Tennessee Valley SCI Chapter Continues Support OF TWRA With Latest Donation

Thursday, August 29, 2013
The Tennessee Valley Chapter of the Safari Club International continued its support of the state’s elk restoration program with a check of $4,000 to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. SCI Chapter President Keith Watson (second from left) presented TWRA Executive Director Ed Carter with a symbolic check during the August meeting of the Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission. Also pictured (from left) are TFWC Chair Dr. Jeff McMillin, SCI Chapter Treasurer Bill Swann III, and TWRA Region IV Elk Program Coordinator Steve Bennett.
The Tennessee Valley Chapter of the Safari Club International continued its support of the state’s elk restoration program with a check of $4,000 to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. SCI Chapter President Keith Watson (second from left) presented TWRA Executive Director Ed Carter with a symbolic check during the August meeting of the Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission. Also pictured (from left) are TFWC Chair Dr. Jeff McMillin, SCI Chapter Treasurer Bill Swann III, and TWRA Region IV Elk Program Coordinator Steve Bennett.

The Tennessee Valley Safari Club International (SCI) Chapter is continuing its long-standing tradition of support to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency.

Tennessee Valley SCI Chapter President Keith Watson and Treasurer Bill Swann III were at the Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission’s August meeting in Knoxville. They presented the TWRA and Director Ed Carter a check of $4,000 to go toward the agency’s elk restoration program at North Cumberland Wildlife Management Area.

Founded in 1999, the organization was recently renamed the Tennessee Valley SCI Chapter after previously being known as the Chattanooga Area Chapter SCI. The chapter has more than 100 members.

With the gift, the Tennessee Valley SCI is closing in on its goal of providing $25,000 for the program. Elk were reintroduced into Tennessee in 2001 and the Tennessee Valley SCI Chapter has played a pivotal role in the program’s success.

The contributions to the elk restoration program are just a part of the SCI Chapter’s efforts that benefit the TWRA. The chapter has purchased several mechanical deer and a mechanical turkey for TWRA wildlife officers in the Chattanooga area to help in wildlife law enforcement. The SCI Chapter also provides maintenance for the equipment.

The SCI Chapter is preparing for its second year sponsoring “The Hunt for Warriors.” The event is scheduled in late October for Enterprise South Park, north of Chattanooga.

The SCI Chapter is also a big supporter of a youth dove hunt hosted by the Sequatchie Valley Youth Hunters Association. The SCI Chapter has been involved with the hunt since its inception, contributing $2,500 annually.

Other recent donations have been a dozen trail cameras, GPS units, and video cameras.


Kentucky Lake Wounded Soldier Open Bass Tournament Scheduled For May 17

Registration is underway for the Fifth Annual Wounded Soldier Open Bass Tournament to be held at Paris Landing on Kentucky Lake, Saturday, May 17. The tournament format will be a three-fish limit with a guaranteed first prize of $2,000. The cost of the tournament is $110 per boat (two anglers maximum). Entrants who register by the end of the day on May 1 will receive a free ... (click for more)

Outdoor Chattanooga News And Events

Here are upcoming news and events from Outdoor Chattanooga: Outdoor Expo & Gear Swap (and Adoptapalooza) April 26  Come check out gear, goods, programs and other fun outdoor stuff at our annual Outdoor Expo & Gear Swap (and Adoptapalooza) , happening Sat., Apr. 26, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Coolidge Park. This year, we'll ... (click for more)

Shots Fired Durng Armed Robbery At Rossville McDonald's

Shots were fired during an armed robbery at the McDonald's on Rossville Boulevard on Friday morning. At approximately 6:15 a.m., Chattanooga Police responded to a robbery at 4502 Rossville Blvd. at the McDonald’s.  Investigators discovered that two masked suspects entered the McDonald’s. One suspect fired a round into the ceiling and then ordered everyone to the ... (click for more)

Man Shot On East Henderson Drive; Suspect Sought

Chattanooga Police responded to 740 East Henderson Drive at approximately 9:02 p.m. on Thursday for a person shot.  Officers located a black male victim who was suffering from a single gunshot wound to the chest. According to witnesses, the victim was in a physical altercation with multiple parties when a suspect fired at the victim striking him in the chest. The victim ... (click for more)

State Moving Forward In Educational Improvements

The State Collaborative on Reforming Education released the following statement from President and CEO Jamie Woodson regarding the 2014 legislative session in Tennessee and HB1549/SB1835, which passed the General Assembly Thursday: After a year of extensive public and legislative conversation regarding higher academic standards and related strategies to improve student learning, ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Some Really Funny Tweets

I am not on Twitter so I don’t tweet. Difficulties with my right hand don’t even allow me to text and when you blend in the fact I am now a bonafide senior citizen, it is ample reason for me to live a life where I am lacking in what otherwise might be achieved through social networking. Twitter has done real well without me. It is one of the 10 most visited websites in the world; ... (click for more)