Commission To Set Hunting Seasons At June 2-3 Nashville Meeting

Friday, May 27, 2022

The Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commissions will set the 2022-23 and 2023-24 hunting and trapping seasons at its June 2-3 meeting. The meeting will be held at the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency’s Region II Ray Bell Building with a 1 p.m. start on June 2 and 9.a.m. the following day.

TWRA staff presented an overview of the season setting process and hunting seasons recommendations at its April meeting in Jackson. The preview included harvest estimates for deer, bear and elk and included an expansion in bear hunt zones and requirement for tooth submission. There are no proposed changes to deer or elk seasons.

Previous and ongoing actions taken by the Agency and Commission to address turkey concerns were reviewed and changes were proposed for turkey seasons on several wildlife management areas. Several other changes were proposed for WMAs throughout the state. Proposals were shared to change the requirements of Type 94 permits, the definition of muzzleloaders and to prohibit fanning for turkeys on WMAs.

In other agenda items, regular monthly reports will be given. In addition, the Information Technology Division will present its Professional of the Year award.


2022 Operation Dry Water Returns For July 4th Holiday Weekend

Chattanooga Gas Team Members Help Restore Trout Population To Citico Creek

Dennis Jenkins, 51, Drowns On The Holston River On Wednesday Afternoon


The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will be participating in Operation Dry Water, July 2-4. Operation Dry Water is a weekend of education and enforcement about the dangers of impaired ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Gas team members helped reintroduce Southern Appalachian Brook Trout into Citico Creek in the Cherokee National Forrest. Team members transported and released hundreds of young trout ... (click for more)

Dennis Wayne Jenkins, 51, of Ridgefields Road in Kingsport, was found dead in the Holston River following a boating incident that occurred near Christian's Bend boat ramp. TWRA Wildlife ... (click for more)



Outdoors

2022 Operation Dry Water Returns For July 4th Holiday Weekend

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will be participating in Operation Dry Water, July 2-4. Operation Dry Water is a weekend of education and enforcement about the dangers of impaired boating throughout the state. Officials said, "The July fourth holiday means an increase in boater activity. TWRA is teaming with the U.S. Coast Guard and the National Association of State ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Gas Team Members Help Restore Trout Population To Citico Creek

Chattanooga Gas team members helped reintroduce Southern Appalachian Brook Trout into Citico Creek in the Cherokee National Forrest. Team members transported and released hundreds of young trout back to their native area late last month. This is Chattanooga Gas’ first time participating in the annual event in partnership with Trout Unlimited, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources ... (click for more)

Breaking News

EPA Awarding Brownfield Grant At Site Of Planned Lookouts Stadium

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Deputy Administrator Janet McCabe on Wednesday is set to present the city of Chattanooga with Brownfield program cleanup and assessment grants at the site of a planned new $79.5 million stadium to be used by the Lookouts. The press conference will be at the U.S. Pipe/Wheland site. The grant is "to help spur economic revitalization ... (click for more)

$79.5 Million Stadium Touted As Catalyst For Major Project At Long-Blighted Wheland/U.S. Pipe Site; Lookouts To Pay $1 Million Annually To Lease "Community" Stadium

More than 100 acres of the long-neglected U.S. Pipe and Wheland Foundry sites "will begin transforming into a world-class live-work-play district that will generate more than $40 million for schools," Hamilton County Mayor Jim Coppinger and Chattanooga Mayor Tim Kelly announced at a press conference at the site on Thursday. Flanked by nationally renowned master developer Jim ... (click for more)

Opinion

New Stadium Does Not Pass The Smell Test - And Response

I can't find any logical reasons that the new Lookout stadium is being placed where it is other than to think it's a combination of favoritism and eliminating an eyesore. All statistics point to an illogical decision coupled with questionable tax breaks/support. Lookouts average attendance in 2018 (all that I could quickly find) was 3,206 per game and ranked 74th among ... (click for more)

School Achievement Tied To Funding?

My career was in the public schools of several states. I never drew the connection to funding for schools and achievement until later. This is what I have found. The states of the deep south are run by Republicans. In all of them, educational achievement is poor. Is there a connection between funding for schools and achievement? The answer to that should be a resounding "yes." ... (click for more)