Outdoors notebook

The application period is underway for 2014 spring quota turkey hunts.
Dec 27, 2013

 

Quota turkey hunts: The application period is underway for 2014 spring quota turkey hunts. Applications will be accepted at any license agent, TWRA regional office, or on-line at tnwildlife.org

Detailed information, including any applicable permit fees, is available on the TWRA website or in the Tennessee Trapping & Hunting Guide.

There is no quota process necessary for the state-wide turkey season on private land, or on public land where no harvest quotas are in place.

The 2014 turkey season opens March 29 and runs through May 11.

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Youth Trap Team: Ben Schade is taking applications for a Wilson County Youth Trap team (bennie@lebanongunshop.com)

Shade won last week's trap shoot at the Cedar City Gun Club, with a round of 46. Randall Pence was top Veteran (40), Lucas Green top Junior (41) and Timothy Whitlock top Sub-Junior (41).

Richie Bolen finished the season with the top average (94.33%)

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Banded birds: The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service is asking Tennessee's duck and goose hunters to report any banded birds the kill.

The bands on legs and necks supply information about the birds' migration and other activities.

To report a banded bird, visit www.reportband.gov or call 1-800-327-BAND to report the number, date and county of harvest. The hunter can keep the bands; the only thing the biologists want is the information on them.

License reminder: With several hunting seasons underway and the annual January Youth Hunt for deer upcoming, 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 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.

 

OUTDOORS CALENDAR:

 

Aug. 24-Feb. 28: squirrel season

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

Nov. 23-Jan. 5: deer gun season

Dec. 3: winter trout stocking begins

March 29-May 11: turkey season

 

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

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