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Season coming to close for TVA campgrounds

Season coming to close for TVA campgrounds

November 12th, 2013 8:29 am by Associated Press

The Tennessee Valley Authority says its campgrounds and visitor centers at TVA dams and reservoirs are reducing hours or closing as the 2013 recreation season comes to an end.

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TWRA cites East Tennessee pastor for possession of venomous snakes

TWRA cites East Tennessee pastor for possession of venomous snakes

November 10th, 2013 7:28 pm by Associated Press

An East Tennessee pastor who handles snakes as part of his faith was cited by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, and his venomous snakes were confiscated.

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Work on Boone to offer anglers glimpse of dam's underbelly

Work on Boone to offer anglers glimpse of dam's underbelly

November 8th, 2013 3:00 pm by George Thwaites

Winter pool on Boone Lake will be pretty dramatic this year. The Tennessee Valley Authority has scheduled a maintenance project on Boone Dam that is expected to affect winter lake levels.

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Bringing down Boone: TVA to drop lake below normal for repairs

Bringing down Boone: TVA to drop lake below normal for repairs

November 8th, 2013 7:51 am by Nathan Baker, NET News Service

Boone Lake will drop 14 feet below its normal winter low point to allow TVA workers to replace the heavy chains and cables used to control Boone Dam’s gate system, and boaters and residents are urged to use caution.

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TWRA biologists will sample for  CWD at East Tennessee checking stations

TWRA biologists will sample for CWD at East Tennessee checking stations

November 6th, 2013 9:14 pm by staff reports

The TWRA seeks samples for Chronic Wasting Disease testing. Saturday, Nov. 9 marks the opening day of deer muzzleloader season in Tennessee.

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Paralyzed deer hunter chooses to end life support

Paralyzed deer hunter chooses to end life support

November 5th, 2013 5:47 pm by Associated Press

When avid outdoorsman Tim Bowers was badly hurt Saturday in a hunting accident, doctors said he would be paralyzed and could be on a ventilator for life. His family had a unique request.

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Meeting on master plan for Wilderness Road set for Ewing park

Meeting on master plan for Wilderness Road set for Ewing park

November 4th, 2013 7:27 pm by Staff Report

A public meeting to discuss long-range planning for Virginia’s Wilderness Road State Park will be held Thursday, Nov. 21, at 6 p.m. in the Ewing park’s visitor center.

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BWO hatches, wadeable water augur excellent weekend trout angling

BWO hatches, wadeable water augur excellent weekend trout angling

November 1st, 2013 5:05 pm by George Thwaites

It looks as if the TVA won’t be generating on either the South Holston or Watauga tailwaters this weekend. Anglers still need to call the TVA hotline in advance before committing. But it looks good.

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Tenn. muzzleloader deer season opens Nov. 9

Tenn. muzzleloader deer season opens Nov. 9

October 30th, 2013 6:25 pm by staff reports

Muzzleloader season in the state traditionally opens on the third Saturday before Thanksgiving. The way this year’s calendar falls accounts for the Nov. 9 starting date.

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TWRA offering grants for riparian tree planting

TWRA offering grants for riparian tree planting

October 28th, 2013 5:00 am by Associated Press

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is offering grants to assist with riparian tree planting projects. Five grants of $500 each are available in each of TWRA's four regions.

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