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Interested in Tennessee spring turkey quota hunts? Apply now

Matthew Cameron, TWRA contributor • Dec 26, 2017 at 1:17 AM

NASHVILLE — The application period for the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency spring turkey quota hunts runs through Jan. 17.

Applications are available and will be accepted at any TWRA license agent or TWRA regional office as well as online at quotahunt.gooutdoorstennessee.com/Hunts/CustomerLookup.aspx. Applications will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. Central time on Jan. 17. Mailed applications will not be accepted.

The areas available for the hunts are listed on the instruction sheets. Hunters have up to 14 choices but will be drawn for only one. Applicants may not use the same hunt code more than once. There are a total of 14 hunts listed and three youth-only hunts. No person may apply more than once.

Youth hunters — ages 6-16 by the date of the hunt — may submit one application for the regular quota hunt and one application for the youth-only quota hunt.

A permit fee will not be charged to Annual Sportsman (Type 004) or Lifetime Sportsman (Types 402-405) license holders or to seniors with an Annual Senior Sportsman License (Type 167). For all other license holders, the cost is $12 per permit plus the agent fee.

When applying at a license agent, hunters must remain at the location while the application is processed. Hunters will receive a receipt with a confirmation number when the application is complete.

The 2018 statewide turkey season runs from March 31 through May 13. The statewide Young Sportsman Hunt is March 24-25.

MADD honors four TWRA officers

NASHVILLE — Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) of Tennessee recently honored four TWRA wildlife officers during the 2017 Statewide Night of Remembrance and Awards Ceremony.

TWRA Wildlife Officers Greg Julian, Josh Landrum and Jeff Roberson were honored for their efforts on removing boating under the influence (BUI) operators from Tennessee waterways, therefore enhancing safety and saving lives.

Julian serves in Anderson County, Landrum in Davidson County and Roberson in Knox County.

In addition, TWRA Boating Investigator Capt. Matt Majors received a special honor: the 2017 Middle Tennessee Outstanding Service Award.

This year’s event was held at the Millennium Maxwell House Hotel in Nashville. Hosted by MADD Tennessee, it honors and remembers victims of substance impaired driving and underage drinking and recognizes law enforcement heroes for their commitment to protecting Tennesseans from these crimes. The organization works with victims from both DUI and BUI incidents.

Get those wildlife calendar photo contest entries ready to mail

NASHVILLE — The TWRA is now accepting entries for its 2018-19 photo contest for publication in Tennessee Wildlife’s annual calendar issue. Photographers are invited to submit up to 10 of their best photos on fishing, hunting, boating and wildlife species native to Tennessee.

The photos will be reviewed for publication in the annual calendar edition of Tennessee Wildlife, which is the summer issue of the TWRA’s official magazine. If a photo is selected for the calendar edition, the photographer will receive a cash stipend of $60.

Photographers must submit entries by March 19. The photos must be horizontal (landscape), in JPEG format and submitted on a CD. They must be sized to print no smaller that 8½x11 and resolution should be at least 300 pixels per inch.

The photographer’s name, address, phone number and email address must be included with the disk, which cannot be returned.

Mail entries to:

Tennessee Wildlife

Calendar Issue

P.O. Box 40747

Nashville, TN 37204

Subscription rates for Tennessee Wildlife are $10 for one year, $17 for two years and $25 for three years.

Information from Matthew Cameron, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency Region 4 information and education coordinator