Entries by Kate Hill

Fortitude and Grace

Despite a battle with cancer that took her eye, 17-year-old Emily Ferguson is breaking shooting sport records and mentoring others With concentration uncharacteristic of a young and vibrant 17-year-old girl, Emily Ferguson moves between the posts at Nashville Gun Club’s International Trap Bunker. Each time, she takes a measured five and a half steps with […]

Commercial Paddlecraft Rental Rules Pass

Permits and safety briefings now required Last month, the Tennessee Fish & Wildlife Commission—the governing body that oversees the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA)—unanimously approved the first-ever rules for commercial paddlecraft rental services. This step toward better sharing our rivers was possible because of the conservation policy work of Tennessee Wildlife Federation, an independent nonprofit […]

In Memory of Chairman Emeritus John O. “Jack” Gayden

Friend, mentor, and conservationist On October 5, 2018, the Federation lost a longtime friend, board of directors Chairman Emeritus, and one of our strongest advocates—Dr. John Overton Gayden. Known as Dr. Jack by the Federation family, his transformational leadership forever changed the face of the Federation. A Nashville native, Dr. Jack was a lifelong outdoorsman. […]

Federation Brings Conservationists Together, Leads to Natural Area Addition

Acquisition protects rare dragonfly habitat Tennessee Wildlife Federation works directly in many areas—from youth engagement to being the leading voice on the Hill for Tennessee’s wildlife, water, and wild places. That broad reach also allows us to bring together people, organizations, and resources to make progress for wildlife that might not happen otherwise. That’s what […]

Share Our Rivers Coalition

On our most popular rivers, there have been increases in water rescues, unsafe practices, litter, bad behavior, and conflicts with other citizens. Meanwhile, individual anglers and paddlers are crowded out of these public water resources.