Outdoors notes and calendar

Published Apr. 27 2017

Some outdoors events in the Chattanooga area.

Christian Thompson, Rachel Mason win Chickamauga Chase 15k race

Published Apr. 23 2017

Five days after a top-30 finish in the Boston Marathon, Christian Thompson won the Chickamauga Chase 15-kilometer race Saturday morning...

Adaptive bike helps local disabled veteran exercise

Published Apr. 20 2017

John McPherson wanted to visit Scotland, and the best way he had to get there as a member of the...


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South Cumberland State Park, Fiery Gizzard Trail get 1,000-acre addition

Published Apr. 19 2017

Just more than 1,000 acres in Marion County, Tenn., has been added to South Cumberland State Park that will connect...

Report: Chattanooga air quality among best in U.S. [photos]

Published Apr. 19 2017

Chattanooga's air quality—once rated among the worst in the nation—continues to improve.

Chattanooga runner Nathan Sexton fights through five seizures to finish Boston Marathon

Published Apr. 17 2017

Nathan Sexton took his running career to the nation's biggest stage Monday.

Spring City newcomer a Bassmaster champion

Published Apr. 13 2017

Many people know that Rhea County is home to three regular contenders in the top Fishing League Worldwide bass tournament...

Larry Case: Keep it fun for young turkey hunters

Published Apr. 13 2017

I don't have any problem admitting I have made a lot of mistakes. My faults and vices are legion (that...

Larry Case: Colonial Williamsburg shows us what history used to be

Published Mar. 30 2017

Maybe you have noticed I am pretty opinionated about a lot of things. I guess I could apologize for this,...

Top-ranked Bryan fishing team has winning duo at Hartwell

Published Mar. 23 2017

The Bryan College fishing team has reached the taking-names stage of dominance in its third year of existence.

Larry Case: Corresponding about gobbler madness

Published Mar. 16 2017

I have always figured Benjamin Franklin was a pretty smart cookie — I mean, what with discovering electricity and coming...

Local businessmen land quail quota in Oklahoma

Published Mar. 16 2017

What did consecutive late-January days in southwestern Oklahoma of a high of 93 degrees, a high of 58 and a...

Larry Case: Squirrel Master Classic has its priorities right

Published Mar. 9 2017

Friends and neighbors, it's true confession time again. I don't know if some of you out there will agree, but...

Outdoors Notebook: Anglers try to end Rose's streak this weekend, Bryan signs two girls

Published Mar. 9 2017

The third 2017 tournament in the FLW Tour series begins today on the Harris Chain of lakes in Central Florida,...

Christian Thompson, new to city, wins Chattanooga Marathon [photos]

Published Mar. 6 2017

Christian Thompson said he decided to enter the Chattanooga Marathon because he was tired of running alone as he trains...

Here's our outdoor roundup for March [video]

Published Mar. 4 2017

Get Out Chattanooga and the Times Free Press present the outdoor roundup for March with David Cobb and Gabrielle Chevalier...

Larry Case: There was only one Tomcat

Published Feb. 16 2017

I said goodbye to an old friend the other day. I claim no special title in this. The passing of...

Chattanooga receives top IRONMAN recognition globally

Published Feb. 9 2017

The participants have spoken, and Chattanooga is an incredibly popular destination for IRONMAN events.

Jim Rosemann relishes Reelfoot Lake hunting experience

Published Feb. 9 2017

Jim Rosemann got the full attention of the Reelfoot Duck Slayers guide service on a recent two-day trip to Reelfoot...

Larry Case: National Wild Turkey Federation a powerful group

Published Feb. 9 2017

The restoration of the wild turkey is possibly the greatest success story in wildlife conservation history.

Chattanooga's Durward Higgins turning 75; still a national cycling champ

Published Jan. 26 2017

Durward Higgins will turn 75 Friday, and he was planning to celebrate with a 75-mile bicycle ride today so he...

Larry Case: Taking it all (well, some of it) in at the SHOT Show

Published Jan. 26 2017

I've never seen a blue whale, the great pyramid of Khufu, Mount Everest or the Pacific Ocean, but I hear...

Larry Case: "Secret" site is paradise for fishing and hunting

Published Jan. 12 2017

I don't like secrets. Someone said, I think it was John Wayne, 'I never knew one to be kept!' Even...