The Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission passed a resolution at its August 2013 meeting honoring Sen. Lamar Alexander for his efforts to keep federal fish hatcheries open, supplying trout for Tennessee sportsmen. The senator is pictured here with TFWC Chairman Jeff McMillin (left) and TWRA Executive Director Ed Carter (right). (Photo: Lee Wilmot, TWRA)
A number of individuals were honored for their contributions to wildlife and sportsmen at last week's Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission in Knoxville, including Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-TN.
Alexander helped broker a deal to keep several federal fish hatcheries open. The hatcheries provide most of the trout that are stocked in numerous Tennessee tailwaters. TVA agreed to provide more than $900,000 per year over the next three years to support federal fish hatchery operations. Alexander said that TVA has a "responsibility" to mitigate fish its dams destroy, and he commended the agency’s participation in the agreement. He said without TVA’s contribution keeping the Dale Hollow National Fish Hatchery and the Erwin National Fish Hatchery open would have proven difficult.
Joe Shadwick from Soddy-Daisy was inducted into the Tennessee Hunter Education Hall of Fame. Shadwick received the honor at the 39th annual Hunter Education Banquet at Henry Horton State Park, hosted by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. Shadwick has been a part of the hunter education program since 1981 and is credited with certifying thousands of students in the Tennessee hunter education program. Pictured (from left to right) are his son, William Shadwick; TWRA Region III hunter education coordinator Matt Clarey; and statewide hunter education coordinator Randy Huskey. (Photo: Lee Wilmot, TWRA)
Gordon E. Daniels, soon to turn 102 years old, was honored as the senior member of the Tennessee Valley Sportsman Club, one of the oldest such clubs in the state. Pictured with Daniels (from left to right) are Commissioners Harold Cannon and Jamie Woodson and Carter Davis of the Tennessee Valley Sportsman Club. Woodson announced during Daniels’ recognition that the day of the meeting had been proclaimed Gordon E. Daniels Day in Knoxville. (Photo: Lee Wilmot, TWRA)
Terry and Jane Lewis were presented a limited-edition elk print titled “Tennessee Homecoming” by TWRA Executive Director Ed Carter. The couple was honored for their support of the elk restoration program and various outreach efforts through the years. (Photo: Lee Wilmot, TWRA)
Knoxville resident Billy Long was also inducted into the Tennessee Hunter Education Hall of Fame. He is pictured with TWRA Executive Director Ed Carter (left) and TWRA Region IV hunter education coordinator Tommy Whitehead (right). (Photo: Lee Wilmot, TWRA)