10:30 AM May 19, 2015
A Northern pike's rows of sharp teeth are reason to use a landing net.
Nobody told me about the sharp, venomous barbs on a catfish's pectoral and dorsal fins. I learned about them the hard way, when I grabbed the squirming, slimy little fish around the middle.
9:30 AM May 14, 2015
The recent Wilson County chapter of Friends of NRA banquet/fundraiser generated approximately $25,000
10:30 AM May 13, 2015
While some hunters, such as Lebanon's Clarence Dies, are having a successful turkey season, others are finding fewer birds this spring.
We're seeing some troubling signs for the state's once-robust turkey population
11:30 AM May 12, 2015
This big water snake was found sunning last December.
What do you call an "expert" who claims venomous snakes aren't dangerous? A dead expert.
10:30 AM May 9, 2015
Some major changes in deer and turkey hunting regulations have been proposed by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency
10:30 AM May 8, 2015
From an Annie Oakley replica rifle to a Ted Nugent-autographed guitar, the items at last week's Wilson County Friends of NRA auction/fundraiser were as diverse as the crowd that turned out for the annual event. From state and local politicians to businessmen, doctors, lawyers, military veterans active and retired, cattlemen, farmers, truckers and homemakers, they all shared a common interest: support of the 2nd Amendment and the shooting sports. While private gun ownership has come under fire in some states
they all shared a common interest: support of the 2nd Amendment and the shooting sports
10:30 AM May 6, 2015
Fishing bobbers come in a wide variety of styles.
The only thing more fun than watching a fishing bobber is NOT watching one
11:30 AM May 1, 2015
The Cedar City Straights trap-shooting team finished fourth among 11 teams in last week's Big Springs Scholastic Clay Target shoot
1:30 PM Apr 29, 2015
Hiking in Rock Island State Park can be challenging, but the view is worth it.
At least one of Tennessee's 52 state parks is within an hour's driving distance of every resident
12:30 PM Apr 28, 2015
Renowned crappie expert Tim Huffman's personal-best slab is this 2.9-pounder. Huffman recently fished Percy Priest Lake.
The only thing Tim Huffman enjoys more than catching big crappie is showing other fishermen how to catch them.
12:30 PM Apr 23, 2015
Disagree with the state's fishing rules or regulations? Got a gripe with a size limit or a creel limit? The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency wants to hear about it.
10:30 AM Apr 22, 2015
Mt. Juliet's Chuck Campbell, a regular on Jim Duckworth's annual outdoor writers conference, caught this big crappie on a RoadRunner spinner.
the downpours couldn't dampen the camaraderie as old friends got caught up on fishing stories from the past year
1:30 PM Apr 21, 2015
When the dogwoods are blooming the crappie are biting.
The same seasonal conditions that determine when the dogwoods began to flower are also the same seasonal conditions that trigger crappies' early-spring alarm clock
11:30 AM Apr 17, 2015
there have been no documented cases of rabies among Tennessee's fast-growing coyote population, the potential exists and authorities caution the public to avoid the animals
8:30 AM Apr 16, 2015
Lebanon's Betty Whitener, 84, poses with the gobbler she bagged.
The gobbler weighed 18 pounds.
10:30 AM Apr 15, 2015
Roy Denney bagged this turkey on a hunt last season. No feathers were ruffled on opening day this season.
I've collected a turkey almost every hunt I've gone on with Roy over the years, but the streak finally ended
11:30 AM Apr 10, 2015
Submitted to The Democrat Lewis Brown holds a  41.3-pound rockfish the longtime Mt. Juliet resident, with help from Harold Hackett, caught from Old Hickory Lake on March 21. It is the largest fish the 82-year-old has ever caught.
The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency invites fishermen to submit comments and suggestions about the 2016 regulations