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Hog season changes urged
Date: January 17, 2014 - 14:00 | Views: 725 | Rating: 0/5 (0 votes) | Comments: 0
Wildlife Committee members from Polk and surrounding counties met with local lawmakers, wildlife commissioners, and TWRA last Tuesday to discuss the need to revisit hog hunting regulations in Tennessee.
Greasy Creek could close on stocking day
Date: September 13, 2013 - 14:31 | Views: 724 | Rating: 0/5 (0 votes) | Comments: 0
The idea is to allow the fish to disburse and give weekend fisherman a chance to catch them. Committee members also discussed the hog overpopulation and their limits on hunting hog.
Big bass brought by
Date: August 19, 2012 - 12:44 | Views: 3006 | Rating: 3.0/5 (1 votes) | Comments: 0
Tellico River fishing day slated
Date: June 7, 2012 - 17:53 | Views: 1743 | Rating: 0/5 (0 votes) | Comments: 0
Forest Service officials at the Cherokee National Forest announce that the Tellico River Kids Fishing Day is set for Saturday, June 9, 2012.
Coon hunting to continue
Date: May 31, 2012 - 12:18 | Views: 1921 | Rating: 0/5 (0 votes) | Comments: 0
Coon hunters will be able to enjoy their sport in the Ocoee and Tellico Bear Reserves next year – but only for a month and only with two dogs per truck.
Opposition voiced to coon hunt change
Date: May 17, 2012 - 15:33 | Views: 2230 | Rating: 0/5 (0 votes) | Comments: 0
The county commission has voiced opposition to a proposed change in the coon hunting season, which was just approved in the Bear Reserve for this year.
Wild hog regulations change
Date: March 9, 2012 - 13:39 | Views: 2298 | Rating: 0/5 (0 votes) | Comments: 0
These animals have been removed from big game status to a non-protected nuisance animal marked for eradication.
Record bear harvest in 2011
Date: February 23, 2012 - 14:55 | Views: 2182 | Rating: 0/5 (0 votes) | Comments: 0
A record black bear harvest if 581 was established in the 2011 hunting seasons, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency reports.
Comment deadline Feb. 24
Date: February 20, 2012 - 10:51 | Views: 2526 | Rating: 0/5 (0 votes) | Comments: 0
The deadline is approaching to submit comments concerning the 2012-13 hunting season regulations to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency.
Hunter Safety classes available
Date: February 19, 2012 - 10:51 | Views: 4216 | Rating: 0/5 (0 votes) | Comments: 0
Burgess kills 11 point buck
Date: January 27, 2012 - 09:23 | Views: 4704 | Rating: 0/5 (0 votes) | Comments: 0
Milen gets first buck
Date: November 16, 2011 - 13:36 | Views: 3390 | Rating: 0/5 (0 votes) | Comments: 0
Free hunting day is August 27
Date: August 26, 2011 - 16:36 | Views: 1693 | Rating: 0/5 (0 votes) | Comments: 0
The annual event coincides with the opening day of squirrel season.
Averett catches a smallmouth
Date: August 16, 2011 - 14:32 | Views: 2075 | Rating: 4.0/5 (2 votes) | Comments: 0
Muncys catch three stripers on the Hiawassee
Date: August 16, 2011 - 14:30 | Views: 2199 | Rating: 0/5 (0 votes) | Comments: 0
Michael and Alicia Muncy shown with three stripers caught on the Hiwassee River. The three fish weighed a total of 120 pounds,
Plemons catches her first fish
Date: August 8, 2011 - 10:11 | Views: 2042 | Rating: 0/5 (0 votes) | Comments: 0
Big fish
Date: July 22, 2011 - 10:10 | Views: 2022 | Rating: 0/5 (0 votes) | Comments: 0
Speedy Casteel of Englewood caught this 35inch striper on the Hiwassee River.
Kids Fishing Day
Date: June 1, 2011 - 09:07 | Views: 2038 | Rating: 0/5 (0 votes) | Comments: 0
“Kids Fishing Day” event in Cherokee National Forest’s Ocoee/Hiwassee Ranger District is scheduled for May 21, 2011 at McCamy Lake.
Kids Fishing Day a success
Date: May 25, 2011 - 14:04 | Views: 2469 | Rating: 0/5 (0 votes) | Comments: 0
Kids of all ages were seen enjoying Kids Fishing Day last Saturday at McCamey Lake.
Frank gets 22 lb turkey
Date: May 17, 2011 - 13:22 | Views: 2306 | Rating: 0/5 (0 votes) | Comments: 0
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Hog season changes urged
Wildlife Committee members from Polk and surrounding counties met with local lawmakers, wildlife commissioners, and TWRA last Tuesday to discuss the need to revisit hog hunting regulations in Tennessee.
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