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Outdoors notebook

Larry Woody, Outdoors Writer • Dec 15, 2015 at 2:38 PM

New licenses due: With the spring fishing season at hand and turkey season opening March 29, outdoorsmen are reminded that their licenses expired Feb. 28.

New licenses can be purchased on-line (tnwildlife.org) or at most outdoors outlets.

Anyone born after 1969 must have a license to hunt in Tennessee. A wide range of license are available, including the popular Lifetime License, with the cost based on age.

A Social Security number is required for the purchase of a license.

For a complete list of license options and requirements, check out the current Tennessee Trapping & Hunting Guide, or the 2014 Tennessee Fishing Guide. Both are available for free at most outdoors outlets.


Youth turkey hunt: The annual Young Sportsman Turkey Hunt will be held March 22-23. For details consult the Tennessee Hunting Guide or TWRA website.

Youngsters who have not completed the mandatory Hunter Education course can get a one-time exemption, with certain restrictions. Again, details are available in the Hunting Guide.


Commission changes: The Tennessee Fish & Wildlife Commission, which oversees the TWRA, named Jeff Griggs of Lexington its new chairman. He replaces Jeff McMillian.

The Commission will soon name a replacement for Julie Schuster who left to join another wildlife association.

One of the 13 Commissioners is Lebanon's Jamie Woodson, who serves as chairperson of the Government Relations Committee.


Friends of NRA: The annual Friends of NRA banquet/auction will be held April 4 at the James Ward Ag Center. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

Tickets can be purchased online at friendsofnra.org or by calling 615-533-8721. If available, tickets also will be sold at the door.


Trap shoot: Hunter Benton posted the top score of 42 in last week's Cedar City Gun Club trap shoot.

Alex James took Junior honors (41), Austin Burke and Colin James tied for Sub-Junior and Randal Pense won the Veteran competition.


March: TWRA winter trout stocking continues

March 22-23: Young Sportsman Turkey Hunt

March 29-May 11: turkey season

April 4: Friends of NRA banquet

May 10-June 11 spring squirrel season

PHOTOS WELCOME: Share your favorite outdoors photos with readers of The Lebanon Democrat by e-mailing them to andy.reed@lebanondemocrat.com

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