11:30 AM Aug 26, 2015
Hunting is the only way to reduce Tennessee's growing coyote population.
the public has a lot more to fear from dogs than coyotes
9:30 AM Aug 25, 2015
Boots Donnelly, shown here during his MTSU coaching days, now devotes much of his time to the Backfield In Motion organization that works with at-risk youngsters.
it's more about getting together with old friends than about breaking a lot of targets
10:30 AM Aug 21, 2015
Gladeville's Bev Spickard, right, recently won a national rifle championship in Ohio.
Spickard top shooter
1:30 PM Aug 19, 2015
A professional guide like Lebanon's Jim Duckworth can usually find the fish.
A guide can be especially helpful when doing any kind of fishing you're not accustomed to.
11:30 AM Aug 18, 2015
Lebanon's Roy Denney, shown here during a hunt last year, will be among the hunters taking to the woods when squirrel season opens Saturday.
stalking squirrels is a trip back in time
9:30 AM Aug 13, 2015
The Tennessee Fur Harvesters Association and the National Trappers Association will host the Southeastern Region Convention and Sports Show Sept. 18-19 at the Cumberland County Fairgrounds in Crossville
11:30 AM Aug 12, 2015
If the forecast calls for sunshine, look out for drizzles.
if the weather-persons predict sunshine you'd better take an umbrella. And if they call for showers, get out the sun-screen.
9:30 AM Aug 11, 2015
Trophy hunting continues to inspire debate.
Only about 17 percent of the public hunts. But the right to hunt is supported by about 75 percent of the nationwide public (90 percent in Tennessee). If the latter percentage ever shifts and joins the 25% that adamantly opposes hunting, hunting is doomed.
8:30 AM Aug 6, 2015
Bushy-tail season: Tennessee's longest hunting season - squirrel season - opens Aug. 22 and runs through Feb. 29.
9:30 AM Aug 5, 2015
Troy Powers hoists a giant flathead catfish which would have likely broken the state record. Rather than risk killing the fish to have it certified, Powers released it.
"I didn't want to kill it. It feels good to know that it's still swimming around out there somewhere."
8:30 AM Aug 4, 2015
Ben Schade, left, is honored for his work with the Cedar City Gun Club and for his support of shooting activities for Wilson County youngsters.
Ben's greatest satisfaction was introducing youngsters and other newcomers to the shooting sports, helping them develop their skills, and seeing them share his passion and enthusiasm.
11:00 PM Jul 29, 2015
When the sun starts to set, catfish start to feed.
When night settles over the water and things calm down, Mr. Whiskers starts to feed
11:00 PM Jul 28, 2015
Buddy the Lab was more laid back than Wanderin' Jake.
The last we saw of him he was disappearing over the distant horizon.
9:30 AM Jul 28, 2015
Justin Sammons missed only one shot out of 50 to win the weekly trap shoot at the Cedar City Gun Club.
8:30 AM Jul 16, 2015
Starting July 1, all "high impact" users on some TWRA's Wildlife Management Areas will need a license. Users include horseback riders, off-road vehicle riders and bikers.
9:30 AM Jul 15, 2015
Proceeds from hunting and fishing licenses support the management and protection of non-game species, such as cranes.
I've never understood why hunters and fishermen should carry the load for WMAs and various other wildlife areas that are maintained by -- and often purchased with -- their license dollars, while other users get a free ride.
8:30 AM Jul 14, 2015
Outdoor creatures such this fawn can be cuddly, but should be left outdoors.
Wildlife officials recently cited a man in West Virginia for having two grown whitetail bucks living in his home.