Unlocking New and Old Passions: Hunting and Fishing Workshops for All Tennesseans

Sep 14, 2023

Tennessee Wildlife Federation is reconnecting residents with the Tennessee outdoors through its hands-on hunting and fishing workshops.
For the remainder of 2023, the Federation has 13 workshops scheduled across the state.

Designed to equip participants with essential skills, these workshops are ideal for becoming a self reliant hunter or angler. No matter the specific topic, each workshop aims to address some of the biggest challenges faced by novice outdoorsmen and women, such as rules and regulations, access to land, and finding resources through the outdoors community.

Creating a Passion

“With so much opportunity in the state, we want to empower our participants with the confidence needed to explore any outdoor pursuit they’re interested in,” said Jeb Beasley, Hunting and Fishing Academy manager. “Once they’ve had that first positive experience, we hope it’ll translate into a lifetime passion.”

The workshops are part of Tennessee Wildlife Federation’s Hunting and Fishing Academy, which offers Tennesseans opportunities to expand their knowledge and passion for the outdoors.

In addition to workshops, Hunting and Fishing Academy also provides free virtual classes for those looking to learn new skills and dust off old ones. All virtual classes are free, and anyone who registers will receive a recording of the class afterward. To learn more and sign up visit, tnwf.org/academy

Upcoming Workshops

September

Deer Hunting Workshop
Sept. 17, 1-4 p.m. CT – Nashville, TN
Price: $35
Registration Link: https://act.tnwf.org/a/nashville-deer-fy24-20230917 

Fly Fishing Workshop
Sept. 21, 6-8 p.m. CT – Nashville, TN
Price: $35
Registration Link: https://act.tnwf.org/a/nashville-fly-fishing-fy24-20230921 

Fly Fishing Workshop
Sept. 28, 6-8 p.m. ET – Knoxville, TN
Price: $35
Registration Link: https://act.tnwf.org/a/knoxville-fly-fishing-fy24-20230928

Getting Started in Hunting Workshop
Sept. 28, 6-8:30 p.m. CT – Nashville, TN
Price: $35
Registration Link: https://act.tnwf.org/a/nashville-hunting-fy24-20230928

Deer Hunting Workshop
Sept. 30, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. CT – Henderson, TN
Price: $35
Registration Link: https://act.tnwf.org/a/henderson-deer-fy24-20230930

October

Getting Started in Hunting Workshop
Oct. 5, 6-8 p.m. CT – Henderson, TN
Price: $35
Registration Link: https://act.tnwf.org/a/henderson-hunting-fy24-20231005

Fly Fishing Workshop
Oct. 12,  6-8 p.m. CT – Nashville, TN
Price: $35
Registration Link: https://act.tnwf.org/a/nashville-fly-fishing-fy24-20231012

Deer Hunting Workshop
Oct. 14, 3-6 p.m. ET – Roan Mountain, TN
Price: $35
Registration Link: https://act.tnwf.org/a/roan-mountain-deer-fy24-20231014 

Fly Fishing Workshop
Oct. 19,  6-8 p.m. CT – Memphis, TN
Price: $35
Registration Link: https://act.tnwf.org/a/memphis-fly-fishing-fy24-20231019 

To learn see the complete list of workshops visit, tnwf.org/academy

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