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Find Tennessee - A Guide to Hunting in Natural Beauty

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) is an organization of more than 600 professionals dedicated to the preservation, conservation and enhancement of Tennessee's fish and wildlife.

The agency was housed under various state departments until 1949 when it became a separate state agency known as the Tennessee Game and Fish Commission.

Reorganized in 1974, the modern Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is funded primarily by sportsmen and plays a major role touching many aspects of everyday life.

The agency's operations are directed by a 13-member commission of private citizens appointed by the governor, the Speaker of the House, and the Speaker of the Senate.

For more information about Tennessee: http://www.tennesseeanytime.org/

Official State Travel/Tourism Web Site: http://www.tennesseeanytime.org/travel/tourism.html

Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency: http://www.state.tn.us/twra/index.html

State bird: Mockingbird (Northern Mockingbird)

State flower: Iris

State fruit: Tomato

State natives and residents:



State agencies often require licenses, permits or certifications for a wide range of activities impacting fish, wildlife and boater safety. States work to prevent overcrowding and control the harvest of game on wildlife management areas. The links below will help you find license and permit information, and how to apply.