Wildlife Resources

Changes Made to Deer Carcass Importation Proclamation

Thursday, September 02, 2010 | 06:26 am
NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Commission has made an amendment to a proclamation that was established in May concerning the addition of states from which deer carcasses are prohibited for importation unless bones were removed to aid in the prevention of chronic wasting disease (CWD) in Tennessee.

TWRA Region II’s Polly Rooker Presenter at September Nature @ Noontime

Wednesday, September 01, 2010 | 11:09 am
NASHVILLE --- Polly Rooker, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency Region II Nongame Wildlife Biologist, will be the featured speaker at the September Nature @ Noontime presentation. This month’s program is from 12-1 p.m. on Thursday, Sept.  2. at the TWRA Region II conference room and is located in the Ellington Agricultural Center.

Tennessee Parks and Greenways Leader Honored at August TWRC Meeting

Monday, August 23, 2010 | 10:50 am
JACKSON, Tenn. --- Kathleen Williams, President and Executive Director of the Tennessee Parks and Greenways Foundation, was honored by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency and Tennessee Wildlife Resources Commission at their August meeting.
 
Williams was honored for her work restoring the real estate transfer fund providing funds to TWRA for maintenance and land conservation. She led a coalition of interested organizations and individuals in an effort to restore the Real Estate Transfer Tax (wetlands fund) to its intended use. Even in the tough economic climate facing the Tennessee Legislature, the effort was successful and the fund was fully funded.

2010-11 Waterfowl Seasons Established at TWRC Meeting

Thursday, August 19, 2010 | 11:06 am
JACKSON, Tenn.  --- The 2010-11 waterfowl hunting seasons were established by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Commission at its August meeting, held at the UT West Tennessee Research Center.
 
The TWRC approved the proposals made by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. The seasons reflect few changes from recent years. There will again be a 60-day season for 2010-11 duck hunting, with one split that would end Jan. 30, 2011 and a 6-duck bag limit. The maximum number of days allowed for goose hunting seasons under the federal framework will also be utilized.

Computerized Drawing to Be Held for Selected Waterfowl Blind Sites

Tuesday, August 17, 2010 | 06:12 am
NASHVILLE --- As announced earlier, a computerized hunt drawing system will be used for waterfowl blind sites on Bogota, the new Thorny Cypress Wildlife Management Area in Dyer County and four units of the Chickamauga WMA (Candies Creek, Johnson Bottoms, Rogers Creek, and Yellow Creek). The application will be available from Sept. 8 through midnight (CDT) on Oct. 13, 2010.