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
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.
9:30 AM Dec 27, 2014
Danny Shaw missed two shots, but his round of 48 was good enough for top honors in the weekly trap shoot at the Cedar City Gun Club
10:30 AM Dec 17, 2014
Deer have become over-populated in many Midstate communties, which are searching for solutions to the problem.
The animal-rights crowd opposes killing the deer, and so Hendersonville is right back where it started, with no solution in sight.
11:30 AM Dec 16, 2014
in hunting and in life.
10:30 AM Dec 12, 2014
Submitted to The Democrat These members of the Cedar City Straights, a trap-shooting team comprised of Wilson County youngsters, finished third in a recent competition: Wyatt Dixon, Timothy Whitlock, Chandler Shelton, Justin Sammons, Jackson Holland.
Fall turkey harvest down:
11:30 AM Dec 9, 2014
Producing big "trophy" antlers is at least part of the motivation for deer farms.
the issue is sure to eventually crop up in Tennessee where such farms are banned.
12:30 PM Dec 4, 2014
to exert more authority over U.S. waterways and separately to regulate carbon emissions at existing power plants.