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Outdoors

  • TWRA addresses use of bait for hunting

        The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has been receiving inquiries concerning hunting with the use of bait. The statute concerning the use of bait (TCA 70-4-113) has not been changed.
         However, in response to questions from hunters concerning hunting with the aid of bait, the TWRA has adopted an internal law enforcement procedure aimed at providing uniform enforcement of these regulations statewide for deer, turkey, and elk. Due to a greatly different response to bait, the procedure does not apply to bear and other wildlife.

  • Outdoor Tip

    Shotshell Case: In a pinch, two empty shotshells (one 12-gauge and one 20-gauge) will fit snugly together to make a case for matches or other small items.

  • Tennessee joins Lapsed Boater Recruitment Program in an effort to increase boat registration renewals

        The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is participating in the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation’s (RBFF) Lapsed Boat Registration Pilot Program. The program is directed at increasing boat registration renewals among lapsed boaters.
        Tennessee is the fourth state to implement the direct mail pilot effort developed by RBFF in partnership with the Oregon State Marine Board (OSMB) and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW). Tennessee joins Florida, Ohio and Oregon.

  • Homemade ice cream in a bag

    What you’ll need:

        * 1 tablespoon sugar
        * 1/2 cup milk or half & half
        * 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
        * 6 tablespoons rock salt
        * 1 pint-size plastic food storage bag (e.g., Ziploc)
        * 1 gallon-size plastic food storage bag
        * Ice cubes

    How to make it:

  • RESERVOIR REGULATIONS

    Largemouth/Smallmouth/Spotted Bass: 5 per day in combination, only one may be a smallmouth bass
    Largemouth Bass: 15 inch minimum length limit
    Smallmouth Bass: 1 per day, 18 inch minimum length limit
    Spotted Bass: no length limit
    Crappie (all species): 15 per day in combination, 10 inch minimum length limit

  • Wartburg Speedway August 27th winners

    Modified Mini
    1.Brian Frost #8
    2.Tom Vann #xXx
    3.Darren Goins #D2
    4.Nick Peterson #25
    5.Wesley Jones #77
    6.Logan Adcock #17

    Street Stock
    1.Reagan Williams #48
    2.Joe Freels #5X
    3.DJ McMahan #13
    4.Ernest Cox #117
    5.Michael Barnard #58
    6.Jonathan Soldner #17
    7.Alan Walker #5
    8.Duke Lowe #55 (DNS)
    9.Drew Kennedy #K37 (DNS)

    Sportsman/Modified Street
    1.Ted Lowe #30

  • BSF NRRA Labor Day Weekend Interpretive Program Schedule

    Saturday, September 3
    10:30 a.m. - Snake Tales - Bandy Creek Visitor Center – Snakes are one of the most misunderstood animals of our area. There are a wide range of interesting myths and legends about snakes. Join Park Ranger Sue Duncan and her special guests to learn interesting facts about snakes in the Big South Fork. Meet at the Bandy Creek Visitor Center.

  • Frozen Head State Park details and geography

        Frozen Head State Park and Natural Area is a state park in Morgan County, Tennessee, in the southeastern United States. The park, situated in the Crab Orchard Mountains between the city of Wartburg and the community of Petros, contains some of the highest mountains in Tennessee west of the Blue Ridge.

  • Clever uses for vinegar (white or apple cider)

     * Eliminate paint odors: Place a bowl or two of vinegar in a freshly painted room to dispel the odor.
       * Clean chrome: To remove soap or hard-water buildup on chrome fixtures, put tissues over stained areas, then pour full-strength vinegar over them. Let sit for about five minutes before removing and rinsing.
        * For a crispier crust: To improve the crust of homemade bread, brush the top of the loaf with vinegar just before baking.

  • Autumn Acres kicks off 10th anniversary with Fall Youth Fest

        Autumn Acres Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch in Crossville will celebrate its tenth season with a Fall Youth Fest on Saturday, Sept. 17th, and will feature Crossville’s own Andy Peterson, of Lion King Ministries www.lionkingministries.com  as well as the Praise Band from First United Methodist Church.