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Outdoors

  • 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.

  • Outdoor Tip

    Down, Not Up: Always store your blackpowder rifle with the muzzle down. This keeps oil from collecting at the point of ignition. Proper storage can eliminate many misfires.

  • Obed Wild & Scenic River lists Hog Hunting Season Dates

  • Wartburg Speedway August 20th winners

    Modified Mini
    1.Darren Goins #D2
    2.Tom Vann xXx
    3.Logan Adcock #17
    4.Nick Peterson #25
    5.Mikey Roberts #27
    6.Wesley Jones #77
    7.Jeremy Adcock #17X
    8.Brian Frost #8

    Street Stock
    1.Duke Lowe #55
    2.Drew Kennedy #K37
    3.DJ McMahan #13
    4.Joe Freels #5X
    5.Billy Asbury #11
    6.Jonathan Soldner #17
    7.Reagan Williams #48 (DQ)

    Sportsman/Modified Street
    1.Gary Freeman #1

  • TWRA re-opens Catoosa WMA for public access

        The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has announced that Catoosa Wildlife Management Area located in Cumberland, Morgan, and Fentress counties has re-opened to public access effective Saturday, Aug. 20, 2011.  
    Catoosa WMA has been officially closed since Aug. 8, 2011 due to vandalism in the form of nails, spikes, and nail boards placed in secondary roads and fields across the area.  The WMA was closed for public safety concerns related to the vandalism.

  • TWRC to set 2011-12 Waterfowl Hunting Seasons at August meeting

        The 2011-12 Tennessee waterfowl hunting seasons will be set at the August meeting of the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Commission. The meeting will be held Aug. 24-25 (Wednesday-Thursday) at the Meadow View Conference Center in Kingsport.
         The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency’s proposals for 2011-12 will be presented to the commission. The proposals list very few changes in regard to the agency’s waterfowl recommendations with the exception of minor date adjustments to accommodate calendar changes.

  • BSF’s Fire Management Plan Environmental Assessment now open for public comment

        Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area (NRRA) announces the opening of public scoping for the Fire Management Plan Environmental Assessment (EA). The scoping period began Aug. 16, 2011, and will extend through Sept. 15, 2011. Comments will be used to assist the park in developing and evaluating feasible alternatives and analyzing the environmental consequences of each alternative.