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Outdoors notebook

Larry Woody • Aug 2, 2016 at 11:30 AM

Big tourney win: Lebanon's Dianna Montgomery teamed with Chris Durham to win the Cedar City Bass Anglers tournament last week on Old Hickory Lake.

Their three-fish total weighed 11.57-pounds, and included a 5.22-pounder.

The win was Montgomery's third in five tournaments this year.

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Hunter Ed: Hunting seasons are at hand - starting with the Aug. 27 opening of squirrel season - and the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency issues a reminder that anyone borne after Jan. 1, 1969 has to complete a Hunter Education class in order to get a license.

Information about where and where the classes are held, along with on-line classes, is available at tnwildlife.org.

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Park clean-up: Cedars of Lebanon State Park will hold a clean-up day Aug. 6, during which time volunteers can pick up trash and litter.

Workers are advised to wear long pants and other suitable clothing.

The park is noted for its miles of hiking trails and campsites, available to the public. It also has a natural history museum that chronicles wildlife and the early settlement of the Wilson County.

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Sandhill drawing: Drawings for permits for the state's fourth annual Sandhill Crane hunt will be held Aug. 13. Details are available at tnwildlife.org.

As in the past, successful applicants will have to pass a "Sandhill crane identification course" before being issued a permit.

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Elk winners: Winners of the annual elk-permit drawing will be announced soon.

Four gun permits will be awarded by computer draw and a fifth auctioned on-line.

An archery hunt has been added year. It will be will be held Oct. 3-7, followed by the gun hunt on Oct. 17-21.

A Young Sportsman permit available to youngsters age 13-16 also will be held.

OUTDOORS CALENDAR:

August 27: squirrel season opens

Sept. 1: dove season opens

Sept. 24: deer archery season opens

Oct. 28: fall turkey season opens

PHOTOS WELCOME: Share your favorite outdoors photos with readers of The Lebanon Democrat by e-mailing them to areed@lebanondemocrat.com.

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