Wednesday, September 17, 2014 · 1:37 p.m.
ARTICLES BY RICHARD SIMMS

Biologists monitor Hiwassee River closely as TVA dam maintenance begins

On Monday, TVA completely shut down the hydroelectric generators at Apalachia Dam and begin spilling water over the top of the dam upstream from the Hiwassee River in Polk County. ...

Are politicians ignoring Tennessee wildlife?

The headline in the Mitchell, South Dakota, newspaper read, "Governor Commits to Action on Pheasant Habitat." ...

It is prime time for magical, mystical hummingbirds

Adorning the outdoors like ornaments on a Christmas tree, hummingbirds never hold still. ...

Soddy-Daisy teenager hopes to join elite falconry club

A Soddy-Daisy teenager is hoping to join a very short list of lucky falconers in Tennessee. ...

How much is "too much" wildlife?

I recently made a Facebook post announcing the upcoming controversial drawing for permits to hunt sandhill cranes in Southeast Tennessee. One of my Facebook friends asked, as many have, "Why do they shoot them?" ...

Photos: Labor Day dove hunt

Here are a few photos to take you along on Monday's foray. ...
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