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Applications will be accepted until midnight (CDT) on Wednesday, Sept. 28 for the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency’s 2016 Wildlife Management Area waterfowl hunts.
A computerized drawing system will be held to select successful applicants based on the priority drawing system. Hunters may apply at any TWRA license agent, at any TWRA regional office, or online at www.tnwildlife.org. Mailed applications will not be accepted.
The WMAs available for this year’s hunts are Bogota, Gooch Unit E, White Oak-Lebanon Pond, Meeman-Shelby Forest, Thorny Cypress, Candies Creek, Johnson Bottoms, Rogers Creek, and Yellow Creek.
Hunters may apply as individuals or as a party (not to exceed five members). They may select up to 24 hunt choices, but cannot use the same hunt code more than once. No person may apply more than once. If two or more applications are submitted representing one individual, that individual’s application will be rejected and the subject could be prosecuted. Applicants must be at least 16 years of age, on or before the hunt date. Youth, ages 6-15, can participate in the hunt as a guest, but cannot apply.
There is no fee to apply for current Annual Sportsman (Type 004) or Lifetime Sportsman License (Types 401- 406) holders or senior citizens possessing a Type 167 (Annual Senior Citizen Sportsman) permit. For all other applicants, there is a $12 non-refundable fee per drawing entered (maximum of five draws). If applying at a TWRA license agent, a $1 agent fee will be added. If the application is made on-line a $2:50 internet usage fee will be added. This is a fee collected by the company that maintains the internet site. If applicants encounter any problems while applying, they may call (615) 781-6621 during business hours, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (CDT), Monday-Friday. (Photo Courtesy tn.gov)
The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has confirmed the sighting of a cougar in Wayne County on property located in an area between Linden and the county seat of Waynesboro.
A trail camera captured the cat’s image on Sept. 4 and the agency, as it does when it receives reports accompanied by credible evidence, began investigating the report.
The wildlife agency has confirmed eight sightings since September 2015, with the previous five confirmations in Humphreys County. This is the first documented sighting in Wayne County.
A list of Tennessee confirmed cougar sightings can be found on TWRA’s website at www.tnwildlife.org.
Other states surrounding Tennessee are also confirming the presence of western cougars, which have been expanding their range for years.
There are no hunting seasons established on cougars in Tennessee. Anyone sighting a cougar, especially accompanied by supporting evidence, is asked to contact the TWRA. Telephone numbers and email address are listed on the agency’s website.
Despite erroneously posting a photo of The Plymouth Clowns, a performance arts group out of New Hampshire, the Tennessee Highway Patrol is standing by its warning about creepy clowns.
On Saturday, both the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) and the Tennessee Department of Safety (TDOS) shared a picture of two clowns standing in a wooded area to their Twitter and Facebook pages. The caption on the THP Facebook post said, “THP wants everyone to watch for clowns trying to lure children in to the woods. They are possibly child predators looking for an easy child to target.”
On Sunday, after learning that the photo was a re-purposed picture, the THP pulled the photo and posted “The photo of the "clowns" was not a photo taken in Tennessee. This was a photo circulated throughout social media. While we want to provide awareness about the issue, the photo is not local. We continue to monitor this situation as it has been reported in Tennessee," stated Megan Buell, Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security Communications Director.”
Police say they will investigate all reports, but will also prosecute anyone who files a false report.
After Saturday’s 38 to 28 win over Florida, UT moved up 3 spots to No. 11 in the AP Top 25 Poll. It’s the first time the Vols beat the Gators since 2004, ending an 11-year losing streak. Tennessee remains undefeated and next up for the Vols is a road trip to Athens, Georgia on Saturday, October 1, to face the No. 25 ranked Georgia Bull Dogs. Coverage starts at 1 p.m. with kick off at 2:30 p.m. CT on the Plateau’s Home for the Vols, 102.5 WOW Country.
The Vols broke an 11 game losing streak against the Gators with 38 - 28 win on Saturday at Neyland Stadium. At halftime, Florida was ahead 21 - 3 . The last time UT beat Florida was in 2004. Next up for Tennessee is a road trip to Athens, Georgia on Saturday, October 1, to face the Bull Dogs. Coverage starts at 1 p.m. with kick off at 2:30 p.m. CT on the Plateau’s Home for the Vols, 102.5 WOW Country.