TWRA News: Turkey Season to Open; Lakes and Rivers Remain Open
- Friday, 03 April 2020 16:10
Tennessee’s 2020 statewide spring turkey hunting season will be held as scheduled and the state’s lakes and rivers and access areas controlled by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will remain open. “Governor (Bill) Lee’s Executive Orders 22 and 23 identifies outdoor activity as an essential activity provided that individuals follow Health Guidelines,” said Kurt Holbert, Chairman of the Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission. “I want to assure all sportsmen that Tennessee’s turkey season will open Saturday as scheduled and public lands controlled by the TWRA will remain open. Likewise, lakes and rivers and access areas controlled by the TWRA will remain open to anglers and recreational boaters.” Tennessee spring hunting turkey annually attracts thousands of Tennesseans to the woods. Chairman Holbert urges hunters, anglers, wildlife viewers, and others who enjoy the outdoors to take necessary precautions. “This disease is an imminent threat to Tennesseans and should not be taken lightly,” said Chairman Holbert. “The Commission wants to encourage all hunters, anglers, and boaters to follow the Governor’s Executive Orders and to practice social distancing. Go enjoy the outdoors, but please do it in a manner that is smart and safe.” The Center for Disease control has established guidelines https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/prevention.html for individuals to protect themselves and limit the spread of COVID-19.
Middle School Anglers Have Big Day
- Tuesday, 25 February 2020 13:52
This weekend Campbell County Middle School Fishing had another successful day on the lake. They spent the day fishing Norris Lake with tremendous results. The young Cougars swept the fist three places. Anthon and Ayden Malone got first place with 12.72 pounds. Mason Dople and Gabe St. John were second. Mack Fritts and Reid Chapman finished third.
Pat’s Place: So Long Shayne
- Thursday, 13 February 2020 01:51
For the last decade one man has been a constant for Cougar Basketball. Players and coaches have come and gone but Shayne White.
His love of the game started all the way back in his days as a Valley View Bobcat. Coach Brent Peel brought Shayne on board for his tenure as a Bobcat.
Moving on to LaFollette Middle School Shayne stepped away from the gym and made his way to the gridiron. Shayne donned the Orange and White as an honorary captain for Owl Football.
His junior year was a pivotal moment when he met then Cougar Basketball Coach Matt Housley. He spent his junior and senior seasons as team manager. Upon graduation Housley bestowed the title assistant coach upon White. Even after the departure of Coach Housley Shayne continued to bleed Blue and Orange. He spent the next two seasons with Coach Darrell Cox.
Shayne decided to hang up his cougar career following the 2020 season. At the final home game, prior to the Cougars battling the Central Bobcats, Shayne was honored for his years of dedication to the Cougar Nation. The ovation he received from the crowd said it all. In that moment the crowd returned the love to him that he had poured into Cougar Athletics over the years.
Is Shayne done for good? Hopefully not. He still has much love and dedication and maybe after a hiatus he will return to some sideline somewhere.