A weekly look at upcoming events in the outdoors.
South Cumberland State Park hikes Jan. 1, 2 p.m., moderate three-miler to Sycamore Falls, meeting at Grundy Forest parking lot. Jan. 2, 3 p.m., "heart-pumping" Resolution Hike from Carter State Natural Area. Jan. 10, 2:30 p.m., difficult 1.5-miler to Greeter Falls, from Greeter Falls parking area. Jan. 11, 2:30 p.m., easy two-mile round trip to Great Stone Door; 4 p.m., strenuous one-miler from Collins West access to base of Suter Falls. Jan. 16, 4 p.m., scenic fivemiler from Foster Falls parking lot along the plateau rim to Skinny Point. Call (931) 924-2980.
Georgia hunting regulations public meetings, Jan. 8
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division will be in Dalton on Jan. 8 for one of eight public meetings across the state to accept public input on the development of hunting regulations for the 2009-10 and 2010-11 hunting seasons The Dalton event will be at Goodrue Auditorium in Memorial Building on the campus of Dalton State College. Proposed changes to hunting regulations will be considered by the Board of Natural Resources in May. Those in interested are encouraged to bring these meetings to the attention of others who also may be interested in participating.
Tennessee turkey hunt applications being accepted
The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has announced that applications for the 2009 spring turkey quota hunts are being accepted and will be accepted through Feb. 11. Applications are available and will be accepted at any TWRA license agent, TWRA regional office or online at the TWRA Web site at www.tnwildlife.org. The areas available for the hunts are listed on the instruction sheets. Hunters have up to 12 choices, but will be drawn for only one hunt. Applicants may not use the same hunt code more than once, and no person may apply more than once. A $20 quota turkey permit fee is required for each applicant except holders of a current adult sportsman license, lifetime sportsman license or seniors with a Type 167 permit. When applying at a license agent, hunters must remain at the location while the application is processed. Hunters will receive a receipt with a confirmation number.