TWRA News

The 2020 Beyond Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) Muzzleloader Workshop will be sponsored by Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency November 13-15 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.

Registration for the workshop is on a first-come, first-serve basis; however, two weeks priority will be given to first-time participants. The cost of the workshop is $250, which includes meals and camping, if participants wish to camp. Campers must provide their own gear. A list of local hotels will be included with the registration packet.

Workshop participants are required to have the appropriate licenses. Participants born on or after January 1, 1969 will need to have successfully completed the hunter education course. Participants will draw from a number of predetermined sites that will have tree stands. There will be two hunts on Saturday and one Sunday morning.

Applications can be completed on the TWRA website at http://license.gooutdoorstennessee.com/Event/ViewEvent.aspx?id=36585. The deadline for application is Monday, Nov. 2. Confirmation packets will be emailed to participants Wednesday, Nov. 4.

For more information contact Donald Hosse, TWRA Outreach Program Coordinator, at Don.Hosse@tn.gov.

October TFWC meeting to be held at

Buffalo Ridge Refuge

in Humphreys County

Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission will hold a one-day meeting on Friday, Oct. 23, beginning at 9 a.m., at Buffalo Ridge Refuge in Humphreys County. It will be the first formal TFWC meeting held at the refuge.

An update will be provided on the status of Asian carp to include distribution information, TVA’s Programmatic Environmental Assessment, USFWS funding, and associated work plans for 2021 in the Tennessee/Cumberland and Lower Mississippi (Reelfoot) basins.

Results of a recent survey of Tennessee duck hunters will be presented. The survey was conducted by University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

The Wildlife and Forestry Division will recognize the Wildlife Technician and Wildlife Biologist/Manager of the Year. The Biologist of the Year winner will also be competing for Southeast Biologist of the Year, as part of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (SEAFWA) virtual conference.

The Boating and Law Enforcement Division will also present a pair of annual awards. Boating Officer of the Year and Part-time Boating Officer of the Year will be introduced to the commission.