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Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission Meeting gives update on Asian Carp, Duck Hunters Survey, Annual Awards

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRAHumphreys County, TN – An update on Asian carp, results of a recent Tennessee duck hunters survey, and annual divisional awards presentations were among the business conducted at the October meeting of the Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission.

The one-day meeting was held Friday in the Tom and Wendy Beasley Education Center at the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency’s Buffalo Ridge Refuge. It was the TFWC’s first formal meeting at Buffalo Ridge Refuge which comprises about 2,000 acres in southern Humphreys County.

Results from Tennessee Duck Hunters Survey was presented at the TFWC meeting.

Results from Tennessee Duck Hunters Survey was presented at the TFWC meeting.

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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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TWRA gives advice on Vessel Sales

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – During the Coronavirus (COVID-19) quarantine, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) understands the hardship individuals are experiencing due to many county offices offering limited services and/or closing.

If you are needing to pay sales tax on your vessel, the TWRA is encouraging you to call your county clerk’s office to ensure they are open and that they will be able to assist prior to leaving your home.

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency advises you to call ahead to your county clerk's office before leaving home to pay your vessel's sales tax.

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency advises you to call ahead to your county clerk’s office before leaving home to pay your vessel’s sales tax.

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Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency Executive Director Ed Carter to retire in May

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) executive director Ed Carter has announced that he will retire effective May 31st, 2020. He made the announcement during the February meeting of the Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission meeting on Friday.

Director Carter assumed his current role in 2009. He began his career in 1972 and has held positions in the divisions of Law Enforcement, Information and Education, and as TWRA Region II assistant manager. He became TWRA’s first Chief of the Boating Division when the division was formed in 1990.

Ed Carter, executive director for the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) announces his retirement.

Ed Carter, executive director for the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) announces his retirement.

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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 announces Deer Carcass Incinerator to be constructed in Fayette County

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) says an incinerator to address chronic wasting disease (CWD) infected deer carcass disposal in Unit CWD will be constructed in Fayette County. The Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission (TFWC) approved a $1 million budget expansion for the project at its December meeting. The incinerator will be constructed at the Fayette County Landfill and will be maintained and operated by Fayette County.

“CWD poses many challenges including safe disposal of deer carcasses,” said Dr. Hank Wright, commissioner of TFWC District 9.

TWRA will build an incenerator in Fayette County to safely disposal of CWD infected deer carcasses.

TWRA will build an incenerator in Fayette County to safely disposal of CWD infected deer carcasses.

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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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