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Gun season for Deer opens this Saturday in Tennessee

Tennessee’s 2017-18 gun hunting season for deer opens Saturday, Nov. 18. Deer gun season has the traditional opening date of the Saturday prior to Thanksgiving. During gun season, sportsmen may also use muzzleloader or archery equipment. The season will continue through Jan. 7, 2018 and the second Young Sportsman Hunt is Jan. 13-14. Anyone born …

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‘Grains & Grits’ festival of Southern spirits coming to Townsend, TN on Nov. 4th

TOWNSEND, Tenn. — The second annual Grains and Grits event, a festival of Southern spirits and gourmet grub, will bring together whiskey lovers from around the state for the East Tennessee celebration of the  new Tennessee Whiskey Trail, a 26-stop distillery tour across the state of Tennessee organized by the Tennessee Distillers Guild. All 26 distilleries will gather for the …

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Polaris ACE ROV recalled due to fire hazard

Polaris, a major manufacturer in ATV, ROV, and other off-road and 4×4 recreational vehicles has announced a recall on on of their products over concerns of fire and burn hazards. The recall involves all model year 2014 through 2016 Polaris Ace 325 recreational off-highway vehicles (ROVs). Company officials say the recall will affect about 6,300 …

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Archery And Youth Elk Hunts Conclude; Gun Hunt Begins On Saturday

TWRA’s 2017 archery and youth elk hunts are in the books as the final segment begins this Saturday on the North Cumberland Wildlife Management Area.  This final hunt will include gun, muzzleloader or archery equipment for the seven lucky participants who received permits earlier this year. In its second year, TWRA’s archery only elk hunt concluded with three-out-of-seven …

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Citizens Urged To Practice Safe Burning

The Tennessee Department of Agriculture Division of Forestry is observing National Fire Prevention Week (Oct. 8-14) by reminding citizens to follow simple safety practices to prevent wildfires. The official start of wildfire season in Tennessee is October 15th. “It’s important, and required by law from October 15, 2017 to May 15, 2018, that citizens call for a …

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Marion County included in upcoming Oral Rabies Vaccine “air drops” to help prevent the spread of rabies in the state

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services will be distributing oral rabies vaccine (ORV) baits in portions of east and southcentral Tennessee over the coming weeks to vaccinate raccoons and help further prevent the spread of rabies in the state. Marion County is included in the list of counties that will receive the ORV air …

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Free Entrance to Point Park for National Public Lands Day Sept. 30th and other park’s events

Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park is waiving the entrance fee on Saturday, Sept. 30 to Point Park, atop Lookout Mountain in celebration of National Public Lands Day. During the day, ranger-guided programs lasting between 30 and 45 minutes are given at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. EDT, beginning inside the Point Park entrance gate. …

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TN at Risk? Report examines proposed EPA cuts

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – A new report suggests proposed cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency would diminish the quality of Tennessee’s air and water. According to the Environmental Defense Fund, Tennessee has received more than $230 million in EPA grants over the last five years – funding that would be cut 30 percent under President Donald …

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Sculptures in the Sky 2017 at Sculpture Fields in Chattanooga Oct. 7th

Chattanooga, Tenn. – Get ready for some high-flying family fun Oct. 7, when the skies at the 33-acre Sculpture Fields will be filled with colossal and colorful kites, stunt kites and Rokkaku battle kites at the Sculptures in the Sky event. Sculpture Fields is partnering with the River City Kites and Chattanooga Presents River Rocks …

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OUTDOORS: Duck numbers remain high

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) released its report on 2017 Trends in Duck Breeding Populations, based on surveys conducted in May and early June by FWS and the Canadian Wildlife Service. Overall duck numbers in the survey area remain high. Total populations were estimated at 47.3 million breeding ducks in the …

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OUTDOORS: Permit drawing for Sandhill Crane Hunt held August 12

NASHVILLE — A hand-held permit drawing for the fifth sandhill crane hunt in Tennessee will be held on Saturday, Aug. 12 at the Birchwood Community Center (formerly the Birchwood School) in north Hamilton County. Tags at this draw are only valid for use in the Southeast Crane Zone. Any leftover tags will be in included …

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Whitwell High fishing team meeting to be held on Friday

The Whitwell High School Fishing Team will be holding a meeting for the 2017 – 2018 season on Friday, July 28th, 2017 at the high school beginning at 6:00 PM CDT. Any student who is interested in joining the team is invited to come out for the meeting. The WHS Fishing team is open to …

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