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Regional & National Outdoors
Superintendent at Smokies stepping down

Superintendent at Smokies stepping down

December 26th, 2013 4:32 pm by Associated Press

During Dale Ditmanson's decade at the helm, the Smokies received $80 million in funding for infrastructure improvements such as restoring trails and historical cemeteries, renovating buildings and repaving roads.

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Sports Outdoors
Death Valley puts brakes on running, cycling races

Death Valley puts brakes on running, cycling races

December 25th, 2013 7:26 pm by Associated Press

It’s the hottest, hardest, most grueling foot race in the world, says Shannon Farar-Griefer, who has run the Badwater 135 ultramarathon through Death Valley five times. That’s exactly why she keeps coming back, she says.

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Outdoors
East Tenn. counties want hog hunting season

East Tenn. counties want hog hunting season

December 19th, 2013 11:48 pm by Associated Press

SWEETWATER, Tenn. (AP) — The resolutions ask the state to fully restore a “dedicated season” to hunting feral hogs on wildlife management areas. They also advocate allowing private property owners to use dogs to hunt feral hogs.

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Sports Outdoors
Time to apply for TWRA 2014 spring turkey quota hunts

Time to apply for TWRA 2014 spring turkey quota hunts

December 17th, 2013 1:00 am by Staff Report

Applications for the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency 2014 spring turkey quota hunts will be accepted beginning Wednesday.

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Education Outdoors
Roosevelt students release trout they grew in classroom

Roosevelt students release trout they grew in classroom

December 13th, 2013 10:40 pm by Rick Wagner

KINGSPORT — The South Fork of the Holston River will have about 20 future inhabitants thanks to a city elementary class and Trout Unlimited. The fish were released into Kendrick Creek, which flows into the Holston near the Fort Patrick Henry Dam.

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Outdoors
Yellowstone area grizzly committee recommends lifting protections

Yellowstone area grizzly committee recommends lifting protections

December 12th, 2013 3:29 pm by By ROB CHANEY The Missoulian, writer

With new research showing grizzly bears in and around Yellowstone National Park are going strong, Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee members unanimously called for ending federal protection of their namesake animal.

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News Outdoors
Backcountry skier survives avalanche in Utah gully

Backcountry skier survives avalanche in Utah gully

December 10th, 2013 11:47 pm by Associated Press

An avalanche that was caught on video dragged a backcountry skier into a Utah ravine and buried her in snow, but the woman survived because she deployed a special air bag and other skiers were able to quickly dig her out.

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Entertainment Outdoors
Freediving grows in popularity despite risks

Freediving grows in popularity despite risks

December 9th, 2013 3:25 pm by DANICA COTO, Associated Press

The recent death of a New York man while freediving in the Bahamas highlights the dangers of the sport, with some 70 freediving deaths recorded worldwide last year, up from more than 50 the previous year.

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Entertainment Outdoors
Palin to host outdoors show on Sportsman Channel

Palin to host outdoors show on Sportsman Channel

December 9th, 2013 3:23 pm by DAVID BAUDER, AP Television Writer

The Sportsman Channel said Monday it has hired Sarah Palin to be host of a weekly outdoors-oriented program that will celebrate the "red, wild and blue" lifestyle.

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Business & Technology TriCityMom Outdoors
Cargo bikes the new minivan for cycling families

Cargo bikes the new minivan for cycling families

December 6th, 2013 7:53 pm by Associated Press

SEATTLE (AP) — One fisherman uses a bike to deliver hundreds of pounds of salmon to local markets. A mom who regularly shuttles her two kids around town once tried to haul a twin mattress home.

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