Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission

The Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission operates in an oversight capacity. “Commissioners are non-salaried public servants who spend countless hours corresponding with constituents within assigned districts. Nine members of this 13-member voting group receive six-year appointments from our governor, and the state’s General Assembly (House and Senate) appoints four members to four-year terms. In addition to the 13 TFWC members, there are also three ex-officio commissioners that include our governor, our state agriculture commissioner, and our environment & conservation commissioner. Commissioners are the sportsman’s representatives when it comes to fish, wildlife, and state boating issues.”

As of mid-2021, 12 members are consumptive users and 12 seats are occupied by men.


Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency


Funding Sources

† Departmental Revenue

†† Minor Other (no source ≥10%): Current Services, Permanent Funds

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