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...

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...

Sunbright stuns Lady Indians in semifinal

WARTBURG — For the first time since 2012, Oneida will not be playing in the District 4-A championship game. Sunbright, the district's fifth-seeded team, continued its Cinderella postseason run by...

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 hunting season for 15 counties,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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