TWRA’S Randy Huskey Elected President Of International Hunter Education-U.S.A. Association

Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Randy Huskey
Randy Huskey

Randy Huskey, Hunter Education administrator for the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, has received the prestigious honor of being elected president of the International Hunter Education Association-USA (IHEA-USA).

IHEA-USA, based in Denver, Co., develops hunter education curriculum standards and training methods with a goal to ensure reciprocity between all 50 states. IHEA-USA hosts a national academy for hunting investigations and an academy for new administrators are also among its varied list of duties.

Hunter Education professionals representing all 50 of the states are members of the organization. Huskey assumed his new office at the recently held national conference in San Antonio, Texas and will serve a two-year term. Among his duties, he will schedule the organization’s board meetings, work with organizational policy and personnel, and preside over the annual conference.

In his position with the TWRA, Mr. Huskey oversees the agency’s statewide Hunter Education program. TWRA implements the hunter education courses taught according to the standards established by the IHEA-USA.

Mr. Huskey has been with the TWRA since 1991 when he joined the agency as a wildlife officer. A Blount County native, he has served in his current position since 2007. 


Three Popular Waterfowl Hunting Areas Have New Regulations

Hunting regulations have been changed on Gooch Unit E, Meeman-Shelby State Park, and White Oak (Lebanon Pond area) Wildlife Management Areas.  The duck hunting on these areas, prior to the change, was on a first come first serve basis. There were not any established hunting sites and hunters could set up anywhere they wanted. This has created an overcrowded issue which ... (click for more)

2014 Waterfowl Blind Permit Drawings Will Be Aug. 2

Tennessee’s long-standing tradition of hand-drawn duck blind drawings will be held at the regular sites across the state on Saturday, Aug. 2. Registration for the 2014 drawings will be held from 7 a.m. until 10 a.m. and the drawings will begin at 10 a.m. at most locations. For more information, visit the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency website, www.tnwildlife.org. While ... (click for more)

Harr Outlines $40 Million Plan For Chattanooga Light Rail System

Outgoing Chamber of Commerce President Ron Harr on Monday outlined a $40 million plan for a Chattanooga light rail system that would serve not only downtown, but also the Airport and the Enterprise South Industrial Park. In a speech to the Chattanooga Engineers Club, Mr. Harr said most cities looking at such an ambitious plan "would be facing costs of over a billion dollars." ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Choo Choo Adding Clubs, Restaurants In $7 Million Renovation

The historic Chattanooga Choo Choo is adding clubs and restaurants in a $7 million renovation, it was announced in front of the South Market Street landmark on Monday morning. The Comedy Catch will be moving from its longtime home in Brainerd and there will be a new 500-person music venue that will be in addition to Track 29. The new venue, managed by Track 29, will feature a ... (click for more)

Senator Bob Corker: An Open Letter To Tennesseans

We are incredibly fortunate to live in a state in which companies worldwide are clamoring to establish a presence. Many attribute it to our pro-business culture, well-prepared workforce, low tax environment, right-to-work policies, and engaged citizenry.  That is why the announcement by Volkswagen to build its midsize sports utility vehicle and establish the South’s ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: ‘Our’ American Minute

William J. Federer is one of the leading historians in the United States and every morning I am among thousands of people who get an entertaining email from him called the “American Minute.” I adore it because Bill takes a significant event in American history that happened long ago – but he remembers on the very anniversary of when it occurred. A great example is that last Thursday ... (click for more)