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Benefit set for Mount Carmel man paralyzed in hunting mishap

Benefit set for Mount Carmel man paralyzed in hunting mishap

February 17th, 2014 9:28 pm by Jeff Bobo

A Mount Carmel father of four who was paralyzed in a hunting accident last fall still has a long road of recovery ahead of him, and the financial burden on him and his family continues to grow.

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Regional & National Outdoors
Smokies seeks comment on environmental assessment

Smokies seeks comment on environmental assessment

February 17th, 2014 11:15 am by Associated Press

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is seeking public comment on an environmental assessment for new facilities at the Smokemont Riding Stables.

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Outdoors
Hunter sues over alleged fraudulent big game hunt

Hunter sues over alleged fraudulent big game hunt

February 15th, 2014 1:12 pm by ?SCOTT SONNER, Associated Press

A big-game hunter from Montana is suing a Canadian outfitter and a world-renowned hunting guide he accuses of turning his once-in-a-lifetime adventure of bagging a rare, wild argali sheep known as the "Marco Polo" into a nightmare.

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Crime Local News Outdoors
Greene County man hunting in Hawkins pleads guilty to several violations

Greene County man hunting in Hawkins pleads guilty to several violations

February 10th, 2014 8:09 pm by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE — A Greene County man who was arrested in November for “spotlighting” a doe in a rural section of Hawkins County pleaded guilty Monday to several hunting violations.

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Regional & National Outdoors
Alexander announces federal approval of Smokies archive

Alexander announces federal approval of Smokies archive

February 10th, 2014 5:56 pm by Associated Press

NASHVILLE — U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander has announced that the U.S. Department of the Interior has approved a $4.3 million archive of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

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News Regional & National Outdoors
North Carolina admits to unsafe arsenic in river

North Carolina admits to unsafe arsenic in river

February 10th, 2014 8:17 am by By David Zucchino, Los Angeles Times (MCT)

The leak at a retired Duke Energy power plant dumped up to 82,000 tons of ash into the river in North Carolina and Virginia. It was reported Feb. 2.

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Regional & National Outdoors
Government to spend $30M on forest restoration

Government to spend $30M on forest restoration

February 9th, 2014 4:03 pm by MATT VOLZ, Associated Press

The U.S. Department of Agriculture will spend $30 million this year on forest restoration projects in 12 states to reduce the threat of wildfires, protect water quality and improve wildlife habitat for at-risk species.

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Sports Outdoors
USA Cycling unveils mountain bike series

USA Cycling unveils mountain bike series

February 7th, 2014 7:22 pm by DAVE SKRETTA, AP Sports Writer

The sport of mountain biking was born and raised in the United States, which makes it all the more frustrating to American riders that they’ve been lapped by their European counterparts. USA Cycling is hoping to change that with a new domestic series.

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Community Outdoors
Wild game feast invites hunters, fishermen to compete for best dish

Wild game feast invites hunters, fishermen to compete for best dish

February 7th, 2014 1:07 pm by Staff Report

The annual Wild Game Feast is provides an opportunity for hunters and fishermen to bring their favorite prepared recipes and compete for a prize.

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Outdoors
Climate expert: New England ski resorts vulnerable

Climate expert: New England ski resorts vulnerable

February 6th, 2014 8:04 pm by Staff Report

SOUTH ROYALTON, Vt. (AP) — SOUTH ROYALTON, Vt. (AP) — Ski resorts in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode island are not well poised to survive at the end of the century as the region is expected to see warmer winters, a climate scientist said Thursday.

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