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Outdoors notebook

Larry Woody, Outdoors Writer • Dec 15, 2015 at 2:06 PM

Small-game survey: The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency invites hunters to participate in a small-game survey that will help biologists set future seasons and bag limits on quail, rabbits, squirrels, doves and grouse.

To request a copy of the survey and instructions on where to send it after completion, visit tnwildlife.org or call the regional office (781-6622) and ask for “small game survey.”

Trap shoot: Brian Lettrich shot a near-perfect 49 to win the weekly trapshooting completion at the Cedar City Gun Club.

Lucan Green won Junior honors with a 47, Randall Pence took Senior with 41 and Jimmy Jones was high Sub-Junior with a 42.

Kerry Hale completed his certification as a trapshooting instructor and will be working with various Wilson County youth groups and organizations.

Hunter-safety reminder: The TWRA reminds residents that anyone born after Jan.1, 1969, must complete a Hunter Education Course in order to get a license.

Information about various license requirements and options is available at the TWRA website, tnwildlife.org or in the current Tennessee Hunting & Trapping Guide, available at most outdoor outlets.

Squirrel opener: Squirrel season opens Aug. 24 and there are no changes from previous seasons involving regulations. The daily bag limit is 10 squirrels of all species (fox, red, gray).

A hunting license is required, with some exceptions including land-owners. For complete details about hunting seasons and license requirements visit tnwildlife.org or consult the 2013 Tennessee Trapping & Hunting Guide, available at most outdoors outlets.

OUTDOORS CALENDAR:

Aug. 24-Feb. 28: squirrel season

Sept. 1-26: dove season first segment

Sept. 28-Oct. 25: deer archery season

Oct. 12-25: fall turkey season

Nov. 2-Feb. 28: rabbit, quail season

Nov. 9-22: muzzleloader season

Nov. 23-Jan. 5: deer gun season

PHOTOS WELCOME: Caught a big bass or bluegill, or bagged a spring gobbler? Share your favorite outdoors photos with readers of The Lebanon Democrat by e-mailing them to andy.reed@lebanondemocrat.com

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