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Outdoors notebook

Larry Woody, Outdoors Writer • Dec 17, 2015 at 7:02 PM

Dove tune-up: The Cedar City Gun Club will host a "dove season tune-up" target shoot on Saturday, August 30, and the public is invited to participate.

For information call club president Bill Denny at 615-405-3790.

Dove season opens Sept. 1.


Trap tops: Mike Isaacs out-shot 17 competitors to win the Gun Club's weekly trap shoot. He posted a round of 46.

Britton White won Sub-Junior with a 40, Colt McKinney was top Junior with a 37 and Bob Gibson's 45 took Veteran honors.


Woman's passing hits home: Last week's death of Morgan Hutcherson, the 20-year-old Sumner County cancer patient whose "bucket list" attracted national attention, was especially felt by Gladeville's Roy Denney.

Denney took Hutcherson and her father on a spring turkey hunt on his farm, fulfilling one of her dying wishes.

Hutcherson's courage and determination amid her battle with terminal cancer captivated everyone who knew her.


Small-game survey discontinued: The TWRA is no longer conducting its public small-game survey, contrary to information published in an outdoors magazine.

TWRA spokesman Roger Applegate said the survey was discontinued due to budget constraints. He said notices about the survey that appear in the current issue of Tennessee Sportsman Magazine are outdated and should be ignored.


TWRA grants: The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is offering $5,000 community grants to promote cleanup projects for several state waterways, including the Cumberland River. For information about applying for a grant visit tnwildlife.org

The grant money can be used to buy cleanup tools and other supplies. The funds can also be used to pay disposal fees for solid waste and tire removal, or to provide promotional items. All of the work is done by unpaid volunteers.

Littering on and around the state's lakes and streams has become a growing problems, as more and more people use the resource and leave their trash and garbage behind.

It has been suggested that in addition to promoting cleanup campaigns, the TWRA and other state conservation agencies should crack down on the litterbugs who are causing the problem.


Jacket reminder: The summer boating season is winding down, but the TWRA cautions boaters not to get careless when it comes to safety. In fact, many lakes are lower than normal this time of year, which means that underwater obstacles such as rocks and stumps can make boating more hazardous.

One life jacket per passenger is required on every boat, and must be worn by youngsters any time the boat is moving -- including paddling, drifting and trolling.


Aug. 23: Squirrel season opens

Sept. 1: Dove season opens

Sept. 27: Deer archery season opens

Oct. 11-26: fall turkey season

Nov. 8: deer muzzleloader season opens

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