NRA Friends Banquet: A banquet will be held Friday night, July 31, by the Friends of the NRA.
The event will be at the James Ward Agricultural Center. Tickets are $30 and include a prime-rib dinner and chance to win several valuable door prizes. Several other items will be auctioned off, with proceeds going to Friends of NRA.
The association supports firearm education, hunter safety, wildlife conservation, youth marksmanship and other shooting- and hunting-related programs.
Tickets are available at The Reloader’s Bench, 201 North Mt. Juliet Road, online at www.fiendsofnra.org/TN/events, or by calling Roy Denney (417-7680), Rita Redmond (416-3776) or Junior Davis (812-2705).
Quota info: The TWRA will be soon be releasing more information about the new process for anterless deer and wild turkey quota permits.
They will be will issued on a first-come basis, starting Aug. 19.
Permits can be purchased on-line or at any dealership that sells hunting and fishing licenses. Any leftover permits will be offered to the public at a latter date.
Quota permit fees and other requirements are the same as they have been in the past.
Elk auction: The fifth and final elk permit was scheduled to be auctioned off by the Tennessee Wildlife Federation on July 25.
Earlier four permits were drawn by computer. The five hunters who got permits will participate in the state’s first modern-era elk hunt on Oct. 19-23 on the North Cumberland Wildlife Area in East Tennessee.
Fisherman input: Fishermen in Tennessee can offer suggestions about how the TWRA should regulate their sport by sending comments to the state office.
Comments can be e-mailed to email@example.com/twra or submitted by mail to Sport Fish Comments, TWRA, Fisheries Management Division, P.O. Box 40747, Nashville, Tn. 37204.
July 31: Lebanon Friends of NRA Banquet
Aug. 2009-10 Hunting Guide due
Aug. 1: WMA waterfowl blind drawing
Aug. 19: quota permits available
Aug. 22: squirrel season opens
Photos welcome: Caught a bass? Bagged a gobbler back in the spring? It doesn’t have to be a trophy – a youngster’s first fish or first turkey is a proud prize. Share your photos with readers of The Lebanon Democrat by e-mailing them to firstname.lastname@example.org