Area Sports

Tigers drop wild big-cat contest to Bobcats

McNairy Central Bobcats 45, Hardin County Tigers 31 A big crowd crammed into Don Whitaker Stadium on the campus of the McNairy Central Bobcats Friday evening saw cloudy and rainy weather conditions turn off clear and cooler just a few minutes before kickoff. The MCHS Bobcat Band played our national anthem and it was time…

Read More

Labor Day holiday boating: TWRA on the watch

As Labor Day holiday weekend approaches, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is urging boaters to use life jackets. The TWRA wants all those who visit the waterways to have an enjoyable time. However, TWRA officers will be on the watch for dangerous boating behavior, such as boating under the influence and other reckless operation. The…

Read More

Changes coming for Aug. 3 handheld duck blind drawings

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is reminding waterfowl hunters of adjustments that have been made for the Aug. 3 handheld duck blind drawings at 10 locations. The TWRA said on-site registrations will be conducted in the traditional format from 7-10 a.m. There will be a two-stage drawing. For the first drawing, an application is drawn…

Read More

TWRA: High alert issued for wasted boaters

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency warns that officers will be on high alert for intoxicated boaters starting Friday. TWRA is participating in Operation Dry Water, July 5-7. It’s a national weekend of boating under the influence, or BUI awareness and enforcement campaign directed toward reducing alcohol and drug-related accidents and fatalities. Operation Dry Water is…

Read More

Boat registration fees going up as of July 1

Tennessee boaters have the month of June to renew their boat registration before the first fee increase in 12 years goes into effect on July 1, pending approval by the Government Operations Committee of the Tennessee General Assembly. Any boating vessel operated by a gas engine, electric motor or sail is required to be registered.…

Read More

TWRA Kids Free Fishing Rodeo on June 8

The 19th Annual TWRA Kids Free Fishing Rodeo takes place Saturday, June 8. Registration is set for 8 a.m. and hooks hit the water at 9 a.m. Kids up to the age of 15 can fish, with prizes given away in three different age groupings for most fish and biggest fish. The event takes place…

Read More

TWF wants your litter pictures

Tennessee Wildlife Federation wants your litter pictures. Whether it’s in the woods, on the lake, along a river, or by the road, send the Federation your snapshots of the cans, bottles and outright trash that make our great outdoors a little less great. To submit your photos and help raise awareness of Tennessee’s litter problem,…

Read More

Squirrel season opens May 11

Tennessee’s 2019 spring hunting season for gray, fox and red squirrels opens Saturday, May 11 and continues through Sunday, June 9. The daily bag limit is 10, the same for the fall/winter squirrel season, which is held from late August to the end of February. The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency notes there are public areas…

Read More

TWRA Boater Education course coming to Hardin County

TWRA officers are offering three Boater Education classes in West Tennessee during May. Classes will be provided in Tipton, Hardin and Perry counties. Tipton County is hosting a class on Thursday, May 2, starting at 4:30 p.m. The class will be held at the Brighton High School Library at 8045 Tenn. 51 South in Brighton.…

Read More

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…

Read More