TWRA Ending Illegal Commercial Fishing
TWRA Ending Illegal Commercial Fishing

Nothing makes wildlife officers happier than upholding their oath to care for Tennessee's wildlife. After nearly 180 hours of work, much of which was undercover and all of which was on top of normal duties during spring fishing and turkey season, TWRA officers have their man...

Showcase Your Great Wildlife Trophies with Affordable Photo Taxidermy
Showcase Your Great Wildlife Trophies with Affordable Photo Taxidermy

Photo taxidermy sounds like it might be just a photo, but it’s much more than that, it’s a life size high definition picture made from a basic photo. Imagine a life size, HD, 3D wall stick of your son or daughter with their first fish or deer...

TVA Set to Begin Annual Fish Survey on Chickamauga Lake
TVA Set to Begin Annual Fish Survey on Chickamauga Lake

TVA will begin conducting their annual sport fish survey beginning from March 18th on Chickamauga Lake...

Latest Florida Bass Study on Chickamauga Lake Indicates Success
Latest Florida Bass Study on Chickamauga Lake Indicates Success

Results of three genetic studies conducted on Florida largemouth bass released into Chickamauga Lake have all revealed some positive news for bass anglers...

Alexander Threatens Corps of Engineers Budget in Battle over Restricting Fishing below Dams
Alexander Threatens Corps of Engineers Budget in Battle over Restricting Fishing below Dams

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) told a top U.S. Army Corps of Engineers official at a budget hearing today that he would restrict the Corps' ability to transfer new funds to projects if it doesn't abandon "unreasonable" fishing restrictions...

68 acres of critical habitat added to Hiwassee Wildlife Refuge
68 acres of critical habitat added to Hiwassee Wildlife Refuge

Last year an estimated 48,000 sandhill cranes overwintered at Hiwassee, according to aerial surveys.

Biologists find more sturgeon in East Tenn. rivers
Biologists find more sturgeon in East Tenn. rivers

Biologists say years of restoring lake sturgeon to Tennessee waterways is paying off with more of the bony fish turning up in East Tennessee rivers.

TWRA Reaches Decision Concerning Off-Road Vehicles at Cummings Cove WMA
TWRA Reaches Decision Concerning Off-Road Vehicles at Cummings Cove WMA

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) has reached a decision regarding future management plans for the Cummings Cove Wildlife Management Area...

Volunteers Clean Up Tennessee River
Volunteers Clean Up Tennessee River

The Tennessee River Rescue will be holding a community-wide clean-up of the Tennessee River and its tributaries on Saturday, October 6th

Plant removal grows controversy on Chickamauga Lake
Plant removal grows controversy on Chickamauga Lake

Some homeowners and outdoorsmen who use Chickamauga Lake are calling for stricter regulations, when it comes to getting rid of unwanted lake grass and weeds.

Canadian Geese Restoration and Distribution Project in Tennessee a Huge Success
Canadian Geese Restoration and Distribution Project in Tennessee a Huge Success

TWRA is banding some of the resident goose population to track and obtain data to be used to determine early season impact, if any, on the overall resident goose population.

Thousands of dead fish on Carter's Lake
Thousands of dead fish on Carter's Lake

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources is investigating why several thousand fish have died in one Murray County lake the last few days.

TVA's sport fish study angles for data
TVA's sport fish study angles for data

TVA went sport fishing Tuesday in Chickamauga Lake, and what fish experts netted was loads of data.

TWRA gets Florida Bass Stocking Genetic Report for Chickamauga
TWRA gets Florida Bass Stocking Genetic Report for Chickamauga

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency recently received a genetic assessment report from the United States Fish and Wildlife Service evaluating the Florida bass-stocking program.

Service Seeks Comment on the Proposed Critical Habitat Designation for Five Endangered Southeastern Fishes
Service Seeks Comment on the Proposed Critical Habitat Designation for Five Endangered Southeastern Fishes

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing to designate approximately 224 river miles and 22 acres of critical habitat for the Cumberland darter, rush darter, yellowcheek darter, chucky madtom, and laurel dace.  All five of these fishes were listed as endangered on August 9, 2011.

Second deer hunt likely to proceed at Enterprise South
Second deer hunt likely to proceed at Enterprise South

80 more archers apparently will get their chance to take two deer and a wild turkey in a controlled hunt at the Enterprise South Nature Park in later this month. The Hamilton County Commission's Buildings

Enterprise South deer hunt goes on, despite controversy
Enterprise South deer hunt goes on, despite controversy

The first hunt on the recently established Enterprise South Nature Park begins today, but not without controversy.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Finds 11 Aquatic-dependent Species Do Not Warrant Endangered Species Act Protection
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Finds 11 Aquatic-dependent Species Do Not Warrant Endangered Species Act Protection

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced today there is not enough substantial information that 11 species from a petition for 404 species of southeastern aquatic, riparian and wetland dependent animals may warrant protection as threatened or endangered species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).

Neighbors seek to block Enterprise South deer, turkey hunts
Neighbors seek to block Enterprise South deer, turkey hunts

Be quiet. Be still long enough, and your camera-phone can capture one of the more breathtaking natives of Enterprise South Industrial Park, mere yards from the outer gravel road that rings the 2800 acres of nature park within it.

Fish & Wildlife: 374 species may be endangered
Fish & Wildlife: 374 species may be endangered

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will conduct an in-depth status review of 374 rare southeastern aquatic, riparian and wetland animal and plant species to determine if any or all of them warrant federal protection as a threatened or endangered species under the Endangered Species Act.

'Underwater lawn mower' could clear weeds near boat launches
'Underwater lawn mower' could clear weeds near boat launches

A local outdoorsman thinks he may have answer to an underwater problem that has been plaguing area boaters.

Anglers, TVA call aquatic vegetation experiment a success
Anglers, TVA call aquatic vegetation experiment a success

Local anglers and TVA met once again at Chester Frost Park for phase two of an experimental aquatic vegetation control project.

Anglers help TVA with aquatic mat relocation
Anglers help TVA with aquatic mat relocation

Local anglers and TVA will meet again Wednesday July 23, 2011 at 5:00 pm to conduct the second step of the "growth barrier" experiment at Chester Frost boat ramp.

TVA, anglers team up to fight aquatic weeds
TVA, anglers team up to fight aquatic weeds

The Tennessee Valley Authority has teamed up with area local fishermen in an effort to try alternative ways of controlling aquatic vegetation here on Chickamauga Lake.

Spraying begins again on Chickamauga Lake
Spraying begins again on Chickamauga Lake

After over a decade, homeowners and TVA resume the spraying of aquatic herbicides around docks and recreation areas on Chickamauga Lake.

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