10:30 AM Jan 16, 2015
Ben Schade, coach of the Cedar City Straights, was presented a check by Eddie Kirkus during last year's Friends of NRA Banquet and fund-raiser, part of $36,000 in grants to Wilson County youth organizations in recent years. Plans for the April 24 event are underway.
Plans are underway for the annual Wilson County Friends of NRA banquet/auction which will be held Friday, April 24 at 5:30
9:30 AM Jan 15, 2015
Hard to believe another deer season has come and gone.
One minute I was looking forward to the Nov. 8 opening of muzzleloader season. The next minute I glanced at the calendar and it was Jan. 4 and deer season was over.
10:30 AM Jan 13, 2015
As society becomes more urbanized and people lose touch with the natural order of things, there is an increasing anti-hunting sentiment
9:30 AM Jan 9, 2015
(Submitted to The Democrat) Jacob White took his first buck, an eight-pointer, in November on a Wilson County farm. He was hunting with his grandfather, Roger T. Marsh.
A destructive invasive species of mussel has made its way to Tennessee and is raising concerns
8:30 AM Jan 8, 2015
Big-antlered bucks, like this one mounted by local taxidermist Mike Glass, are the object of more and more hunters.
to me, bagging a big buck is a bonus, not a quest. It's not why I hunt.
11:30 AM Jan 6, 2015
It takes a hardy fisherman to after sauger in the freezing, finger-numbing winter months. There might be some other words to him, but I'll be nice. I'll confess: I've done considerable sauger fishing over the years, but not much recently. It  seems the cold is colder than it used to be. Must be Global Aging. When I was a kid my uncles and I used to go sauger fishing in the Tennessee River in the fast currents below Watts Bar Dam. The technique we used was to cast hand-tied hair jigs upstream and bump them a
the thrill comes when a fish suddenly "thumps" a jig or minnow as it bumps the bottom.
9:30 AM Jan 3, 2015
The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency continues to work on the problem of declining quail populations
12:45 PM Jan 2, 2015
With the number of quail in decline in Tennessee and across the South, more and more hunters are debating whether it’s worth the expense, time and effort to breed, train and maintain a kennel of bird dogs.
9:30 AM Dec 30, 2014
Clarence Dies sets a trap along a river bank.
an estimated 2,000 other professional trappers across Tennessee -- are a living link to our frontier history.
1:30 PM Dec 26, 2014
(Photo courtesy of Larry Woody) The TWRA’s range of duties has expanded over the years and it has been forced to do more and more with a limited budget.
After a decade of belt-tightening and facing rising costs in operation, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is seeking a slight increase in hunting and fishing licenses and related fees and permits.
10:30 AM Dec 24, 2014
Hatchery-raised trout stocked by the TWRA are fun to catch and delicious to eat.
The scrappy little trout are fun to catch and great to eat, and this winter there will be about 90,000 of them out there for the taking.
12:30 PM Dec 18, 2014
Carroll Whitener was an enthusiastic outdoorsman.
Wilson County sportsman Carroll Whitener, noted for his outgoing personality and his dedication to the outdoors, died last week.
10:30 AM Dec 17, 2014
Deer have become over-populated in many Midstate communties, which are searching for solutions to the problem.
The animal-rights crowd opposes killing the deer, and so Hendersonville is right back where it started, with no solution in sight.
11:30 AM Dec 16, 2014
in hunting and in life.
10:30 AM Dec 12, 2014
Submitted to The Democrat These members of the Cedar City Straights, a trap-shooting team comprised of Wilson County youngsters, finished third in a recent competition: Wyatt Dixon, Timothy Whitlock, Chandler Shelton, Justin Sammons, Jackson Holland.
Fall turkey harvest down:
12:30 PM Dec 11, 2014
It was the kind of day that only a penguin could love – cold, raw and blustery – but despite the frigid weather, the fishing was hot.
11:30 AM Dec 9, 2014
Producing big "trophy" antlers is at least part of the motivation for deer farms.
the issue is sure to eventually crop up in Tennessee where such farms are banned.