[TN-Bird] Tell them - Re: Re: No pay, no say rebuttal

  • From: Melinda Welton <weltonmj@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: Than Boves <tboves@xxxxxxx>, tnbird <tn-bird@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 14 Dec 2010 10:01:31 -0600

One way is to make sure TWRA knows that birders are buying licenses, is to
tell them!

Here's how:
1) Write or email your Commissioner (or all of them)
Find addresses here.
www.state.tn.us/twra/comnames.html

2) Send an email to the TWRA Director Ed Carter.
He is very interested in wildlife watchers as agency constituents.
<ed.carter@xxxxxx>

3) Submit a comment to the TWRA crane email address
 <twra.comment@xxxxxx>, put Sandhill Crane Proposal in the title.

The letter doesn't need to be elaborate, just let them know who you are, and
why you purchased a license. And/or let them know, respectfully, how you
feel about the crane hunt proposal.

The Commission isn't used to hearing from us as constituents, and according
to Director Ed Carter, they are very impressed by the number of comments
they are getting from non-consumptive wildlife watchers!

We are TWRA constituents, and this issue has presented us with a reason to
become more involved with our wildlife agency!

Melinda Welton
TOS CPC
615-799-8095


> From: Than Boves <tboves@xxxxxxx>
> Reply-To: Than Boves <tboves@xxxxxxx>
> Date: Tue, 14 Dec 2010 09:51:16 -0500
> To: Melinda Welton <weltonmj@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, tnbird <tn-bird@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Subject: [TN-Bird] Re: No pay, no say rebuttal
> 
> I think buying a hunting license is one way to go, but the question I have is:
> if people that don't wish to hunt sandhill cranes (or other species) buy the
> right to hunt them (as a way of supporting TWRA), how will their intentions be
> separated from those that want to hunt the species?
> Than Boves
> Knoxville, TN 
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: tn-bird-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx on behalf of Melinda Welton
> Sent: Mon 12/13/2010 7:57 PM
> To: tnbird
> Subject: [TN-Bird] No pay, no say rebuttal
>  
> Today I bought a hunting license.
> It took about 2 minutes on <www4.wildlifelicense.com/tn/start.php>
> It¹s a Resident Combo Hunt/Fish license
> It cost $30.25
> My temporary # is 007304D54001000347
> 
> I have a Bluebird license plate (#3W188), which I've had since they came
> out, I buy a Duck Stamp every year, and I made a donation to the Watchable
> Wildlife Fund this year at <www.tennesseeanytime.org/twrafund/>.
> 
> I'd have say, I'm tired of hearing how we bird-watchers don't pay our share.
> And to be truthful, most of us don't, but that is because we don't have an
> adequate mechanism to contribute as hunters and fishers do.
> 
> Even the very excellent recent article in the Chattanoogan
> <www.chattanoogan.com/articles/article_190009.asp> said, "I do wish however,
> the non-consumptive community would help pay for it all."
> 
> There is a proposal in the works to get broad-based dedicated funding for
> TWRA. I intend to work for the passage of this legislation when it is
> presented. In the meantime, I want TWRA to know the lengths I'm willing to
> go to prove that I am a partner and a constituent. I also plan to speak
> before the TWRA Commission on January 20th/21st, and mention my various
> license numbers.
> 
> Melinda Welton
> TOS Conservation Policy Co-chair
> Franklin, TN
> 
> P.S. I had my first-of-season Fox Sparrow in the snow today!
> 
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> The TN-Bird Net requires you to SIGN YOUR MESSAGE with
> first and last name, CITY (TOWN) and state abbreviation.
> You are also required to list the COUNTY in which the birds
> you report were seen.  The actual DATE OF OBSERVATION should
> appear in the first paragraph.
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>                           Rosedale, VA
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>                         Clarksville, TN
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=================NOTES TO SUBSCRIBER=====================

The TN-Bird Net requires you to SIGN YOUR MESSAGE with
first and last name, CITY (TOWN) and state abbreviation.
You are also required to list the COUNTY in which the birds
you report were seen.  The actual DATE OF OBSERVATION should
appear in the first paragraph.
_____________________________________________________________
      To post to this mailing list, simply send email to:
                    tn-bird@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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                To unsubscribe, send email to:
                 tn-bird-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
            with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field.
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  TN-Bird Net is owned by the Tennessee Ornithological Society 
       Neither the society(TOS) nor its moderator(s)
        endorse the views or opinions expressed
        by the members of this discussion group.
 
         Moderator: Wallace Coffey, Bristol, TN
                 wallace@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
                ------------------------------
                Assistant Moderator Andy Jones
                         Cleveland, OH
                -------------------------------
               Assistant Moderator Dave Worley
                          Rosedale, VA
               --------------------------------
               Assistant Moderator Chris O'Bryan
                        Clarksville, TN
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