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.
You dropped a big buck with what appeared to be a well-placed shot, but it bounced up and bounded away, disappearing into a vast thicket of underbrush.
I killed my first deer as a teenager in 1963 – a little forkhorn buck – and the night before the hunt I was so excited I couldn’t fall asleep.
Fall turkey season is over.
Muzzleloader season opens Saturday, Nov. 4 and thousands of hunters will take to the fields and forests to try to bag a deer the way our frontier forefathers did.
Part of the fun of being an outdoors writer is – naturally – wandering around in the outdoors, visiting new places and seeing new sights.
In keeping with the spooky spirit of Halloween, I’m reminded of a hair-raising experience fishing buddy Bob Sherborne and I had one night many years ago on the Tellico River.
Hunting decline: A recent national survey shows a drastic decline in the number of hunters in the U.S.