Outdoors notebook

Wilson County ranked 7th in the state in the number of turkeys taken during the recent spring season, with 647 birds tagged
Jun 19, 2014

Wilson County turkey tally: Wilson County ranked 7th in the state in the number of turkeys taken during the recent spring season, with 647 birds tagged.

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency's final count the season is 32,495, almost identical to the 32,489 killed in 2013.

This season marked the 12th consecutive year in which Tennessee's turkey harvest surpassed 30,000.

Maury County was first in number of birds taken, with 1,149, followed by Greene (781), Dickson (719), Montgomery (686), Henry (679), Sumner (667) and Wilson (647).

More turkeys will be tagged during this fall's season, which runs Oct. 11-24), but those kills -- usually around 2,000 or so -- are tabulated separately from the spring harvest.

Next year's spring season runs April 4-May 17.

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Remaining youth-fishing events: The TWRA held a number of youth fishing events around its June 5 Free Fishing Day in Tennessee, and other events are scheduled on through the summer. The list of events is posted on the TWRA website (tnwildlife.org).

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Local trap team: Signups continue for an interscholastic trap-shooting team for Wilson County  youngsters. The team, named the Cedar City Straights, is open to youngsters age nine through high school, and will compete in state, regional and national competitions.

Training will be held at the Cedar City Gun Club. For information call Ben Schade at 615-478-8019.

 

OUTDOORS CALENDAR:

 

June 11: applications accepted for WMA quota hunts

July: Tennessee Trapping & Hunting Guide available

August: Squirrel season opens

Sept. 1: Dove season open

Sept. 27: Deer archery season opens

Oct. 11-26: fall turkey season

Nov. 8: deer muzzleloader season opens

 

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