Area Sports

May 15 is ‘Wear Your Life Jacket to Work Day’

The 2020 National Safe Boating Week is May 16-22 and the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is participating to promote the wear of life jackets as the summer boating season starts in full force. National Safe Boating Week is annually held the week prior to Memorial Day weekend. Boating partners across the United States and Canada…

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Coronavirus won’t stop spring turkey season

The 2020 spring turkey hunting season is set to be open for business in Tennessee beginning Saturday, April 4. The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency said the coronavirus outbreak has affected many aspects of normal life, but the season will go on as scheduled through May 17. Conditions have forced a change in that turkey check…

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New Tennessee Waterfowl Stamp sales benefit habitat

The Best of Show drawing from the 2019 Tennessee Annual Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest is now a collectible waterfowl stamp. Orders are being taken for the collectible stamp that is produced annually and sold for conservation education through the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. Erica Brock from Lafollette was honored as the 2019 Tennessee Best…

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North Mississippi PRCA Pro Rodeo coming to Corinth Feb. 28-29

The fourth annual North Mississippi Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association Pro Rodeo is set to kick off Friday, Feb. 28, at 7:30 p.m., at Crossroads Arena, Corinth, Mississippi. Another round of PRCA competition is on Saturday, Feb. 29, starting again at 7:30. Sponsored by First Choice Farm & Lawn of Savannah and Corinth Chrysler Dodge Jeep…

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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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