2:30 PM Apr 15, 2014
Lebanon's Betty Whitner, 84, with a big gobbler she bagged.
The big bird tipped the scales at a whopping 25 pounds
10:30 AM Apr 12, 2014
Local hunter on YouTube:
9:30 AM Apr 10, 2014
Crappie are fun to catch and great to eat, and reducing the 30-fish daily limit would give more fishermen a chance to bring some home.
Fifteen keeper crappie -- fish 10 inches and bigger -- is plenty for one person per day.
1:30 PM Apr 9, 2014
Joe Goodwin, 90, was among the Game & Fish Commission's first game wardens when the agency was launched 65 years ago.
Goodwin, 90, was in the first cadre of game wardens hired by the Agency when it was formed in 1949
9:30 AM Apr 4, 2014
With the spring fishing and boating season underway, the TWRA reminds boaters about life jacket requirements
12:30 PM Apr 2, 2014
Lebanon's Jim Duckworth, left, and Mt. Juliet's Chuck Campbell with some good-sized white bass (stripe) caught in the Cumberland River.
the white bass are running in the Cumberland.
1:30 PM Mar 28, 2014
Tennessee's Hunters for the Hungry program reached a milestone during the recent deer season: the amount of venison donated over the past 16 years surpassed one million pounds.
11:30 AM Mar 27, 2014
Lebanon's Roy Denney bagged this turkey on an early-morning hunt last year.
Tennessee's state-wide turkey season opens March 29 and runs through May 11.
12:30 PM Mar 26, 2014
Trout are a treat on the end of a line or in a frying pan.
The Stones River trout were stocked by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, part of two million keeper-size rainbows released every winter in waters across the state.
10:30 AM Mar 21, 2014
David Wilson, owner of Lebanon Gun Shop, won a rifle competition in Gallatin.
The TWRA is studying the spread of the state's black bears into new areas, including some Middle Tennessee counties, with the possibility of starting a hunting season for them.
12:30 PM Mar 20, 2014
Lebanon's Makaylee Montgomery with a big gobbler she bagged last season with her dad Bryan. The TWRA hopes to get more youngsters interested in outdoors pursuits.
The aim is to encourage more youngsters to participate in hunting, with the realization that today's young outdoorsmen represent the future for the sport.
12:30 PM Mar 19, 2014
Hunting, such as this coyote caller is doing, requires stealth and silence, and PETA drones would disrupt such hunts.
PETA said the drones will be used to videotape illegal hunting. The real intent, of course, is to harass hunters and try to scare away game animals in the vicinity
1:30 PM Mar 13, 2014
With turkey season opening later this month (March 29), and spring fishing at hand, hunters and fishermen are reminded that their licenses expired at the end of February.
1:30 PM Mar 12, 2014
All species of snakes, such as this harmless green snake, are protected in Tennessee.
The TWRA regulation protects humans from wild creatures, and protects wild creatures from humans.
1:30 PM Mar 11, 2014
Submitted to The Democrat Lebanon’s Tyler Beck, right, with dad Mickey and brother Seth, hoist 23 pounds of bass they caught on Kentucky Lake last summer. Tyler inherited his father’s talent for angling, and is headed to Bethel University on a partial fishing scholarship.
Beck, a senior at Wilson Central High, will attend Bethel University this fall on a partial fishing scholarship
1:30 PM Mar 7, 2014
With the spring fishing season at hand and turkey season opening March 29, outdoorsmen are reminded that their licenses expired Feb. 28.
9:30 AM Mar 6, 2014
Lebanon's Jamie Woodson, right, and House Speaker Beth Harwell with ducks bagged on a hunt last season. Woodson is a member of the Fish and Wildlife Commission, and as chairperson of the Government Relations Committee, works closely with Harwell and other legislators.
"I grew up in an outdoors family, and have always been involved in hunting, fishing and other outdoors activities," Woodson said at the time. "But I realize I have a lot to learn from the administrative aspect."