Author Archive for: Kate.Hill

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 […]

Davis P. Rice Memorial Youth Waterfowl Hunt Marks 11th Year

Youth from across the state flock to northwest Tennessee to duck hunt and celebrate the great outdoors On February 1 and 2 in northwest Tennessee, the Davis P. Rice Memorial Youth Waterfowl Hunt provided more than 100 youth with the opportunity to duck hunt, many for the first time. “For every 10 hunters today, there […]

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 […]