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'Downhill all the way' - Kingsport man hikes Appalachian Trail from north to south

'Downhill all the way' - Kingsport man hikes Appalachian Trail from north to south

December 4th, 2013 1:32 pm by Pat Kenney

Most A.T. through hikers begin their journey in Georgia in March or April and hike north to Maine. Because Kingsport’s Ryan Ankabrandt didn’t graduate from the University of Tennessee until May, his start was delayed and became problematic.

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Sports Live Outdoors
Nantahala salmon run an oddity for fly fishers in the Southeast

Nantahala salmon run an oddity for fly fishers in the Southeast

December 3rd, 2013 3:31 pm by staff reports

Kokanee salmon are the landlocked version of the Pacific sockeye salmon, stocked in Nantahala Lake in the early 1960s as forage for a population of northern pike.

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Sports Outdoors
Tenn. wildlife agency has new mobile app

Tenn. wildlife agency has new mobile app

December 2nd, 2013 8:41 am by Associated Press

The new app includes access to all hunting, trapping, fishing and boating guidelines.

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Regional & National Business & Technology Outdoors
Guilty plea in bird deaths at wind farms a first

Guilty plea in bird deaths at wind farms a first

November 24th, 2013 6:00 am by DINA CAPPIELLO, Associated Press

A major U.S. power company has pleaded guilty to killing eagles and other birds at two Wyoming wind farms and agreed to pay $1 million as part of the first enforcement of environmental laws protecting birds against wind energy facilities.

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TriCityMom Outdoors
Tweetsie Trail is on its way

Tweetsie Trail is on its way

November 22nd, 2013 2:00 am by GARY B. GRAY, NET News Service

Shovels hit the ground Wednesday kicking off the first phase of East Tennessee’s first “Rails-to-Trails” project — the Tweetsie Trail — a 10-mile pedestrian-friendly path from Johnson City to Elizabethton.

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Sports Outdoors
Helmet camera craze: Skiers record their own runs

Helmet camera craze: Skiers record their own runs

November 20th, 2013 5:44 pm by Associated Press

WILMINGTON, Vt. (AP) — There are moments on the slopes when skiers wish all eyes were on them. But here’s the next best thing: helmet cameras, which enable skiers to photograph and videotape their own descents, jumps and tracks to show off later.

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Local News Outdoors
Hunter hurt in fall from tree stand in Scott County

Hunter hurt in fall from tree stand in Scott County

November 19th, 2013 10:09 pm by Wes Bunch

DUFFIELD — Gary Sloan, 57, of Duffield, was transported to Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport for treatment for hip and other injuries. The injuries were believed to be non-life threatening.

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Sports Outdoors
Gun season for deer opens Saturday in Tennessee

Gun season for deer opens Saturday in Tennessee

November 19th, 2013 1:00 am by Associated Press

Gun season for deer opens Saturday, Nov. 23. According to the TWRA, hunters may harvest one antlered buck per day until the statewide bag limit of three is reached. That includes deer harvested during archery and muzzleloader seasons.

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Community Sunday Stories Outdoors
Work continues on outdoor classroom and community park in Lee County

Work continues on outdoor classroom and community park in Lee County

November 18th, 2013 8:48 am by Carol Doss, Community Contributor

The outdoor classroom and community park site is under construction adjacent to Straight Creek near St. Charles in the Stone Creek community of Lee County.

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Regional & National Outdoors
Va. game officials ask hunters’ help on deer disease

Va. game officials ask hunters’ help on deer disease

November 16th, 2013 5:17 pm by Staff report

RICHMOND — Chronic wasting disease has been detected in Virginia in five deer killed less than a mile from the West Virginia border in one area. The continued existence of the disease in West Virginia and Maryland is causing concern, officials said.

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