Harvest numbers from archery hunters this week appear to have been a bit sluggish in this area. Since the season opened two weeks ago, the total at midweek for Henry County stood at 40. A check of neighboring counties showed Benton with 13; followed by Weakley, 29; Carroll 35; and Stewart, 57. The statewide deer harvest stands at 3,993. The leader among Tennessee’s 95 counties is Sullivan, where hunters have checked in 179 thus far.
CRAPPIE USA VISITS LAKES
Anglers will travel from across the country to compete on Kentucky Lake and Barkley Lake at Kuttawa, Ky. for the event on Saturday. The tournament is presented by Bass Pro Shops/ Cabela’s. Anglers will be vying for a guaranteed $10,000 payout. By fishing this event, anglers automatically qualify for the Winter Championship. The top three teams in each division qualify for the 2022 classic. Anglers may also compete in the $50,000 points race and an opportunity to qualify for the regional championships and the 2021 Crappie USA Classic. The regional championships will all feature a $25,000 payback and the Classic will be highlighted by a $165,000 payback. Late registration and a pre-tournament seminar will be held the day before the tournament at the Lyon County Convention Center in Eddyville. The tournament weigh-in will be held at Kuttawa Harbor Marina. Fishing hours are 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., and all anglers are required to be in line by 4 p.m. For additional information, go to www.crappieusa.com.
P-HC DUCKS UNLIMITED
The Paris-Henry County Ducks Unlimited chapter has announced its fall dinner, auction and membership banquet. The date is Nov. 6 at the Henry County Fairgrounds. For tickets to the big conservation event, contact committee members Ty Wilson at 336-7163, Justin Rawls at 731- 693-8617 or Michael Culley at 336-0188. A wide variety of ticket prices are available with the basic membership/dinner ticket going for $50. Greenwings, which are those age 17 and under, can attend free if accompanied by a paying adult. For more information on upper level support tickets and the perks, contact one of the committee members for details.
WEAKLEY COUNTY HUNTER SAFETY
Neighboring Weakley County will offer a Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency Hunter Safety Class in the near future which may be of interest to some area youngsters and family members who would like to get certified as fall hunting seasons approach. Dates of the class will be Oct. 18-19 and Oct. 21-22. It will be held at The McWherter Civic Center in Dresden. Hours of the classes are 6-9 p.m. each night. All TWRA Hunter Safety classes are free. Participants must be at least 9 years of age and bring their social security number. Registration must be done online at www.tnwildlife.org.
SECOND SEGMENT OF DOVE SEASON
The second segment of Tennessee’s three-segment dove season opens Saturday. It will run through Oct. 31. The lion’s share of dove hunters hit the fields during the first week to 10 days of the first segment. After that it seems too many other activities, ranging from fall fishing and all sorts of sporting events to deer hunting, attract interest, so dove hunting is sort of an afterthought to many sportsmen.
BASSMASTER JUNIOR NATIONALS Talented young anglers from across the country will converge on Carroll County 1,000-Acre Recreational Lake today and Saturday for the 2021 Mossy Oak Fishing Bassmaster Junior National Championship for secondthrough eighth-grade anglers. Competition kicks off each day at 7 a.m. at Carroll County Boat Launch with daily weighins at 3:30 p.m. in downtown Huntingdon. In the Junior series, each two-angler team is accompanied by a coach who runs the boat and can give advice on fishing techniques and patterns. Sixty-one teams from around the country will be competing in the championship. Tournament coverage will be available on Bassmaster. com. The Bassmaster Junior Series National Championship is being hosted by the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce.
Saturday — Crappie USA Tournament, Kuttawa, Ky.
Saturday through Oct. 19 — Second segment of resident goose season.
Saturday through Oct. 31 — Second segment of dove season.
Oct. 29 — Archery deer season ends.
Oct. 30-31 — Young Sportsman Deer Hunt.