December TFWC Meeting Set For 1 Day In Nashville

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

The Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission will meet in Nashville on Friday, Dec. 6, at the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency’s Region II Ray Bell Building.

The commission’s final scheduled meeting has been switched to one day, rather than the usual two-day format. Committee meetings will be held beginning at 9 a.m. with the regular session to follow.

Among the agenda items this month will be amendments in regard to rules and regulations for refuge, wildlife management areas, and public hunting areas. These include the unauthorized use of WMAs during deer, bear, and turkey hunts. Also, changes will put limits on the duration of stay for overnight camping on WMAs and other TWRA controlled lands.

TWRA has been stocking Florida Bass into various state waters since 1999. An overview of the Florida Bass stocking program will be presented along with results from stocking at Chickamauga Lake and other state lakes.

Jonathan Lee, Rutherford County wildlife officer, was the recipient of the Tennessee Wildlife Officer of the Year, and followed by being named the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (SEAFWA) Officer of the Year. He was presented the prestigious award in Oklahoma City in October. He was selected among officers from 15 states, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico. Lee will be recognized for his awards during the commission meeting.

Following the December meeting, the TFWC will return to its regular two-day meeting format. The first meeting of 2014 will be held Jan. 16-17, at the Ducks Unlimited National Headquarters in Memphis.


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