Bob Hodge: Hunters key to resurgence of many formerly endangered species
Published 04/12/2014 at 5:56 p.m.
Anybody who hunts knows that there are a lot more things to hunt than there were just a generation ago.
Bob Hodge: Abundance of turkeys should be deterrent to any temptation to poach
Published 04/05/2014 at 7:16 p.m.
CARTHAGE — It turns out I’ve been in the wrong business all these years. I should be selling corn.
Bob Hodge: Deer hunters may have to be more picky next in future seasons
Published 03/15/2014 at 6:07 p.m.
Crappie fishing is heating up, turkey season opens Saturday with the youth hunt and that means it’s the perfect time to be talking about deer season.
Bob Hodge: Hunters stumble upon the yesterday of all yesterdays
Published 01/25/2014 at 7:55 p.m.
NUTBUSH, Tenn. — An old refrain around hunting camps and fishing camps everywhere is “You should have been here yesterday.”
Bob Hodge: Buck limit likely to be discussed for next hunting season
Published 01/18/2014 at 8:54 p.m.
CARTHAGE — Deer season just ended, duck hunting has two more weeks and small game hunting goes on for another month-and-a-half.
Bob Hodge: Do-it-yourself tackle half the fun of fishing for Bryan Cloninger
Published 01/04/2014 at 8:38 p.m.
Bryan Cloninger opened up a cardboard box that was overflowing with trick worms, plastic frogs, plastic craws and assorted other fake bass food.
Bob Hodge: Hitting deer a little harder than hitting quarterbacks
Published 11/30/2013 at 6:53 p.m.
CARTHAGE — A first day in the woods deer hunting can be pretty good even if you leave without dragging out a deer.
Bob Hodge: Tagging and checking these days is as 'easy' as 1-2-3
Published 11/23/2013 at 8:16 p.m.
There was a time when tagging and checking in a deer was simple. Then hunters complained and the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency made it more simple.
Bob Hodge: TWRA officer offers assistance to deer hunter in need
Published 11/16/2013 at 9:31 p.m.
Come Tuesday it will be 36 years to the day that I went deer hunting for the first time.
Bob Hodge: Deer numbers steady this year while bears on the rise
Published 11/09/2013 at 8:25 p.m.
The start of muzzleloader season is, in one sense, sort of the informal midpoint of the state’s deer season.
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation to hold fundraising banquet
Updated 02/02/2014 at 7:26 p.m.
The East Tennessee Chapter of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation will hold its 26th annual membership drive and fund-raising banquet March 1 at the Knoxville Convention Center.
Based on 2013 black bear harvest, TWRA says 'bear population is stable'
Published 02/01/2014 at 6:52 p.m.
Tennessee’s black bear harvest passed the 500-mark for the recently-completed 2013 season and the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency said it is “an indication that the state’s bear population is stable.”
Bob Hodge: TWRA unveils new strategic plan for 2014
Published 12/21/2013 at 7:50 p.m.
When the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency announced earlier this week that it’s proposing a new Strategic Plan that will change the direction of the agency, hunters and fishermen alike met the news with a yawn.
Bob Hodge: Wind farms potentially dangerous for bald eagles
Published 12/07/2013 at 5:13 p.m.
Here it is the middle of deer season, duck season, rabbit season, etc., and I’m taking time to write about bald eagles.
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.
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