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Entries by Kate Hill

Recovering America’s Wildlife Act Could Stop Asian Carp

Opinion article by Michael Butler, CEO of Tennessee Wildlife Federation, as it appeared in the Commercial Appeal. What if Tennessee had the tools to effectively address the Asian carp invasion and safeguard America’s nongame wildlife species with one bill—a bill that did not raise taxes or require annual legislative battles? It would be an absolute […]

Hunting and Fishing Academy launches

Tennessee Wildlife Federation is excited to announce our new Hunting and Fishing Academy! Beginning this season, Hunting and Fishing Academy is providing even more comprehensive, immersive experiences for Tennessee’s youth and parents to teach and sharpen the outdoor skills needed to enjoy hunting and fishing for a lifetime. This is critical work as the number […]

Congratulations 2019 Calendar Contest Winners!

The 2019 Tennessee Wildlife Federation calendar contest was a success! Tennessee wildlife and landscapes were showcased in more than 4,500 submitted images, and voters whittled down the People’s Choice from 55 images to one winning shot! In August, 671 photographers submitted photographs highlighting Tennessee wildlife and great outdoors. Judges reviewed each photograph for originality, technical […]

Senate’s Wildlife Act Meets the Challenge—Almost

Opinion article by Michael Butler, CEO of Tennessee Wildlife Federation, as it appeared in the Knoxville News Sentinel on September 3, 2018. In a significant step forward for wildlife, the Senate version of the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act (S.3223) was introduced in July by bipartisan cosponsors, including Sen. Lamar Alexander. This bill is designed to proactively keep […]

The War on Asian Carp: Battle Ready

As the war against Asian carp rages, state agencies are implementing a variety of management techniques. And the Federation’s conservation policy work has secured initial funding for the battle. A major effort is expanding commercial harvests of Asian carp. Because these fish spoil more quickly than others, getting Asian carp to market requires different tools. […]

Working in D.C. for Tennessee’s Wildlife

Tennessee Wildlife Federation is engaging in conservation policy at the federal level like never before. Because of the nature of federal legislation and congressional processes, our work comes largely through regular engagement of Tennessee’s congressional delegation, as well as strategic alliances with like-minded organizations. These organizations include National Wildlife Federation, Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation, Boone and […]

Scholastic All-State Banquet Recognizes Best of the Best

On Saturday, August 11, the Tennessee Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) named 113 scholastic all-state athletes and presented four with scholarships at the annual Tennessee SCTP Scholastic All-State and Scholarship Banquet and Fun Shoot. The event was presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors and hosted by the Montgomery County Shooting Complex. Mallards of Huntingdon provided […]

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 […]