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…
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 …
Going outdoors this year has been the cat’s meow for most folks seeking some sort of relief from this crazy ordeal we’ve been going through.
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.
Late fall and early winter seem to lure folks from all around the country to Reelfoot Lake. Camouflage is standard attire, as sportsmen flock here to experience the annual migration of waterfowl and share sunrises.
The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is offering a free online option to complete Tennessee hunter education. The National Rifle Association course can be completed online with no in-person portion required.
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…
When Tennessee duck hunters start swapping their shotguns for fishing poles, it’s a sure sign the web-footed, feathered friends from up north haven’t yet accepted the invitation to visit.
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.
Volunteer State duck hunters got off to a decent start last Saturday with the first segment of the season, a short two-day segment. For a few hunters it began on the right foot when compared to last year’s opener.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
Kentucky Lake crappie fishermen, along with practically all other anglers, have seen nice weather and a pleasant fall extend into mid-November, and no one is complaining. It has been nice out there lately!
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.
The first Saturday in November is the traditional opening day for both rabbit and quail hunters across Tennessee. Season dates this year are similar to last year in both duration and daily bag limits.
Every year, youngsters in the age bracket from 6-16 have the opportunity to take to the woods and fields across Tennessee about a week before the adults. It’s billed at the Young Sportsman Hunt and the two-day event arrives this weekend on Saturday and Sunday.
Kentucky Lake anglers are about to wave goodbye to the pumpkin month as November enters the picture. October was a pretty good month for the lion’s share of anglers as it delivered some nice stable weather the majority of the time. There were a few hurdles mixed in there with a cool snap or …
Tearing up the placid waters of Kentucky Lake this week have been big numbers of high school bass anglers from across the nation. They’re here in competition for the Bassmaster National out of Paris Landing State Park where practice days were held Tuesday and Wednesday.
Kentucky Lake’s fall fishing scene had another fantastic week of pleasant weather that delivered nice fishing conditions across the reservoir. Some feel an outing this time of year is worth the price of admission whether the fish bite or not.
In this area we’re blessed to have several national wildlife refuges nearby such as Cross Creeks, Reelfoot and our own Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge along the shores of the Tennessee River here in West and Middle Tennessee.
The Volunteer State’s archery deer season opened on Sept. 26, which is the traditional opening date on the fourth Saturday of September every year.
Listen closely and you can hear the silence of a beautiful fall morning calling you to the rapidly changing shorelines and rolling hills mirrored in placid waters of Kentucky Lake.
Both Tennessee National and Cross Creeks National Wildlife Refuge will offer several deer hunting opportunities. Among those are the upcoming Youth Deer Hunt scheduled for this weekend — Saturday and Sunday.
Best dig out the coveralls and put another log on the fire. The weatherman says cooler days are rapidly descending on the Kentucky Lake fishing scene as the weekend approaches.
For more than a week there’s been a nip in the air. About this time every year archery hunters are anxious to get the season going and a cool spell really triggers their desire to climb a tree and watch the countryside wake up.
From the September fishing scene on Kentucky Lake come pretty good reports from crappie fishermen who have landed some nice stringers of the area’s most popular panfish.
Duck hunters refer to it as the “early season.” The official name in the billing of hunt regulations and season dates by Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency’s Hunting Guide brochure is the wood duck and teal combo season.
Kentucky Lake has three major recreational boating holidays: Memorial Day kicks off the summer boating season; the Fourth of July is the halfway point and always a popular time; Labor Day signals the beginning of the end of the recreational boating season as cooler weather nears while school…
Dove hunters across northwest Tennessee got off to a soggy start Tuesday afternoon when the season opened at high noon. Thunderstorms full of rain and lightning plus high winds drenched the outdoor scene, sending most hunters scrambling back to the trucks seeking shelter.
Tennessee’s first segment of its three-segment dove season opens at high noon Tuesday. That’s the traditional opening day and hunters looking for a place to go can log onto the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency’s website at www.tnwildlife.org for maps and listings of opportunities.
They were huge! Seems like they went forever as the endless acres of fresh cut silage at Spinks Farms helped fill the silos and pits at places like Routon’s Camp Tyson.
Late August angling is here and, as of late, the fishing hasn’t been too bad. A few cooler days teamed up with some cloud cover that brought that early fall feel to the air and anglers love it.
Early Saturday morning, a Tennessee tradition resumes. It started back before Davy Crockett was a pup when most folks lived on the farm and tried to scratch a living out of the rolling hills and hollows of a mostly rural Volunteer State.
That howling sound anglers are hearing out on the lake is the return of the “dog days of summer.” After a short honeymoon of below-average temperatures that kicked off the month of August, it appears that feel of fall has gone with the wind.
Where huge crowds normally gather on the first Saturday in August sporting variations of camouflage attire, it looked more like ghost towns. Gone were hordes of waterfowlers and their entourages of hopefuls who normally show up in pickup parades.
Late July with its typical hot and muggy days has a reputation for a somewhat sluggish summer fishing scene unless you rise before dawn and hit the water early. If you’re disciplined enough to do that, there are a few decent hours of fishing awaiting your arrival each morning.
Kentucky Lake’s summer fishing scene has been at the mercy of hot and humid conditions this week. Anglers have had to play a mean hand as the cards dealt by weathermen have not been kind.
Sunday night is an important deadline for a lot of duck hunters across West and Middle Tennessee. For the first time, waterfowlers entering the draw for duck blinds on 12 of the most popular waterfowl holding wildlife management areas under the umbrella of the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Ag…
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