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Sunday, January 16, 2022

Outdoors

Deer numbers continue to point to decreased herd

Hunters harvested 214 deer in Scott County through the first eight days of the gun hunt, up slightly from last year but still well below the 299 harvested during the same period the year before an outbreak of EHD in 2017. The total harvest so far this year in Scott County is 645, significantly fewer than the 1,023 killed during the same time frame the year before the EHD outbreak.

Chronic wasting disease continues to spread in Tennessee deer

NASHVILLE — Gibson and McNairy County are now positive for chronic wasting disease (CWD) after confirmation through multiple tests from hunter harvested deer. These...

Scott’s deer harvest continues at post-EHD record pace

Through the end of the second and final weekend of Tennessee's muzzleloader hunt, Scott County hunters had harvested a total of 236 deer since muzzleloader season opened, the most since the EHD outbreak of 2017. Last year, 182 deer had been killed during the same time period. Nearly 75% of the harvest so far has been antlered bucks.
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‘Smoke poles’ are hot on opening weekend in Scott County

A combination of ideal weather conditions, the peak of pre-rut activity, and a deer herd that continues to bounce back from an EHD outbreak four years ago led to a successful opening weekend of muzzleloader season for deer hunters.

Scott County’s youth have successful weekend deer hunt

Scott County’s youth hunters harvested 57 deer over the weekend, in spite of the less-than-ideal weather. With off-and-on rain dampening things on Saturday, and dreary...

Hunters harvested only four bears in Scott County this year

There were a total of four bears harvested in Scott County and 17 in Fentress County during the archery hunt that ended on Friday, according to data made available by the TN Wildlife Resources Agency. That's in line with the past several years. After killing 19 bears in 2015 and 15 in 2016, Scott County hunters have only harvested a total of 21 bears in the five years since. The season is open annually for bow hunters on private lands west of U.S. Hwy. 27.

Hike of the Week: Frozen Head

Distance: 4.95 miles Elevation Gain: 1,230 ft. Difficulty: Moderate Trailhead: Armes Gap Features: Viewing tower, wildflowers The final week of the Twenty Week Hiking Challenge takes us to the...

Hike of the Week: Obed Wild & Scenic River

Distance: 4.2 miles Elevation Gain: 810 ft. Difficulty: Moderate Trailhead: Lilly Bluff Features: Overlooks The Twenty Week Hiking Challenge continues its tour through some of our region’s beautiful public...

Hike of the Week: Hazard Cave

Distance: 2.4 miles Elevation Gain: 179 ft. Difficulty: Easy Trailhead: Pickett State Park Features: Geology Last week, the Twenty Week Hiking Challenge headed west to Pogue Creek Canyon State...

Hike of the Week: Pogue Creek Canyon

Distance: 2.4 miles Elevation Gain: 443 ft. Difficulty: Moderate Trailhead: Black House Mtn. Features: Geology As the Twenty Week Hiking Challenge nears its end, we’re visiting Pogue Creek Canyon...

Hike of the Week: Sgt. Alvin C. York

Distance: 1.2 miles Elevation Gain: 49 ft. Difficulty: Easy Trailhead: York Historic Park Features: History None of the trails featured as part of the Twenty Week Hiking Challenge have...

Hike of the Week: Maude’s Crack and No Business

Distance: 5.5 miles Elevation Gain: 675 ft. Difficulty: Difficult Trailhead: Terry Cemetery Features: Geology, history Minnie “Maude” Roysden must have felt like she had discovered a gold mine the...

TWRA begins accepting applications for elk quota hunt on North Cumberland WMA

If you've dreamed of hunting elk right in your own back yard, you have an opportunity to apply for a chance to do so. The...
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