8:30 AM Mar 5, 2015
The sale of hunting and fishing licenses helps fund TWRA programs that protect non-game species, such as this crane.
The TWRA hasn't had a license-fee increase in a decade, and just two in the past quarter-century
9:30 AM Mar 4, 2015
The TWRA's Angler Recognition Program rewards fishermen for prize catches, even if they aren't records.
designed to recognize trophy-sized fish that are impressive, but not necessarily state records.
10:30 AM Feb 28, 2015
An increase in the cost of licenses goes into effect in July
9:30 AM Feb 25, 2015
Gabe Keen hoists his state-record bass.
15 pounds, three ounces, beating the former record bass that weighed 14 pounds, eight ounces caught in 1954
8:30 AM Feb 24, 2015
Tennessee's lengthy squirrel season ends Saturday.
It closes Saturday
9:30 AM Feb 20, 2015
Hunting and fishing licenses expire Feb. 28. New licenses go on sale Feb. 18
8:30 AM Feb 19, 2015
Lebanon's Al Kent models some of his hand-crafted "turkey ties" along with one with a fishing theme.
Al creates art-work ties out of wild turkey feathers, beards and spurs
9:30 AM Feb 18, 2015
A wide range of exhibits always makes the Fishing & Boating Expo interesting.
As always, outdoor show was fun and informative
10:30 AM Feb 12, 2015
Rabbit, quail and squirrel seasons end Feb. 28.
9:30 AM Feb 11, 2015
Fisherman are warned about accidentally introducing invasive species into area waters.
Battling invasive species in Tennessee becomes more of a challenge every year
10:30 AM Feb 10, 2015
A bear's behavior is unpredictable -- one day it might flee and the next day it might charge -- so keep your distance. And above all, never feed them.
12:30 PM Feb 6, 2015
The annual Tennessee Boat & Fishing Expo will be held Feb. 6-8 at the State Fairgrounds in Nashville
10:30 AM Feb 4, 2015
Submitted to The Democrat Mt. Juliet resident Gibby Gibson’s antique tackle display is always a popular stop at the annual outdoor show. It runs Feb. 6-8 at the State Fairgrounds.
Most hunting seasons are over or winding down, and springtime fishing seems ages away
12:30 PM Feb 3, 2015
Wintertime stripe often school in creek mouths, which offer protection from the wind.
the challenge is to locate them
10:30 AM Jan 30, 2015
Alex Franck is a member of the Cedar City Straights trap-shooting team.
Alex is the only female member of the Straights
10:30 AM Jan 28, 2015
The TWRA relies on the sale of hunting and fishing licenes and related revenues for most of its operating budget
The standard resident hunting/fishing license which for the past 10 years has cost $28 will increase to $34.
10:30 AM Jan 23, 2015
The annual Tennessee Boat & Fishing Expo will be held Feb. 6-8 at the State Fairgrounds