Tennessee Wildlife Federation is a consistent voice for our state’s wildlife, ensuring the concerns of outdoor enthusiasts and sportsmen are represented by our elected officials. One of those concerns is Asian carp. In October, the Federation held its second Asian carp grassroots action call. This call was open to the public and included an update […]
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Asian carp pose the greatest threat to our freshwater rivers and lakes in modern times. Brought to the United States in the 1970s to help maintain ponds used for aquaculture, Asian carp have expanded their range throughout the Mississippi River basin into the Tennessee and Cumberland River systems. Tennessee Wildlife Federation has been actively working to […]
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 […]
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 […]
Why is a deer disease bad news for all wildlife? Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) has been found in Tennessee. The always fatal disease has been slowly marching across the U.S., infecting cervids such as deer and elk. In December, it was detected here for the first time, making Tennessee the 26th state that now has […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
Asian carp are a serious threat to our aquatic ecosystems, recreation, and economy.
CWD is a threat to Tennessee’s deer populations and the conservation funding they generate.