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TWRA Executive Director Ed Carter to retire in May

February 21, 2020

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

January 24, 2020

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

January 18, 2020

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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TWRA announces Deer Carcass Incinerator to be constructed in Fayette County

January 5, 2020

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – An incinerator to address 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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Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency reports CWD Positive Deer harvested in Shelby County

November 24, 2019

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.

TWRA CWD Transport Graphic 6a [Read more]

TWRA announces 2019 Deer Muzzleloader Season begins November 9th

November 6, 2019

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – According to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA), the 2019 statewide muzzleloader/archery season for deer opens in Tennessee on Saturday, November 9th and continues through Friday, November 22nd in all of Tennessee’s deer hunting units. The opening of muzzleloader season in the state has a permanent opening date of the third Saturday before Thanksgiving.

For Unit CWD only in addition to muzzleloader, gun season will open on November 9th. The newly-created Unit CWD in the southwestern portion of the state was established after the confirmation of chronic wasting disease (CWD) last December.

TWRA Deer Units - November 2019

TWRA Deer Units – November 2019

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TFWC October Meeting gives CWD, Turkey Study updates

October 26, 2019

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

October 4, 2019

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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TFWC to update Fishing Regulations at Commission’s September Meeting

September 15, 2019

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission (TFWC) will be updating fishing regulations at its September meeting. The meeting is scheduled September 19th-20th, 2019 in the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency’s Region II Ray Bell Building in Nashville.

Committee meetings start at 1:00pm on Thursday. The regular TFWC meeting begins at 9:00am on Friday.

The TWRA Fisheries Division presented its proposed changes to regulations at the TFWC’s August meeting.

Tennessee Fishing Regulations to be updated at next TFWC Meeting.

Tennessee Fishing Regulations to be updated at next TFWC Meeting.

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TWRA reports Suspect CWD Positive Deer Collected in Tipton County

September 7, 2019

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – A deer collected in Tipton County has tested suspect positive for chronic wasting disease (CWD), according to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA). If confirmed, this would change Tipton County from being a high-risk CWD county to a CWD positive county.

Tipton County is already a part of Unit CWD, therefore deer carcass exportation and wildlife feeding restrictions already apply there, as well as the Unit CWD hunting regulations.

CWD infected deer found in Tipton County according to TWRA.

CWD infected deer found in Tipton County according to TWRA.

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