Last month Roy Denney invited me on an opening-day squirrel hunt on his Gladeville farm, but I gave him a million reasons why not.
Friends of NRA: The Wilson County chapter of Friends of NRA last week held its annual dinner and fundraiser, generating over $19,000 to go toward firearm safety, training, and marksmanship programs.
Young Wilson County outdoorsman Hunter Larese felt he had something to prove when he went on the state’s first “velvet buck” hunt back in August.
Youth hunt: youngsters ages 10-16 who have never killed a deer can apply for a special youth hunt on Oct. 27 in Humphries County. The annual hunt is arranged by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency and volunteer assistants.
Sep 25, 2018 at 8:30 AM
The Wilson County chapter of Friends of NRA’s annual banquet and fundraiser will be held Saturday, Sept. 22, at the Expo Center.
Bear sightings: During the fall bears travel extensively foraging for food, and with the state’s increased bruin population, encounters are becoming more frequent.
Tennessee’s first-ever “velvet” deer hunt -- for bucks whose antlers are still in the late-summer velvet stage -- is in the book, with 772 bucks killed.
With deer hunting season at hand, outdoorsmen will be trooping to hunting camps and squatting around campsites across the state, and they need to be aware of fire hazards during these hot, dry early-autumn days.
Elk permit winners: Fifteen hunters last week were selected by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency to participate in the state’s October elk hunt.
Although autumn is the most hazardous time of year for deer/auto collisions, a recent fatal encounter served as grim reminder that Middle Tennessee motorists need to be on the lookout year-round.
The coyote population continues to explode in Middle Tennessee, and expert predator hunter Marc Larese says now is the perfect time to reduce the pack.
July 25 is the deadline for applying for one of the elk permits issued by random draw by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. Information is available at tnwildlife.org
Garrison Keillor, in his classic “Lake Wobegon Summer of 1956,” calls it Summer Music.
Elk raffle: the sale of raffle tickets for a permit for this fall’s elk hunt has generated a whopping $77,800, with the raffle continuing through Aug. 15.
Wildlife warning: This is the time of year when new-born wildlife starts to appear, and officials remind observers not to bother the young animals.