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Outdoors notebook

Larry Woody, Outdoors Writer • Dec 17, 2015 at 6:16 PM

Life jacket reminder: With the spring fishing and boating season underway, the TWRA reminds boaters about life jacket requirements.

One approved personal flotation device per person must be aboard every boat and readily accessible -- not stored in a compartment.

In tailwaters below dams, wearing a life jacket is mandatory. Being caught without a life jacket in the designated area will result in a citation.

Wearing a life jacket is also mandatory for youngsters any time the boat is moving -- including paddling or drifting.

Details about life jacket regulations and other boating rules are available on the TWRA website, tnwildlife.org under "For Boaters."


Friends of NRA banquet: Some tickets are available for the April 4 Friends of NRA banquet and auction at the James Ward Agriculture Center.

It starts at 5:30 p.m., and any available tickets will be sold at the door.

For tickets or information call 615-533-8721.

Proceeds help support the shooting sports and related activities. A number of grants annually go to Wilson County schools, civic groups and individuals.


Trap shoot: Danny Shaw overcame high winds and chilly temperatures to shoot a 45 and win the weekly trap shoot at the Cedar City Gun Club.

Greg Piercey was second, breaking 39 of 50 targets.


License reminder: The statewide turkey season opened March 29 and runs through May 11. Last season's license expired Feb. 28. Renewals can be made on-line (tnwildlife.org) at or at most outdoors outlets.

Information about license requirements, turkey hunting regulations and big-game check-in procedures is available in the Tennessee Trapping and Hunting Guide.


March: TWRA winter trout stocking continues

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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