Outdoors: Squirrels taste good, are good

  Most diehard sportsmen are busily prepping themselves for the upcoming deer seasons, which begin with the archery-only hunt on Sept. 28. Few are giving...

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...

Calendar's flip to November brings whitetail magic

If all goes as usual over the next couple of weeks, there will be a period when whitetail deer hunting will reach its peak...

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...

State agency proposes bear hunting season for Scott

  NASHVILLE — The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has proposed a black bear hunting season for the northern Cumberland Plateau, including part of Scott County. The...

Cumberland Trail to be extended in Campbell County

CARYVILLE — The Cumberland Trail State Park announced Thursday that it has been awarded an AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) team to assist...

Archery season: Early season requires different strategies

  First-time bowhunters who are used to trekking to the deer woods with a gun in hand in late November often experience a bit of...

Uncooperative calendar monkeys with deer hunters

An unusual calendar layout means a later start to muzzleloader season for Tennessee deer hunters.

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...

Few changes to hunting seasons for 2014-2015

NASHVILLE — While the big news out of the Tennessee Fish & Wildlife Commission’s monthly meeting here Friday was the addition of a bear...
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