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Ducks Unlimited is pleased to announce season three of its online film series, DU Conserve. The first of this season’s four-part film series premieres Thursday. DU Conserve is a unique online film series from Ducks Unlimited, the world leader in wetlands and waterfowl conservation. Each film…

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The Tennessee Valley Authority is proposing special, underwater barriers along the Tennessee River to limit the movement of invasive Asian carp. And they’re asking for your input. If you’re the least bit concerned about the invasive Asian carp situation on our waterways, namely Kentucky Lake…

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Join the Woodlands Nature Station as it celebrates the Ruby-Throated Hummingbird during the month of August. More than 250 hummingbirds will pass through the Woodlands Nature Station backyard as they migrate south through Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area for the winter.

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Henry Countians’ next opportunity to attend a Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency hunter safety class is fast approaching. Dates of the next class are July 26-27 and July 29-30. The class will skip July 28. The class will be at Russwood Baptist Church, 695 Pineview Drive in Springville. Part…

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Remember back in the spring when nasty north winds whipped up whitecaps across the open waters of Kentucky Lake? Bone chilling winds cut like a knife and anglers had to pull up the hood on their jackets while attempting to find a fishing spot on the leeward side of a cove or bay. Chances are…

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The application period for the 2021-22 season-long (Tier 1) duck blinds is underway and will close July 21 with results announced in early August. All applications must be submitted through www.GoOutdoorsTennessee.com. Significant changes have been made to public land duck hunting this year …

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Annual drawdown on both Kentucky and Barkley lakes has begun. Fishermen, boaters, property owners and recreationists along the shores may have already noticed a slight drop in lake levels the past week or so. Once July arrives on the calendar, the TVA initiates its annual drawdown curve and …

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The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will be participating in Operation Dry Water Saturday-Monday. Operation Dry Water is a weekend of education and enforcement about the dangers of impaired boating throughout the state.

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 Crappie USA returns to Kentucky and Barkley lakes with a regional event today and Saturday. Competitive tournament anglers will be here vying for the Region 1 championship, presented by Bass Pro Shops/ Cabela’s. During the year, anglers may also compete in the $50,000 points race and an opp…

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A variety of species is helping kick off the June fishing scene along Kentucky Lake. The bite has been pretty good for late bedding bluegill plus some scattered shellcracker have also shown up for a parting glance. Catfish have been consistent, too, and have provided some coolers full of fun…

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Billed as the kickoff to the summer boating season, the annual Memorial Day holiday has long been known to jump start a wide range of recreational activities on and around Kentucky Lake. However, when a cold front blows in and temperatures fall below normal, it’s another ballgame. While it d…

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After a strange cool front that nipped a lot of fishing plans in the bud last weekend, Kentucky Lake anglers have shaken it off and headed back to battle. Before the arrival of some weird weather, anglers up and down the reservoir were chalking up some pretty hefty stringers of catfish and b…

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Donja Nolen (right), 8, of Paris caught this 10-pound, 11-ounce catfish on May 20 in his grandfather’s pond in Henry County. With him are (from left) Nick and Xavier Waters, sons of Craig and Crystal Waters of Paris. Nolen is the grandson of Angela Nolen and Michael Williams Sr.

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Expect the biggest crowd of the boating season to be out in force this weekend. The official kickoff of the boating season is here even though summer won’t arrive for another three weeks or so.

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The 2021 National Safe Boating Week starts Saturday and continues through May 28. The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will be participating to promote the wearing of life jackets as the summer boating season starts.

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Kentucky Lake’s fishing scene has been the beneficiary of stable lake levels this week and it appears that will continue for the near future. Warmer days are already entering the picture so things will continue to heat up for bass, crappie, bluegill, redear and catfishermen.

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Looks like a nice forecast for the Kentucky Lake fishing scene as the next several days will see warmer temperatures and diminishing rain chances. Most anglers agree such a forecast is overdue.

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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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