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USFWS considering adding two Tenn. plants to endangered list

USFWS considering adding two Tenn. plants to endangered list

August 6th, 2013 12:39 am by Associated Press

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is seeking public input on a proposal to list two Tennessee plants, the Short’s bladderpod and whorled sunflower, as endangered under the Endangered Species Act.

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Regional & National Outdoors
AEF releases American eagles Thunderhead and Destiny at Douglas Lake

AEF releases American eagles Thunderhead and Destiny at Douglas Lake

August 4th, 2013 11:58 pm by Associated Press

The American Eagle Foundation released two of the majestic birds — named Thunderhead and Destiny — on Friday at Douglas Lake.

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Regional & National Outdoors
Rescuers find body of Mount Hood snowboarder

Rescuers find body of Mount Hood snowboarder

August 4th, 2013 2:34 pm by Associated Press

Rescuers have recovered the body of a Colorado snowboarder killed when an ice tunnel collapsed on Oregon's Mount Hood, authorities said Sunday.

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Outdoors
N.Y. village trying birth control to trim deer herd

N.Y. village trying birth control to trim deer herd

August 3rd, 2013 11:59 pm by Associated Press

“We’re hearing all about ‘Don’t kill Bambi’ and all the jokes about deer condoms,” Mayor Peter Swiderski said. “People are having their little chuckles. But deer have a pretty big negative effect on the community.”

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Outdoors
Search continues for missing Tenn. hiker

Search continues for missing Tenn. hiker

August 3rd, 2013 1:45 pm by Associated Press

Searchers are continuing their efforts to find a missing hiker, Geraldine Largay of Brentwood, Tenn., on a rugged section of the Appalachian Trail in western Maine.

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Education Outdoors
Kids learning in the Smokies with a little help from Friends

Kids learning in the Smokies with a little help from Friends

August 2nd, 2013 9:34 pm by Staff Report

Friends of the Smokies invested more than $226,000 in environmental education programs in Great Smoky Mountains National Park during the 2012-2013 school year.

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Sports Sports Live Outdoors
Cooler temperatures haven't affected fishing on area reservoirs

Cooler temperatures haven't affected fishing on area reservoirs

August 1st, 2013 10:17 pm by George Thwaites

The dog days haven't been all that doggy. Ambient temperatures slipped into the 60s before August even got under way.

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Entertainment Outdoors
Judge bans 'Spook Nation' host Spann from hunting for a year

Judge bans 'Spook Nation' host Spann from hunting for a year

August 1st, 2013 12:30 am by Associated Press

Warren "Spook" Spann, a celebrity hunter from Tennessee who unlawfully killed a deer in Kansas, has been banned from hunting anywhere in the United States or the world for the next year.

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Sports Sports Live Outdoors
NWTF to hold Allen Ricks Memorial JAKES day in Morristown

NWTF to hold Allen Ricks Memorial JAKES day in Morristown

July 31st, 2013 10:53 pm by Staff Reports

The event was renamed in honor of the late Allen Ricks, who was a strong supporter of the NWTF and youth outdoors events.

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Community Sunday Stories TriCityMom Outdoors
Going Places: Riding the Virginia Creeper Trail

Going Places: Riding the Virginia Creeper Trail

July 31st, 2013 2:24 pm by Debra McCown

To the people who live here, the Virginia Creeper Trail is more than just a rails-to-trails project; it’s an important economic engine that’s remade the economy of Damascus, an old logging town that has been reborn as a tourism destination.

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