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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.

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Summer is about to take over its official spot on the calendar. That happens Saturday, but all sorts of fish, ranging from bass to crappie, have been playing hide-and-seek with fishermen.

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Nothing says more about seasonal transition than the start of mayfly hatches across Kentucky Lake. The first one showed up late last weekend and although it wasn’t massive like those of yesteryear it still signaled the start of summer fishing patterns.

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Archery shooters from across the state and region ventured to Henry County during the Memorial Day holiday to enter competition in a state qualifier hosted by the local Lazy Day Archery Club.

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Locals refer to these unusual cool windy days we’ve been having as “blackberry winter.” Not supposed to be wearing sweatshirts and coveralls this time of year out on the lake but that’s been the attire as of late. And did I mention rain suits too?

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Paris Landing State Park boat ramp will reopen today. That’s good news to hordes of recreational boaters and anglers who have attempted to find alternate launch spots during the pandemic that shut down the area’s most popular public boat ramp and parking location.

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Dominating the spring fishing scene on Kentucky Lake have been high lake levels that have added some hurdles to not only anglers but everyone around and along the lake. From boat ramps to resorts, marinas and campgrounds, unusually high elevation has altered access and changed the whole recr…

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The 2020 spring turkey hunting season is set to be open for business in Tennessee beginning Saturday. Turkey hunting is an excellent way to keep social distance, enjoy the outdoors, and take part in a popular activity which has seen tremendous growth in recent years.

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