Outdoors notebook

Wildlife Commissioner resigns
Dec 20, 2013



Wildlife Commissioner resigns:  Julie Schuster, who represents  13 Middle Tennessee counties on the Tennessee Fish & Wildlife Commission, has resigned to become executive director of the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Foundation.

Schuster, of Pegram, is a former public relations executive with Bass Pro Shops and is a highly regarded authority on hunting, fishing and other outdoor activities.

Her resignation from the Commission was accepted during the body's regular meeting last week in Nashville. There is no word on who will replace her.

Among the Commissioners is Lebanon resident Jamie Woodson, who was appointed in 2012 and whose terms runs through 2019.

The Commission sets and oversees the policies and regulations that are carried out by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency.


Banded birds: The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service is asking Tennessee's duck and goose hunters to report any banded birds the kill.

The bands on legs and necks supply information about the birds' migration and other activities.

To report a banded bird, visit www.reportband.gov or call 1-800-327-BAND to report the number, date and county of harvest. The hunter can keep the bands; the only thing the biologists want is the information on them.


Trap shoot: K.J. Davis was one target shy a perfect round, posting a 49 in last week's trap shoot at the Cedar City Gun Club.

Alex James was high Junior, and Colin James won Sub-Junior.

For information on area competitive shooting events, contact Ben Schade at the Gun Club.

License reminder: A final Young Sportsman deer hunt is scheduled Jan. 11-12, and the TWRA reminds residents that anyone born after Jan.1, 1969, must complete a Hunter Education Course in order to get a license. A one-time exemption is available, with certain restrictions.

Information about license requirements and options is available at the TWRA website, tnwildlife.org or in the current Tennessee Hunting & Trapping Guide, available at most outdoor outlets.




Aug. 24-Feb. 28: squirrel season

Nov. 2-Feb. 28: rabbit, quail season

Nov. 23-Jan. 5: deer gun season

Dec. 3: winter trout stocking begins


PHOTOS WELCOME: Caught a big bass or bluegill or bagged a buck or a duck? Share your favorite outdoors photos with readers of The Lebanon Democrat by e-mailing them to andy.reed@lebanondemocrat.com


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