The Chattanooga Ducks Unlimited Chapter recently hosted a cookout for members of the Mississippi Flyway Council Technical Section who were meeting in Chattanooga. The group is comprised primarily of biologists and wildlife managers from every state and Canadian Province that make up the Mississippi Flyway. Their recommendations frequently guide the course of future waterfowl management efforts in the flyway, and across the country.
Chattanooga Area Chairman Cameron Mitchell was the champion of the cause. Mitchell said, "this group was from all areas of the country that have devoted most of their time and efforts into wildlife and waterfowl conservation. This is their passion and my hat is off to those men and women working hard to get it done."
Wally Akins and Greg Atchley with the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency were also instrumental in organizing and preparing for the event. Tennessee DU Regional Chairman Ross Malone says, "the setting and weather were perfect for a very eventful afternoon. I'm sure there are others that should be thanked, so please give them our best from Chattanooga Ducks Unlimited. Many thanks also go to Ross Melinchuk from DU's Southern Regional Office for his help in making this day a success. We were proud to fly the DU banner over some of the best biologists in the country."