Tennessee Fish And Wildlife Commission To Hold June Meeting In Cookeville

Saturday, June 15, 2019

The Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission will hold its June 20-21 (Thursday-Friday) meeting in Cookeville at the Country Inn & Suites.

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 each day.

An overview of the Tennessee Cooperative Fisheries Research unit will be presented.  The cooperative agreement is among the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, U.S.  Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), U.S.

Geological Society (USGS), and Tennessee Tech resources to address TWRA’s research needs.

During the Wildlife Management Committee meeting, there will be a presentation on the 2019 quota hunts. The application period for the 2019 Wildlife Management Area (WMA) Big Game Quota Hunts, the Cherokee Party Dog hunts, the regular elk, youth elk, and WMA youth runs from June 19 through July 24. There will also be a presentation on waterfowl blind drawings.

There will be a rule amendment to governing shooting-operation of private wildlife preserves. This amendment would allow big game wildlife preserves to acquire in-state CWD susceptible species once the animals are enrolled in a CWD monitoring program with the Tennessee Department of Agriculture (TDA). This would remove the current mandatory enrollment, minimum of five years, and prior to a preserve taking possession of the animals. Also, the amendment would require the TDA to be responsible for all mandatory CWD testing on preserves and any escapes of non-indigenous mammals.


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