Chickamauga Battlefield Offers Hay Leases

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park is soliciting bids for hay harvesting permits for three historic fields located on the Chickamauga Battlefield. The Park has three parcels: North Dyer, South Dyer; and West Dyer Fields; consisting of approximately 149 acres of hay fields that are open for agricultural leasing.  

Local farmers are invited to pick up a bid packet at the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center and visually inspect the three parcels that are available. 

Agriculture Land Use Permits allow farmers to harvest the hay from Park lands and use it for livestock feed or sell it. The hay lease program helps the Park maintain these fields by having them cut at least once per year. The Dyer Field permits will be issued for a period of five years; therefore they will not expire until 2018. Bid forms need to be turned in to the Park by 3 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 28. 

For more information about the Park’s Agricultural Land Use Program, please contact Jim Szyjkowski, chief of Resource Management at the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, 752-5213 x 121.


TWRA Commission Sets New License Fee Structure

For the first time in a decade, the Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission has approved a license fee structure adjustment for the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. The increase was one of five rule amendments made by the TFWC at its January meeting, which concluded Friday at the Discovery Park of America in Union City. Tennessee hunting and fishing licenses expire on Feb. ... (click for more)

9th Annual Young Sportsman Quail Hunt Is March 7 In Knoxville

The Knoxville Quail Forever Chapter and Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will sponsor a young sportsman quail hunt on March 7, at the McGhee-Carson Unit of the Tellico Lake Wildlife Management Area. This hunt will be for young sportsmen ages 10 to 16 who have passed a Hunter Safety class.  The hunt will start at 8 a.m. and continue until 5 p.m.  Each young sportsman ... (click for more)

Deonta Banks, 23, Shot On Wilcox Boulevard Early Sunday Morning

Deonta Banks, 23, was shot early Sunday morning on Wilcox Boulevard. At approximately  3 a.m.  the Chattanooga Police Department responded to shots fired at 3232 Wilcox Boulevard.  Upon arrival, Chattanooga police located a single victim, Deonta Banks, suffering from a non-life threatening gunshot wound. He  was transported to a local hospital for treatment. ... (click for more)

Man Stabbed In Domestic Dispute On Sunrise Lane Saturday Morning

A man was stabbed Saturday morning on Sunrise Lane.   At approximately  11:41  a.m., the Chattanooga Police Department responded to a reported stabbing at 309 Sunrise Lane.  Officers located a 45-year-old black male suffering from a non-life threatening stab wound. The victim was transported to a local hospital for his injury.   The ... (click for more)

Obama Doesn't Want You To Save For College

Over the past few decades, federal aid for post-secondary education has decreased and transitioned largely from grants to guaranteed student loans.   At the same time, the cost of college has far exceeded the cost of inflation creating a situation in which college has become less affordable and causing students to pile up debt that is at an all-time high.   This debt ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Great Peace Pipe

There is a serious rift between our state legislators and Erlanger Hospital that has me worried. If I worry about something, it doubles the power of the worry. My problem? I am convinced we have the best collection of people at the State Legislature in Nashville we’ve ever had – I adore each of them. I am also blessed to believe Erlanger is back on track and, after a sensational ... (click for more)