Youth hunters under the age of 13 must have a TWRA ID number in order to use the mobile check-in for big game animals. Kids can go to an agent location, check station or Regional Office with their parent and SSN card and have a TWRA profile created which will last forever. After that, those youth hunters can use the mobile check-in.
The fourth annual TWRA Youth Dove Hunt is this Sat., Sept. 20 at the University of Tennessee Education and Research Center in Greeneville. Once again, mentors accompanying the youth will be allowed to participate in the hunt.
Youth ages 10-16 are eligible to participate and must be accompanied by a mentor age 21 or older. Appropriate hunting licenses and Migratory Bird Permit are required for ages 13 to 16, as well as mentors. Mentors born after Jan. 1, 1969 and youth hunters ages 10 and up are required to possess proof of successful completion of a hunter education course.
Only 50 hunting stations are available and will be determined by a drawing, which will be held before the hunt. If more than 50 hunters are present, a hunter that does not get drawn may fill a vacated station once a hunter fills his or her bag limit or wishes to quit hunting.
The event is free of charge with registration beginning at noon, followed by trap shooting. Free ammunition for the trap shoot and free lunch will be provided.
The University of Tennessee Education and Research Center is located on 2255 East Allen’s Bridge Road, off Hwy. 70 in Greeneville. Directions to the Center are available online at http://greeneville.tennessee.edu/
|Hunt||Season Dates||Antlerless Limit
|Oct. 25-26, 2014||3/day||2||1||3|
|Jan. 10-11, 2015||3/day||2||1|
Youths 6-16 years of age only. Each young sportsman must be accompanied by a non-hunting adult, 21 years of age or older, who must remain in a position to take immediate control of the hunting device and who must also comply with fluorescent orange regulations, as specified for legal hunters. Youths 10 years of age or older must meet Hunter Education requirements. Multiple youths may be accompanied by a single non-hunting adult.
Each young sportsman must be accompanied by a non-hunting adult, 21 years of age or older, who must remain in a position to take immediate control of the hunting device and who must also comply with fluorescent orange regulations, as specified for legal hunters. Youths 10 years of age or older must meet Hunter Education requirements. Multiple youths may be accompanied by a single non-hunting adult. No dogs allowed.
March 28-29, 2015 (ages 6 through 16)One (1) bearded turkey which counts toward statewide bag unless taken on a WMA where turkeys are designated as bonus birds. Multiple youths may be accompanied by a single non-hunting adult, 21 years of age or older, who must remain in a position to take immediate control of the hunting device, who is not required to have a license.
Anyone 10 or older: before you get out there and hunt, you must have a Hunter Education Certificate. There's still time! Check out the current class dates in your area in our Hunter Education Class section.
Congratulations, your First Fish! The First Fish Award is designed to commemorate that special moment in every boy's or girl's life-the landing of their first fish. The award recognizes this special moment with a framable certificate identifying the angler, the fish caught, and other details of that moment. Size of the fish and age of the angler have no bearing, only that the fish is their first. You can even fill out the award online, and then print it!
Youth programs play an important role in Giles County and also the surrounding counties of Middle Tennessee. These programs allow the children to learn about the world around them in a fun and interesting way.
The National Archery In The Schools Program is a two to eight week archery course designed to teach International Style target archery in 4th –12th grades. The students shoot at bulls-eye targets placed in front of an arrow resistant net in their gymnasium. The core content covers archery history, safety, technique, equipment, mental concentration, core strengthening, physical fitness and self improvement.
The National Fishing in the Schools Program is a nationwide, in school program, that teaches the positive lifetime activity of fishing to students in grades 6-12. NFSP teaches students how to cast a fly rod in the school gym while they also learn about fish, insects, aquatic resources, resource stewardship and conservation.
In Tennessee, the Scholastic Clay Target Program provides Tennessee's youth, grades 5-12, an opportunity to compete in clay target shooting competitions with their peers from across the state. There are three disciplines: trap, skeet & sporting clays. Each individual participates with a team of shooters. Most teams are recognized as a school endorsed program, local 4-H clubs or other community groups, such as Boy and/ or Girl Scouts or Venture Crews. Apart from being the nation's leader in youth shooting sports programs, the Tennessee SCTP offers an opportunity for Tennessee's young men and women to experience the fun and excitement of competing in one of the fastest growing sports in the country.