Outdoors notebook

Wilson 4th in turkey tally: Wilson County ranks fourth in the state in wild turkeys tagged so far this season. As of last week, 475 gobblers had been bagged in the county. Maury County leads with 898, followed by Green (618) and Sumner (544). The TWRA’s turkey tally...
Apr 24, 2013

Wilson 4th in turkey tally: Wilson County ranks fourth in the state in wild turkeys tagged so far this season. As of last week, 475 gobblers had been bagged in the county.

Maury County leads with 898, followed by Green (618) and Sumner (544).

The TWRA’s turkey tally last week stood a t 22,441, down from the 26,441 that had been tagged at that point last season.

The season runs through May 12.

Trap team debuts: The Cedar City Straights, a new trap-shooting team comprised of Wilson County youngsters that compete in interscholastic events, made its debut last week in Crossville.

Shooting at the Fairfield Glade Gun Club, Timothy Whitlock won Alternate Intermediate with a 91 and Alex Hart won Alternate JV with an 85.

The team is coached by Ben Schade. For information about the team or other area shooting events contact Schade at the Cedar City Gun Club.

Trap shoot: Danny Shaw shot a near-perfect 49 to win top honors in the Cedar City Gun Club’s weekly trap shoot.

Ray Hutcheson won the Veterans competition with a 48, Matthew Swift was top Junior with a 46 and Timothy Whitlock top Sub-Junior with a 42.

Fishing suggestions: The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is soliciting suggestions from the state’s anglers about fishing rules and regulations.

Those suggestions and proposals will be taken into consideration when the Tennessee Fish & Wildlife Commission sets the 2014 fishing regulations.

Comments can be submitted by mail to: Fish Comments, TWRA Fisheries Management Division, P.O. Box 40747, Nashville, Tn. 37204 or e-mailed to: TWRA.Comment@tn.gov

Include “Fish Comments” on the subject line.

The comment period ends May 4.

Commission meets: The Tennessee Fish & Wildlife Commission will meet this weekend at Paris State Park to preview recommendations for the 2013-14 hunting seasons.

A report also will be made concerning the increase in black bears in the state, and particularly on the Cumberland Plateau.

OUTDOORS CALENDAR:

March 30-May 12 turkey season

April 22: Earth Day

May 11-June 9: spring squirrel season

May 18: National Boating Week

June 8: Free Fishing Day in Tennessee

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

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