TN-TWS LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD RECIPIENTS
2011 William G. “Billy” Minser, III, Professor of Wildlife, University of Tennessee
2010 Dr. James L. “Jim” Byford, Dean of Agriculture, University of Tennessee, Martin
2009 Clarence Coffey, Manager Region III, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency Ron Fox, Assistant Director, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency
2007 Jack Murrey, Wild Turkey Project Leader, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency Dick Conley, Wildlife Biologist (black bear, strip mine reclamation, NWSG projects), Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency
2006 Gary Myers, Executive Director, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency Larry Marcum, Chief of Wildlife, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency
2004 Dr. Michael J. Harvey, Professor of Biology, Tennessee Tech University
2001 Dr. Ralph Dimmick, Professor of Wildlife, University of Tennessee
2001 Robert M. “Bob” Hatcher, Nongame & Endangered Species Coordinator, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency
2001 Dr. Mike Pelton, Professor of Wildlife, University of Tennessee
Student Paper Award
Each year the TN Chapter of TWS gives an award for the best student paper presented at the annual meeting.
TN – TWS STUDENT PAPER AWARD RECIPIENTS
2015 UT, Jordan Nanney, Is there any benefit to fertilizing white oaks for mast and forage?
2010 Jessie Birckhead, UT. Predicting White Oak (Quercus alba) Masting Potential: Implications for Management.
2009 Beth Summers, UT. Amphibian and bird assemblages at hardwood bottomland restoration sites in western Tennessee.
2008 Drew Wirwa, UT. Influences of drawdown on waterbird use of mudflats in Kentucky Reservoir.
2007 John Laux, UT. Identifying black bear habitat using a multivariate distance-based model.
2006 John Gruchy, UT: Effects of seasonal herbicide applications with and without discing on tall fescue renovation in Tennessee
2005 John Gruchy, UT: An evaluation of management practices on native warm-season grass fields.
2004 Ben Jones, UT: Ruffed grouse (Bonasa umbellus) drumming surveys: Insights on design and population estimation.
2003 Ryan Basinger, UT: A silvicultural prescription for eastern wild turkeys in mixed hardwood forests
2002 Sam Jackson, UT: First-year changes in oak regeneration, understory competitors, and resource levels in response to two overstory treatments and prescribed burning at Chuck Swan State Forest
2002 Brad Miller, UT: Comparison of Telazol – Xylazine and Carfentanil-Xylazine for immobilzation of white-tailed deer
2001 Karen Wiens, TTU: Effects of headcutting on bottomland hardwood wetlands of the Wolf River near Memphis, Tennessee.
2000 Chris Graves, UT: Effects of salinity on avian use of wetlands at Savannah National Wildlife Refuge.
1999 Richard A. Beausoleil, UT: Strategies for black bear management in bottomland hardwood forests
1998 Ben Laseter, UM: Population abundance of the Appalachian cottontail in eastern Tennessee.
1997 Dan Gibbs, TTU: Development and testing of a GIS-based habitat model for the eastern wild turkey at Catoosa WMA
1996 Chris Kreh, UT: Movements, cover type selection, and survival of northern bobwhites in response to disturbance by field trials.
1995 Tyler Alley, TTU: Development of Habitat Quality Models for use in assessment of early bottomland hardwood restoration projects
1994 Thomas H. Eason, UT: Weights and morphometrics of black bears in the southeastern U.S.
1993 Tim White, TTU: Food habitats of black ducks and mallards wintering at the Tennessee River National Wildlife Refuge
1992 Greg Schildwachter, UT: The pilot reintroduction of red wolves in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park
1991 Kip Hollifield, UT: Insect availability to game birds on managed forest lands in the southern Appalachians
1990 Carmen “Chip” Lombardo, UT: Denning activities of black bears in coastal North Carolina
1988 Floyd W. “Butch” Weckerly, MSU: Forage abundance, nutrition and diet of white-tailed deer in western Tennessee
1987 Jeff Babb, MSU: Home range of the coyote in western Tennessee
1986 Richard Rucker, MSU: Movement and habitat usage of the bobcat in Arkansas
1985 Robert M. Lee, MSU: Demographic characteristics of coyotes in Tennessee
1984 Floyd W. “Butch” Weckerly, MSU: Preliminary investigation of deer food habits in West Tennessee
1983 Mark Gudlin, UT: A ruffed grouse restoration attempt in West Tennessee
1982 Mark Ritke, MSU
1981 Steve Bloemer, TTU: Hunting and non-consumptive use of wildlife on the Percy Priest Recreation Area
1979 Curtis Taylor, UT
Wildlife Professional Award
TENNESSEE WILDLIFE PROFESSIONAL AWARD RECIPIENTS
2008 Dr. Craig A. Harper, University of Tennessee
2005 Mike Hansbrough, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
2004 Mike Butler, Tennessee Wildlife Federation
2003 David Lingo, USDA Wildlife Services Division
2002 Kim DeLozier, National Park Service
2001 Don Allsbrooks, Tennessee Valley Authority
2000 Greg Wathen, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency
1999 Rex Boner, The Conservation Fund
1998 Mark Gudlin, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency
1995 Robert P. “Bob” Ford, Tennessee Conservation League
1993 Richard H. “Dick” Conley, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency
1992 William G. “Billy” Minser, III, University of Tennessee
1990 R.L. Pete Wyatt, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency
1989 Dr. Michael Kennedy, Memphis State University
1988 Dr. Ralph Dimmick, University of Tennessee
1987 Robert M. “Bob” Hatcher, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency
1986 Dr. Mike Pelton, University of Tennessee
1985 Dr. James L. “Jim” Byford, University of Tennessee