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 much thought to small game...

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 with trail construction in Campbell...

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 here on the northern Cumberland...

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 Wednesday (July 5) morning. According to...

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 culture-shock when they head to...

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 being found dead on a...

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 as much as anyone about...

Tennessee’s spring turkey season opens April 1

Tennessee’s 2017 spring turkey season opens on Saturday, April 1 and continues through Sunday, May 14. Spring turkey harvest numbers have been consistent for a number of years in Tennessee....

CASA event to feature Preston Pittman

Hunters and anglers are invited to the Boys & Girls Club of Scott County for good food, good fellowship and support of a great cause as CASA of the...

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 proposed archery-only season will be...

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