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Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission holds First 2020 Meeting

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission held its first meeting of 2020 which included updates on chronic wasting disease (CWD), a preview of next year’s waterfowl and migratory hunting seasons, and Asian carp. The two-day meeting was held in the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency’s Region II Ray Bell Building.

Chuck Yoest, TWRA’s CWD coordinator, reported that the number of CWD-positive and high-risk counties in southwest Tennessee has increased to seven and four, respectively.

Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission receives reports about chronic wasting disease, asian carp as well as big game tagging at January meeting.

Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission receives reports about chronic wasting disease, asian carp as well as big game tagging at January meeting.

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TWRA reports Three Counties Have Chronic Wasting Disease Status Changed

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) reports three counties have had their chronic wasting disease (CWD) status changed due to the confirmation of the disease (CWD) in new areas of southwest Tennessee.

Haywood County and Chester County have be reclassified from high risk counties to CWD-positive counties after deer tested positive in the respective counties. Lauderdale County has been added as a high-risk county after a deer tested positive in Tipton County within 10 miles of the Lauderdale County border.

Haywood County and Chester County have be reclassified to Chronic Wasting Disease Status positive.

Haywood County and Chester County have be reclassified to Chronic Wasting Disease Status positive.

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Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency reports CWD Positive Deer harvested in Shelby County

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) reports that a deer harvested in Shelby County has tested positive for chronic wasting disease (CWD). The CWD-positive deer changes Shelby County from being a high-risk CWD county to a CWD-positive county.

Shelby County is already a part of Unit CWD, therefore Unit CWD hunting regulations apply there as well as the deer carcass exportation and wildlife feeding restrictions applying to all high-risk and positive counties.

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TFWC October Meeting gives CWD, Turkey Study updates

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRAHardeman County, TN – Updates on chronic wasting disease (CWD) and an ongoing turkey research project were given at the Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission one-day October meeting held at Lone Oaks Farm, which is administered by UT Extension, a unit of the University of Tennessee Institute Of Agriculture.

Chuck Yoest, CWD Coordinator, provided an update beginning with a reminder of Crockett County and Gibson County now being classified as CWD high-risk counties. 

Crockett County and Gibson County now being classified as CWD high-risk counties.

Crockett County and Gibson County now being classified as CWD high-risk counties.

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TWRA reports Crockett County, Gibson County Declared High-Risk, Part of CWD Affected Area

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) says a Madison County deer sampled within 10 miles of Crockett County and Gibson County has tested positive for chronic wasting disease.

This causes Crockett County and Gibson County to become high-risk CWD counties. The TWRA fully expects more counties to be included in the CWD affected area this year.

TWRA has declared Crockett County and Gibson County high risk CWD counties.

TWRA has declared Crockett County and Gibson County high risk CWD counties.

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Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission Updates Fishing Regulations

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission (TFWC) approved updates to the state’s fishing regulations at its September meeting which concluded Friday at the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency’s Region II Ray Bell Building.

The changes came to the commercial fishing, sport fishing regulations, and bait regulations for 2020-22.       

In addition to the fishing regulations, the Fisheries Division announced its 2019 awards. Eric Ganus, who coordinates the agency’s statewide commercial fish, turtle, and mussel programs, was named Fisheries Biologist of the Year. Tim Williams was named Fisheries Technician of the Year and serves as the senior technician at Buffalo Springs Hatchery, the agency’s largest trout hatchery which is located in Rutledge.

Fishing at Land Between the Lakes. (LBL Photo)

Fishing at Land Between the Lakes. (LBL Photo)

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Potential Expansion of CWD Zone as TWRA continues to find CWD Positive Deer

 

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Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) has announced the total number of deer testing positive for chronic wasting disease (CWD) has climbed to 91 in Fayette County and Hardeman County. Three additional deer, if confirmed by secondary testing, would expand the CWD Zone.

Two of the deer receiving secondary testing are from Hardeman and Fayette counties and if confirmed, would bring Chester County and Shelby County into the CWD Management Zone due to the proximity to those counties.

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