The state’s Senate Majority Leader, Mark Norris (R-Collierville), launched the Tennessee Nutrition Caucus earlier this month, bringing legislators and multiple organizations together to address the ever-growing issue of hunger relief. On Tuesday, March 25, the Tennessee Wildlife Federation (TWF) was invited to participate alongside other groups engaged in the fight against hunger and malnutrition, including […]
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by Office of Sen. Lamar Alexander WASHINGTON, Oct. 25 – U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today released the following statement on passage by the U.S. House of Representatives of the Water Resources Development Act, which included a plan similar to his to replace Chickamauga Lock, as well as Alexander’s permanent ban stopping the U.S. Army […]
Since the Tennessee Wildlife Federation teamed with the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency to release the first elk in December of 2000, a total of 167 elk have been relocated to Tennessee from Elk Island National Park in Canada and LBL in Kentucky. All of the 31 elk released in February 2003 are alive and well! […]
All the way back to Ancient Rome, democratic societies have recognized the individual right to hunt and fish. But during the Norman Conquest in England, a landowner could be put to death for hunting or fishing on his own property. On Bastille Day, the French go fishing to celebrate their independence—the inability to do so […]
One of the most dangerous pieces of legislation in modern history was first introduced in the Tennessee General Assembly’s 2011 session. “The White-tailed Deer Breeding and Farming Act” would have legalized the breeding, purchase and sale of white-tailed deer as livestock for the purpose of penned hunting. Tennessee Wildlife Federation was proud to lead a […]
Starting with the 2010 legislative session, a small group of state House members undertook an effort to shut down the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) by placing the Agency in “wind-down” mode, which would prepare TWRA and its critical wildlife and fisheries management work for elimination. Reauthorizations affect every state agency; the problem in the […]
In 2011, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency took aggressive measures to address a rapidly spreading epidemic: invasive, non-native wild pigs were taking over the landscape. The Agency delisted the hogs as a big game species and began working with landowners to kill the pigs by virtually any means necessary. An alarming trend was populations arising […]
More than a million Tennesseans enjoy fishing each year, with tens of thousands more traveling from around the nation to visit world-class tailwater fisheries below dams on a number of Cumberland River reservoirs. Those incredible public resources–and the billions in associated economic impact—were slated to be eliminated in early 2013 through a unilateral directive from […]
According to the biologists at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Eastern Population of sandhill cranes have grown to huntable numbers. Just 20 years ago, sandhills were severely threatened. This is another tremendous success story for wildlife in America. Today, tens of thousands migrate down the Mississippi Flyway. As with most large waterfowl migrating […]
Young Tennessee athletes who excel in shotgun shooting sports like trap and skeet have an exciting new resource to help them pursue Olympic ambitions. USA Shooting, the national governing body for the Olympic Shooting Sports, has designated the Tennessee Wildlife Federation (TWF) as a USA Shooting Certified Training Center (CTC), one of only 16 in […]