TWRA To Hold Public Listening Sessions For Hunters And Stakeholders Across The State

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will be holding public listening sessions for hunters and stakeholders at various locations across the state next month. The goal of the meetings is for the agency to share information with the public and to receive input regarding hunting seasons, which are set every two years.

 

In 2018, TWRA switched from setting hunting and fishing regulations annually to an every other year rotation, with fishing regulations being set this year.  While TWRA is not setting hunting regulations again until 2020, the agency is holding public meetings to allow sportsmen and women to meet with biologists and discuss hunting and wildlife related issues face to face.  TWRA will present major current issues and game harvest trends in each region, followed by table discussions including chronic wasting disease (CWD), wildlife management areas, deer, turkey, bear, elk and small game.

TWRA Chief of Wildlife Joe Benedict shared, “We too are hunters and anglers and enjoy interacting with sportsmen and women across the state. We look forward to these meetings to share information and hear their input.”

 

The meetings will be held on different dates at six locations across the state:

 

Cleveland - Aug. 6, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm EDT

Cleveland State Community College - Johnson Building

3535 Adkisson Dr.

Cleveland, TN 37312

 

Morristown - Aug. 7, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm EDT

TWRA Region 4 Office

3030 Wildlife Way

Morristown, TN 37814

 

Cookeville - Aug. 13, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm CDT

Hyder Burks Pavilion, Meeting Room Area

2390 Gainesboro Grade

Cookeville, TN 38501

 

Nashville - Aug. 12, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm CDT

TWRA Region 2 Office

5105 Edmondson Pike

Nashville, TN 37204

 

Jackson - Aug. 29, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm CDT

West Tennessee Research & Education Center

605 Airways Blvd.

Jackson, TN 38301

 

Memphis - Aug. 30, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm CDT

Bartlett Firing Range

3200 Brother Blvd.

Bartlett, TN 38133


TWRA Announces Application For Grants Directed Toward Hispanic Communities To Engage In Fishing

2020 Spring Turkey Quota Hunts Application Period Is Dec. 11 Through Jan. 15

Surveying And Settling Cherokee Land: The McFarland Family Program Is Dec. 14


The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is announcing it is accepting grant applications for fishing programs, activities and classes which bring fishing programs to educate and engage Hispanic ... (click for more)

The application period for the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency 2020 Spring Turkey Quota Hunts is Dec. 11 through Jan. 15. Applications are available and will be accepted at any TWRA license ... (click for more)

Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park will present a 45-minute special program on the local land dealings of Xanders and Thomas McFarland in the 1830s on Saturday, Dec. 14 at 2 p.m. ... (click for more)


Outdoors

TWRA Announces Application For Grants Directed Toward Hispanic Communities To Engage In Fishing

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is announcing it is accepting grant applications for fishing programs, activities and classes which bring fishing programs to educate and engage Hispanic communities. The George H.W. Bush Vamos A Pescar Education Fund was established in 2014 by the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation. With the help of donations by Bass Pro ... (click for more)

2020 Spring Turkey Quota Hunts Application Period Is Dec. 11 Through Jan. 15

The application period for the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency 2020 Spring Turkey Quota Hunts is Dec. 11 through Jan. 15. Applications are available and will be accepted at any TWRA license agent, TWRA regional office, or online at gooutdoorstennessee.com website. Applications can be accepted until 11:59 p.m. (CST) on Jan. 15. Mailed applications will not be accepted. ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Man, 36, Shot On Shawnee Trail Thursday Night

A man, 36, was shot on Shawnee Trail Thursday night. At approximately 9:32 p.m., Chattanooga Police were called to a local hospital after a person arrived with injuries from a gunshot wound. Upon arrival, police spoke with the person suffering from a non-life threatening gunshot wound who arrived at hospital via personal vehicle. The victim said he was involved in a ... (click for more)

Inner City Youth Who Had $22 An Hour Job At Gestamp Now Headed To Federal Prison

An inner city youth who once had a $22 per hour job with the Gestamp automotive supply firm is now headed to federal prison. Shimel Clifton Knowell, 20, was sentenced by Judge Travis McDonough to serve two years. He earlier had a term of 13 months and one day after a guilty plea to gun possession while under the influence of drugs. However, he was given the higher sentence ... (click for more)

Opinion

A Better Plan Is Needed For Quarry Golf Course At Mountain Creek

With regard to the ongoing saga of the old Quarry golf course and its proposed development, I reject the proposed plan endorsed by the North Chickamauga Creek Conservancy (Chattanoogan - Breaking News 11/30/2019) and believe a better outcome can be achieved. There is a middle ground that involves all R-1 construction including preserving the tree, greenspace, streams and ponds. ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Saturday Funnies

Hot dog for every December and here we go! We at The Saturday Funnies relish in each December because it is during this time many of the best stories are borne. From Thanksgiving to Christmas each year is a “busy street” and over these holidays, which we dutifully celebrate because of a very real and ever-revealing Christ-child, and not just from the teacher’s advancement, we will ... (click for more)