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Outdoors

  • Heidel and Kilby have big day hunting
  • Scott County Bee Association meeting/potluck set for Dec. 18
  • 2019 Spring turkey quota hunts application period Dec. 12-Jan. 16

        The application period for the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency 2019 Spring Turkey Quota Hunts is Dec. 12 through Jan. 16.
        Applications are available and will be accepted at any TWRA license agent, TWRA regional office, or online at gooutdoorstennessee.com website. Applications can be accepted until 11:59 p.m. (CST) on Jan. 16. Mailed applications will not be accepted.

  • Outdoor Tip

        Know What to Do to Avoid a Crash - You’ve done all you can to prepare your car, you’ve checked the weather, but suddenly you find yourself driving in a slippery mess. If visibility is severely limited due to a whiteout, pull off the road and don’t even attempt to drive farther until conditions improve.

  • Exploring Agriculture and Forestry

    A guide for Christmas Tree varieties

        I grew up using local cedar trees for Christmas trees from farm fence rows, mostly because that’s all there was. But modern commerce has allowed a greater variety of evergreen species available. So that you may be an informed consumer, here is a listing of Christmas tree species and their attributes.

  • Trail Run with a Ranger: The Point Trail, Dec. 8

        The Obed Wild and Scenic River will conduct a trail run on Saturday, Dec. 8, at 1 p.m. (EST). Runners of all levels are welcome to join Ranger Rick Ryan for a run that loops around the Lilly Bluff area and enters the back side of the Point Trail heading to Lilly Arch before returning via the Point Trail for a round-trip total of 5.5 miles. If you like to run with others and enjoy trail running in a woodland setting, then this run is for you.

  • December Programs at Frozen Head

    Dec. 16 9 a.m. - Heart Rate Hike - Meet Ranger Ross at Shelter C to start a fast paced 3-mile hike up South Old Mac and down Judge Branch. Wear proper clothing and footwear as this will be a brisk hike.

  • Christmas Parade is tonight

        The WECO Wartburg Christmas Parade “A Magical Musical Christmas” will be held Thursday, Dec. 6, at 6 p.m. You may sign up to enter the day of the parade from 4-5 p.m. All fees for the parade must be paid before or on the day of the parade before 5:30 p.m. Line up for the parade entries will begin at 5 p.m. in the Wartburg Central High School parking lot. The parade starts at 6 p.m. After the parade concludes the winners of each category will be announced at First Baptist Church in Wartburg.

     

  • Outdoor Tip

        Prepare Your Car for Winter - Besides checking the weather, it’s important to have a mechanic check the condition of the following vehicle systems before heading out on the road:

    • Ignition
    • Brakes
    • Wiring
    • Hoses and fan belts
    • Spark plugs
    • Air, fuel and emissions filters, and PCV valve
    • Distributor
    • Battery
    • Tire wear and air pressure
    • Antifreeze level and freeze line
       
  • Exploring Agriculture and Forestry

    Hazard trees

        Large trees are a great asset in a home landscape, providing shade, beauty, and added property value. Well cared for yard trees are normally healthy and will provide these benefits for decades, perhaps a century. But trees with health issues can be potentially dangerous These are classified as Hazard Trees that pose a threat of dropping large limbs or falling over on people or property. Poor tree health can be caused by landowner neglect, insect or disease attacks, old age, and wind or ice storms.