JACKSON, Tenn. – The Tennessee Wildlife Federation continues to connect residents with the outdoors through hands-on hunting and fishing workshops.

Thirteen workshops are scheduled across the state for the remainder of 2023, including four workshops located here in West Tennessee.

Ideal for becoming a self-reliant hunter or angler, the workshops are designed to provide participants with basic skills. The workshops address challenges such as rules and regulations, access to land, and finding resources through the outside community.

“With so many opportunities in the state, we want to empower our participants with the confidence needed to explore any outdoor activity they are interested in,” says Jeb Beasley, Director of the Hunting and Fishing Academy. “Once they have that first positive experience, we hope it translates into a lifelong passion.”

The workshops are part of the Tennessee Wildlife Federation’s Hunting and Fishing Academy, which provides opportunities for Tennesseans to expand their knowledge and passion for the outdoors, a news release said.

Additionally, the Hunting and Fishing Academy is also offering free virtual classes for those looking to learn new skills. Click here for more information.

Details about upcoming workshops in West Tennessee:

Deer hunting workshop
September 30, 9am-1pm Central Time – Henderson, Tennessee
Price: $35

Deer hunting is one of the best ways to enjoy Tennessee’s great outdoors. With an abundance of public lands and annual harvests averaging more than 100,000 deer, Tennessee is a great place to learn to hunt. If you’re new to deer hunting or just looking for tips to make you more successful this season, this four-hour personal workshop has something for all experience levels. Refreshments and snacks will be provided.

Registration link: https://act.tnwf.org/a/henderson-der-fy24-20230930

Start the fishing workshop
October 5, 6-8pm Central – Henderson, Tennessee
Price: $35

Unless you grew up with friends or family who hunted, it can be difficult to take the first step. To help you get your footing in the game and become a hunter, we created this two-hour in-person workshop to answer some of the questions we frequently receive from new hunters. Our goal is to provide you with a roadmap that removes some of the common barriers to entry.

Registration link: https://act.tnwf.org/a/henderson-fishing-fy24-20231005

Fishing workshop
October 19, 6-8pm Central – Memphis, Tennessee
Price: $35

Fly fishing is one of the most attractive forms of outdoor recreation. However, it can also be intimidating for beginners. Our goal is to simplify the learning curve and help you start your fly fishing career! During this 2-hour workshop, you’ll learn about the components of a fly rod and reel, knot tying, and casting basics. We hope you will join us in this fun and educational experience!

Registration link: https://act.tnwf.org/a/memphis-fly-fishing-fy24-20231019

Waterfowl hunting workshop
December 9, 1-4pm Central – Tiptonville, Tennessee
Price: $35

In winter, thousands of migratory waterfowl make their way south, many stopping in Tennessee. In this three-hour in-person workshop, we’ll cover everything you need to know to enjoy the sport of waterfowl hunting safely and successfully.

Registration link: https://act.tnwf.org/a/tiptonville-dak-fy24-20231209

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