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. You can listen right here or subscribe and follow on iTunes or Soundcloud. You can watch at TWRA.tv. Come back each week and thanks for tuning in!
Some anglers are concerned about the future of crappie fishing on Kentucky Lake, others are asking questions about a contaminant warning on a portion of this famous reservoir, and yet others are worried about an invasion of Asian carp. Despite all this, TWRA fish biologist Tim Broadbent says the future of fishing in Kentucky Lake looks good and it should continue to have a reputation as one of the country’s best fishing destinations.
Meet Bill Cox, a member of the Tennessee Fish & Wildlife Commission. His love for the outdoors has helped guide him to become one of the 13-members of the commission that helps oversee the agency that manage the states 1,000+ species of fish and wildlife. As a representative of those who enjoy hunting, fishing, or just viewing our wildlife, Commissioner Cox is always working to improve outdoors opportunities.
Wouldn’t you love to catch a 200 pound sturgeon, or maybe one even bigger? The day is coming when someone will. Join Jason Henegar, Assistant Chief of TWRA’s Fish Division, as he discusses the future of Tennessee's Lake Sturgeon among other fishy topics on this week’s Tennessee WildCast.
Have you ever wondered how the guys on TV shoot and create the great outdoor programming hitting the air waves these days? We will talk with Barry Cross, long time videographer and now TWRA Information Specialist for Region two. We’ll get a few secrets of the trade, plus learn where to share your videos once you have a finished product.
Our Regional Information and Education Coordinators across the state are very important. They are knowledgeable in many areas and this week we will meet with Mime Barnes in her world, atop the Cumberland Plateau. We will discuss predator control plus fishing opportunity in her neck of the woods.
The wildlife commission has met and seasons have been set for 2016. Some big changes in big games seasons. Learn about them all on Tennessee WildCast.
He is perhaps the best known anglers worldwide and he--Bill Dance--will be one of our guests in a special 1-hour episode of Tennessee WildCast. Also enjoy Garry Mason, founder of the Legends Of Outdoors and a great sportsmen himself, in this special edition shot alongside the banks of Kentucky Lake.
One of the questions TWRA gets most is “how can I become a wildlife officer?” Sumner County Wildlife Officer Eric Anderson will answer that question and much more about a great job on this week’s Tennessee WildCast
Believe it or not waterfowl season has already been set in Tennessee and Agency Commissioners will soon set all the other hunting seasons. Learn more with TWRA Assistant Chief of Wildlife and Forestry Joe Benedict on this episode of Tennessee WildCast.
A great turkey call in one hand, lots of fishing knowledge in the other, TWRA's Mike Jolley returns to Tennessee WildCast for more great outdoors talk.
He spends many days helping manage one of America's best bass reservoirs, join TWRA's Mike Jolley as he discusses Chickamauga Lake and all the great fishing there.
While Tennessee’s native brook trout is confined to the high elevation waters of East Tennessee, the state has an excellent rainbow and brown trout resource. Learn more about tall these fish, and then get a few ultra light fishing tips from Frank Fiss, the agency’s chief of fisheries.
Turkey Season is underway in Tennessee! What kind of shape is the population in, how did we get all those turkeys, and more. Join TWRA Wildlife Biologist Roger Applegate for a conversation about our wild turkeys.
Episode 4: The voice of TWRA—Don King—will discuss the many outreach programs available to youngsters, plus the new TWRA.TV platform that has huge potential as a showcase for outdoors programming, including from you the sportsman! Don is the Chief of TWRA’s Information & Education Division.
Episode 3: Before he became the Assistant Executive Director of TWRA, Bobby Wilson spent most of his career working in and around fish. Bobby will look back discuss those earlier days, his thoughts on the State Record Largemouth bass, and dealing with the Asian Carp invasion.
Episode 2: TWRA Executive Director Ed Carter returns to WildCast to answers a few more questions about the agency and his thoughts on how Tennessee ranks with other states for outdoors opportunities.
Episode 1: TWRA Executive Director Ed Carter began working for the agency when it was known as the Game & Fish Commission in 1972. Nearly 45 years later he heads TWRA and has had many other accomplishments along the way.