Dove hunting season or shooting for tourism growth
Looking at the analytics and the number of recent hits related to dove season on this blog this morning, I am reminded how diverse rural tourism can be and how difficult it is for a community’s tourism marketing to be all inclusive. With the change of focus during my transition, this was the first year in probably at least the last 4 that I did not have a post on this blog about an upcoming dove hunting season, dove hunting fields that are open to the public and places in the community for hunters to dine and shop for supplies.
So, it is a few days late, but here is this year’s information. Dove season for 2017-2018 opens September 1st at Noon and runs to September 28th. The season later runs from October 14th to November 5th and from December 8th to January 15th. The location of the TWRA dove fields in the Nashville and Middle Tennessee area will be listed on TWRA’s website. More information on dove hunting in Tennessee, including TWRA public accessible fields across the state, can be found on the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) Dove Hunting in Tennessee Website.
If your community is motivated to work together to grow your tourism revenues and you need some help, drop us a line. Those dove hunters may also come back to fish, hike and to buy more experiences and stuff. And those into ‘antiquing’ may come back to dove hunt (and buy sandwiches and shotgun shells).
About Daryl Phillips, CEcD
I am a professional economic developer. I presently work for communities and companies in developing and implementing workforce and economic development solutions as CEO of Phillips Economic Development Solutions (Phi EDS).
Prior to September 2017, I was the economic development professional who served a community team of elected officials, business people, community leaders and dedicated stakeholders for economic development in Cheatham County, Tennessee (pop. 39,880) and its four towns. During my five-year tenure, I served the team as Cheatham County grew over 1,700 jobs, turned around population declines at the start of this decade into healthy population growth, increased tourism expenditures 20.3% and local tax revenue from tourism 25.4%, grew sales tax revenue 36%, focused on developing the local workforce and was recognized by SmartAsset as having the 9th highest Incoming Investment Index of all the 95 counties in Tennessee.
I am a member of International Economic Development Council, Southern Economic Development Council, Tennessee Economic Development Council and International Council of Shopping Centers.
I have earned the designation of Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) from International Economic Development Council (IEDC), the Economic Development Finance Professional (EDFP) certification from National Development Council and hold a Master of Business Administration from Tennessee Technological University.