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Tennessee approves sandhill crane hunt

September 1, 2013

Last week Tennessee’s Fish & Wildlife Commission (FWC) approved the state’s first modern day sandhill crane hunt. It will run from Nov. 28 through Jan. 1. A drawing for 400 permits will be held Oct....

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RobtMLeach

Sep-05-13 10:57 AM

Could somebody share a recipe please?

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myandell

Sep-04-13 4:31 PM

Your choice of the following definition for wildlife "management" is unfortunate at best.

…The best definition of wildlife management is, "the art and science of manipulating wildlife populations, habitats, and people to achieved specific goals." It's the "people" part that makes it difficult.…

While manipulation (involves deception) to reach a goal may be an "art" to some it has no place in TRUE science. On what basis did TWRC turn the findings of a public survey into widespread support for the new Sandhill Crane season, when only 19 percent supported it and 62 percent of those interviewed were opposed? And, during the public comment period, TWRA received only 185 letters of support for the season compared to 888 letters opposed.

The bottom line is that TWRC planned to vote for the new season all along and, as in Kentucky, public opinion really didn't matter. That pesky, difficult "people" part goes away if one looks the other w

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croutledge

Sep-04-13 2:08 PM

Your last statement about holding our noses and purchasing a hunting license as a means to having a voice…is a misnomer and simply will NOT work…because in Tennessee when I purchase a Hunting and Fishing license (which I do btw) there is NO designation between 'hunter" and "watcher". So by purchasing a license I am giving MORE voice to the already powerful hunting constituent. The only reason I currently purchase a license is because it is the ONLY way I can support the work that TWRA does besides my 600+ hours of volunteer work I do for the Agency. Furthermore when I sent letters to the TFWC this past summer I did include my hunting and fishing license number on the letter, as did many other "watchers" who purchase licenses. It did no good. So unless Tennessee and TWRA find a way to make a distinct and separate designation when I purchase a hunting license, wearing it on my lapel at a Commission meeting won't amount to anything but a whole in my shirt!

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