Outdoors notebook

Larry Woody • May 31, 2016 at 11:30 AM

Free Fishing Day: Tennessee's annual Free Fishing Day is June 11. State residents can fish in any public water without a license.

All other regulations apply, including creel and size limits.

Free Fishing Week follows (June 11-18), during which time youngsters 15 and under can fish without a license.

For information about license requirements during the rest of the year visit tnwildlife.org or consult the Tennessee Fishing Guide, available at most outdoors outlets.

One license that was inadvertently omitted from the Fishing Guide is a new Senior License that covers most fishing in public waters. It can be purchased on-line or at TWRA license dealers.


Woman's workshop: The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will sponsor an Outdoors-Woman Workshop June 3-5 in Crossville.

The annual workshop offers classes and hands-on clinics is designed to interest and educate women in a wide variety of outdoor activities. Details about the workshop and how to register is posted on tnwildlife.org.


Trap shoot: Randell Pence missed only one of 50 shots to post the top round in last week's trap shoot at the Cedar City Gun Club.

John Hess had the top Senior round (45) and Alexis Franck led the Ladies competition with a 42.

For information about the Gun Club or the Cedar City Straights interscholastic trap team, contact Kerry Hale at 615-519-2934.


Boating safety: Last week's National Safe Boating Week emphasized taking precautions on the water, a message the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency intends to stress all through the busy summer months.

Urban lakes such as Old Hickory and Percy Priest are increasingly crowded, making safety a top concern.

Officials will continue to crack down on BUI (boating under the influence) violations, which carry similar penalties as operating a motor vehicle on the highway while under the influence.

To review the state's boating regulations visit tnwildlife.org.


May 14-June 12: spring squirrel season

June 11: Free Fishing Day

June 12-18: Free Fishing Week

June 15: WMA quota permit applications

PHOTOS WELCOME: Share your favorite outdoors photos with readers of The Lebanon Democrat by e-mailing them to [email protected]

Recommended for You

    Lebanon Democrat Videos