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.


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With waterfowl hunting season opening Saturday, Nov. 17, duck and goose hunters across Georgia should find similar wetland conditions to last year, according to experts with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division. “Last year many of the managed wetlands that provide habitat for migrating and wintering waterfowl on state-operated Wildlife Management ... (click for more)

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