The Race for Governor is in its final stretch. And Tennessee Wildlife Federation is bringing conservation to the conversation. Tennessee’s wildlife and natural resources directly impact every Tennessean. For generations, our air, water, wildlife, and lands have shaped a way of life. They are the sources of tradition, recreational outlets, and major economic drivers for […]
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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 […]
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 […]
Board member leaves legacy On Sept. 2, Albert Menefee, III, passed away after a long and courageous battle from injuries sustained nearly two years prior during a horse riding accident. Albert lived in Franklin and was a lifelong Tennessean. He may be best known for his love of all things horses and the great outdoors. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]