Area Sports

TWRA launches smartphone app with enhanced features

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is launching a new smartphone app, “TWRA on the Go,” with enhanced features to make it easier to hunt, fish, boat, and enjoy wildlife. “We are always looking for ways to make it more convenient for those who enjoy the outdoors,” said Michael May, TWRA assistant director. “The new app…

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TWRA: 11 more deer test positive for chronic wasting disease

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency announced Monday it has received results that 11 additional deer have tested positive with chronic wasting disease. The TWRA received the results from 140 deer that were harvested Dec. 5-16 in West Tennessee. TWRA said the 11 deer tentatively testing positive were from Fayette and Hardeman counties. There were six…

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TWRA enacts response plan after diseased deer found in West Tennessee

UPDATE, Dec. 20– Ten deer in Fayette and Hardeman counties have been confirmed as positive with chronic wasting disease, the TWRA said today. INITIAL REPORT– The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is enacting the Chronic Wasting Disease Response plan, following a preliminary positive detection of CWD in white-tailed deer in Hardeman and Fayette counties. Seven deer…

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AHS names Foley interim head baseball coach

Adamsville High School announced Wednesday that Jason Foley has been named as interim head baseball coach for the upcoming season. Foley will fill the vacancy left by coach Rennard Woodmore, who recently accepted the head football coaching position at Scotts Hill High School. “I am excited for this opportunity and look forward to working with…

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2018-19 waterfowl seasons, sandhill crane seasons set

The 2018-19 statewide and Reelfoot Zone waterfowl hunting season is underway and continues until Jan. 27. Most goose seasons will continue through Feb. 10. In addition to the traditional waterfowl season, the sandhill crane hunting season also started Dec. 1. The second-year statewide season continues through Jan. 27 while the southeast zone has a divided…

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Hardin County hunters can feed hungry, win muzzleloader by donating deer

Tennessee Wildlife Federation’s Hunters for the Hungry program is in full swing for the 2018 deer season. More than 80 processors throughout the state are now accepting donations of whole deer to help feed local families in need. In Hardin County, that includes Sarah’s Deer Processing and Woods Taxidermy & Deer Processing. The organization says…

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Top-water time on the Tennessee River

Chilly autumn mornings and vibrant foliage mark a magical season for sports enthusiasts across the Tennessee Valley — and for a Tennessee River angler, a school of shallow-running shad can be as exhilarating as a throwing a Hail Mary pass into an end zone. In each case, there’s a potential for a big score. Yes,…

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Archery-only deer hunting season opens Sept. 22

The 2018 deer archery-only hunting season opens statewide in Tennessee on Saturday, Sept. 22. The archery season dates in all five of the state’s deer hunting units are the same. The dates are Sept. 22-Oct. 26 and Oct. 29-Nov. 2. Tennessee is divided into five deer units for better management, A, B, C, D, and…

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Aug. 25 is Free Hunting Day in Tennessee

Tennessee residents are allowed to hunt without a license on Saturday, Aug. 25, which coincides with the opening day of squirrel season, according to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. In addition to the opening of squirrel season, it will be the middle day of the statewide three-day archery private lands only/antlered only deer season. This…

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Hardin County Chamber golf tournament to benefit scholarship

The Hardin County Chamber of Commerce is hosting its annual golf tournament at Shiloh Golf Course on Wednesday, July 25. The tournament kicks off at noon that day with lunch and registration followed by a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Funds raised at the tournament go directly toward the Hardin County Student of the Year…

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