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


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