Bob Hodge: Hunting in the rain equals no sense to get out of it
Published 05/18/2013 at 6:59 p.m.
CARTHAGE — It was a pretty typical day for hunting turkeys in Tennessee if Tennesseans hunted turkeys in late February or early March.
Bob Hodge: A jake in the hand was better than longbeards in the bush for Carl Brock
Published 05/04/2013 at 7:52 p.m.
LAFOLLETTE — Carl Brock found himself between a rock and a hard place last Saturday morning.
Hodge: Tournament measures scope of Asian carp problem in tons
Published 04/14/2013 at 4 a.m.
Over the years Tennessee has suffered from its share of invasive species. Biologists worry about invasives, but most hunters and fishermen shrug them off.
Bob Hodge: 30 years later, Tennessee's turkey dream is a reality
Published 04/06/2013 at 7:46 p.m.
One morning last week on Gene Hartman’s farm in Roane County, Steve McGhee and Lee Wilson sat in a blind on the edge of an old cornfield and played a numbers game. They were counting turkeys.
Bob Hodge: Cranes could provide new hunting opportunity in Tennessee
Published 03/30/2013 at 9:10 p.m.
It’s been two years since the Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission took a pass on passing a sandhill crane season in the state, saying at the time that it would revisit the issue in two years.
Bob Hodge: Despite season, large catfish plentiful at Fort Loudon Lake
Published 03/16/2013 at 9:02 p.m.
To most people, the catfish Eddie Holden was reeling in might have been the fish of a lifetime.
Bob Hodge: 'Crappie' day on the lake not as bad as it seems
Published 03/09/2013 at 8:27 p.m.
A day of catching a bunch of crappie is almost always good. A day of catching a bunch of 4-inch crappie doesn’t sound so good. But it turns out that it was.
Bob Hodge: It took a while, but a source says armadillos are in East Tennessee
Published 03/02/2013 at 6:16 p.m.
Unnamed sources are as common in journalism as acne on a teenager. It’s part of the business. Sources don’t want to be named for a variety of reasons — fear of losing a job, not wanting to be known as ...
A new day when it comes to quail conservation
Published 02/16/2013 at 10:56 p.m.
There's an old saying that you can't believe everything you read and only half of what you see. It seems pretty apropos for a Friday story from a newspaper in Indiana.
Bob Hodge: Hogs still are pests despite eradication efforts
Published 02/09/2013 at 8:40 p.m.
MONTEREY — Hunting season is about over in a couple of weeks or so, but the state's war on wild hogs knows no season.
Bob Hodge: TWRA proposals for hunting season shouldn't create much of a stir
Published 05/11/2013 at 4:49 p.m.
Used to be the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency would preview the next year’s hunting season proposals and somebody was going to be hopping mad.
Bob Hodge: Venable's good fortune belies theme of book
Published 04/27/2013 at 5:30 p.m.
Pick up the revised and expanded edition of Sam Venable’s “A Handful of Thumbs and Two Left Feet” and the story you won’t read is about the biggest turkey he’s killed in 42 years of hunting.
Bob Hodge: Jefferson County duck blind a comfortable alternative
Published 01/12/2013 at 7:52 p.m.
What Britt Farrar built is as out of place in East Tennessee as Alabama's Big Al or Georgia's Uga or somebody wearing orange and blue and doing a Gator chomp.
TWRA cancels archery deer hunt as security evaluations continue at Y-12 nuclear weapons complex
Published 10/04/2012 at 10:16 a.m.
Ongoing security evaluations at the Department of Energy's Y-12 facility have led to the cancellation of an archery deer hunt this month the Oak Ridge Wildlife Management Area.
Bob Hodge: As their populations expand, bears, hogs become bigger targets
Published 09/22/2012 at 9:28 p.m.
It's not the best of times to be a black bear or wild hog in Tennessee.
Bob Hodge: Plan proposed to limit number of skipjack herring that can be caught
Published 09/01/2012 at 9:24 p.m.
Skipjack herring are one of the most popular fish to eat in Tennessee … if you're another fish. That has created a bit of a problem across the state.
Bob Hodge: Deer season can wait, the crappie are still biting
Published 08/04/2012 at 5 p.m.
Deer season is still 48 days away and it's already going all to heck.
Staying on target not a problem for Jefferson County students
Published 07/28/2012 at 7:16 p.m.
Ever since that nutjob walked into a theater in Colorado and killed 12 people the folks who don't like guns are back on the "something must be done" bandwagon.
TWRC eases restrictions for area hunters
Published 05/19/2012 at 10:17 p.m.
There was good and bad news coming out of the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Commission meeting in Nashville Friday. It was good news if you are a hunter in East Tennessee, bad news if you're a deer or a bear.
Bob Hodge: Home-lake advantage means high expectations for DeFoe
Published 04/28/2012 at 7:52 p.m.
When Ott DeFoe was in high school, he would be on Douglas Lake two or three nights a week during the summer, fishing wildcat bass tournaments.
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