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Clarification Made in Regard to Bear Hunting Season

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The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency clarifying an error that has occurred in the printed copy of the agency’s 2017-18 Tennessee Hunting and Trapping Guide...

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2017 Deer Archery Hunting Season Set to Open

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The 2017 deer archery-only hunting season opens statewide in Tennessee on Saturday, Sept. 23...

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Hunters Reminded of Importation Restrictions to Help Keep Tennessee CWD Free

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The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is reminding hunters, who travel beyond the state border, that they must be mindful of import restrictions before they return home...

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2017 Free Youth Deer Hunt Registration Underway to Win the Opportunity to Record First Harvest

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Youth between the ages of 10-16, who are hunter safety certified and who have never harvested a deer, are eligible to win a spot in what has become an annual special hunt...

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2018 Bassmaster College, High School Series Schedules Announced With Exciting Changes

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The Carhartt Bassmaster College Series presented by Bass Pro Shops and the Bassmaster High School Series presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods schedules were announced today with intriguing updates for 2018.   The High School Series has been expanded to four Opens in 2018...

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Copenhaver and Dysart and Win September Chattanooga Fish-N-Fun, C.B.A. Bass Tournament

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The team of Jamie Copenhaver and Adam Dysart caught a 5 bass limit weighing 18.55 pounds topping out the field of 126 anglers to win first place and $2,000.00 in the September Fish-N Fun, Chattanooga Bass Association Tournament...

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Application Period Underway for Statewide Sandhill Crane Season

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The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has announced.the application period for Tennessee’s to participate in Tennessee’s first statewide sandhill crane hunt is underway and will continue through Sept. 27,

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Officials: Disease suspected in Tennessee dead deer reports

A deer forages near the water Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at Harrison Bay State Park. Angela Lewis Foster/Times Free Press A deer forages near the water Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at Harrison Bay State Park. Angela Lewis Foster/Times Free Press

Tennessee wildlife officials say they suspect a disease transmitted through bug bites is behind recent sightings of dead white-tailed deer.

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UPDATE: TWRA identifies man killed in jet ski crash in Dayton

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It happened around 8:45 p.m. on Chickamauga Lake near Double S Road.

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2017 Elk Hunt Participants Announced During August Meeting

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The 15 persons who will participate in the 2017 Tennessee Elk Hunts were announced Wednesday during the August meeting of the Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission held at the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency Region II Ray Bell Building...

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  • Pro Tip: Night fishing for bass

    Pro Tip: Night fishing for bass

    Thursday, August 3 2017 7:27 AM EDT2017-08-03 11:27:37 GMT

    Fishing at night during the hot summer months offers the opportunity for some excellent fishing and an escape from the day time traffic here on Chickamauga Lake.

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    Fishing at night during the hot summer months offers the opportunity for some excellent fishing and an escape from the day time traffic here on Chickamauga Lake.

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  • The Advantages and Disadvantages of Braided Fishing Line

    The Advantages and Disadvantages of Braided Fishing Line

    Tuesday, February 28 2017 9:52 PM EST2017-03-01 02:52:21 GMT

    Years ago nearly all fishing line was braided line made mostly of Dacron. Newer braided lines, made of synthetic materials, now offer many advantages to fisherman. In today's completive

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    In today's completive market these lines are continuing to be improved, and braided line has become very popular in the bass fishing community...

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  • Winterize Your Boat, Before Costly Repairs Occur!

    Winterize Your Boat, Before Costly Repairs Occur!

    Thursday, November 24 2016 10:18 AM EST2016-11-24 15:18:27 GMT

    Taking the time to winterize your boat is well worth the cost and effort to prevent motor damage and failure this spring. With the holidays just around the corner, letting a...

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    Taking the time to winterize your boat is well worth the cost and effort to prevent motor damage and failure this spring...

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  • Georgia man catches 101lb. Flathead catfish

    Georgia man catches 101lb. Flathead catfish

    Thursday, June 15 2017 7:23 AM EDT2017-06-15 11:23:25 GMT

    The catfish is 101 lb, 55 1/2" inches.  If this fish was caught on a rod/reel, it would have bested the current state record by 18 lb.

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    The catfish is 101 lb, 55 1/2" inches.  If this fish was caught on a rod/reel, it would have bested the current state record by 18 lb.

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  • TWRA’s Winter Trout Stocking Has Resumed

    TWRA’s Winter Trout Stocking Has Resumed

    Thursday, January 5 2017 5:35 PM EST2017-01-05 22:35:15 GMT

    The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency’s winter trout stocking program resumes as the new year begins and will continue at selected locations through middle portion of March...

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    The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency’s winter trout stocking program resumes as the new year begins and will continue at selected locations through middle portion of March...

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  • Potential World Record Spot Caught

    Potential World Record Spot Caught

    Thursday, December 22 2016 6:12 PM EST2016-12-22 23:12:56 GMT

    Cody Meyer caught a 10.80-pound spotted bass that is the potential world record. The behemoth spot was caught on Dec. 16, 2016, from Bullards Bar reservoir, a famed spotted bass fishery in northern California...

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    Cody Meyer caught a 10.80-pound spotted bass that is the potential world record. The behemoth spot was caught on Dec. 16, 2016, from Bullards Bar reservoir, a famed spotted bass fishery in northern California...

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  • Guntersville Lake

    Guntersville Lake

    September 12th 2017 - The fishing on Guntersville is changing like the weather. The rain and wind isn't helping the frog mats because there changing daily...

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    Here's the latest fishing report from Guntersville Lake.

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  • Chickamauga Lake

    Chickamauga Lake

    On September 7th the elevation of Chickamauga Lake was 682.13 and falling . The surface water temperature in the main lake is around 78 degrees...

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    Here is the latest fishing report for Chickamauga Lake.

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  • Watts Bar

    Watts Bar

    On September 7th the water surface temperature on Watts Bar is currently 75 degrees. The surface elevation is 740.74 feet and falling...

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    Here's a look at the fishing report for Watts Bar.

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