8:30 AM May 28, 2014
Wild turkeys, once abundant in Giles County, have become so scarce that the TWRA plans to cancel the fall season there and in two adjacent counties. Biologists don't know what happened to the turkeys, and there are concerns they they could likewise suddenly vanish in other areas.
Wild turkeys, once thick in Giles County, have virtually vanished over the last few years
8:30 AM May 27, 2014
Lebanon's Roy Denney bagged this fox squirrel and gray squirrel on opening day of spring squirrel season.
A platter of fried squirrels or a bowl of squirrel dumplings in May is as delicious as a helping in September.
10:30 AM May 22, 2014
Life jacket record
12:30 PM May 21, 2014
Mt. Juliet's Lauren Prosser-Crecelius with a couple of bass that helped her win a local tournament last year. She recently added a Ladies Bass Anglers Association Tournament title to her collection.
Mt. Juliet's Lauren Prosser-Crecelius has been fishing since she was a little girl, and recently landed her biggest catch -- first place in a Ladies Bass Anglers Association tournament.
11:30 AM May 20, 2014
Kevin Austin, general manager of the new Grander Mountain store scheduled to open next month in Mt. Juliet, is optimistic about the store's potential.
When Kevin Austin, general manager of the new Gander Mountain store set to open in Mt. Juliet, says it has something for every outdoorsman, he's not exaggerating
10:30 AM May 15, 2014
Mt. Juliet Christian School coach Mike Kittrell is organizing a five-tournament series at Old Hickory Lake
1:30 PM May 14, 2014
Kentucky Lake guide Steve McCadams has made an art of catching crappie.
Paris, Tennessee, that is
11:30 AM May 13, 2014
Gladeville's Ronnie Dowdy captures the spirit -- and appearance -- of an 18th-century long-hunter during the Bledsoe Fort Colonial Fair.
Had we been transported in time back to the 1780's, we would have run for our lives
1:30 PM May 8, 2014
Hunting season changes:
3:30 PM May 7, 2014
Lebanon's Jerry Kilgore, left, and guide Jim Duckworth with two big smallmouth bass they caught on Center Hill Lake.
-- a three-pound smallmouth he wrestled from the cold, clear depths of Center Hill Lake.
11:30 AM May 6, 2014
Chuck Campbell watches for signs of rockfish surfacing at dawn on Percy Priest Lake.
at least we were treated to a spectacular sunrise on a splendid spring morning
12:30 PM May 1, 2014
TWRA denies deer-limit rumor
12:30 PM Apr 30, 2014
TWRA officer Frank Fiss displays a mounted silver carp, an invasive species that is cause for concern in Tennessee waters.
Silver carp, different from the common golden-colored carp that have been present in Tennessee waters for generations, present serious problems on two counts:
11:30 AM Apr 29, 2014
A pair of Canada geese are among the vast array of wildlife that can be viewed at Radnor Lake and other state parks.
It's hard to beat free, and that's the price of admission to any one of Tennessee's 53 state parks, an outdoors treasure trove.
11:30 AM Apr 25, 2014
Local hunter on YouTube:
1:30 PM Apr 24, 2014
When a hunter is as well-camouflaged as Roy Denney here, he's hard to see not only by turkeys, but also by other hunters.
a turkey hunter in Marion County accidentally shot and killed his friend
4:30 PM Apr 23, 2014
Lebanon's Bryan Montgomery with a chunky Old Hickory bass caught during Jim Duckworth's outdoor writers' outing.
Fishing is a good and wholesome activity, and a billion-dollar industry in Tennessee