5:30 PM Apr 15, 2013
I think there are certain instances in which game wardens should exercise a measure of common sense and discretion in enforcing our game and fish regulations. For example, if someone is found in possession of a single 9½ inch crappie – a half-inch under the minimum requirement...
3:00 PM Apr 11, 2013
Dance to chair national event: Tennessee’s most famous fisherman, Bill Dance, has been named chairman of the National Hunting and Fishing Day. The Sept. 23 NHFD draws attention to the nation’s outdoors opportunities. Dance, who for over three decades has hosted popular T...
11:30 AM Apr 11, 2013
youth turkey  Photo: submitted

These four youngsters participated in a turkey hunt for physically-challenged youngsters, left to right: Amber Bowden, Ethan Judkins, Lidda Willoughby and Jackson Apala. Sue Varney, standing left, and others adults assisted with the hunt. 
Tommy Apala has always made sure that his son Jackson, 11, is able to enjoy the outdoors despite suffering from cerebral palsy and having to use a wheelchair to get about. When the Watertown dad saw how thrilled his son was when he bagged a wild turkey on last month’s Young Sportsman...
6:00 PM Apr 10, 2013
Tommy Apala has always made sure that his son Jackson, 11, is able to enjoy the outdoors despite suffering from cerebral palsy and having to use a wheelchair to get about. When the Watertown dad saw how thrilled his son was when he bagged a wild turkey on last month’s Young Sportsman...
11:00 AM Apr 10, 2013
They say there’s no such thing as a sure thing when it comes to turkey hunting, but going after a gobbler with Roy Denney comes mighty close. When you get an invite to go with Roy you can start getting the dumplings and dressing ready. The March 30 Opening Day of the spring se...
6:30 PM Apr 9, 2013
They say there’s no such thing as a sure thing when it comes to turkey hunting, but going after a gobbler with Roy Denney comes mighty close. When you get an invite to go with Roy you can start getting the dumplings and dressing ready. The March 30 Opening Day of the spring se...
11:30 AM Apr 4, 2013
Friends of NRA Banquet: A .380 automatic is the door prize at the Wilson County Friends of NRA Banquet Friday night, April 5, at the Wilson County Fairgrounds. Doors open at 5:30. Advance tickets are $30. Tickets at the door – if available – cost $40. There will be a din...
5:45 PM Apr 3, 2013
Friends of NRA Banquet: A .380 automatic is the door prize at the Wilson County Friends of NRA Banquet Friday night, April 5, at the Wilson County Fairgrounds. Doors open at 5:30. Advance tickets are $30. Tickets at the door – if available – cost $40. There will be a din...
11:45 AM Apr 3, 2013
The TWRA’s annual winter trout-stocking program concluded in March, but that doesn’t mean the fishing is finished. Although a great many of the 90,000 hatchery-raised rainbows were caught almost as soon as they were dumped into the water, there are always some hardy holdovers.
6:30 PM Apr 2, 2013
The TWRA’s annual winter trout-stocking program concluded in March, but that doesn’t mean the fishing is finished. Although a great many of the 90,000 hatchery-raised rainbows were caught almost as soon as they were dumped into the water, there are always some hardy holdovers.
11:00 AM Apr 2, 2013
My crusty old football coach used to use a colorful expression to try to motivate us bench-warmers to work our way up the roster: “When you’re the last dog in a sled-dog team, the view never changes.” In my case it didn’t work. I spent most of my athletic car...
5:30 PM Apr 1, 2013
My crusty old football coach used to use a colorful expression to try to motivate us bench-warmers to work our way up the roster: “When you’re the last dog in a sled-dog team, the view never changes.” In my case it didn’t work. I spent most of my athletic car...
10:15 AM Mar 28, 2013
Friends of NRA: The annual Wilson County Friends of NRA banquet/fundraiser will be held April 5 at the James Ward Agriculture Center. Doors open at 5:30. Tickets sold in advance cost $30 and include dinner and auction. For tickets or information call Eddie Kirkus at 615-533-8...
6:15 PM Mar 27, 2013
Friends of NRA: The annual Wilson County Friends of NRA banquet/fundraiser will be held April 5 at the James Ward Agriculture Center. Doors open at 5:30. Tickets sold in advance cost $30 and include dinner and auction. 1. Pick up a copy of Thursday's edition of The Democrat. ...
11:15 AM Mar 27, 2013
Usually when a game warden nabs a fisherman with more fish than the law allows, it’s a matter of just a few too many. But a record may have been set last week when Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency officers caught four men in possession of a whopping 360 fish over the limit.
3:45 PM Mar 26, 2013
Usually when a game warden nabs a fisherman with more fish than the law allows, it’s a matter of just a few too many. But a record may have been set last week when Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency officers caught four men in possession of a whopping 360 fish over the limit.
11:15 AM Mar 26, 2013
Starting this weekend, the hills will be alive with the sound of music – turkey music. Tennessee’s turkey season opens Saturday, March 30, and runs through May 12, and thousands of hunters will be yelping, clucking, purring, gobbling and kee-keeing in an attempt to lure in a wi...