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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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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 Deer Season for Private Lands, Special Unit CWD Deer Hunt set for August 23rd-25th

August 19, 2019

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) Tennessee’s statewide three-day archery private lands only/antlered only deer season will be held August 23rd-25th, 2019. In addition, newly-created muzzleloader/archery, antlered only hunt for the new Unit CWD for private lands and selected public lands will take place.

Unit CWD hunting regulations only apply to CWD positive counties of Fayette County, Hardeman County, and Madison County and CWD high-risk counties of Chester County, Haywood County, McNairy County, Shelby County, and Tipton County.

Three-day archery private lands only/antlered only deer season will be held August 23rd-25th, 2019.

Three-day archery private lands only/antlered only deer season will be held August 23rd-25th, 2019.

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Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission makes adjustments to Duck Blind Drawings

June 22, 2019

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRACookeville, TN – At the June meeting of the Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission adjustments were made for the August handheld duck bling drawings and an update on a fisheries research cooperative effort was given among the agenda items.

At the TFWC’s May meeting, the commission requested Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency staff review the handheld duck blind drawing process for consistency and ways to reduce the likelihood of buying/selling of blind sites.

Update of Fisheries Cooperative given at June TFWC Meeting.

Update of Fisheries Cooperative given at June TFWC Meeting.

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Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission creates CWD Hunting Unit, Implements Science Base Regulations for Disease Management

May 26, 2019

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – Changes to deer hunting regulation has been made by the Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission (TFWC) in continued response to chronic wasting disease (CWD) which was found in three southwestern Tennessee counties last winter.

The commission approved the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency’s recommendation to establish a new CWD deer hunting unit for the counties in which we have found CWD-positive deer (Fayette County, Hardeman County, and Madison County) and counties within 10 miles of a positive CWD deer location (Chester County, Haywood County, McNairy County, Shelby County and Tipton County).

Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission continues to make changes to combat deer with Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD).

Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission continues to make changes to combat deer with Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD).

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Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission makes Regulatory Changes due to Chronic Wasting Disease Confirmation

December 21, 2018

Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission (TFWC) has made regulatory changes in response to the confirmation of chronic wasting disease (CWD) in deer in Fayette and Hardeman counties. The changes came at a special called meeting of the TFWC on Thursday (December 20th) at the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency headquarters.

The commission voted to establish a CWD management zone which currently includes Fayette, Hardeman, and McNairy counties. The commission took action to create deer carcass exportation restrictions and a restriction on feeding wildlife within the high risk area of the CWD management zone, exceptions apply.

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency reports a preliminary positive detection of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in white-tailed deer in Hardeman County and Fayette County.

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency reports a preliminary positive detection of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in white-tailed deer in Hardeman County and Fayette County.

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Asian Carp update presented at December TFWC Meeting

December 10, 2017

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRAHardeman County, TN – The Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission received an update on Asian carp among its agenda items at the final meeting of the calendar year which concluded Friday.

The TFWC met for the first time at Lone Oaks Farm in Hardeman County near Bolivar and Middleton, which is operated by the University of Tennessee.

Frank Fiss, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency Fisheries Division chief, presented an update on Asian carp.

Asian Carp

Asian Carp

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TFWC announces Elk Hunt Winners, Commercial Fishing Proposals at August Meeting

August 22, 2016

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRACrossville, TN – The participants in Tennessee’s 2016 elk hunt were announced at the August meeting of the Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission which concluded Friday. The TFWC was also presented a preview of next year’s 2016-17 proposed commercial fishing regulations, and update on recommendations for cervid deer carcass importations as they pertain to states with chronic wasting disease (CWD).

Tennessee began its elk hunt in 2009 with the participants selected from a computer draw. At its May meeting, the TFWC approved the addition of an archery only elk hunt which will be held October 3rd-7th.

TWRA Elk Hunts to take place October 3rd - 7th and October 17th - 21st.

TWRA Elk Hunts to take place October 3rd – 7th and October 17th – 21st.

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New Officers elected during February TFWC Meeting

February 16, 2016

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission elected its new officers for 2016-17 during its one-day February meeting on Friday at the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency’s Region II Ray Bell Building.

Harold Cannon (Lenoir City) will serve as the 2016-17 chairman after he was vice chairman this past year. Jamie Woodson (Lebanon) moves from serving as secretary to vice chairman. David Watson (Lookout Mountain) was elected as the TFWC’s new secretary.

Jim Bledsoe (Jamestown) holds a plaque of appreciation he received for his service as chairman of the Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission. Chairman Bledsoe will continue as a commission member and is pictured with the newly-elected TFWC officers for 2016-17. To Mr. Bledsoe’s left is Vice Chairman Jamie Woodson (Lebanon), and to his right are Chairman Harold Cannon (Lenoir City), and Secretary David Watson (Lookout Mountain).

Jim Bledsoe (Jamestown) holds a plaque of appreciation he received for his service as chairman of the Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission. Chairman Bledsoe will continue as a commission member and is pictured with the newly-elected TFWC officers for 2016-17. To Mr. Bledsoe’s left is Vice Chairman Jamie Woodson (Lebanon), and to his right are Chairman Harold Cannon (Lenoir City), and Secretary David Watson (Lookout Mountain).

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Portions of Northwest Tennessee Closed for Young Sportsman Deer Hunt

January 8, 2016

Portions of Northwest Tennessee Closed for Young Sportsman Deer Hunt

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission has voted to close portions of northwest Tennessee for this weekend’s Young Sportsman Deer Hunt due to severe flooding along the Mississippi River.

The commission met via conference call on Thursday morning to discuss the flooding in areas in the West Tennessee area and how it would impact this weekend’s scheduled two-day Young Sportsman Deer Hunt.

“The flood waters in West Tennessee, occurring uncharacteristically during deer hunting season, offered a unique challenge as the commissioners and agency strive to protect wildlife but still offer as much opportunity as possible,” said TWRA Executive Director Ed Carter. “After hearing from constituents about deer being stranded on high ground, the commissioners asked for a teleconference briefing and asked multiple questions ranging from the impact to the deer herd to those who might pursue deer in flooded areas.” [Read more]

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