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The sixth annual Bluegill Blowout fishing tournament returns on Saturday on Kentucky Lake. Hosted by Covenant Ranch, the fishing event will offer anglers a chance to catch bluegill, sunfish and redear sunfish, commonly referred to as shellcracker.

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Calling all future fishermen ages 12 and under to the World’s Biggest Fish Fry Junior Fishing Rodeo Saturday. The event returns to Williams Lake, 120 Greenacres Drive, where some hungry catfish mixed with a few bluegill and bass await young anglers. Registration is free. Prizes will be award…

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Anglers across the region have been asking themselves all week whether this is really late April spring fishing or did we just skip summer and go directly to the fall fishing scene? Below average temperatures escorted by annoying north winds have had a touch of October in the air for more th…

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The fourth annual Cast ’N’ Blast to benefit the Henry County Carl Perkins Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse will arrive on April 17. A combination bass tournament and turkey hunt will coincide with a kids fishing rodeo. Check-ins will be held at Paris Landing State Park marina.

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Luke Boyd is all smiles after taking his first turkey during the Young Sportsman’s Turkey Hunt this year. The 10-year old youngster shared the woods in Henry County that morning with his dad Joey.

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Fast approaching is the special weekend for young turkey hunters to hit the woods and take the first shot of spring. Tennessee’s Young Sportsmens’ Hunt will be a two-day opportunity and is set for Saturday and Sunday.

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Sportsmen across Tennessee are reminded to renew their fishing and hunting licenses as the expiration date is Sunday. Every year, licenses expire on the last day of February. All licenses are the same price as last year so that’s good news for anglers and hunters. You can purchase them onlin…

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K entucky Lake anglers are chomping at the bit to get back out on the lake and test the water after almost two weeks of bad cold and snowy weather that kept most of then on shore and staying close to the fire. At midweek, temperatures jumped to the upper 50s and low 60s across the region and…

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It’s not often you hear of someone fishing their way into college. Sawyer Williams of Paris is doing just that and hopes to further his education one cast at a time. He knows one doesn’t advance through the ranks of higher education by fishing alone, as hitting the books — not just setting t…

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New proposals for wildlife management areas from the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, which the agency says is based on surveys it received, have drawn fire from upset duck hunters, most of whom say they never were surveyed and don’t know many who were.

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Several changes in the way the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency holds its annual duck blind drawings on public lands, namely its wildlife management areas, has drawn the ire of more than a few duck hunters across the region.

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Memphis-based Ducks Unlimited has a birthday today. This marks DU’s 84th anniversary. Started by a small group of enthusiasts on a mission to save North America’s waterfowl populations and the continent’s strong waterfowling traditions, DU was founded in 1937 during the Great Depression and …

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No one knows what to make of the senseless action that occurred Monday morning at Reelfoot Lake when a distraught duck hunter took the life of two youngsters who were hunting in a nearby blind. Everyone is clear, however, in the opinion that ducks sure don’t justify shooting someone just bec…

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D uck hunters in Tennessee passed the halfway point of a 60-day season last weekend and for most it has been a tough one thus far. For the bulk of weary waterfowlers, the common denominator seems to be low numbers across a vast area that ranges from the Bootheel of Missouri all the way acros…

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A second winter trout stocking will take place next Wednesday at Paris Eiffel Tower Park pond located just off Volunteer Drive across the road from the Eiffel Tower replica. One was held in December and this will be the second and final stocking on the schedule. Same day stockings will also …

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Tennessee’s long and liberal deer seasons are slowly drawing to a close. What began way back in late September will now see the curtain fall starting next week for a few select hunters.

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Some things and places never go out of style. Reelfoot Lake’s majestic shoreline, where bald eagles frolic among scattered stands of flooded bald cypress, is one of them. This aquatic wonderland lures all sorts of shorebirds, who walk and swim over submerged lilies and moss where big bluegil…

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Bitter north winds, snowflakes and falling temperatures pretty much put the brakes on what had been good fall fishing conditions on Kentucky Lake. Throughout most of November, anglers enjoyed mild weather and light winds.

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Harvest numbers of deer across the state increased significantly this past week. With the muzzleloader segment already in progress and the regular gun opener last Saturday most all counties have seen a dramatic rise in just the last few days.

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Duck hunters across the Volunteer State have been anxiously awaiting the return of the season since the curtain fell back in late January, bringing the end to what had been a rough and tough season last year for most.

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The opening of the regular gun season for deer was once pretty much considered to be the unofficial start of the season. In the old days not a lot of deer were harvested during the bow season and muzzleloader season was still very much in its infancy.

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“The Outdoorsman with Buck McNeely,” a nationally syndicated outdoors show airing on some 500-plus stations nationwide and also with international distribution, will feature the local Paris and Kentucky Lake area, as well as me, when it airs this week.

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Last weekend’s weather was nothing short of fantastic for the first Young Sportsmen’s deer hunt across Tennessee. Both days delivered excellent conditions for the youngsters as warm sunny days took over after some cooler frosty morning starts.

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