Skip to Main Content

Contact the TWRA

General Information

General questions such as: license questions, boat registration questions, animal identification, etc.... should be sent to:


 TWRA Regional Map

TWRA Regions

For general information regarding different regions, the following numbers may be called weekdays between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m, local time.  If you have questions or concerns that need to be addressed, call the Regional Offices below to speak to staff or Wildlife Officers in the area in which you live.

Starting Monday, August 31, regional sales offices will be open to the public from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, local time.  Visitors will not be allowed access to any office space, or location, other than the immediate sales office area.  The number of visitors allowed at one time will be limited for proper social distancing and the wearing of masks will be requested.

Calls to Wildlife Officers will be directed through the office's radio dispatch, which is manned from 7:00 a.m.- midnight, seven days a week, and can contact an officer and have them call you.  The TWRA does not publish the phone numbers of its employees.

TWRA Region 1 Office

200 Lowell Thomas Drive
Jackson, TN   38301

Phone: 731-423-5725
Toll-Free:  800-372-3928
Fax:  731-423-6483

E-mail the office
Get driving directions

Regional Administrator Lisa Holmes
Law Enforcement Major Brian Elkins
Fishery Program Manager Tim Broadbent
Law Enforcement Lt. William Morris
Law Enforcement District 11 Captain Robert “Buddy” Brien
Law Enforcement District 12 Captain Wade Hendren
Information and Education Coordinator Amy Snider-Spencer
Wildlife Education Coordinator Lance Rider
Hunter Education Coordinator Steve Henderson
Big Game Biologist and Hog Permits Daniel Stanfield
Waterfowl Biologist, NE and SE WMA’s Patrick Lemons
Non-Game & Small Game Biologist Rob Colvin
Reelfoot Lake, Watershed Lakes, Wetlands, Surveyors, and NW and SW WMAs                   Larry Armstrong
Aquatic Habitat Protection Biologist Allen Pyburn
Liaison to TDOT/Federal Highway Administration Casey Parker

TWRA Region 2 Office

Ellington Agricultural Center
5105 Edmonson Pike
Nashville, TN 37211

Phone: 615-781-6622
Toll Free: 1-800-624-7406
Fax: 615-831-9995

E-mail the office
Get driving directions

Regional Administrator Stacy Saxton (615) 781-6625
Law Enforcement Manager Mitch Bailey
(615) 781-5108
Wildlife Program Manager Richard Kirk
(615) 837-6020
Fishery Program Manager Todd St. John
(615) 781-6630
Information and Education Coordinator Barry Cross  
Hunter Education Coordinator John Parks  
District Wildlife Biologist
(northern Middle Tennessee)
Russ Skoglund  
District Wildlife Biologist
(southern Middle Tennessee)
Tabitha Lavacot  
Watchable Wildlife Biologist Josh Campbell  
Watchable Wildlife and Waterfowl Biologist Josh Campbell
Fishery Biologist
(Cheatham, Old Hickory, Percy Priest)
Lyle Mason  
Fishery Biologist
(Woods, Tims Ford, Normandy)
Todd St. John  
Streams Biologist Jim Pipas  
Regional Lt. Jereme Odom
Captain 21 Dale Grandstaff  
Captain 22 Jeff Skelton  

TWRA Region 3 Office

464 Industrial Blvd.
Crossville, TN 38555

Phone: 931-484-9571
Toll Free: 1-833-402-4698
Fax: 931-456-1025

E-mail the office
Get driving directions

Regional Business Manager Deborah Hood 931-456-3059
Boating/Hunter Education/
Boat Access Areas/Ramps/
Matt Clarey 931-456-3067
Dispatcher Bob Alford 931-456-3083
Dispatcher Joe Cook 931-456-3083
Dispatcher/TAC Josh Denson 931-456-3083
Law Enforcement Coordinator Lt. Mike Beaty 931-456-3080
District 31 Supervisor Capt. Roy Cannon 931-456-3076
District 32 Supervisor Capt. Jeff Bishop 931-456-3070
Regional Fisheries Program Manager Mark Thurman 931-456-3074
Reservoirs / Fish Culture / Creel Mike Jolley 931-456-3075
Streams / Rivers /Trout Travis Scott 931-456-3055
Aquatic Habitat Protection Bobby Brown 931-456-3066
East TN TDOT Liaison Vincent Pontello 931-456-3079
Outreach & Communications Coordinator Mime Barnes 931-456-3068
Customer Service/Uniforms Paula Brown 931-456-3072
Customer Service / Outreach & Communications Emily Hinds 931-456-3057
Hunter / Boating Education La Vonne Fisher 931-456-3058
Purchasing / Accounts Diana Layton 931-456-3081
Admin. Secretary / Inventory Property Officer Judy Houston 931-456-3071
Admin. Secretary / Payroll / Admin. Support Cara Dishman 931-456-3060
Regional Wildlife Program Manager Brandon Wear 931-456-3064
Bear / Deer / Elk /
Turkey / Wild Hog / Waterfowl / Oak Ridge WMA
Ben Layton 931-456-3061
Small Game / Furbear / CITES / 
Private Lands / Misc. WMA's
Aubrey Deck 931-456-3056
WMA's Clint Smith 931-456-3069
Nongame / SWAP / Bat / 
Mammals / Animal Damage Control / Falconry / 
WL Rehab / Scientific Collection Permits / Rabies
Chris Simpson 931-456-3077

TWRA Region 4 Office

3030 Wildlife Way
Morristown, TN 37814

Phone: 423-587-7037
Toll Free: 1-800-332-0900
Fax: 423-587-7057

E-mail the office
Get driving directions

Title Name & Email Phone
Regional Business Manager Becky Hensley (423) 522-2440
Law Enforcement Program Manager Maj. Shelley Hammonds (423) 522-2455
Hunter and Boating Safety Education/Training/Access Areas Tommy Whitehead (423) 522-2452
Dispatcher Emily Hartnagel (423)-522-7037
Dispatcher Jonathan Ricker (423) 522-7037
Dispatcher Kim White (423) 522-7038
Law Enforcement Coordinator Lt. Jeff Prater (423) 522-2456
District 41 Captain Capt. Willard Perryman (423) 522-2457
District 42 Captain Capt. Tim Sain (423) 522-2453
Regional Fisheries Program Manager Bart Carter (423) 522-2462
Reservoirs John Hammonds (423) 522-2474
Streams/Rivers/Trout Jim Habera (423) 522-2459
Streams/Rivers/Trout Sally Petre (423) 522-2460
Aquatic  Habitat Protection Rob Lindbom (423) 522-2465
Outreach & Education Coordinator  Matthew Cameron (423) 522-2473
Customer Service Beth Goodman (423) 522-2439
Hunter/Boating Education Judy Adkins (423) 522-2437
Purchasing/Accounts Christina Young (423) 522-2470
Admin Secretary/MVM Amber Ellison (423) 522-2442
Admin Secretary/Payroll/Admin Support Allison Carmichael (423) 522-2438
Regional Wildlife Program Manager John Mike (423) 522-2450
Deer/Waterfowl/Bear/Turkey/Small Game Dan Gibbs (423) 522-2447
Wildlife Management Areas Joe Elkins (423) 522-2451
Bio-Diversity Scott Dykes (423) 522-2448
Elk Brad Miller (423) 587-7037
Building Maintenance Dale Linkous (423) 522-2464

TWRA Important Departments




License Section & Agency Sales



Wildlife & Forestry Division



Hunter Education



Fisheries Division



Law Enforcement Division
(if you need to talk to someone about a specific area,
call one of the Regional Offices, above)



General Boating Questions



Boat Registration



 HIN Issues



Geographic Information System



General Information



Tennessee Wildlife Magazine



TDD (Telecommunications for the Deaf)



Poaching Hotlines

Telephone numbers for reporting poachers are as follows:

West Tennessee (Region 1) - 1-800-831-1173
Middle Tennessee (Region 2) - 1-800-255-8972
Cumberland Plateau (Region 3) - 1-833-402-4699
East Tennessee (Region 4) - 1-800-831-1174

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) offers a reward up to $1,000.00 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of wildlife poachers.

Individuals with information about poachers or poaching activities can contact the TWRA by calling one of the regional offices from 7:00 a.m. until 12:00 midnight, seven days a week.

In addition to the reward offered by the TWRA, the Tennessee State Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation offers up to a $300.00 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of individuals poaching wild turkeys.

Information such as the individual's name or description, vehicle tag number or description, nature of the offense and location of the offence greatly assists the TWRA in apprehending wildlife poachers. All information received by TWRA is kept in the strictest confidence.

Compliments or Complaints on TWRA AGENCY EMPLOYEES ONLY


Please follow the below instructions for an employee compliment:

Submit an e-mail to:  or mail a letter to:

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency
Boating and Law Enforcement Division - Compliments
5107 Edmondson Pike
Ellington Agricultural Center
Nashville, TN 37211

Please follow the below instructions for filing an employee complaint:

Download and complete the Complaint against Agency Employee form (WR-1133) and send it as an attachment to

The form you need is available at all TWRA regional offices, by mail, or online at the link above. To receive a form by mail, please call your regional office and one will be mailed to you.

Public Policy Request

Open Records Act - Public Records Request ONLY
The Agency will provide existing records, that are subject to disclosure, pursuant to the Open Records Act in response to such record requests. The Agency is not required by the Act to create records in response to any request, including but not limited to summaries, spreadsheets, etc.

TWRA Public Records Policy