10:30 AM Feb 4, 2015
Submitted to The Democrat Mt. Juliet resident Gibby Gibson’s antique tackle display is always a popular stop at the annual outdoor show. It runs Feb. 6-8 at the State Fairgrounds.
Most hunting seasons are over or winding down, and springtime fishing seems ages away
12:30 PM Feb 3, 2015
Wintertime stripe often school in creek mouths, which offer protection from the wind.
the challenge is to locate them
10:30 AM Jan 30, 2015
Alex Franck is a member of the Cedar City Straights trap-shooting team.
Alex is the only female member of the Straights
10:30 AM Jan 28, 2015
The TWRA relies on the sale of hunting and fishing licenes and related revenues for most of its operating budget
The standard resident hunting/fishing license which for the past 10 years has cost $28 will increase to $34.
10:30 AM Jan 23, 2015
The annual Tennessee Boat & Fishing Expo will be held Feb. 6-8 at the State Fairgrounds
9:30 AM Jan 22, 2015
There is a 15-fish limit on white bass, better known as stripe.
360 fish over the limit. That's indefensible
9:30 AM Jan 20, 2015
Fishing is fun as long as the boat is afloat.
For us "row vs. wade" is not a Supreme Court decision. It's often how we choose how to get back to shore.
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.