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Outdoors

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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OUTDOORS: Polaris recalls certain ROV’s for fuel leak and fire hazard

Polaris is recalling more than 16,000 recreational off-highway vehicles (ROV’s) due to a fuel leak and fire hazards. The recall involves all model years 2015 through 2017 youth RZR 170 ROV models. They have two seats and were sold in red, blue and white. Polaris has received more than 100 reports of cracked fuel tank …

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TWRA Hunter’s Education class begins July 24th in time for fall hunting seasons

A “traditional” TWRA Hunter Education class will be held at the Sequachee Valley Electric Cooperative’s Community Room at 512 S. Cedar Avenue in South Pittsburg starting Monday, July 24th with the remaining sessions will be Thursday, July 27th, Monday, July 31st, and Thursday, August 3rd. All class times are 6:00PM – 8:30 PM CDT. The …

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TWRA says no boating fatalities over Independence Day holiday

The Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency (TWRA) announced there were no boating fatalities in Tennessee over the fourth of July holiday. Officials say more than 10,000 boats were inspected over the holiday. According to a press release from the agency, TWRA boating officers made 20 boating under the influence (BUI) arrests, issued 353 citations and gave …

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Public invited to tour Nickajack Lock on July 15th

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District and TVA invite the public for a free tour of Nickajack Lock at Tennessee River mile 424.7 near Jasper on Saturday, July 15th, 2017. Check in for the tours will be at the Shellmound Campground about a half mile from the lock. Four groups of 25 will be able …

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