Tennessee WildCast

Tennessee WildCast

Tennessee WildCasts are weekly podcasts brought to you in both video and audio formats. These podcasts provide information on the mission of the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, outdoor events and activities from hunting, fishing, boating and just about anything Outdoors. Come back each week and thanks for tuning in!

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August 12, 2022 28 min
In this episode, we stop by for a visit with ARCH Academy. ARCH transforms lives, giving hope and healing to teens and families affected by drugs and alcohol. This year the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Foundation has partnered to help make fishing part of this healing time. Join us as we visit with ARCH Executive Director Dean Porterfield and Primary Therapist Kenny Davis to learn more. #outdoors #tnwildlife #gooutdoorstennessee ...
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Jason Holland Fishing joins us this week with tips for choosing the right spinner bait. We are coming to you from the 2022 ACI conference with our first live studio audience. Don’t miss this jam pack show with spinner bait tips you can take to your favorite fishing hole! #outdoors #tnwildlife #gooutdoorstennessee #hunting #fishing #tennesseewildcast #rivers #streams #bass #largemouth #smallmouth www.tnwildlife.org
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This week, TWRA Region 3 Fisheries Program Manager Mark Thurman joins us to talk about musky in Tennessee. Folks from all over the country come to Tennessee to chase these fish. Because of the size and fight of these fish, they are a blast to catch. Today Mark will share about the work TWRA is doing to improve this fishery, the economic impact of this fish, where you can catch them and so much more. Don’t miss it! #outdoors #tnw...
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July 23, 2022 28 min
This week, TWRA Aquatic Nuisance Species Coordinator Cole Harty and Regional Invasive Carp Manager Kristen Chestnut-Faull join us for an update on the fight against invasive carp. We will learn where these fish came from, how they got here, and their impact on our native fisheries. These guys are on the water all the time. They will share about the research and work taking place to slow the movement and better understand these fish...
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This week, our new TWRA Executive Director, Jason Maxedon, joins us for Tennessee WildCast episode 300! We are taking the show on the road to visit Gooch WMA, one of the areas in west Tennessee Jason hunted at an early age and worked on during his 22 year career in the field. Jason has now taken the reins to lead the agency and is excited to share his passion and vision for the future. We will also cover some of the work we are doi...
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July 9, 2022 28 min
Join us this week as we discuss the importance of boating sober. We are joined by representatives from NASBLA, the creators of the Operation Dry Water campaign, and TWRA Boating Investigator, Captain Matt Major. Tennessee Wildlife officers are on the water every weekend looking for impaired boaters, but they can’t find them all. Help educate and do your part to make boating in Tennessee safer by having a designated driver or just l...
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Have you heard? Alabama bass are on the move and can ruin our native fisheries. These fish are easily confused with our spotted bass and an hybridize with our native species. Help stop the movement of fish in Tennessee. Tune in and learn how you can help! #outdoors #tnwildlife #gooutdoorstennessee #hunting #fishing #tennesseewildcast #rivers #streams #bass #largemouth #smallmouth #alabamabass #alabama www.tnwildlife.org
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Turkey season has come to a close but the work doesn’t stop! The Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission has set next year's regulations and the biologist are still collecting data. Join us as we recap next year's changes and learn about new ways YOU can help contribute to data collection. Don’t miss it! Contribute to the survey: tn.gov/twra/turkeyobs #outdoors #tnwildlife #gooutdoorstennessee #tennesseewildcast #wildlif...
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This week Biodiversity Wildlife Survey Managers Mallory Tate and Jesse Eaker join us to cover all things snakes! One snake, in particular, needs extra attention and is sometimes hard to find. Join us as we learn all about the Pine Snake. #outdoors #tnwildlife #gooutdoorstennessee #tennesseewildcast #pinesnake #wildlife #nongame #watchablewildlife #snakes #nature #habitat #conservation www.tnwildlife.org
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June 10, 2022 28 min
Jason Holland Fishing joins us this week with tips for catching bass deep this summer. Don’t miss it! #outdoors #tnwildlife #gooutdoorstennessee #hunting #fishing #tennesseewildcast #rivers #streams #bass #largemouth #smallmouth www.tnwildlife.org
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MasterCraft Production Manager, LeAna Warner, and Dan Tremaine, Product Manager joins us to introduce a new partnership between TWRA and MasterCraft Boat Manufacturing. Together we are helping spread the word about safe boating in Tennessee. Don’t miss it! #outdoors #tnwildlife #gooutdoorstennessee #tennesseewildcast #tnboating #theyfloatyoudont #operationdrywater #boating #wakesurfing #wakeboarding www.tnwildlife.org
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May 28, 2022 28 min
It is #NationalSafeBoatingWeek, and we want to remind everyone hitting the water this season to be safe, don’t drink and boat, and wear your life jacket. Officers Jeff Roberson and David Holt join us for a lakeside chat to remind us about the basics of safe boating. They will also update us about changes in laws regarding wake surfing and boarding. MasterCraft Production Manager, LeAna Warner, will join us to introduce a new partne...
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Tune in this week as we chat with TWRA’s new Communications and Outreach Director, Emily Buck. Emily is no stranger to Tennessee and is excited to be home after serving as Washington News Bureau chief for RFD-TV. She will lead effort’s in renewing TWRA’s focus on development, youth engagement, and media relations. We will cover all this and so much more. Don’t miss it! #outdoors #tnwildlife #gooutdoorstennessee #tennesseewildcast w...
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This week we are back in Springville, TN to visit with Refuge Ranger Joan Howe at the Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge. We will learn more about the refuge and all there is to see and do when visiting. This is a must-see for the whole family and a great stop for school field trips. #outdoors #tnwildlife #gooutdoorstennessee #tennesseewildcast #tennesseenationalwildliferefuge https://www.fws.gov/refuge/tennessee www.tnwildlife.org
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This week Biodiversity Chief Josh Campbell and Wildlife Survey Manager Mallory Tate join us once again as we explore and learn more about the Hellbender! These are really cool creatures. Don’t miss it. #outdoors #tnwildlife #gooutdoorstennessee #tennesseewildcast www.tnwildlife.org
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April 30, 2022 28 min
Join us this week as we stop by the Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge to visit with Refuge Ranger Joan Howe to learn about the Tennessee State Junior Duck Stamp contest. This art competition is the culmination of students' study of waterfowl and wetlands conservation, often using the Junior Duck Stamp Program educational curriculum. The winning stamp is produced by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to recognize the conservati...
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April 23, 2022 28 min
TWRA biologists not only work with game animals but play a major role in protecting all of Tennessee’s critters. This week Biodiversity Chief Josh Campbell and Wildlife Survey Manager Mallory Tate take us on an educational journey about bats in Tennessee. Don’t miss it! #outdoors #tnwildlife #gooutdoorstennessee #tennesseewildcast www.tnwildlife.org
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This week, we welcome back Debbie Sykes, Director of Nashville Wildlife Conservation Center and Devon Blackburn, Owner of Lillie Birds Wildlife to learn more about what a wildlife rehabilitation facility does. There is so much more involved in wildlife rehab than keeping animals alive and putting them back into the wild. Join us as we dive into some of the details of wildlife rehabbers. Don’t miss it! #outdoors #tnwildlife #gooutdo...
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The TWRA is looking for new recruits. Today, Col. Darren Rider and his son, Officer Slate Rider, join us to help spread the word about what it takes to become an officer. We will cover everything from education to training to boots on the ground. These guys also share a special bond being able to serve together in the field as a father and son team. Don’t miss it! #outdoors #tnwildlife #gooutdoorstennessee #hunting #fishing #te...
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April 6, 2022 28 min
This week we welcome back Jason Holland Fishing. Jason takes us on a deep dive into shallow water bass fishing. He loves the bite and thump at the end of the line this time of year. Get ready for a tackle box full of tips and tricks. Don’t miss it! #outdoors #tnwildlife #gooutdoorstennessee #hunting #fishing #tennesseewildcast #rivers #streams www.tnwildlife.org
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