It was a frigid four degrees when the Wilson County Squirrel Hunt kicked off Jan. 4 in icy woodlands throughout the area, but despite the numb noses several squirrels were treed.
Big bass: A monster largemouth bass caught Dec. 30 in Chickamauga Lake just missed the state record by 11 ounces.
Lebanon’s Clarence Dies might have been born a century or two too late.
Awhile back I saw a story on TV about a terrified suburban housewife who called the police when she found a possum in her garage.
Deer finale: A special antlerless deer season, limited to private land, runs Jan. 8-12 in Unit L, which encompasses most of Middle and West Tennessee.
With much of the country shivering through record-breaking temperatures (where’s that Global Warming when we need it?) outdoorsmen need to take extra precautions against frostbite and hypothermia.
The Gallatin hunter who killed a world-record non-typical deer last year received death threats from animal-rights activists as word of the kill circulated on social media and other outlets.
Deer season is underway, and hunters are reminded that it is unsightly, unethical and illegal to dump carcasses in a public area, including roadsides.
I was deer hunting with Roy Denney on his Gladeville farm awhile back when I heard him shoot just after daylight. When we met up later in the morning he hadn’t bagged a buck -- he had whacked a coyote.
Hunters busted: Four Morristown hunters have been cited by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency for bringing intact deer carcasses into the state from Virginia, one of the states in which Chronic Wasting Disease exists.
We’re in the midst of the second season in which the TWRA’s definition of an “antlerless” deer is in effect, and it continues to stir debate.
Deer harvest down: The TWRA reported 4,823 deer killed during the first weekend of muzzleloader season, compared to 10,960 in the opening weekend last year.
The other day a neighbor who knows I’m a hunter called with an odd request. He asked if I would come over and shoot three armadillos that were rooting around in his back yard.
It’s that time of year when motorists need to be on the lookout for deer darting across highways – and contrary to persistent media reports, it’s not because they’re being chased by hunters.
TWRA campaign: The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has launched a major campaign to try to prevent the introduction of Chronic Wasting Disease into the state’s deer population.