Input Wanted on Hunting Seasons
The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) is asking the public for input into the 2004-2005 hunting seasons.
The TWRA goes through a fairly lengthy season setting process each year that always begins with suggestions from the public. The next step consists of regional meetings where field level proposals from officers, area managers, and the public are meshed into regional recommendations that are taken to Nashville. In Nashville, each region's proposals are considered by the Nashville staff of the TWRA and finalized into season recommendations. The preliminary recommendations are then publicized for public comment and presented to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Commission (TWRC), the governing body of TWRA, at their April Commission meeting. After this comment period, the final recommendations are presented to the TWRC at their May Commission meeting.
The TWRA welcomes public input and will take written recommendations from all interested parties until February 10, 2004. All letters should contain the proposed change and justifications for the change. These recommendations will be reviewed by the regional staff and forwarded on to Nashville to be reviewed by the Nashville staff.
In West Tennessee (Region 1), write to: Season Recommendations, TWRA, 200 Lowell Thomas Drive, Jackson, TN 38301.
In Middle Tennessee (Region 2), write to: Season Recommendations, Ellington Agricultural Center, P.O. Box 41489, Nashville, TN 37204.
In the Cumberland Plateau area (Region 3), write to: Season Recommendations, 464 Industrial Blvd., Crossville, TN 38555.
In East Tennessee, write to: Season Recommendations, 3030 Wildlife Way, Morristown, TN 37814.