Contact the TWRA


General questions such as license questions, boat registration questions, animal identification, etc.... should be sent to: Ask.TWRA@tn.gov

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TWRA Offices 


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

Regional sales offices are open to the public from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, local time. All annual licenses and first-time boat registrations and renewals can be applied for on our website at Gooutdoorstennessee.com

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 for you.  The TWRA does not publish the phone numbers of its employees.


Department

Phone

Central Office and General Information 
615-781-6500
Boating Education 615-308-8116
Boating Registration 615-781-5270
HIN Issues 615-781-5116
Boating Safety 615-781-6682
Communication and Marketing 615-253-4033
Director's Office 615-781-6552
Fisheries Division 615-781-6575
Geographic Information System 615-781-6535
Human Resources Division 615-781-6660
Hunter Education 615-781-6538
Law Enforcement Division
(if you need to talk to someone about a specific area, call one of the Regional Offices, above)
615-781-6580
License Section & Agency Sales 615-781-5270
Outreach Division 615-781-6580
Quota Hunts 615-781-6621
Rare Species/Environmental Reviews and Request *Coming Soon  
Tennessee Wildlife Magazine 615-253-4033
TDD (Telecommunications for the Deaf) 615-781-6691
Wildlife & Forestry Division 615-781-6610

TWRA  Region Offices 

TWRA Region 1 Office

200 Lowell Thomas Drive
Jackson, TN   38301

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

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Regional Business Manager

Abigail Coffman

731-423-5725

Law Enforcement Major

Brian Elkins

731-423-5731

Fisheries Program Manager

Tim Broadbent

731-423-5734

Wildlife Program Manager

Patrick Lemons

731-423-5730

Law Enforcement

Lt. Greg Barker

731-265-7047

Law Enforcement District 11

Captain Robert “Buddy” Brien

731-265-7048

Law Enforcement District 12

Captain Wade Hendren

731-423-5727

Outreach and Communication

Amy Snider-Spencer

731-423-5725

Hunter Education Coordinator

Steve Henderson

731-421-5197

Big Game Biologist and Hog Permits

Daniel Stanfield

731-423-5728

WMA Coordinator, NE and SE WMA’s

Brad Wheat

731-423-5729

Non-Game and Small Game Biologist

Rob Colvin

731-423-6589

Reelfoot Lake, Watershed Lakes, Wetlands Surveyors, and NW and SW WMA’s

Larry Armstrong

731-423-6542

Aquatic Habitat Protection Biologist

Allen Pyburn

731-423-6541

Liaison to TDOT/Federal Highway Administrator

Casey Parker

 

TWRA Region 2 Office


Ellington Agricultural Center
5105 Edmondson Pike
Nashville, TN 37211

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

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Regional Business Manager

Stacy Saxton

615-781-6625

Customer Service,/MVM

Marie Gunney

615-781-6624

Hunter Education/Marine Events

 

615-781-6622

Procurement/ Accounts Payable

Trina Shelton

615-781-6633

Administrative Support/ Inventory

 

615-781-6622

Outreach & Communications Coordinator

Barry Cross

615-253-3169

Law Enforcement Major

Jeff Skelton

615-781-5108

Law Enforcement District  21 Supervisor

Lt. Tanner Romsdal

615-253-1338

Law Enforcement District 21

Capt. Matt Brian

615-781-6622

Law Enforcement District 22

Capt. Phillip Smith

615-781-6622

Hunter Education Coordinator

Capt. Jay Corbit

615-253-2165

Dispatch

 

615-781-6581

Wildlife Program Manager

Wes Winton

615-781-6622

Species Biologist

Tabitha Lavacot

615-781-6632

WMA Coordinator

Chad Harden

615-781-6642

Private Lands

Clint Borum

615-202-0536

Non Game Species

Dustin Thames

615-781-6626

Fisheries Program Manager

Todd St. John

615-781-6630

Reservoirs / Fish Culture / Creel

Ted Alfermann

615-770-3892

Streams / Rivers /Trout

Jim Pipas

615-781-6628

Aquatic Habitat Protection

Katie Murphy

615-934-6213

TWRA Region 3 Office

464 Industrial Blvd.
Crossville, TN 38555

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

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Regional Business Manager Deborah Hood 931-456-3059
Boating/Hunter Education/
Boat Access Areas/Ramps/
Tommy Whitehead 931-456-3067
Dispatcher Bob Alford 931-456-3083
Dispatcher Nicole Buhl 931-456-3083
Dispatcher (PT) Carl Lehman, Jr. 931-456-3083
Dispatcher/TAC Josh Denson 931-456-3083
Law Enforcement District 31 Supervisor Lt. Mike Beaty 931-456-3080
Law Enforcement Major Thomas Jaynes 931-456-3078
Law Enforcement District 31 Capt. Roy Cannon 931-456-3076
Law Enforcement District 32 Capt. Jeff Bishop 931-456-3070
Regional Fisheries Program Manager Travis Scott 931-456-3074
Reservoirs / Fish Culture / Creel Mike Jolley 931-456-3075
Streams / Rivers /Trout Will Collier 931-456-3056
Aquatic Habitat Protection Bobby Brown 931-456-3066
East TN TDOT Liaison Andy Barlow 931-456-3079
Outreach & Communications Coordinator Mime Barnes 931-456-3068
Admin Secretary/Customer Service Paula Brown 931-456-3072
Customer Service/Uniforms Jessica Thurman 931-202-6269
Customer Service / Outreach & Communications Ashley Garrison 931-456-3060
Hunter / Boating Education Jennifer Hall 931-456-3058
Purchasing / Accounts Heather Harvill 931-456-3081
Admin. Secretary / Inventory Property Officer Judy Houston 931-456-3071
Admin. Secretary / Payroll / Admin. Support Emily Hinds 931-456-3057
Regional Wildlife Program Manager Vincent Pontello 931-456-3064
Bear / Deer / Elk /
Turkey / Wild Hog / Waterfowl  
Casey Mullen 931-456-3061
Small Game / Furbear / CITES / 
Private Lands / Misc. WMA's
Aubrey Deck 931-456-3055
WMA's Clint Smith 931-456-3069
Nongame Species Daniel Istvanko 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

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Title Name & Email Phone
Regional Business Manager Becky Hensley (423) 522-2440
Law Enforcement Major 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) 522-7037
Law Enforcement Coordinator Lt. Jeff Prater (423) 522-2456
Law Enforcement District 41  Capt. Willard Perryman (865) 594-9430
Law Enforcement District 42 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

Bernardett Button

Missy Denton

(423) 522-2443

(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 Sterling Daniels (423) 522-2445
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) 587-7037

Boating Accident or Incident Reports

You can request an Accident / Incident report for any vessels operating on Tennessee public waters, in which the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency did a Boat Accident Report, at this URL:  www.tn.gov/twra/boating/boating-accident-incident-reports.html

To report a Hunting/Fishing/Boating violation, call the numbers listed at  https://www.tn.gov/content/tn/twra/law-enforcement.html#accident, 7:00 a.m. until 12:00 midnight, seven days a week.

Hunting - Fishing Violations or 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 of 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 offense greatly assists the TWRA in apprehending wildlife poachers. All information received by TWRA is kept in the strictest confidence.

Press Request

Compliments OR Complaints on TWRA AGENCY EMPLOYEES ONLY

QUESTIONS ABOUT TWRA PROGRAMS OR OTHER ISSUES SHOULD BE SENT TO Ask.TWRA@tn.gov

 

Employee Compliments

Submit an e-mail to:  TWRA.TWRACC@tn.gov  or mail a letter to:

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

 

Employee Complaints

Download and complete the Complaint against Agency Employee form (WR-1133) and send it as an attachment to TWRA.TWRACC@tn.gov.

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 Records 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

TWRA.RecordReq@tn.gov

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