Area Sports

Celebrate spring with free hike at Pickwick Landing State Park

Longer days, warmer weather and the emerging spring wildflowers are sure signs that spring is here. Rangers at all 56 state parks in Tennessee, including Pickwick Landing State Park in Hardin County, are offering free guided hikes on Saturday, March 23. Tennessee State Parks said the spring hike is a great opportunity to shed the…

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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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