Area Sports

TWRA: High alert issued for wasted boaters

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency warns that officers will be on high alert for intoxicated boaters starting Friday. TWRA is participating in Operation Dry Water, July 5-7. It’s a national weekend of boating under the influence, or BUI awareness and enforcement campaign directed toward reducing alcohol and drug-related accidents and fatalities. Operation Dry Water is…

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Boat registration fees going up as of July 1

Tennessee boaters have the month of June to renew their boat registration before the first fee increase in 12 years goes into effect on July 1, pending approval by the Government Operations Committee of the Tennessee General Assembly. Any boating vessel operated by a gas engine, electric motor or sail is required to be registered.…

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TWRA Kids Free Fishing Rodeo on June 8

The 19th Annual TWRA Kids Free Fishing Rodeo takes place Saturday, June 8. Registration is set for 8 a.m. and hooks hit the water at 9 a.m. Kids up to the age of 15 can fish, with prizes given away in three different age groupings for most fish and biggest fish. The event takes place…

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TWF wants your litter pictures

Tennessee Wildlife Federation wants your litter pictures. Whether it’s in the woods, on the lake, along a river, or by the road, send the Federation your snapshots of the cans, bottles and outright trash that make our great outdoors a little less great. To submit your photos and help raise awareness of Tennessee’s litter problem,…

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Squirrel season opens May 11

Tennessee’s 2019 spring hunting season for gray, fox and red squirrels opens Saturday, May 11 and continues through Sunday, June 9. The daily bag limit is 10, the same for the fall/winter squirrel season, which is held from late August to the end of February. The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency notes there are public areas…

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TWRA Boater Education course coming to Hardin County

TWRA officers are offering three Boater Education classes in West Tennessee during May. Classes will be provided in Tipton, Hardin and Perry counties. Tipton County is hosting a class on Thursday, May 2, starting at 4:30 p.m. The class will be held at the Brighton High School Library at 8045 Tenn. 51 South in Brighton.…

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Celebrate spring with free hike at Pickwick Landing State Park

Longer days, warmer weather and the emerging spring wildflowers are sure signs that spring is here. Rangers at all 56 state parks in Tennessee, including Pickwick Landing State Park in Hardin County, are offering free guided hikes on Saturday, March 23. Tennessee State Parks said the spring hike is a great opportunity to shed the…

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TWRA launches smartphone app with enhanced features

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is launching a new smartphone app, “TWRA on the Go,” with enhanced features to make it easier to hunt, fish, boat, and enjoy wildlife. “We are always looking for ways to make it more convenient for those who enjoy the outdoors,” said Michael May, TWRA assistant director. “The new app…

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TWRA: 11 more deer test positive for chronic wasting disease

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency announced Monday it has received results that 11 additional deer have tested positive with chronic wasting disease. The TWRA received the results from 140 deer that were harvested Dec. 5-16 in West Tennessee. TWRA said the 11 deer tentatively testing positive were from Fayette and Hardeman counties. There were six…

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