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...

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...

Hike of the Week: Colditz Cove

Trail: Northrup Falls Trailhead: Colditz Cove Distance: 1.3 miles Elevation Gain: 111 ft. Difficulty: EasyAlmost as soon as you enter the hemlock forest that shrouds the Big Branch...

Hike of the Week: Blue Heron

Trail: Blue Heron Loop Trailhead: Blue Heron Distance: 6.4 miles Elevation Gain: 640 ft. Difficulty: ModerateTwo years ago, the Twenty Week Hiking Challenge called the Blue Heron Loop...

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: Honey Creek

Trail: John Muir Trail Trailhead: Leatherwood Distance: 5.5 miles Elevation Gain: 830 ft. Difficulty: StrenuousWhen someone asks me which hiking trail I recommend in the Big South Fork...

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.

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...

Hike of the Week: John Litton Farm

Trail: Litton Farm Loop Trailhead: Bandy Creek Distance: 6.3 miles Elevation Gain: 561 ft. Difficulty: ModerateThe first five weeks of the Independent Herald’s Twenty Week Hiking Challenge featured...

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...
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