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Entries by Kate Hill

Tennessee Athletes Excel at Nationals

For a full week in July, some of the country’s top young Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) athletes—including more than 350 from Tennessee—descended on Marengo, Ohio to compete for national titles in trap, skeet, and sporting clays. Tennessee athletes competed in all three shooting disciplines representing each age group, from rookie through collegiate. Many of […]

Legislative Updates from Tennessee’s Capital

Tennessee Wildlife Federation was founded on the principle of shaping and advocating for sound conservation policy at local, state, and national levels. This year was no exception as we leveraged our growing team, including our conservation policy manager Lindsay Gardner and lobbyist Joe McCord to ensure your message for wildlife was heard in the Tennessee […]

Asian Carp: A Call to Action

The Federation has greatly expanded our ability to affect change through policy and grassroots advocacy in Tennessee, from conservation funding to water quality protections. This includes an issue our state has faced for years that is getting more attention than ever—Asian carp.   A major threat to Tennessee’s waterways, Asian carp consists of four quickly […]

Hunters for the Hungry processor wins muzzleloader

Hunters for the Hungry isn’t possible without generous deer hunters and committed wild game processors. This past 2017 season, 137,193 pounds of venison—more than a half million meals–were donated and processed to feed hungry Tennesseans. To reward this generosity, Tennessee-based Knight Rifles donated a muzzleloader to be given to one lucky processor. From the more […]

Elementary Students Make Unexpected Gift

In early May, the Federation received an unexpected phone call. Students from Julia Green Elementary School in Nashville requested the presence of our CEO, Michael Butler, for a gift presentation. When the kids call, we answer. We were greeted by four young men from Ms. Pruett’s fourth grade elementary class. Carlton, Clay, Levi, and William […]

LISTEN: The Federation about Conservation Today

Tennessee Wildlife Federation’s CEO Michael Butler sat down for a podcast interview with Mark Fraley to discuss hot button issues surrounding wildlife in Tennessee. Mike discussed issues such as land use and degradation, state waterways, invasive species, and numerous others. Mark was the first parks and recreation director for the cities of Gatlinburg and Sevierville. […]

Athletes Complete Season, Begin Lifetime Outdoors

During the third week in June, more than 1,300 student athletes from all corners of the state converged on Nashville to compete in the 2018 Tennessee Scholastic Clay Target Program State Championships, at the Tennessee Clay Target Complex. The event spanned five full days of co-ed competition in three shotgun shooting sports disciplines: trap, skeet, […]

Christian Brothers High School wins statewide Tennessee Wildlife Federation’s Hunger Challenge

Tennessee Wildlife Federation is excited to announce that Christian Brothers High School in Memphis is the statewide winner of Hunger Challenge. Hunger Challenge is an initiative of the Federation’s Hunters for the Hungry program, which connects food banks and soup kitchens with caring deer hunters. Hunger Challenge was launched in 2013 to provide a way […]

Federation Continues to Spearhead CWD Containment Efforts

By following game laws and supporting Tennessee Wildlife Federation, you are the key to keeping Tennessee CWD free. Despite chronic wasting disease recently being found in Mississippi, Tennessee Wildlife Federation has made significant progress on keeping the disease out of Tennessee. Since the Federation hosted the Chronic Wasting Disease Summit in February 2017, we have […]