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TWRA reminds of typical animal behavior

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In most cases, humans should just leave the animal alone. 

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James and James Win the 2017 June Truck N Trailers USA C.B.A. Bass Tournament

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The Father and son team of Chuck and Brad James caught a 5 bass limit weighing 29.55 pounds topping out the field of 88 anglers to win first place and $2,000.00 in the June Truck N Trailer USA, Chattanooga Bass Association Tournament...

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Georgia man catches 101lb. Flathead catfish

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The catfish is 101 lb, 55 1/2" inches.  If this fish was caught on a rod/reel, it would have bested the current state record by 18 lb.

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2017 TWRA WMA Big Game Quota Hunt Application Period Deadline Nears

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The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has announced the application period for the 2017 Wildlife Management Area (WMA) Big Game Quota Hunts, the regular elk, youth elk, and WMA youth will run from June 14 through July 26...

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LAMBERT GOES WIRE-TO-WIRE, WINS COSTA FLW SERIES CENTRAL DIVISION EVENT ON KENTUCKY LAKE

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Pro Jason Lambert of Michie, Tennessee, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 22 pounds, 8 ounces Saturday to lead wire-to-wire and win the Costa FLW Series Central Division event on Kentucky Lake presented by Lowrance...

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Hayes and Hix Win the 2017 June Hunter Oil, C.B.A. Bass Tournament

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The team of Brent Hayes and Dave Hix caught a 5 bass limit weighing 25.92 pounds edging out the field of 124 anglers to win first place and $2,000.00 in the June Hunter Oil, Chattanooga Bass Association Tournament...

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TWRA Issues 2017 Memorial Holiday Weekend Boating Report

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The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is reporting that there were no boating-related fatalities over the 2017 Memorial Day holiday weekend...

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Hunter has remarkable encounter with friendly deer

Hunter Leon Champine had a close encounter with a very friendly deer while hunting. WTHR Hunter Leon Champine had a close encounter with a very friendly deer while hunting. WTHR
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Luckily for the deer, the hunters were out looking for turkey.

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Camping World to acquire local Gander Mountain store

Camping World, which has purchased the assets of the bankrupt Gander Mountain, has identified the store on Highway 153 as one of those it plans to continue to operate. Photo by Dave Flessner /Times Free Press Camping World, which has purchased the assets of the bankrupt Gander Mountain, has identified the store on Highway 153 as one of those it plans to continue to operate. Photo by Dave Flessner /Times Free Press
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Last week, Camping World disclosed the locations of at least 63 of the 170 Gander Mountain stores it plans to continue to operate, including Tennessee stores in Hixson and Jackson.

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Two Tennessee men charged with fishing over the legal limit

Authorities say two Tennessee men face several charges after they were found in possession of fish well beyond the legal limit.

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  • TWRA’s Winter Trout Stocking Has Resumed

    TWRA’s Winter Trout Stocking Has Resumed

    Thursday, January 5 2017 5:35 PM EST2017-01-05 22:35:15 GMT

    The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency’s winter trout stocking program resumes as the new year begins and will continue at selected locations through middle portion of March...

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    The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency’s winter trout stocking program resumes as the new year begins and will continue at selected locations through middle portion of March...

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  • Potential World Record Spot Caught

    Potential World Record Spot Caught

    Thursday, December 22 2016 6:12 PM EST2016-12-22 23:12:56 GMT

    Cody Meyer caught a 10.80-pound spotted bass that is the potential world record. The behemoth spot was caught on Dec. 16, 2016, from Bullards Bar reservoir, a famed spotted bass fishery in northern California...

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    Cody Meyer caught a 10.80-pound spotted bass that is the potential world record. The behemoth spot was caught on Dec. 16, 2016, from Bullards Bar reservoir, a famed spotted bass fishery in northern California...

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  • A Day on the Chick with Amanda Godfrey

    A Day on the Chick with Amanda Godfrey

    Wednesday, December 14 2016 5:42 PM EST2016-12-14 22:42:52 GMT

    A while back, I had the pleasure of fishing a day on Lake Chickamauga with one of the most talented young professional women anglers in the world Amanda Godfrey. Amanda has casting and pitching skills equal to FLW pro Jacob Wheeler...

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    A while back, I had the pleasure of fishing a day on Lake Chickamauga with one of the most talented young professional women anglers in the world Amanda Godfrey. Amanda has casting and pitching skills equal to FLW pro Jacob Wheeler...

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  • Chickamauga Lake

    Chickamauga Lake

    On June 1st the elevation of Chickamauga Lake was 682.18 and falling. The surface water temperature in the main lake is around 75 degrees...

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    Here is the latest fishing report for Chickamauga Lake.

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  • Watts Bar

    Watts Bar

    On June 1st the water surface temperature on Watts Bar is currently 72 degrees. The surface elevation is 740.09 feet...

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    Here's a look at the fishing report for Watts Bar.

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  • Guntersville Lake

    Guntersville Lake

    May 31st 2017 - The fishing on Guntersville has really cranked up here the last couple weeks. The current isn't ripping and the fish are starting to really position...

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    Here's the latest fishing report from Guntersville Lake.

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