10:54 PM Sep 16, 2013
Dawn was peeping over the horizon and the woods were starting to stir as Roy Denney and I eased into a stand of hardwoods and scanned the surrounding treetops.
11:25 PM Sep 2, 2013
Tennessee’s Nov. 28-Jan. 1 inaugural hunting season for sandhill cranes, approved during last month’s meeting of the Tennessee Fish & Wildlife Commission, offers a compromise with the state’s ornithological society and various anti-hunting groups.
6:00 PM Jul 30, 2013
The discovery of a 10-foot python in the Land Between the Lakes has raised concerns about the release of unwanted pets in LBL and other natural areas around the state. In Florida the release of pythons, anacondas, giant lizards and other reptile species into the wild has created an environ...
5:45 PM Jul 29, 2013
The 2013 hunting seasons have been announced, and the first thing I saw in the new Hunting Guide was disappointing: muzzleloader deer season doesn’t open until Nov. 9. There’s no reason why the TWRA shouldn’t open muzzleloader season on the first Saturday in November &nda...
11:30 AM Jul 24, 2013
Elk hunt: The fifth permit for participation in Tennessee’s October elk hunt will be auctioned on eBay, with bids taken until July 28. Since the elk hunt was implemented in 2009, the TWRA has donated one permit to auctioned off, in addition to four permits issued by a random draw.
5:45 PM Jul 23, 2013
A few summers years ago I was fishing on Old Hickory Lake when the sky suddenly began to darken and thunder started to rumble off in the distance. My fishing buddy suggested we head to the shore, but we were catching schooling white bass and I didn’t want to leave. I predicted the st...
3:15 PM Jul 22, 2013
Canada goose  Photo: Submitted

Canada geese are majestic birds, but can create problems in areas where they are over-populated.
Back in the spring a buddy and I were fishing on Old Hickory Lake when we observed a Wild Goose Chase in progress. A homeowner whose expansive lawn extended down to the edge of the lake was chasing wild geese on a riding mower. He would roar toward the flock of 25-30 birds, which would flu...
5:45 PM Jul 17, 2013
Dry Water arrests: The TWRA made 12 arrests for Boating Under the Influence during the July “Dry Water” crackdown on BWI violators across the state. Officers also arrested three others boaters for other violations and issued 166 additional citations for various other boating in...
5:00 PM Jul 16, 2013
Fishing for bass in Florida’s legendary Lake Okeechobee is every fisherman’s dream, and for Wilson County’s Eddie White and son Taylor it was as good as advertised. Eddie, an administrator at Trevecca Nazarene University, took his son on a trip to Okeechobee following his...
12:45 PM Jul 15, 2013
A proposed hunting season for sandhill cranes is back in the news, with both sides of the debate espousing the same claims as they did when the issue first arose a couple of years ago. The Tennessee Ornithological Society opposes hunting the birds, based on reasons that are based more on e...
7:00 PM Jul 11, 2013
Life jacket warning: Despite an ongoing campaign to educate the boating public about the use of personal flotation devices that save live, TWRA officials continue to encounter violators. State regulation requires one Coast Guard-approved flotation device to be aboard and “readily acc...
5:00 PM Jul 9, 2013
A couple of years ago my long-time angling accomplice Bob Sherborne decided to launch a fishing website, Hookemnow.com Sherborne’s idea was to get fishermen to participate by posting photos of their catches and sharing information about where the fish are biting. I told him he...
5:56 PM Jul 4, 2013
Poachers fined: For Nashville men charged with possessing 360 white bass (stripe) over the limit have been assessed over $2,094 apiece in fines, court costs and restitution and had their fishing privileges suspended for three years. They also amassed undisclosed legal fees during the legal...
5:46 PM Jul 4, 2013
I don’t know if it’s a matter of global warming or global aging, but summers seem to get hotter every year. Temperatures have already starting popping thermometers and we’re just getting warmed up – no pun intended. So I thought it would be a good idea to go ahead a...
3:06 PM Jul 2, 2013
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has turned its busy-body attention to frog hunting – or “frog torture” as it calls it. What got PETA’s goat was a frog-hunting fundraiser in Smithville staged by the DeKalb County Young Farmers and Ranchers, in concert wit...
1:11 PM Jun 26, 2013
They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, but that doesn’t apply to crappie fishermen.
5:21 PM Jun 25, 2013
 Photo: Larry Woody • Lebanon Democrat

Kentucky Lake guide Steve McCadams is a nationally-acclaimed crappie expert.
They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, but that doesn’t apply to crappie fishermen. I’ve been fishing for crappie – and catching a considerable number – for over a half-century and I figured I knew about every kind of tackle, tip and technique in the ...