This year, the Federation celebrated 17 individuals and companies from across the state who are conserving our wildlife and wild places.
Federation Surpasses 1,000 Acres of Wetland Restored
Tennessee Wildlife Federation completed its 12th wetland restoration project in March on 50 acres in the floodplain of the Buffalo River, bringing the total wetlands restored to more than 1,000 acres.
Record-Breaking 25th Year for Hunters for the Hungry
A milestone for the program was met this deer season with historic numbers from generous hunters who donated—an all-time high—3,116 deer.
Turkey Hunting: To Decoy or Not to Decoy?
A simple question that all turkey hunters ask themselves. Depending on the outcome of the hunt, we hunters may mull over the “shoulda, coulda, woulda’s” with turkey decoys for days after the hunt.
Sold Out Competition Kickstarts the 2023 Tennessee Shooting Sports Season
Selling out in under four minutes, the competition is one of the most successful events in the program’s 22-year history.
Conservation Groups File to Defend Longstanding Clean Water Protections
Clearer, more consistent clean water protections for streams, fisheries, and wetlands that provide habitat and protect communities from storms are at stake.
Wildlife Crossing Efforts in Great Smoky Mountains
On average, more than 28,000 vehicles travel on I-40 between Tennessee and North Carolina every day. This interstate cuts through incredible wildlife habitat in the Great Smoky Mountains. Wildlife are either restricted to one side of the highway or have to find a way to cross it to access essential resources such as food, water, mating sites, and cover.
Cooking Wild Game for the Family
Share your love for the outdoors with those you love.
Announcing Exclusive Partnership with National Scholastic Clay Target Program
This partnership will enhance the experience for athletes and the administrative roles for coaches.
Water Planning Requires a Regional Approach
Imagine: it’s early fall. The sun is shining. You’re driving west from Middle Tennessee. As you get beyond the cities, you look out the window at the landscape. Trees, a mix of greens and yellows and oranges, are all around. The trees begin to give way to openings with towering stalks of corn and vast fields of soybeans. The land is at its most fruitful—and it brings you a sense of peace.
Annual Memorial Waterfowl Hunt Draws 102 Youth into the Great Outdoors
The Davis P. Rice Memorial Youth Waterfowl Hunt celebrated its 15th year and provided more than 100 youth with the opportunity to duck hunt.
Act On Issues
Chronic Wasting Disease Secures Needed Support; Expected Passage for CWD Management Act
Congress is expected to pass the CWD Research and Management Act to combat CWD, a contagious and fatal disease affecting deer and elk.
Grasslands Conservation Legislation Will Strengthen Collaboration, Save Endangered Landscapes
The North American Grasslands Conservation Act is essential for restoring North America’s grasslands and prairies.
New Bill Would Gut Conservation Funding
The 1937 Pittman-Robertson (PR) Wildlife Restoration and the 1952 Dingell-Johnson (DJ) Sport Fish Restoration Acts provide for a “user pays” American System of Conservation Funding.
RAWA Inches Closer to Passage; House Votes “Yes” on Conservation
On June 14, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to pass the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act (RAWA). More than 1,400 animal and plant species in Tennessee are at risk of becoming threatened or endangered.