11th Annual Youth Quail Hunt Scheduled For March

Monday, January 30, 2017

The Knoxville Quail Forever Chapter along with the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) will once again sponsor a quail hunt at the McGhee-Carson Unit of the Tellico Lake Wildlife Management Area on March 4, from 8 a.

m. to 5 p.m. This hunt is for young sportsmen ages 10 to 16 that have passed a Hunter Safety Class. All participants are required to be registered and accompanied by a non-hunting adult.


The hunt, now in its eleventh year, is limited to 40 participants. Young sportsmen must provide their own shotgun and shells. Four fields will be available and several hunters will be accommodated each hour. Hunters accompanied by a non-hunting adult, a dog handler and dog will enter their assigned field where quail have been released. Each hunter will have an opportunity to harvest three birds.


Lunch will be provided by the Quail Forever Chapter.  TWRA will also provide skeet shooting and 22 target shooting for youth participants.  To register call David Whitehead at 423-884-6767 between the hours of 8:00 a.m.to 4:30p.m.  Please leave the participating youth’s name and address, along with a telephone number where they can be reached in case there is inclement weather. There will be a drawing for a door prize after lunch at about 1:00 p.m.


For more information on youth hunts, hunter education classes and WMA maps, visit tnwildlife.org.

Research Continues To Be Conducted On Pygmy Rattlesnakes In Tennessee

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is once again assisting wildlife biologists at Tennessee State University in research to determine the distribution of pygmy rattlesnakes in Tennessee. The pygmy rattlesnake is listed as a threatened species in Tennessee and the research will help in conservation efforts to preserve the species in the state. Native to Tennessee, pygmy ... (click for more)

Permit Drawing For Sandhill Crane Hunt Aug. 11; Any Leftover Permits To Go Statewide Draw

A hand-held permit drawing for the sixth sandhill crane hunt in Tennessee will be held on Saturday, Aug. 11 at Rhea County High School in Evensville. Tags at this draw are valid only for use in the Southeast Crane Zone. This will mark the first time that the draw will be held at Rhea County High. The previous draws were held at the Birchwood Community Center in north Hamilton ... (click for more)

Juvenile Girl Shot On Doolittle Street Early Sunday Morning

A juvenile girl was shot early Sunday morning on Doolittle Street. Chattanooga Police responded at approximately 12:55 a.m. on to a person shot on the 2500 block of Doolittle Street.   Police were able to make contact with the victim at a local hospital where she was suffering from a critical, but non-life threatening gunshot wound. The victim was transported to a ... (click for more)

A Jury For 2nd Time Convicts Randall Reed Of Murdering 70-Year-Old Woman In 2011

A jury for the second time has convicted Randall Reed of first-degree murder in the 2011 death of 70-year-old Jane Stokes in East Ridge. The verdict was returned in the courtroom of Judge Tom Greenholtz’s on Friday. The earlier verdict had been thrown out by an appeals court. Reed testified in his own behalf. The victim was murdered in her home during a robbery in 2011. ... (click for more)

Just Recuse Yourself

Pam Fleenor, have you ever heard the terms “conflict of interest” or “appearance of impropriety”? It’s a foregone conclusion that Robin Smith will be victorious in Chancellor Fleenor’s courtroom. Here’s another term you may want to re-examine, recuse yourself.   Rusty Munger (click for more)

Not My University: Why I’m Not Okay With Mike Pence Coming To Lee University - And Response (6)

As a student of Lee University, who is well-aware of the Lee administration’s more conservative stance in politics, I am upset about Mike Pence visiting the university and being welcomed on our campus. Although I respect that Pence is in a position of authority as our nation’s Vice President, and that he likewise deserves the right to hold his own opinions in regards to the issues ... (click for more)