TWRA Hunting Season Recs, Habitat Protection Grants

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) will present its recommendations for the 2022-2023 hunting and trapping seasons at the Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission (TFWC) meeting in Jackson on April 28-29. . of the season setting process will also be presented.

The overview will include recommendations for statewide big and small game seasons and bag limits, as well as hunting and trapping seasons for furbearers.

Recommended changes to wildlife management areas and other public lands will be reviewed, along with boundaries and regulations on some national wildlife refuges and other federal areas.

A public comment period on the proposals will open the week following the meeting. The TFWC will vote on the hunting and trapping proposals June 2-3 at its meeting in Nashville.

TWRA also announced the availability of grants to help cities, schools, community organizations, civic groups, conservation groups and more in their efforts to form waterway cleanup and planting projects around the world. during the 2022-2023 financial year.

Five grants – capped at $1,000 each, to a maximum of $5.00 per region – are available for TWRA’s four regional aquatic habitat protection projects. The application deadline for these is June 30, 2022.

Grant proposals should include information about the applicant – organization name, tax ID, address, phone number and contact name – as well as the project area and description. It should also include the name of the stream, county or counties involved.

The money can be used to buy supplies or pay for solid waste disposal or tire removal. It could also be used to fund promotional items like advertisements and T-shirts.

For questions, those interested can contact Della Sawyers at 615-781-6577 or email [email protected] For more information, a Regional Aquatic Habitat Protection Biologist can be reached at one of the offices listed below:

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