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Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission to hold October meeting at Buffalo Ridge Refuge

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission (TFWC) to hold a one-day meeting on Friday, October 23rd, 2020 beginning at 9:00am at Buffalo Ridge Refuge in Humphreys County. It will be the first formal TFWC meeting held at the refuge.

An update will be provided on the status of Asian carp to include distribution information, TVA’s Programmatic Environmental Assessment, USFWS funding and associated work plans for 2021 in the Tennessee/Cumberland and Lower Mississippi (Reelfoot) basins.

October Commission to Be Held at Buffalo Ridge Refuge

October Commission to Be Held at Buffalo Ridge Refuge

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Tennessee Governor Bill Lee creates Commission to Address Asian Carp

 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – On Saturday, September 26th, 2020 Tennessee Governor Bill Lee signed Executive Order No. 62 establishing the Asian Carp Advisory Commission to study and provide advice regarding the best methods for mitigating the invasion of Asian carp into the state’s lakes and river systems.

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

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Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission September Meeting will be held in Clarksville

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission (TFWC) September meeting will include updates on deer harvest estimates from the August season, waterfowl crops on wildlife management areas (WMAs), and a boating report among the agenda items.

The meeting will be held September 24th-25th in Clarksville at the TownePlace Suites by Marriott. The first day meeting starts at 1:00pm Thursday, while the second day meeting begins at 9:00am Friday.

The September Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission meeting to be held in Clarksville.

The September Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission meeting to be held in Clarksville.

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Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission announces 2020 Elk Hunt Participants, Conservation Raffle Winners at August meeting

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRAKingsport, TN – The 15 persons who will participate in the 2020 Tennessee Elk Hunts and the seven winners of the Tennessee Conservation Raffle were announced Friday during the August meeting of the Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission held at the Marriott Meadowview Conference Center.

A total of 9,603 persons registered for the opportunity to participate in this year’s Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency’s elk quota hunts. Tennessee began its elk hunt in 2009 with the participants selected from a computer draw.

Tennessee Elk Hunts and the seven winners of the Tennessee Conservation Raffle were announced Friday

Tennessee Elk Hunts and the seven winners of the Tennessee Conservation Raffle were announced Friday

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Just a few days remain to Purchase Tickets for Tennessee Conservation Raffle

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – It’s the home stretch to purchase your tickets for an opportunity to win one of the seven priceless, outdoor experience packages in the 2020 Tennessee Conservation Raffle. A single ticket is $20.00, three tickets for $50.00, and 10 for $100.00 and are available online at https://raffle.twrf.net/ until August 16th, 2020

Formerly known as the Elk Tag Raffle, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Foundation 2020 Conservation Raffle has opportunities for everyone whether a hunter, fisherman, camper, or lover of the outdoors.

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Tennessee Conservation Raffle’s Off-Road Package includes Honda UTV

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – A new 2020 Honda Pioneer 1000 utility terrain vehicle (UTV) is the feature in the off-road package for a lucky winner in the 2020 Tennessee Conservation Raffle. The off-road package is just one of the seven outstanding experiences waiting to be won this year.

The Honda Pioneer features the latest smart technology, superior materials, and refined engineering. The UTV features a powerful twin-cylinder engine and a towing capacity unsurpassed by any of its competitors. The Pioneer’s refined chassis and suspension enables the toughest terrains to be tackled.

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TWRA reports Computerized Drawing to take place this year for Duck Blinds, Sandhill Crane Permits

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN -The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) announces that the procedure for issuing duck blinds and sandhill crane tags this year will be 100 percent online with no in-person drawings due to the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic. The change came in an emergency rule approved by the Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission.

This year’s process was changed in an effort to help protect public health since the handheld drawing usually results in large crowds gathering at the various locations around the state.

Duck Blinds, Sandhill Crane Permits drawings this year to be performed online

Duck Blinds, Sandhill Crane Permits drawings this year to be performed online

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Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission changes Duck Blind Drawing process this year

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission passed an emergency rule to provide a different procedure for issuing duck blinds this year to help protect public health due to COVID-19 Coronavirus. The action came Friday at the June meeting of the commission held at the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency’s Region II Ray Bell Building.

The handheld drawings usually result in large crowds gathering at the various sites.

Duck Blind Drawing process changes this year due to COVID-19 Coronavirus.

Duck Blind Drawing process changes this year due to COVID-19 Coronavirus.

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Bobby Wilson is new TWRA Executive Director

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – Bobby Wilson has been named executive director of the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA). The appointment was made following a unanimous vote by the 13-member Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission during a special virtual online meeting Friday. The Commission serves as the governing body of the TWRA.

“I am humbled and honored that the Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission put their faith and trust in me to lead this Agency into the future,” Wilson said.

TWRA Executive Director Bobby Wilson.

TWRA Executive Director Bobby Wilson.

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TWRA Requests Public Input on Proposed 2020-21, 2021-22 Hunting Regulations

 

Comment Period Open Through May 15th, 2020.

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) is now soliciting comments on the proposed 2020-21 and 2021-22 hunting seasons’ regulations that were made at the April meeting of the Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission. This is an opportunity for the public to share ideas and concerns about the proposed hunting regulations with TWRA staff.

A public comment period on the proposals will be open until May 15th. View the 2020-21 and 2021-22 proposals.

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