Waterfowlers took to the swamps and marshes last week for a four-day stretch of Tennessee’s 60-day duck season. It was the first segment of a two-segment season that closed Monday and will reopen Saturday for a 56-day straight stretch that will take it all the way through Jan. 31.
How about some late fall and winter trout fishing close to home? Get your tackle ready as you’ll have the opportunity to do just that both next week and again in mid-January.
After last year’s dreary season that left most duck hunters down in the dumps, waterfowlers across the Tennessee — and really across the Southern — region are hoping things are better this time around.
Once considered to be the real opening day of Tennessee’s deer season among the ranks of the average deer hunters, the regular gun season begins Saturday. Odds are more hunters will be out across the state’s 95 counties than any other day of the entire deer hunting season.
The Paris-Henry County chapter of Ducks Unlimited will have its annual membership banquet and auction on Saturday. This year’s event will be at the Henry County Fairgrounds. Hours are 6-10 p.m.
The father and son team of Tim and Kevin Miles bagged these two hefty Henry County bucks recently. At left, ole dad’s deer was a 9-pointer weighing 200 pounds and his son Kevin’s buck (right) was an 8-pointer weighing 170 pounds. Tim took his with a muzzleloader and Kevin bagged his buck wit…
During any given week, Kentucky Lake’s fishing scene will have a variety of weather. The last few weeks have had anglers watching the weekly weather forecasts pretty closely and attempting to pick a few days that were suitable.
Fishermen waved goodbye to the pumpkin month this week as October fades away on a cool note. Steady downpours and falling temperatures escorted off the calendar what had been a pretty good month for Kentucky Lake anglers.
Stable lake levels and weather patterns have helped keep Kentucky Lake’s fall fishing scene on track lately and the overall bite has been pretty good, especially for crappie anglers.
Kentucky Lake’s fishing scene had a touch of all four seasons this past week as to weather conditions. From overcoats to no coats, that’s the way the roller coaster has gone.
A nip in the air has added pep to the step of Kentucky Lake anglers this week. Long overdue has been normal autumn weather with chilly nights and mild days where light southwest winds allow a slow warmup by midday.
It comes as no surprise that the first week of the archery season has gotten off to a slow start. Record high temperatures combined with very dry conditions in the area have not worked in favor of deer hunters thus far.
Bet you thought fall weather would never arrive. You weren’t alone in your thoughts as Kentucky Lake anglers have been sweating it out for weeks now, anxiously awaiting a weather change.
The 2019 deer archery-only hunting season opens statewide in Tennessee on Saturday. The archery season dates in five of the state’s deer hunting units are the same. The dates are Saturday through Oct. 25 and Oct. 28-Nov. 8.
Autumn angling officially kicked in on Monday and a northeast wind early that morning had fishermen reaching for long sleeve shirts. A cool night Sunday saw air temperatures drop down to 57 degrees in some areas and it did indeed feel like fall had finally arrived.
Anglers and recreational boaters had best pay close attention to channel markers as the TVA has Kentucky Lake elevation down several feet from summer pool elevation. For the next several months, boaters don’t want to take those shortcuts across main lake sandbars or cut corners entering bays…
Holly Fork Shooting Complex, the Henry County Sheriff’s Department and Tosh Farms have teamed up to host the first dove hunt to benefit the Henry County Youth Shooting Sports program. The hunt is scheduled for Saturday and the event kicks off with a big lunch beginning at 11 a.m.
Dove season opened Sunday at noon across Tennessee and most hunters across the region reported a mediocre start. The annual Labor Day weekend is a big date on the calendar for the southern tradition of dove hunting.
Every year, the first day of September has special significance on the sportsmen’s calendar. It signals the opening day of Tennessee’s three-segment dove season, which is indeed a Southern tradition.
The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency Fisheries Division presented its proposed 2020-22 fishing regulation proposals during the Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission’s August meeting in Greeneville.
You know fall is fast approaching when squirrel seasons are on the threshold. The clock is indeed ticking, and late summer sort of opens the door to fall hunting opportunities.
Last week’s column dealt with some history of Asian carp introduction into our waterways and a new tool — a Bio-Acoustic Fish Fence (BAFF) — about to be introduced that will enhance the ability of fish and wildlife agencies to curtail migration.
Most wars are won fighting one battle at a time. Those on the front lines in the war on Asian carp are hoping a new weapon about to be introduced will turn the tide in their favor. So far, slugging it out in the trenches with a variety of attempts and a lack of funding has proven to be prett…
The first Saturday in August is a special day across Tennessee for duck hunters. It signals the arrival of the annual duck blind drawings at a few select wildlife management areas under the umbrella of the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency.
Thumbs up to the weatherman this week. After enduring weeks of hot and humid weather, Kentucky Lake anglers woke up to cool, crisp mornings this week, reminiscent of mid-October when jacket mornings and shirt sleeve afternoons are the norm.
Weathermen across the region seem to be singing the same song this week; rising temperatures as the weekend approaches with the possibility of three-digit readings in some areas. That’s not what Kentucky Lake anglers wanted to hear for the mid-July fishing scene.
The Woodlands Nature Station at Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area is asking for help from the public in naming some of their animal ambassadors.
After a long stretch of above normal elevation, Kentucky Lake has finally returned to normal summer pool levels. For some two weeks or more, the reservoir jumped up out of proportion, cresting last week around the 362.7 feet mark, which was almost 4 feet above normal summer elevation of 359.
Talk has persisted for years about the buying and selling of duck blinds on wildlife management areas. Each year the first Saturday in August signals the sacred day on the calendar of waterfowlers across Tennessee when the drawings are held.
Tennessee boaters have the month of June to renew their boat registration before the first fee increase in 12 years goes into effect on July 1, pending approval by the Government Operations Committee of the Tennessee General Assembly.
Still challenged by the current status of the Kentucky Lake fishing scene are bass and crappie anglers who have played cat and mouse with their favorite species as of late.
The FLW Bass Fishing League tournament season continues June 15-16 with back-to-back T-H Marine FLW LBL Division tournaments on Kentucky and Barkley lakes. Up to 400 boaters and co-anglers will be competing for top awards of up to $8,000 and $3,000, respectively, in each tournament. Takeoffs…
My annual Casting for a Cure Kids Fishing Rodeo returns Saturday and although I won’t catch a single fish it’s my favorite fishing day of the year.
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