National Hunting And Fishing Day Observed Saturday, Sept. 25

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will be celebrating 2021 National Hunting and Fishing Day on Saturday, Sept. 25. On this special day, the rich tradition of fishing, hunting and target shooting will be observed recognizing the conservation efforts of sportsmen and women across the country.

The day also coincides with the start of the statewide fall archery season for deer and the fall archery season for turkey in selected counties.

NHFD was established by the U.S. Congress in 1972 and recognizes hunters and anglers for their contributions to wildlife conservation. The NHFD is an event celebrated in all 50 states annually on the fourth Saturday in September.

Together with federal aid programs, wildlife conservation efforts are funded mainly by the money sportsmen and women spend on their license fees, as well as the taxes they pay on certain types of outdoor recreational equipment that includes firearms, ammunition and fishing gear. These funds support conservation programs, habitat acquisitions and outdoor recreation opportunities in Tennessee and throughout the nation.


Tennessee State Parks To Hold Job Fairs For New Lodge At Fall Creek Falls State Park

White Oak Trees Need Your Help

White Oak Mountain Ranger: A Good Horse


Tennessee State Parks is hosting a job fair on Friday, Oct. 29 and Friday, Nov. 5 for a variety of positions at the new Lodge Fall Creek Falls, which is nearing completion. The event will be ... (click for more)

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Outdoors

Tennessee State Parks To Hold Job Fairs For New Lodge At Fall Creek Falls State Park

Tennessee State Parks is hosting a job fair on Friday, Oct. 29 and Friday, Nov. 5 for a variety of positions at the new Lodge Fall Creek Falls, which is nearing completion. The event will be at the lodge beginning each of those days at 9 a.m., and interviews will be 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Jobs will not be posted online in advance but will be posted online after the job fairs with any ... (click for more)

White Oak Trees Need Your Help

Small acorns produce forest giants, and in Tennessee, the white oak is perhaps king. The white oak is a keystone tree species in Tennessee for both wildlife and wood products, but experts are concerned about the long-term sustainability of white oak considering the regeneration difficulties associated with the species. The White Oak Initiative in Tennessee is a joint project ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Police Said Woman Who Struck Motorcyclists Appeared To Be Heavily Intoxicated

Chattanooga Police said a woman who struck four motorcyclists on Bonny Oaks Drive late Saturday night appeared to be extremely intoxicated. Police also said that 59-year-old Angela Daniels Mason (Watson) had to be removed from the scene because of hostility toward her. Police said the motorcyclists were trying to turn into 4278 Bonny Oaks and Jefferson Marley got off his motorcycle ... (click for more)

2 Shot And Killed Saturday Afternoon And Night In Chattanooga

Two men were shot in separate incidents Saturday afternoon and night. Tawon Billups, 21, was shot and killed on North Germantown Road Saturday afternoon. At approximately 4:54 p.m., Chattanooga Police responded to the 700 block of North Germantown Road on a report of a person shot. Upon arrival, officers located a man suffering from a gunshot wound and secured the scene. ... (click for more)

Opinion

Pretending Is Dangerous

I’ve ‘seen some stuff’ in my time. I have followed politics for many years. I’m retired, I’m a realist and a Vietnam veteran, pretty much in that order. I’m not an alarmist or a conspiracy theorist. That said, I have never in my life been so concerned about the future of this Republic. Politics was once a legitimate contest of ideas, put forth by political figures who were sincere, ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: ‘Picciola,’ At Age 185

I came in touch with a man named James Baldwin last week and he’s a man I really like. Oh, I never met him in person … no, he was born in 1841 and died 96 years ago so I have only become a recent admirer through his books. A self-educated man, he became the Superintendent of Schools in Indiana at the age of 24 for 18 years. Then, not so curiously, he worried that children were missing ... (click for more)