TN Hunting and Fishing In the Springtime

WELCOME BACK TO DAY “DAYTIMETRI-CITIES. “CHRIS IS OFF, ANDI DO GET TO DO THE HONORS. TODAY IT’S SPRING AND WARMER DAYEVENTS AND ACTIVITIES. ALWAYSGREAT TO HAVE YOU ON THE SHOW. ALWAYS GREAT TO BE HERE. GETTING READY FOR THE WARMTEMPERATURES. MOTHER NATURE ISGOING TO HELP US OUT HERE. THERE’S FROST AND I WANT TO TALKABOUT TURKEY SEASON BECAUSETHAT’S ACTUALLY HERE. YEAH, NEXT WEEKEND IS THEYOUTH TURKEY HUNT ON THE 25thAND 26th. AGE 15 TO 16 CAN HUNTWITH AN ADULT. HAS TO BE WITHTHEM. THEY HAVE A FIRST CHANCETO TO GET A GOBBLER. YEAH, THAT’S A GREATOPPORTUNITY TO GET THE FEET WETAND HAVE MORE OF A PEOPLEPLAYING FIELD. YEAH, THEY GET THE SHOT ATTHEM. THE TURKEYS ARE NOTPRESSURED YET. AND THEN OPENING SEASONSTARTS ON APRIL FOOL’S DAY. YEAH, TALK ABOUT THAT. DID YOU PLAN THAT ON PURPOSE?YEAH, WE DID. WE PULL THEGOBBLER ON THEM. THE HUNTERSARE ALLOWED FOUR BEARD. IT SEEMS LIKE WE HAVE A LOTOF EXTRA TURKEYS THIS YEAR. THEPOPULATION SEEMS TO KEEP ONINCREASING. YEAH, THEY’RE DOING WELLACROSS THE STATE. IT’S BACK TOTHE 1950s AND WE HAD LESS THAN ATHOUSAND TURKEYS AND WEHARVESTED OVER 30,000. WE HAVEPROBABLY 300 THOUSAND TURKEYSACROSS THE STATE. I HAVE A FEW IN MY BACKYARDTHAT WE HAVE. YOU NEED TO GO TURKEYHUNTING. MAYBE WE NEED TO GO TOGETHERAND YOU CAN TELL ME WHAT I NEEDTO KNOW. LET’S TALK ABOUTFISHING. WE WERE TALKING ABOUTTHE SIZES OF THE FISH BEINGCAUGHT RIGHT NOW. YOU HAVE YOUHAVE ONE ON WEBSITE AND IT’SLIKE IS THAT NOT A PHOTO SHOP. LOOK AT THAT SIZE OF THE FISH. THAT’S STEPHEN PAUL WITH A43-POUND MUSKY THAT HE CAUGHTTWO WEEKS AGO. WHAT WAS THAT?IN THE NOKS COUNTY. HECAUGHT THAT THING ABOUT 6:00P. M. THERE ARE VERY HARD TOCATCH. THEY CALL IT THE FISH OF10 THOUSAND CASTS. FOR HIM TOLAND THAT BILL OF A MUSKY IS AONCE IN A LIFETIME OPPORTUNITY. CAN YOU IMAGINE SEEING THATAS YOU’RE REELING THAT IN. THAT’S INCREDIBLE. I DON’T KNOW WHAT THAT’SLIKE. I WOULD BE AFRAID IT WOULDTIP THE BOAT OVER. IT’S AMAZING. ARE WESTARTING TO SEE LARGER FISHBEING CAUGHT?IT SEEMS LIKE IWAS LOOKING AT THE WEBSITE ANDIT’S QUIT A FEW YOU OF THEM THELAST YEAR. YEAH, THIS LAST YEAR ALONENINE RECORDS BROKEN. SIX WITH AROD AND REEL AND THREE WITHOTHER METHODS LIKE TROT LINES ORNETS. YEAH, SEEING A LOT OFRECORDS BEING BROKEN. AWARENESSIS A LOT OF IT. THIS IS THESTATE RECORD AND THEN THE LARGEMOUTH BASS AND THAT’SAPPROPRIATE. PEOPLE ARELEARNING TO IDENTIFY THE OTHERFISH THAT ARE THE PEOPLE KNOW ALOT ABOUT. THEY REALIZE IT’S ARECORD AND THEY’RE CHECKING ITAND MAKING RECORDS OUT OF IT. IT’S INCREASING THE FISHINGPARTICIPATION. IT’S COOL FOR YOU GUY IFS THEOFFICE TO COME EXPAND SEESOMETHING LIKE THAT. YEAH, I DID NOT GET TO SEEAND SEE IT PERSONALLY, BUT THEPICTURES DO IT JUSTICE. AND YOU HAVE BOATING CLASSES. PEOPLE ARE GETTING OUT ON THEAREA LAKES. YEAH, WE WANT FOLKS TO KNOWAND MOST PEOPLE DO, BUT YOU HAVETO HAVE BOATING SAFETY PERMIT TOOPERATE A BOAT. THAT’S 27 AND28-YEAR-OLD KIDS. THEY’RE NOTKIDS ANYMORE. THEY’RE ADULTS. THE IT’S HARD TO SAYTHAT. ANYBODY AFTER THAT DATE HASTOPASS THE CLASS. THEY HAVE TOSTUDY IT LIKE YOU DO FOR THEDRIVER’S TEST. YOU HAVE TO GOBACK THE EXAM. THERE ARE EXAMSAS WELL. THE COMMUNITY COLLEGEHAS ONE COMING UP, SO THAT’SNEXT TUESDAY AND THURSDAY. IFYOU ARE INTERESTED IN GETTING INTHE CLASS, I HIGHLY RECOMMENDAND YOU WILL LEARN MORE ANDPROBABLY DO BETTER ON THE TEST. GO TO TO THE WEBSITE AND FINDOUT MORE FOR THE ONLINE CLASS. DO YOU WANT TO SEE SOMETHINGMORE?YES. THE EAGLE CAM AND HE ISFEEDING THE BABY. HOW ABOUT THAT. ISN’T THAT COOL?YES, IT IS. THIS CAMERA, I KNOW THAT IT’SGONE VIRAL AND PEOPLE AREWATCHING IT FROM ALL OVER THEWORLD BUT TO HAVE AN OPPORTUNITYTO SEE SOMETHING LIKE THIS. I THINK THAT SHE WAITED UNTILI WAS ON THE SET HERE TO FEEDTHAT. ACTUALLY EARLIER SHE WAS JUSTSTARRING AT THE CAMERA, AND NOWSHE IS TAKING THAT. IT’S BREAKFAST TIME. SOMEONE TOOK THE FISH ANDDROPPED IT. WHAT’S AMAZING ABOUT THEM ISIN 1981 WE ONLY HAD ONE KNOWNEAGLE NEST IN THE STATE. NOW WEHAVE 95 IN EASTERN TENNESSEE. YOU TALK ACT A SUCCESS STORY ANDSEEING IT FIRSTHAND. I COULD WATCH THAT ALL DAY. THAT’S VERY COOL. YOU WERE GOING TO MENTIONTHAT THERE’S GRANTS COLONELINGUP. PEOPLE ARE INTERESTED AND IAPPRECIATE THE OPPORTUNITY TOMENTION IT. MOST DO NOT KNOWTHAT WE HAVE THAT. WE HAVE FIVESEPARATE THOUSAND DOLLAR GRANTSFOR CITIES, COUNTIES ORCOMMUNITIES THAT WANT TO CLEANUP A STREAM. THEY CAN APPLY FORTHE GRANT. CALL THE OFFICE ANDASK FOR ROB. HE CAN TELL YOUMORE ABOUT THE APPLICATIONPROCESS. YOU HAVE TO FEEL GOOD TOO. YES. HERE IS THE WEBSITE FOR MORE

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