• Who needs a Tennessee Fishing License?

        If you take, or attempt to take fish (including crayfish) by any method or if you assist someone else to do so, you must have a valid fishing license.
        There are some exceptions:
        If you are under 13 years of age (resident or nonresident).
        Landowners, their spouses and children, who fish on their farm land which is owned by an individual or a family. Landowners, their spouses and children must be residents of Tennessee but need not reside on the land.

  • Boating Education Law

        Any Tennessee resident born after January 1, 1989 must show the TWRA-issued wallet Boating Safety Education Certificate as proof of successful completion of the TWRA Boating Safety exam.
        No other certificate will be accepted as meeting the requirements of the law.
        If there is an adult on board (at least 18 years old, and if born after 1/1/89 possesses the certification) that can take immediate control of the vessel this certificate is not required.

  • Massengale catches big muskie
  • Abandoned mines closed at Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area

        Big South Fork National River Area and Recreation Area contains mineral resources, including coal, oil, and natural gas, that were developed during the history of the Cumberland Plateau before the park was established in 1974. Among the remaining mineral exploitation features were numerous coal mines that were abandoned and remained open to the public for more than 70 years. These features presented a serious threat to human safety.

  • Frozen Head State Park is offering a free public program Saturday, July 30: Civilian Conservation Corps Reunion

  • Too much water can wilt tomatoes

        Too much of a good thing can be harmful at times. Even though we needed the recent rain we’ve received, your tomato plants may suffer from the heavy amounts.
        It is true that tomatoes do like water. Properly mulched tomato plants combined with adequate irrigation and fertilization during the growing season helps maximize your harvest. We usually associate wilt with a lack of water--not too much of it. Too much water, however, can actually wilt the plants also.

  • Remaining permit to be auctioned for 2011 Elk Hunt during July 14-23

        The final permit for participation in Tennessee’s third managed elk hunt will go to the successful bidder in an eBay auction from July 14-23. Proceeds from the auction benefit the state’s elk restoration program.
         The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) again donated a permit to a Non-Governmental Organization to join four others who were selected from a computer drawing. The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Foundation (TWRF) is the recipient of this year’s donated special take permit.

  • Best Ever Barbecue Burgers


    * 1 sweet onion, chopped
    * 1 green bell pepper, chopped
    * 4 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
    * 1 tomato, chopped
    * 2 tablespoons steak sauce
    * 2 pounds ground beef
    * 1/4 cup dry bread crumbs
    * salt and pepper to taste

    Cooking Instructions

    1. Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat and lightly oil grate.

  • Wartburg Speedway July 16th winners

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

    Street Stock
    1.Drew Kennedy #K37
    2.Reagan Williams #48
    3.DJ McMahan #13
    4.Ronnie Shelton #24
    5.Michael Brashears #11
    6.Joe Freels #5X (DNS)

    Sportsman/Modified Street
    1.Ted Lowe #30
    2.Jimmy York #Y3
    3.Gary Freeman #1
    4.Mike Freeman #M2
    5.James Messamore #28

  • Obed Wild & Scenice River Meet and Greet/Open House successful

        The Obed Wild and Scenic River held a unique Meet and Greet/Open House event on Friday, June 24. A total of 76 visitors took part in the afternoon’s festivities. The public got a chance to view several new displays inside the Obed Visitor Center on Maiden Street in Wartburg. Obed’s new park superintendent, Niki Stephanie Nicholas and park personnel mingled with community members and discussed ideas and concerns about the park.