TFWR Commission To Hear USFWS Framework For Waterfowl Seasons During June Meeting

Thursday, June 20, 2013

The Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Resources Commission will hear a presentation on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service framework in regard to the 2013-14 waterfowl seasons among the agenda items at its June meeting.

The commission will meet June 27-28, at the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency’s Ray Bell Region II Building. Committee meetings begin at 1 p.m. on Thursday and the formal commission meeting is at 9 a.m. Friday.

TWRA staff will explain the USFWS framework. The waterfowl hunting seasons are established at the TFWC’s August meeting.

Mark Duda, from Responsive Management, will make a presentation on the results of a recent survey conducted for the TWRA. The public opinion survey was held to gauge interest in sandhill cranes and their management.

TWRA Information and Education Division Chief Don King will update the commission in regard to marketing efforts with the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation to increase license sales to anglers. Don Crawford, the division’s assistant chief, will present an update on the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) and the National Fishing in the Schools Program (NFSP). The seventh annual Tennessee State Tournament was held this spring.

The commission will hear from a pair of guests. Mike Butler, of the Tennessee Wildlife Federation, will speak about the Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP). Mitch King, from the Archery Trades Association, will also make a presentation.

The TFWC’s June meeting is its last scheduled meeting until August. The commission traditionally does not meet during July.


Waterfowl WMA Application Deadline Approaching

Applications will be accepted until midnight (CDT) on Wednesday, Sept. 28 for the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency’s 2016 Wildlife Management Area waterfowl hunts. A computerized drawing system will be held to select successful applicants based on the priority drawing system. Hunters may apply at any TWRA license agent, at any TWRA regional office, or online at www.tnwildlife.org ... (click for more)

TWRA Confirms Sighting Of Cougar In Wayne County

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has confirmed the sighting of a cougar in Wayne County on property located in an area between Linden and the county seat of Waynesboro. A trail camera captured the cat’s image on Sept. 4 and the agency, as it does when it receives reports accompanied by credible evidence, began investigating the report. “We often get asked what it means ... (click for more)

City To Begin Shipping Much Of Its Garbage To Bradley County

City Public Works Administrator Justin Holland said the city plans to begin shipping much of its garbage to Bradley County. He said the deal is projected to extend the life of the city landfill at Birchwood by 15 years. Mr. Holland said Bradley County "has a huge landfill and takes garbage from Knoxville and other municipalities. It's regional." He said Bradley County charges ... (click for more)

Man Says He Did Nothing To Provoke Shooting At Bakewell Gas Station; Suspect Says Victim Was Coming Toward Him

A 33-year-old man who was shot in the face during a clash at a Bakewell gas station said he did nothing to provoke the shooting. The man charged said the victim cursed him, then started toward him. General Sessions Court Judge Clarence Shattuck, after a hearing on Tuesday, bound to the Grand Jury a charge of attempted first-degree murder against Donald Stuard II, 29, of Old Washington ... (click for more)

Something Beautiful Happened Monday Night - Not The Debate

Monday, Sept. 26, our first presidential debate happened; no minds were changed.  Yet something beautiful and important happened.  The Atlanta Falcons, my team, played the New Orleans Saints.  Instead of some irrelevant, broad based, screw America protest, the opposing teams locked arms in unity. I was impressed. I have been a Falcon Fan since 1971 when WMOC AM ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Arnold Palmer’s Greatness

This is hardly meant to be flippant but I’d be willing to bet I’ve been in the presence of more great people than anyone you know. I’ve never ranked them, or ever dared to wonder who was the greatest, such as Muhammad Ali or Elvis Presley, but there are two traits that those who reach the highest pinnacle have in common. First, not a one of them was any good at what made them famous ... (click for more)