Tennessee Wildlife Federation
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300 Orlando Avenue
Nashville, TN 37209
Organization Details

Programs

Budget
$178,000.00
Description
Conservation Policy has always been the core of our work, since the beginning. Aggressive commercial hunting and development in the 1800s almost destroyed Tennessee's bountiful natural resources and wildlife. Back then, hunting and fishing regulations were localized, inconsistent, and often corrupt. To protect remaining species and habitats, sportsmen and nature lovers formed the Tennessee Wildlife Federation. Together, they passed legislation that created the state's first wildlife management department. The Federation has been watchdogs for our habitats and wildlife ever since.

With sound policies to protect wildlife rooted in who we are, the Federation is actively addressing policies spanning from recreational waters access to fighting Asian carp to securing federal funding for non-game wildlife management.
Beneficiaries
US
Program Areas Served
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Budget
$148,000.00
Description
Tennessee Wildlife Federation's Habitat Conservation program actively conserves and restores forests, fields, wetlands, rivers, and streams. This provides wildlife habitat, as well as better public access to the great outdoors.

Tennessee Wildlife Federation has conserved 11,000 acres, with an additional 2,000 acres being protected statewide. We have worked with dozens of public and private partners to protect and improve lands and waterways.
Beneficiaries
US
Program Areas Served
None
Budget
$178,000.00
Description
Through Hunters for the Hungry, the Federation provides funding to certified wild game processors so they can receive and process donated venison, which is then given to local hunger relief programs such as food banks and soup kitchens.
• We work with 78 processors in 63 counties
• An average of 140,000 pounds of venison are donated annually
• 1.7 million pounds donated since the program began in 1998, totaling 7 million meals

Beneficiaries
Adults
Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent
Program Areas Served
None
Budget
$323,000.00
Description
Hunting and Fishing Academy provides comprehensive, immersive experiences in Tennessee's great outdoors to teach and hone the skills needed to enjoy hunting and fishing for a lifetime. More than a simple hunting or fishing event, Hunting and Fishing Academy provides engaging hands-on instruction in the art of being an outdoorsman in order to mentor first time and novice hunters and anglers of all ages. More than 70 volunteer mentors - Hunt Masters - are now trained to help facilitate the effort. Measurement surveys show great results from this program: participants are coming away from events significantly more confident about hunting, with increased skills, and much more likely to go hunting again on their own.
Beneficiaries
Adults
Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Program Areas Served
None
Budget
$548,000.00
Description
The Tennessee Scholastic Clay Target Program introduces youth from 5th grade to college to the shooting sports, and recruits them into an outdoor lifestyle for a lifetime. Our program is one of the largest and most successful youth shooting programs in the nation:
• 1,747 athletes compete on 90 teams across the state
• 19% of our athletes are girls and 81% are boys, competing head to head
• 164 national championships since 2005
• 31% public school-based, 29% private school-based, 30% club-based, and 10% other
• 70% of surveyed athletes said this program taught them the importance of wildlife conservation

Category
Environment  - Environmental Education 
Beneficiaries
Adults
Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Program Areas Served
None