TFWC Meeting Set For Nashville May 23-24

Friday, May 17, 2019

A report on the 2018-19 Tennessee’s big game hunting seasons will be among the agenda items for the Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission at its May 23-24 meeting. It will be held at the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency’s Ray Bell Region II Building.

Thursday’s committee meetings will begin at 1 p.m. The regular commission meeting starts at 9 a.m., Friday. The public is invited to attend.

A summary of the 2019-20 big game hunting seasons will be given. The turkey season concluded May 12 and harvest numbers continue to be compiled.

An overview of the state’s biodiversity program will be presented. The discussion will include the aquatic, avian and terrestrial wildlife that makes Tennessee the nation’s most diverse inland state. The state’s diverse ecological regions and habitats will also be described.

Revised agency recommendations for hunting regulations for CWD positive and high risk counties will be presented to the commission.

A preview to the Fish Dealer Rule which regulates fish farmers, bait dealers, and catch-out operations will be revisited. The changes would address invasive species issues and specify fish species by scientific name.

The first session of the 111th General Assembly, which concluded earlier this month, will be recapped. Information will be provided on legislative matters from the session relevant to the agency and commission.

An Outreach and Communications Division quarterly report will be given. The report outlines license sales, media coverage, emails sent on CWD, GovDelivery email system performance, email marketing, social media stats, and a summary of things accomplished this quarter.  Additionally, the report includes a list of regional outreach efforts and future plans.


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Outdoors

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Star parties are held at Cloudland Canyon State Park on the first Saturday of the month through September. Conducted by the Barnard Astronomical Society and sponsored by the Staff and Friends of Cloudland Canyon State Park, participants may see the wonders of the night sky through provided telescopes. Participants will observe whatever planets are visible and deep sky objects ... (click for more)

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Breaking News

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Opinion

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