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Oct 05, 2012 12:00 am
Fishing regulations proposed: The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has presented its proposed 2012 fishing regulations to the governing Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission.
The TFWC will vote on the proposals at its Oct. 28 meeting at Reelfoot Lake.
The public is invited to submit suggestions to TWRA.Comment@tn.gov to mail to TWRA Fisheries Division, PO Box 40747, Nashville, Tn. 37204.
One of the proposals is to limit the number of commercial fishing licenses issued and define waters in which commercial fishing is permitted.
Another deals with the famous “umbrella” fishing rig that consists of multiple hooks or lures. How many hooks/lures should be allowed has been a growing subject of debate and Chief of Fisheries Bobby Wilson hopes to establish a clear regulation with a three-hook limit.
A limit on skipjack will be proposed. There is currently no limit on the so-called “trash” fish which are used primarily for cut bait used for catfishing and rockfishing. But some anglers have been catching and storing skipjack by the freezer-full, prompting concerns about over-harvest. The TWRA has proposed a limit of 50 per day, and a possession limit of 100.
For a detailed list of the prosed changes visit tnwildlife.org
If approved at the October meeting, the new fishing regulations will go into effect March 1, 2003.
Trap shoot: Ray Hutcheson won a four-man shoot-off to take top honors in the Cedar City Gun Club’s weekly trap shoot. Hutcheson was tied with Rick Omohundro, Buzz Rowland and Mitch Arnolds, all with regulation-round 47’s.
Chris Cooper and Dan Shaw tied for Class B honors with 42’s.
High Sub-Junior was won by K.J. Davis (44) and David Fitzwater and Billy Robb shared top Veteran scores (39).
For information about the weekly shoot or other area shooting sports contact Ben Schade at the Gun Club.
Trappers Meeting: The annual Tennessee Fur Harvesters Association meeting will be held Oct. 12-14 at Fall Creek Falls State Park.
For a detailed list of events, photos of past meetings and other interesting information visit tfhaonline.net
Aug. 25-Feb. 28: squirrel season
Sept. 14-Feb. 28: raccoon, possum season
Sept. 22: deer archery season opens
Oct. 13-26: fall turkey season
Nov. 3-16: deer muzzleloader season
Nov. 17-Jan. 6: deer gun season
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