Hike of the Week: Bronco Overlook

Trail: Bronco Overlook Trailhead: Stati on Camp Distance: 2.8 miles Elevation Gain: 282 ft . Difficulty: Easy/ModerateWhen you think of overlooks in the Big South Fork National River...

Hike of the Week: Buzzard Rock

Trail: Buzzard Rock Trailhead: Unnamed Distance: 1.0 mile Elevation Gain: 260 ft. Difficulty: EasyIn this part of the world, the word “buzzard” doesn’t conjure images of majesty or...

Hike of the Week: Sunset Overlook

Trail: Sunset Overlook Trailhead: East Rim Distance: 2.6 miles Elevation Gain: 167 ft. Difficulty: EasyThe Independent Herald’s Twenty Week Hiking Challenge begins this week with a trek to...

The question persists: Is deer meat safe?

As chronic wasting disease continues to spread, more hunters are becoming concerned about the potential dangers posed by venison.

Hunters: Get ready for changes due to CWD

Editor's Note — Chronic wasting disease (CWD) was recently discovered in Tennessee for the first time, bringing...

Chronic Wasting Disease discovered in Tennessee

It had been rumored in Tennessee’s hunting community throughout the day Friday that big news was coming. And, shortly after 8 p.m. Friday evening,...

Tennessee prepares for first ‘velvet hunt

Deer hunters who refer to themselves as “meat hunters” rather than “trophy hunters” have a saying: “You can’t eat horns.” That may be so, but...

Understanding EHD, the disease impacting deer

Something is killing whitetail deer across the northern Cumberland Plateau. It isn’t poachers or predators. Instead, it’s EHD — Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease. Deer are...

State seeks information on deer poached in Huntsville

HUNTSVILLE — The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is enlisting the public to help determine who is responsible for shooting a deer around sunrise on...

A quick guide to snakes in the Cumberlands

Two years ago, the Independent Herald sat down with Dustin Burke, an Oneida police officer and Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency boating officer who knows...
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