Tennessee WRA and Nashville Predators Team Up for Wildlife

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The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency and the Nashville Predators are teaming up to hold a unique fundraising opportunity to attend a Hunter Education Class and then watch the Predators take on the Minnesota Wild in a National Hockey League game. The events are all part of "Wildlife Night" on Saturday, Dec. 5 at the Sommet Center.

A portion of the ticket price for the game will go to the TWRA to help fund the educational programs that are taught at many of the schools in Tennessee. For those who wish to attend the game only, there is still the opportunity to help out with this fundraising effort by purchasing a ticket and enjoying the activities planned for Wildlife Night with the Predators. Go to http://predators.nhl.com/club/page.htm?id=57883 for tickets.

The Hunter Education Class, which is free to the public, will take place from 12-4 p.m. in the Sommet Center and will include:

  • · Firearms Safety Training
  • · Outdoor Survival
  • · First Aid
  • · Hunter Ethics
  • · Wildlife Management

The objective of the Hunter Education Program is to reduce the potential for hunting incidents and introduce people to the sport of hunting. Anyone born on or after Jan. 1, 1969 must successfully complete this course in order to hunt in the State of Tennessee.

Note: Students MUST pre-registerby e-mailing juanita.tate@tn.gov or calling (615) 781-6538 and completing the online portion of the Field Day (which may be accessed at www.tnwildlife.org) and bring their Field Day voucher to the arena.

As part of Wildlife Night, the TWRA will have the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) and Laser Shot ranges on site. Both children and adults are welcome to try a round of International-style archery and Laser Shot’s interactive target shooting computer simulation. A station will be available for persons interested in shooting a live firearm. This station will be located outside the front entrance of the Sommet Center and available from 5-6:45 p.m.