Memphis Is Site For TWRA Commission's First Meeting For 2017

Friday, January 6, 2017

The Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission will hold its first meeting of 2017 on Jan. 13 in the Flyway Room of the Big Cypress Lodge at the Bass Pro Shops in Memphis. The one-day meeting begins at 9 a.m.

Among the items on this month’s agenda, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency’s Wildlife Division staff will present waterfowl and other migratory bird hunting seasons, including sandhill cranes, for next fall and winter to the commission.

Due to recent changes in the timing of the federal regulation process in regard to the waterfowl and migratory game bird hunting, the annual proposals will now be made in January. They will be voted upon at the February commission  meeting to be held in Nashville.

There will be a presentation from Ducks Unlimited on the organization’s partnership with the TWRA. DU’s Dave Kostersky and Tim Willis will be present to discuss Tennessee’s efforts with Duck Unlimited and prairie Canada to create and enhance wetlands.  

A review of the big game tagging/harvest reporting will be made by assistant chief of wildlife and forestry, Joe Benedict.

Wade Bourne will be honored by the TFWC with a resolution for his long-time communications efforts in helping promote the outdoors. He was an outdoors journalist from Clarksville who recently passed away.

The TFWC will be meeting for the second consecutive year at the location which opened in 2015. Last year’s scheduled two-day meeting was cut short due to inclement weather.

The Big Cypress Lodge is located at 1 Bass Pro Drive. The public is invited to attend the meeting.

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