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New Hunting and Fishing Licenses on Sale During NWTF Convention

Thursday, February 17, 2011 | 01:45am
NASHVILLE --- Staff members from the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will be selling 2011-12 Tennessee hunting and fishing licenses during the 35th Annual National Wild Turkey Federation Convention and Show Feb. 18-20 (Friday-Sunday) at the Opryland Hotel.
The first day of the convention is the first day that the new licenses go on sale for 2011-12. The licenses will be available at the TWRA display booth located in the exhibit hall. The licenses will be available during the exhibit area hours of 9 a.m.-7 p.m. (Friday), 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. (Saturday) and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (Sunday).
"Our agency personnel are looking forward to meeting the public and providing a convenient place to purchase licenses at the NWTF convention,” said Don King TWRA Information and Education Division Chief. “This will be the third year that our agency will have provided this opportunity. It allows hunters and anglers to make the most of their new licenses by purchasing early. It just so happens that the first day of the convention is the day they go on sale."
Along with the new licenses being sold at the TWRA booth, agency information will be available and TWRA personnel will be present to answer questions.
The new licenses are valid through February, 2012. License sales provide the primary funding for the TWRA, which does not receive any funding from the state's general fund (i.e. state sales tax). The 2010-11 licenses expire Feb. 28.
Resident licenses may be purchased by: persons who possess a valid Tennessee driver’s license; persons who have lived in Tennessee for 90 consecutive days with the genuine intent of making Tennessee their permanent home; military personnel on active duty in this state and their immediate families, who reside with them, regardless of resident status; students who are enrolled in a Tennessee school, college, or university for at least six months. A Social Security number is required to purchase a Tennessee hunting or fishing license.


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