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Fishing Proposals, Elk Hunt Winners to Be Announced at August TFWC Meeting

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Winners of the 14 drawn permits and one auctioned permit to hunt elk on North Cumberland Wildlife Management Area or private lands within the ElkRestoration Zone will be announced. Wildlife and Forestry Division Chief Mark Gudlin will announce this year’s group of expanded winners...

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TWRA: Free hunting day set for Aug. 26

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Free Hunting Day is an event the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency annually provides in hopes of increasing interest in hunting.

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Squirrel Season Set to Open; Tennessee’s 2017 Free Hunting Day is August 26

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Tennessee residents are allowed to hunt without a license on Saturday, Aug. 26 which coincides with the opening day of squirrel season. Free Hunting Day is an event the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency annually provides in hopes of increasing interest in hunting...

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Summer Deer Mortality Attributed to Common Virus

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Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) offices are receiving reports of dead deer in scattered areas of the state. The timing and details of the reports are all indicative of hemorrhagic disease (HD). HD occurs at varying levels of severity each year in Tennessee’s deer herd...

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Bryan College Freshman Qualifies For The 2018 Bassmaster Classic

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All season long, as teammates on Bryan College’s bass fishing team, Jacob Foutz and Jake Lee worked well together. Last week they really clicked, claiming the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series National Championship presented by Bass Pro Shops on Lake Bemidji in Minnesota...

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Atkins wins Professional Bass Fishing’s Forrest Wood Cup

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FLW Tour rookie Justin Atkins of Florence, Alabama, brought a five-bass limit to the scale Sunday weighing 22 pounds, 1 ounce – the second-heaviest limit ever weighed in the 22-year history of the Forrest Wood Cup – to earn the win at the 2017 Forrest Wood Cup on Lake Murray...

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Johnson and Craft Win The Island Cove Outdoor Center 2017 August CBA

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The team of Stoney Johnson and David Craft caught a 5 bass limit weighing 22.00 pounds to take the win over a field of 126 anglers to win first place and $2,000.00 in The Island Cove Outdoor Center 2017 August C.B.A. Bass Tournament...

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Bryan College Wins Carhartt Bassmaster College Series National Championship

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The Bryan College duo of Jacob Foutz and Jake Lee led the 2017 Carhartt Bassmaster College Series National Championship presented by Bass Pro Shops on Lake Bemidji wire-to-wire to take the title with a three-day total of 49 pounds, 15 ounces...

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Alabama Rookie Atkins Grabs Lead After Day One of Professional Bass Fishing's Forrest Wood Cup

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FLW Tour rookie Justin Atkins of Florence, Alabama, secured the early lead after weighing in a five-bass limit totaling 21 pounds, 5 ounces – the largest limit ever weighed on Lake Murray in Forrest Wood Cup competition...

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Bryan College Lions Extend Lead In Bassmaster College National Championship

Jake Lee (left) and Jacob Foutz of Bryan College maintain their lead on the second day of the 2017 Carhartt Bassmaster College Series National Championship presented by Bass Pro Shops on Lake Bemidj: Photo by Bri Douglas/B.A.S.S. Jake Lee (left) and Jacob Foutz of Bryan College maintain their lead on the second day of the 2017 Carhartt Bassmaster College Series National Championship presented by Bass Pro Shops on Lake Bemidj: Photo by Bri Douglas/B.A.S.S.
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Jake Lee and Jacob Foutz of Bryan College not only held the top spot, but extended their lead at the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series National Championship presented by Bass Pro Shops on Lake Bemidji...

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  • Georgia man catches 101lb. Flathead catfish

    Georgia man catches 101lb. Flathead catfish

    Thursday, June 15 2017 7:23 AM EDT2017-06-15 11:23:25 GMT

    The catfish is 101 lb, 55 1/2" inches.  If this fish was caught on a rod/reel, it would have bested the current state record by 18 lb.

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    The catfish is 101 lb, 55 1/2" inches.  If this fish was caught on a rod/reel, it would have bested the current state record by 18 lb.

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  • TWRA’s Winter Trout Stocking Has Resumed

    TWRA’s Winter Trout Stocking Has Resumed

    Thursday, January 5 2017 5:35 PM EST2017-01-05 22:35:15 GMT

    The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency’s winter trout stocking program resumes as the new year begins and will continue at selected locations through middle portion of March...

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    The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency’s winter trout stocking program resumes as the new year begins and will continue at selected locations through middle portion of March...

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  • Potential World Record Spot Caught

    Potential World Record Spot Caught

    Thursday, December 22 2016 6:12 PM EST2016-12-22 23:12:56 GMT

    Cody Meyer caught a 10.80-pound spotted bass that is the potential world record. The behemoth spot was caught on Dec. 16, 2016, from Bullards Bar reservoir, a famed spotted bass fishery in northern California...

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    Cody Meyer caught a 10.80-pound spotted bass that is the potential world record. The behemoth spot was caught on Dec. 16, 2016, from Bullards Bar reservoir, a famed spotted bass fishery in northern California...

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  • Chickamauga Lake

    Chickamauga Lake

    On July 29th the elevation of Chickamauga Lake was 682.30 . The surface water temperature in the main lake is around 88 degrees...

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    Here is the latest fishing report for Chickamauga Lake.

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  • Watts Bar

    Watts Bar

    On July 29th the water surface temperature on Watts Bar is currently 84 degrees. The surface elevation is 740.20 feet...

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    Here's a look at the fishing report for Watts Bar.

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  • Nickajack Lake

    Nickajack Lake

    On July 29th the water temperature on Nick a Jack was 86 degrees. The grass has topped out in many places and some bass are being caught punching and on plastics around the outside edges...

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    Here's the latest fishing report from Nickajack Lake.

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