When Mt. Juliet fisherman Adam Cash wrestled in a 31-pound, two-ounce flathead catfish from Old Hickory on Oct. 7, he thought he’d landed a fish of a lifetime.
Trappers meet: The National Trappers Association’s Southern Regional Convention & Outdoor Expo will be held in Crossville Oct. 20-21.
We sat around the campfire watching sparks drift up, wink, and die in the darkness. A pale sliver of moon hovered high above, and the only sound was the lonesome call of a whip-poor-will off in the distance.
Deer disease: The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency continues to monitor reported outbreaks of Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease, also known as “Blue Tongue.”
More boating fatalities: Four boating-related fatalities on Tennessee lakes brought the total so far this year to 14, plus another 43 serious injuries from boating accidents, according to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency.
Sep 19, 2017 at 8:30 AM
Since its inception in 1998, Hunters for the Hungry has provided meals for more than five million needy Tennesseans.
Elk winners: Fifteen permit-winners for Tennessee’s October elk hunt were announced at last week’s meeting of the Tennessee Game & Fish Commission, and no Wilson County hunters were drawn.
Most anglers call them “trash” fish – non-game species such as carp, buffalo, drum, skipjacks and gar.
Deer concern: The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is concerned about an outbreak of Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease (EHD) that has been reported in 20 counties, including Sumner.
For Lebanon’s Michael Bobel, newly-appointed caretaker of sprawling Old Hickory Wildlife Management Area, the biggest concern is not poachers or other miscreants, but rather, Mother Nature.
Elk update: Hunters selected to participate in the state’s October elk hunt will be announced Aug. 29 during the Tennessee Game & Fish Commission’s monthly meeting.
Hunters in some areas of the state – including parts of Wilson County -- are concerned about an apparent decline in turkeys, although figures indicate only a slight drop in the spring harvest.
I’m not sure what sort of aquatic critter the lure was supposed to represent – it was cigar-shaped, bug-eyed and solid white, and it weaved, wobbled and gurgled across the glassy surface of Old Hickory Lake.
Growing up, I assumed the scorching days of mid-summer were called Dog Days because old dogs tended to spend their time lying in the shade, panting.
I probably shouldn’t tell my hunting buddies, but I’ve got a pet raccoon.