a family friendly event featuring one of Tennessee’s most beloved and beautiful migratory birds: the Eastern Bluebird! 

Join us on Saturday, May 13th from 1:00pm to 3:00pm at the refuge’s Visitor Center located at 1371 Wildlife Drive in Springville, TN.  This event will feature a program about the eastern bluebird, its history in this area when their population numbers experience drastic decline and how bluebird boxes changed everything. 

Sisters Courtney and Abby Colley build a bluebird box at the refuge bluebird program held in 2018.

Sisters Courtney and Abby Colley build a bluebird box at the refuge bluebird program held in 2018.

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Henry County Fair receives 1st Runner Up for Tennessee’s Best Fair

January 28, 2023

Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – Tennessee fairs were presented with top honors at the 101st Tennessee Association of Fairs Annual Convention held January 19th-21st, 2023 in Murfreesboro. The Tennessee Department of Agriculture and Tennessee Association of Fairs presented awards to the best county, regional, and state agricultural fairs of the 2022 season.

Forty-nine fairs received the Award of Merit based on agriculture, educational value, overall operations, and the promotion of local interest and community spirit. The Cumberland County Fair received the highest honor when it was named the Champion of Champions Fair for 2022. The Champion of Champions is selected from the 2021 division winners.

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TWRA announces Becoming an Outdoors Woman Trapper Workshop to take place at Buffalo Ridge Refuge

December 29, 2022

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency and the Tennessee Fur Harvesters Association will be hosting the inaugural Becoming an Outdoors Woman (BOW) Trapper Workshop on January 20th-21st at Buffalo Ridge Refuge in Humphreys County.

Instructors at the camp are outdoor women who will teach the fundamentals of trapping, snaring, fur handling, and tanning animals. The two-day workshop is free, but registration is mandatory, and participation is limited. Registration may be made at: https://license.gooutdoorstennessee.com/Event/ViewEvent.aspx?id=46344

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TWRA announces 2022-23 Gun Hunting Season for Deer Opens November 19th

November 11, 2022

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – Tennessee’s 2022-23 statewide gun hunting season for deer opens Saturday, November 19th. The season traditionally opens each year on the Saturday prior to Thanksgiving. During gun season, sportsmen may also use muzzleloaders or archery equipment.  

“Deer hunting season is one of our state’s most cherished traditions,” said Jason Maxedon, Executive Director of the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA). “We hope everyone will be able to get into the woods and have the opportunity to carry someone with you to continue the tradition.”

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TWRA to hold 2022 Beyond Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Muzzleloader Workshop, November 11th-13th

October 2, 2022

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – 2022 Beyond Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Muzzleloader Workshop will be sponsored by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency from November 11th-13th in Humphreys County.

Female hunters 18 and older will have the opportunity to learn about hunting deer during the weekend.

The workshop will be held at Buffalo Ridge Refuge, which incorporates a variety of wildlife management practices and totals more than 2,000 acres of prime deer habitat. Along with the hunts, a variety of topics including deer biology, deer management, and hunting ethics will be covered.

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TWRA’s 2022 Free Youth Deer Hunt Registration going on now

September 25, 2022

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) says that youth between the ages of 10-16, who are hunter safety certified and who have never harvested a deer, are eligible to win a spot in what has become an annual special hunt.

The TWRA will host the hunt in conjunction with the opening day of the 2022 Tennessee Young Sportsman Deer Hunt on Saturday, October 29th.

Youth from various regions from across the state have participated in the event held at Buffalo Ridge Refuge in Humphreys County. A total of 30 young hunters will be selected to participate. Applications and registration can be made at gooutdoorstennessee.com under the events section.

[320left]Buffalo Ridge incorporates a variety of wildlife management practices and totals more than 2,000 acres of prime deer habitat. Treestands will be provided, including three which are handicap accessible. A Friday night cookout will be held. Sites will be available for those who wish to camp (participants must provide their own camping gear). Breakfast and lunch will also be provided Saturday.
 
TWRA will hold a drawing and the winners will be notified the week prior to the hunt. Confirmation packets will be sent to the successful participants that will include directions and a list of items to bring as well as a list of area hotels. Winning hunters are responsible for providing the appropriate Tennessee hunting license and must be accompanied by a non-hunting adult at least 21 years of age or older.
 
For additional information, contact Donald Hosse, at Don.Hosse@tn.gov.

National Hunting and Fishing Day September 24th

September 22, 2022

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will be celebrating 2021 National Hunting and Fishing Day (NHFD) on Saturday, September 24th, 2022.

On this special day and 50th anniversary of its establishment, the rich tradition of fishing, hunting, and target shooting will be observed recognizing the conservation efforts of sportsmen and women across the country.

The day also coincides with the start of the statewide fall archery season for deer and the fall archery season for turkey in selected counties.

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TWRA 2022 Spring Turkey Quota Hunt Deadline approaches

January 8, 2022

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The application period deadline is nearing for the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency 2022 Spring Turkey Quota Hunts. Applications will be accepted until 11:59pm CT on January 12th.

Applications can be made online at gooutdoorstennessee.com, or at a TWRA license agent, or TWRA regional office.

TWRA Spring Turkey Quota Hunt

TWRA Spring Turkey Quota Hunt

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State Parks To Welcome New Year with First Day Hikes

December 26, 2021

Tennessee State ParksNashville, TN – Tennessee State Parks invite all Tennesseans to enjoy guided First Day Hikes at parks across the state to ring in the New Year. All hikes are on January 1st, 2022 with the exception of hikes on December 31st at David Crockett Birthplace, Harrison Bay, and Radnor Lake state parks.

The hikes are designed for all ages and abilities. They are an opportunity to begin a New Year’s resolution for good health, continue an ongoing commitment to hiking, or simply enjoy the beauty of nature in the state parks.

Details on the First Day Hikes for individual parks can be found here.

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