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Posted on August 20, 2013
Please contact Commission members TODAY and urge them to support the proposed sandhill crane hunting season
This Thursday and Friday, the Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission (TFWC) will consider a sandhill crane hunting season proposed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. This is the second time in three years the Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission will consider a sandhill crane hunting season. If approved, Tennessee would be the second state east of the Mississippi River to allow sandhill cranes to be hunted. In 2011, Kentucky considered and adopted a similar proposal and sportsmen have been able to hunt for two years of the three season experiment.
If approved by the TFWC, sandhill crane hunting could begin with the 2013-2014 waterfowl season. Over the last three decades, their population has grown more than 300% to the point where hunters in 15 states (AK, AZ, CO, ID, KS, KY, MN, MT, ND, NM, OK, SD, TX, UT, WY) currently enjoy being able to participate in the hunting and proper management of this abundant species. It is time that Tennesseans are allowed the same opportunity.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has proposed the following:
Please attend a public hearing on Thursday or Friday. If you cannot attend, please contact members of the TFWC, using the information provided below, and respectfully urge them to SUPPORT the proposed sandhill crane hunting season.
Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission Meetings Thursday, August 22 - 1:00 p.m. Friday, August 23 - 9:00 a.m. Holiday Inn Knoxville West at Cedar Bluff 304 North Cedar Bluff Road Knoxville, Tennessee 37923
Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission:
Dr. Jeff McMillin, ChairmanCell: (423) 534-2494E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jeffrey H. Griggs, Vice-ChairmanBusiness: (731) 968-6191Cell: (731) 614-0623E-mail: email@example.com
Franklin J. “Jim” Bledsoe (District-3)Business: (931) 879-1224Cell: (931) 265-7201E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Clayton Stout (District-1)Business:(423) 257-9941Cell:(423) 360-4114E-mail: email@example.com
William H. “Harold” Cannon Jr. (District-2)Business: (865) 670-8555Cell: (865) 389-4525E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
David N. Watson (District-4)Business: (423) 762-0350Cell: (423) 802-1761E-mail: email@example.com
Jamie Woodson (District-5)Business: (615) 727-1545Cell: (865) 385-1930E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Julie Schuster (District-6)Cell: (615) 477-6430E-mail: email@example.com
Fred E. “Trey” Teague III (District-8)Cell: (731) 616-1470E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
William W. “Bill” Cox (District-9)Business: (901) 853-2264Cell: (901) 828-7500E-mail: email@example.com
James H. “Jim” Ripley (Statewide)Business: (865) 453-2877 Cell: (865) 804-4357E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thomas A. “Tom” Rice (Statewide)Business: (615) 385-4422Cell: (615) 347-7761E-mail: email@example.com
Robert Martineau (Ex-Officio Member)Business: (615) 532-0106
Julius Johnson (Ex-Officio Member)Business: (615) 837-5202
Governor Bill Haslam (Ex-Officio Member)Business: (615) 741-2001E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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