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#970307 - 10/15/08 06:38 AM Re: TWRC and TWRA possibly the worst [Re: mike243]
trealtree
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What an ignorant decision. This is insane. I will be sending my letters.
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#971599 - 10/15/08 03:44 PM Re: TWRC and TWRA possibly the worst [Re: ]
trealtree
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letter sent
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#971791 - 10/15/08 05:59 PM Re: TWRC and TWRA possibly the worst [Re: trealtree]
B.D.
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I hate to badmouth TWRA - especially their biologists - because for the most part they are a very professional group that tries extremely hard to be good stewards of the resource.

Unfortunately, the TWRC - the Commission - seems prone to the worst sort of politics, especially where sucking up to commercial fishermen is concerned.

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#971811 - 10/15/08 06:08 PM Re: TWRC and TWRA possibly the worst [Re: B.D.]
B.D.
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So that everyone can call the Commissioners and tell them how stupid this decision is, here is contact info for Commissioners - with e-mail where available:


Hugh T. "Skip" Simonton, Jr.
(Statewide)

Business: (731) 738-1061


R. B. "Buddy" Baird
Business: (423) 272-0301
e-mail: rbairdlaw@chartertn.net

Governor Phil Bredesen (Ex-Officio Member)
Business: (615) 741-2001

Michael Chase
(TWRC Secretary)
(East Tennessee - E-2)óDistrict counties: Anderson, Blount, Campbell, Cumberland, Knox, Loudon, Morgan, Roane, Scott, Sevier, and Union.
Business: (865) 522-3500

Johnny Fred Coleman
(TWRC Vice-Chairman)
(Middle Tennessee - M-3)óDistrict counties: Clay, DeKalb, Fentress, Grundy, Jackson, Macon, Overton, Pickett, Putnam, Smith, Trousdale, Van Buren, Warren, and White.

Business: (931) 823-7345

Thomas H. Edwards
(West Tennessee - W-7)óDistrict counties: Benton, Carroll, Decatur, Hardin, Henderson, Henry, and Perry.

Residence: (731) 642-4186
e-mail: ThomasEdwards@wildblue.net

James H. (Jim) Fyke
Commissioner - Department of Environment and Conservation - (Statewide)
Business: (615) 532-0104

Ken Givens
Commissioner - TN Department of Agriculture
Ellington Agricultural Center - (Statewide)
Business: (615) 837-5202

Mike Hayes
(West Tennessee - W-8)óDistrict counties: Chester, Crockett, Dyer, Gibson, Lake, Madison, Obion, and Weakley.
Business: (731) 253-6878
e-mail: Mike@bluebankresort.com

Gary K. Kimsey
(TWRC Chairman)
(East Tennessee - E-4)óDistrict counties: Bledsoe, Bradley, Hamilton, Marion, McMinn, Meigs, Monroe, Polk, Sequatchie, and Rhea.
Business: (423) 337-7713
e-mail: gkkimsey@aol.com

Boyce C. Magli
(Middle Tennessee - M-6)óDistrict counties: Cheatham, Dickson, Giles, Hickman, Houston, Humphreys, Lawrence, Lewis, Maury, Montgomery, Stewart, Wayne, and Williamson.

Business: (615) 794-5484
e-mail: boyce@magli.com



Mitchell S. Parks
(Middle Tennessee - M-5)óDistrict counties: Bedford, Cannon, Coffee, Davidson, Franklin, Lincoln, Marshall, Moore, Robertson, Rutherford, Sumner, and Wilson.
Home: (615) 876-3046


Todd A. Shelton
(East Tennessee - E-1)--District counties:
Carter, Claiborne, Cocke, Greene, Grainger, Hamblen, Hancock, Hawkins, Jefferson, Johnson, Sullivan, Unicoi, and Washington.

Business: (423) 639-5183

Danya L. Welch
(West Tennessee - W-9)óDistrict counties: Fayette, Hardeman, Haywood, Lauderdale, McNairy, Shelby, and Tipton.

Business: (901) 759-5100

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#971945 - 10/15/08 07:10 PM Re: TWRC and TWRA possibly the worst [Re: ]
trealtree
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 Originally Posted By: captain hook
 Originally Posted By: Brian Dunigan
I hate to badmouth TWRA - especially their biologists - because for the most part they are a very professional group that tries extremely hard to be good stewards of the resource.

Unfortunately, the TWRC - the Commission - seems prone to the worst sort of politics, especially where sucking up to commercial fishermen is concerned.

bd


I had a sit down with a commissioner yesterday evening and he said that the TWRA biologists were the modt arrogant m-fers he had ever been around and would not listen to any advice or suggestions. Essentially if they didn't believe in something then there was no way it was gettin passed.


Interesting
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#972016 - 10/15/08 07:42 PM Re: TWRC and TWRA possibly the worst [Re: trealtree]
trealtree
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That falls right in line with the letter I wrote.
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#972183 - 10/15/08 08:49 PM Re: TWRC and TWRA possibly the worst [Re: mike243]
shopson
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Although I didnt always agree with decisions made by TWRA when they made all the decisions, I always tried to abide by them and respected their decisions. They are educated and gather a lot of info for making their decisions. The TWRC on the other hand, well, I'll just keep my mouth shut. I don't want to get riled before I go to bed.
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#991276 - 10/26/08 08:50 PM Re: TWRC and TWRA possibly the worst [Re: shopson]
AlabamaSwamper
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Well,

I read where the good ol commission had the opportunity to fix what they broke and didn't.

Figures. TWRC is now the laughing stock of the fisheries world. At least with biologists of other states. Actually, surrounding states are pretty ticked at this.


Edited by AlabamaSwamper (10/26/08 08:51 PM)
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#991496 - 10/26/08 10:07 PM Re: TWRC and TWRA possibly the worst [Re: ]
AlabamaSwamper
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CH,

Although I think they probably do 90% of the time, they sure didn't in the Lock 5 case. This case really has nothing to do with sportsman, it has everything to do with a single animal/fish that will become even more rare in Tennessee waters.

As I said, neighboring states are ticked about this as it affects them also in many ways.
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#991684 - 10/27/08 12:11 AM Re: TWRC and TWRA possibly the worst [Re: AlabamaSwamper]
smstone22
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I would bring a federal lawsuit if thats even possible. This will affect the fisheries of other states. This is ridiculous, and a bunch of BS.
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