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  • OUTDOORS

    Brushy Mountain's heath bald provides rare Great Smoky viewing experience

    Brushy Mountain may not be as well known as Mount LeConte, its neighbor to the south, but it's every bit as rewarding as a destination hike.

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    Still time to take in sights at Big Cypress

    With warmer temperatures and the onset of the wet season in the next month or so, time is running short for taking a hike in the South Florida wilderness in (relative) comfort. So don't wait. The bugs and mugginess will be here soon enough.

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    State looks at excessive harvest of red drum

    Recreational fishermen still can keep one 18- to 27-inch red drum per day, but commercial red drum fishermen will have no spring/summer season this year. The NC Division of Marine Fisheries will not open the May-August commercial season because the annual harvest limit was exceeded in just the fall...

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    Grandson provides a perfect day of fishing

    We were going fishing – my son, my grandson and me – and nothing seemed to take precedence over making sure we did not perish of hunger on the 4-mile excursion to Uncle Louis’ picturesque farm pond. Those priorities seemed right because I was dubious about our effort.

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    Outdoors: Group eager to offer kids outdoor opportunities

    A mention of kids cloistered inside with electronic devices riles up Michelle Bradshaw to the boiling point.

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    Turkey hunters try decoys

    Turkey hunter Rich Shively fitted together a plastic frame for supporting an expanded foam hen decoy and poked it into the pink loam. He put his fist inside the decoy to puff it out before setting it on the frame.

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    Best times for anglers

    This table lists top fishing times and days for the coming weeks. For best results, begin fishing one hour before and continue one hour after the times given. Times apply to all time zones (X indicates best days).

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    Turkey's call travels far and for good reason

    One of the neatest sounds of spring is the reverberating "gobble, gobble, gobble" call of a male turkey. Wild turkeys occasionally make the gobbling call outside of breeding season. For the most part, gobbling is a spring serenade.

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    Name that fish: Nongame species are challenge to catch and pronounce, too

    A recent column about the primordial bowfin elicited interesting responses from readers. One, in particular, posed questions about mysterious fish he heard about as a kid in East Texas. Included on his list were paddlefish, gaspergou, drum and buffalo. "What the heck is a gaspergou?" he wrote in...

  • OUTDOORS

    Turkey's call travels far and for good reason

    One of the neatest sounds of spring is the reverberating "gobble, gobble, gobble" call of a male turkey. Wild turkeys occasionally make the gobbling call outside of breeding season. For the most part, gobbling is a spring serenade.

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