Bob Hodge: Hitting deer a little harder than hitting quarterbacks
Published 11/30/2013 at 6:53 p.m.
CARTHAGE — A first day in the woods deer hunting can be pretty good even if you leave without dragging out a deer.
Bob Hodge: Tagging and checking these days is as 'easy' as 1-2-3
Published 11/23/2013 at 8:16 p.m.
There was a time when tagging and checking in a deer was simple. Then hunters complained and the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency made it more simple.
Bob Hodge: TWRA officer offers assistance to deer hunter in need
Published 11/16/2013 at 9:31 p.m.
Come Tuesday it will be 36 years to the day that I went deer hunting for the first time.
Bob Hodge: Deer numbers steady this year while bears on the rise
Published 11/09/2013 at 8:25 p.m.
The start of muzzleloader season is, in one sense, sort of the informal midpoint of the state’s deer season.
Bob Hodge: Whether rut has started is matter of perspective
Published 11/02/2013 at 6:37 p.m.
This is going to be a discussion about the rut and whether or not it’s started in Tennessee.
Trail cameras yield photos of ... something
Published 10/27/2013 at 4 a.m.
Trail cameras have become as pervasive with deer hunters as bullets and bows and arrows.
Bob Hodge: Questions will test your knowledge of hunting guidelines
Published 10/19/2013 at 8:33 p.m.
Questions about the hunting laws in Tennessee are sort of like the begats in the Book of Genesis: One thing is going to lead to another.
Bob Hodge: Venison processors in precarious position when it comes to leftover meat
Published 10/12/2013 at 8:14 p.m.
CLAXTON — Either somebody in Tennessee is selling deer meat or somebody at the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has too much time on their hands.
Bob Hodge: Wearing blaze not just the legal choice but the smart one
Published 10/05/2013 at 8:55 p.m.
This is a story about deer stands that really doesn’t have a lot to do with deer stands. It has more to do with what you do in a deer stand.
Bob Hodge: Hand-painted camouflage business comes out of hiding
Published 09/29/2013 at 4 a.m.
Bobby Jackson is an artist who has absolutely no use for a canvas and easel.
Bob Hodge: Wind farms potentially dangerous for bald eagles
Published 12/07/2013 at 5:13 p.m.
Here it is the middle of deer season, duck season, rabbit season, etc., and I’m taking time to write about bald eagles.
Bob Hodge: TWRA proposals for hunting season shouldn't create much of a stir
Published 05/11/2013 at 4:49 p.m.
Used to be the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency would preview the next year’s hunting season proposals and somebody was going to be hopping mad.
Bob Hodge: Venable's good fortune belies theme of book
Published 04/27/2013 at 5:30 p.m.
Pick up the revised and expanded edition of Sam Venable’s “A Handful of Thumbs and Two Left Feet” and the story you won’t read is about the biggest turkey he’s killed in 42 years of hunting.
Bob Hodge: Jefferson County duck blind a comfortable alternative
Published 01/12/2013 at 7:52 p.m.
What Britt Farrar built is as out of place in East Tennessee as Alabama's Big Al or Georgia's Uga or somebody wearing orange and blue and doing a Gator chomp.
TWRA cancels archery deer hunt as security evaluations continue at Y-12 nuclear weapons complex
Published 10/04/2012 at 10:16 a.m.
Ongoing security evaluations at the Department of Energy's Y-12 facility have led to the cancellation of an archery deer hunt this month the Oak Ridge Wildlife Management Area.
Bob Hodge: As their populations expand, bears, hogs become bigger targets
Published 09/22/2012 at 9:28 p.m.
It's not the best of times to be a black bear or wild hog in Tennessee.
Bob Hodge: Plan proposed to limit number of skipjack herring that can be caught
Published 09/01/2012 at 9:24 p.m.
Skipjack herring are one of the most popular fish to eat in Tennessee … if you're another fish. That has created a bit of a problem across the state.
Bob Hodge: Deer season can wait, the crappie are still biting
Published 08/04/2012 at 5 p.m.
Deer season is still 48 days away and it's already going all to heck.
Staying on target not a problem for Jefferson County students
Published 07/28/2012 at 7:16 p.m.
Ever since that nutjob walked into a theater in Colorado and killed 12 people the folks who don't like guns are back on the "something must be done" bandwagon.
TWRC eases restrictions for area hunters
Published 05/19/2012 at 10:17 p.m.
There was good and bad news coming out of the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Commission meeting in Nashville Friday. It was good news if you are a hunter in East Tennessee, bad news if you're a deer or a bear.
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