The final numbers are in and, thanks to the generosity of Tennessee hunters, Hunters for the Hungry had its second best season on record. Hunters donated 145,259 pounds of venison that were processed and provided to hunger relief organizations. That’s enough to provide more than 581,000 meals, while also better managing the deer population. This […]
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Decades-old problem only getting worse for habitats, wildlife Litter is not at all a new problem. But, as study after study shows, the problem is far worse than we knew. It is again coming into focus as an issue we must address for wildlife, the great outdoors, and ourselves. As a state and a country, […]
Whether you have a few porch pots or acres of land to work with, a few small changes can make your yard more wildlife-friendly.
On Friday, May 10, Tennessee Wildlife Federation hosted its 54th Annual Conservation Achievement Awards at Loveless Cafe Barn, in Nashville. “The diverse group of award winners today serves as a reminder that successful conservation will always depend on a diverse and collaborative effort,” said Michael Butler, CEO of the Federation. “Our honorees have conducted important […]
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. The challenge raises critical funds to help feed hungry Tennesseans and serves as an educational experience for students. By participating, students gain important skills in humanitarianism, club-building, leadership, and philanthropy. “The […]
When it comes to making your yard wildlife friendly, sometimes less is more. You see, in an effort to make our yards tidy and pleasing to the human eye, we often remove the very things that attract and nurture birds, small mammals, amphibians, and many insects. Tennessee Wildlife Federation has partnered with the National Wildlife […]
The Hunting and Fishing Academy engages youth and parents for a life of hunting together Tennessee Wildlife Federation’s programs work to inspire the next generation of outdoor enthusiasts and conservationists. This is done by not only engaging kids but also their family in immersive outdoorsmen experiences. For Melissa Hinson and her son Noah Hollingsworth, finding […]
Experience in the great outdoors inspires admissions essay Freshman Max Phillips is the second person ever from Fayette County to attend Harvard University. His love for conservation is partly to thank for that. As a high school student at Fayette Academy and a member of the school’s Hunger Challenge club, Max wrote and submitted his […]
In Tennessee, more than 1,400 species are identified as being in greatest need of conservation. And more than 70 animals are federally listed as threatened and endangered. All of these species are facing more and more challenges from loss of habitat, decreases in habitat quality, invasive species, disease, and more. Currently, there isn’t dedicated, adequate, […]
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. […]