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