Terry And Jane Lewis Honored For Contributions To Elk Restoration And Outreach Programs

Thursday, September 5, 2013
Terry and Jane Lewis were presented a limited edition elk print titled “Tennessee Homecoming” by TWRA Executive Director Ed Carter. The couple was honored for all their support of the elk restoration program and various outreach efforts through the years.
Terry and Jane Lewis were presented a limited edition elk print titled “Tennessee Homecoming” by TWRA Executive Director Ed Carter. The couple was honored for all their support of the elk restoration program and various outreach efforts through the years.

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency recognized Terry and Jane Lewis for their long-time support of the state’s elk restoration project and various outreach programs. The couple was honored during the August meeting of the Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission meeting in Knoxville.

Mr. Lewis has proven over the years that he is never afraid to “roll up his sleeves” and take on projects to help wildlife or to facilitate the opportunity for someone to enjoy the outdoors. Ms. Lewis is a huge part of whatever project that he tackles.

Mr. and Mrs. Lewis were instrumental in the construction of Hatfield Knob Elk Viewing Tower that thousands of visitors enjoy annually. They designed and purchased building materials for the tower. The Lewis erected the tower with the help from volunteers of the Campbell Outdoor Recreation Association (CORA), the Tennessee Wildlife Federation, the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, other volunteers, area TWRA staff and TWRA elk biologist Steve Bennett.

When the state’s first managed elk hunt was held in 2009, the Lewises offered their property and hospitality to host not only the hunters, but partnering organizations, media, friends and agency staff to be a part of the historical event.

The Lewises also host several events each year that allow wheelchair-bound hunters and wounded warriors a chance to pursue a Tennessee turkey on their property. They enjoy providing this opportunity to these deserving individuals.

With the August meeting held near their home area, the TWRA wanted to recognize the couple for all their contributions. They were presented with a framed limited edition elk print by Eddie LeRoy titled, “Tennessee Homecoming.” The area depicted in the background is where our first elk release took place in December of 2000. The print was donated by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Foundation.  


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