Area Sports

TWRA: Scam website targeting sportsmen

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency announced Thursday it has detected a scam website targeting sportsmen. Some browser software may, however, show a warning that the site is unsafe. The scam website appears as an advertisement during a Google search for “Tennessee fishing License.” According to TWRA, the site then allows you to enter your personal…

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Chronic wasting disease status hiked in three S.W. Tenn. counties

Three counties have had their chronic wasting disease status changed due to the confirmation of the disease in new areas of southwest Tennessee. The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency said Thursday that Haywood and Chester counties have be reclassified from high risk counties to CWD-positive counties after deer tested positive there. Lauderdale County has been added…

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Muzzleloader, archery season for deer set to open

The 2019 statewide muzzleloader and archery season for deer opens in Tennessee on Saturday, Nov. 9 and continues through Friday, Nov. 22 in all of Tennessee’s deer hunting units, according to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. The opening of muzzleloader season in the state has a permanent opening date of the third Saturday before Thanksgiving.…

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First young sportsman deer hunt, Oct. 26-27

The first of two Tennessee young sportsman deer hunts for the 2019-20 season will be held the weekend of Oct. 26-27. The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency said youth ages 6-16 may participate using gun, muzzleloader, and archery equipment. Young sportsmen must be accompanied by a non-hunting adult, 21 or older who must remain in position…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.…

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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…

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