October TFWC Meeting Changed To 1 Day

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

The October meeting of the Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission has been changed to a one day meeting. It will be held Thursday, Oct. 25 beginning at 1 p.m. at the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency’s Region II Ray Bell Building in the Ellington Agricultural Center.

In addition to the regular TFWC meeting, the Retention and Recruitment Committee will meet at 10 a.m. The committee will meet in the main conference room of the TWRA’s headquarters.

This month’s agenda will include a presentation on North Cumberland Wildlife Management Area by its manger, Joe Elkins. North Cumberland is comprised of 146,000 acres and covers portions of Anderson, Campbell, Morgan, and Scott counties.

Dr. Linda Muller, from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, will provide the findings of an elk study research that has been conducted. The TWRA has been heavily involved in elk restoration in Tennessee.

The TWRA Wildlife and Forestry Division Biologist and Technician of the Year award winners will be presented at the meeting. In addition, Kyle Walling, who was earlier announced as the TWRA Wildlife Officer of the Year, will be introduced to the commission.


Tennessee On The Way To A Record Bear Harvest

2018 Muzzleloader Season Opening Weekend Nets Almost 7,700 Deer Harvested

Cleveland State’s SWAP Wins Award


Just over halfway through the 2018 black bear hunting season, Tennessee hunters have already harvested 551 black bears since the season opened on September 22. The record of 589 black bears was ... (click for more)

Tennessee deer hunters had a harvest of 7,683 on the opening weekend of muzzleloader season as reports continued to trickle in Monday (Nov. 5). The current harvest number is an increase from ... (click for more)

Cleveland State’s Student Wildlands Adventure Program (SWAP) was nominated for and recently won the southwest section (Region 3) of the U.S. Forest Service’s Gifford Pinchot Award for Excellence ... (click for more)


Outdoors

Tennessee On The Way To A Record Bear Harvest

Just over halfway through the 2018 black bear hunting season, Tennessee hunters have already harvested 551 black bears since the season opened on September 22. The record of 589 black bears was set in 2011. TWRA Black Bear Program Leader Dan Gibbs points towards a spotty acorn crop this year to account for the high harvest. Simply put, the more that bears have to move in search ... (click for more)

2018 Muzzleloader Season Opening Weekend Nets Almost 7,700 Deer Harvested

Tennessee deer hunters had a harvest of 7,683 on the opening weekend of muzzleloader season as reports continued to trickle in Monday (Nov. 5). The current harvest number is an increase from the 4,949 recorded on the 2017 opening weekend. Roane County had the top weekend with a harvest total of 237. Montgomery County was second with 223. Rounding out the top 10 counties were ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Man Shot And Killed Monday Morning By Police Identified As Cesar Alehandro Ramos, 25

A man was shot and killed on Monday morning by Chattanooga Police officers after they responded to a shots fired call at 6:13 a.m. in the 5000 block of 15th Avenue. He has been identified as Cesar Alehandro Ramos, 25. A reporting party said the suspect was walking in the street, displaying a firearm, and firing shots at houses. Upon arrival, officers encountered ... (click for more)

Signal Mountain Dealing With Goats, Coyotes As Development Continues

Two animal issues dominated the Signal Mountain Town Council’s November meeting Monday night. There was much discussion about an ordinance that would allow residents in the city limits to keep and raise goats and the concern of citizens about the increasing coyote population. In October, an amendment to the town’s livestock ordinance that would allow property owners with two ... (click for more)

Opinion

Thanks To First Volunteer Bank

Thank you to the Highway 58 branch of First Volunteer Bank. On behalf of the Ernie Pyle Chapter of the Military Order of the Purple Heart, I would like to express our appreciation to the manager and staff of the HIghway 58 Branch of First Volunteer Bank for putting on a Veterans Day lunch in the lobby of your bank on Friday, Nov. 9. It was a cold and rainy day and Army, Marines ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: ‘Easy Eddie’ & Butch

Not an hour’s drive from where I now sit is one of the best restaurants in all of Tennessee. Its been some years since I last ate supper at High Point, a legendary mansion restored to elegance by the current owners but, back in the ‘60s, I got a wide-eyed teenager’s peek at the place one Sunday afternoon. What’s this? 14-inch walls filled with sand to stop a G-man’s bullet? Escape ... (click for more)