Tennessee Fish And Wildlife Commission To Hold Final 2018 Meeting

Thursday, November 29, 2018

The Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission will have its final meeting of 2018 on Dec. 6-7 at the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency’s Region II Ray Bell Building in the Ellington Agricultural Center.

Committee meeting will start at 1 p.m. on Dec. 6. The regular TFWC meeting will begin Dec. 7 at 9 a.m.

This December meeting agenda will include a summary by James Kelly, Deer Program Coordinator James Kelly, on the draft of the strategic plan for deer management in Tennessee. Following the meeting, the draft plan will be available online on the TWRA website for a 30-day public comment period.

Representatives from the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) and the NWTF Tennessee Chapter will be present at the meeting. The TWRA and NWTF have had strong partnership through the years in efforts to restore the wild turkey population. The NWTF is involved annually on various projects with the TWRA.

The TWRA is previewing proposed changes to Rule 1660-1-26 Rules and Regulations for Fish Farming, Catch-out Operations, and Bait Dealers.  In an effort to prevent invasive species from being transferred into or propagated in Tennessee, the TWRA will propose a list of species that will be authorized for use in these operations. 

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The City of Collegedale Parks and Recreation department presents retired National Wildlife Ranger Kim DeLozier as itd final Fireside Chat speaker in the winter series o n March 1 . Mr. DeLozier, ... (click for more)

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Outdoors

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The City of Collegedale Parks and Recreation department presents retired National Wildlife Ranger Kim DeLozier as itd final Fireside Chat speaker in the winter series o n March 1 . Mr. DeLozier, author of “Bear in the Backseat” books, will entertain guests with stories from his experiences as a ranger in the Great Smoky Mountains. Knoxville native and celebrity Jack Hanna ... (click for more)

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