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April 20, 2024

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Free Virtual Classes Offer Outdoor Expertise

Enjoy multiple free online workshops to let out the inner outdoorsman in you.

Tennessee Wildlife Federation is offering Tennesseans free access to outdoor expertise through 34 virtual classes from now until June 2024 with 12 remaining this calendar year.

The virtual classes are part of Tennessee Wildlife Federation’s Hunting and Fishing Academy, which offers Tennesseans opportunities to expand their knowledge and passion for the outdoors.

Accommodating the busiest schedules, each class spans an hour and is tailored to a specific topic to optimize the time effectively. Live Q&A is integrated into these classes to promote interactive engagement and learning. Additionally, every registrant will have access to a recording of the class, allowing them to revisit it at their convenience.

“Sending out the recording ensures that the information is at our participants’ fingertips whenever they need it,” says Jeb Beasley, manager of Hunting and Fishing Academy. “But our Field Representatives, who lead the class, are only an email away for any questions or topic suggestions.”

As advocates for Tennessee, the Federation’s virtual classes are aligned with the state’s resources, aiming for participants to apply their newly acquired skills on their next hunting or fishing outing. The 2023–2024 virtual classes will consist of topics ranging from habitat management to deer hunting to wild game cooking and more.

In addition to virtual classes, Tennessee Wildlife Federation also offers adult workshops and family experiences. These are in-person events that provide hands-on instruction in the art of being an outdoorsman to beginner hunters and anglers of all ages.

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Upcoming Tennessee Wildlife Virtual Classes: 


  • September 12, 6:30-7:30 p.m. CT — Habitat Management (Forests)
  • September 28, 6:30-7:30 p.m. CT — Digital Mapping and Orienteering


  • October 10, 6:30-7:30 p.m. CT — Deer Hunting with a Muzzleloader
  • October 17, 6:30-7:30 p.m. CT — Deer Hunting the Rut
  • October 24, 6:30-7:30 p.m. CT — After the Harvest (Deer)
  • October 26, 6:30-7:30 p.m. CT — Deer Aging and Scoring


  • November 2, 6:30-7:30 p.m. CT — Public Land Waterfowl Hunting
  • November 14, 6:30-7:30 p.m. CT — Wild Game Cooking (Deer)
  • November 28, 6:30-7:30 p.m. CT — Waterfowl Decoys and Gear


  • December 5, 6:30-7:30 p.m. CT — Trapping 101
  • December 12, 6:30-7:30 p.m. CT — Duck Calling
  • December 19, 6:30-7:30 p.m. CT — Wild Game Cooking (Waterfowl)

To see a complete list and sign up for classes, visit




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Michael Aldrich

Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 4-year-old Ezra and baby Norah.