Tennessee Wildlife Federation’s Hunting and Fishing Academy is expanding its program and providing more opportunities for those who want to learn how to hunt and fish.
Recently, the Federation added West Tennessee field representative, Chris Hearn, and East Tennessee field representative, Jeb Beasley. They will be responsible for the growth and expansion of the program and all aspects of its operations in their grand divisions.
“With the additions of Chris and Jeb to the Hunting and Fishing Academy team, West and East Tennessee now have dedicated staff members so more families who are curious can learn the art of being a sportsman,” said J.W. Worthen, director of programs.
The Federation’s Hunting and Fishing Academy provides engaging, hands-on instruction in the art of being an outdoorsman. Beginners can learn to hunt or fish through multi-day, immersive experiences. Participants are mentored by volunteer Hunt Masters, who are skilled, lifelong hunters and anglers.
Dates for some deer hunting experiences have already been set for 2019.
- Oct. 25-27 near Jackson, Tenn.
- Oct. 25-27 near Dover, Tenn.
- Nov. 22-24 near Somerville, Tenn.
- Dec. 13-15 near Greenfield, Tenn.
- Jan. 10-12 near Jackson, Tenn.
- Jan. 10-12 near Somerville, Tenn.
- Jan. 10-12 near Soddy Daisy, Tenn.
First-time or novice deer hunters—or those interested in future experiences around turkey, dove, or fish—can sign up at tnwf.org/interest.
“If you’re interested in hunting and fishing but don’t know a sportsman, getting started can be hard. Now that we have a field representative on each side of the state, Hunting and Fishing Academy is going to be able to teach more people how to get out into the field,” said Worthen.