The Campbell County basketball teams will celebrate the beginning of a new basketball season for the Cougars and Lady Cougars. It will begin on Nov. 2 at 6 p.m. at Campbell County High School. An alumni game will begin before the Campbell County teams take the court. Participants in that game will have a $20 fee to play, which will include a shirt and picture of the participants. The events will include a boys’ and girls’ three-point contest, a hot shot contest, as well as half scrimmages for both the Cougars and Lady Cougars. The Jacksboro and LaFollette middle school teams will be introduced, as well as their cheerleaders. Both squads of Jacksboro, Caryville, Valley View, and LaFollette elementary schools will be introduced as well. If anyone is interested in joining in the alumni game, contact Matt Housley at 494-7046 or Campbell County High School at 562-8309.
Middle School Championships
The Jacksboro Eagles are set to face off with the Oneida Indians on Saturday, Nov. 3 at Campbell County High School. This is the middle school championship. Kickoff is slated for 6 p.m. on L. Hope Dossett Stadium.
Muzzleloader and Archery Season
Muzzleloader season is set to begin on Saturday, Nov. 3 and run through Friday, Nov. 16. Archery may also be used during this time. The bag limit on deer during this season is four antlerless deer. A limit of three antlered deer (defined as deer with antlers longer than three inches) may be taken during the entire 2012-13 season. Only one antlered deer may be taken in a single day.
Archery season began Saturday, Sept. 22 and will run until Nov. 2. Archery season does include crossbows. With a bag limit of four antlerless deer (defined as deer with no antlers or antlers less than three inches long) may be taken during this time. Throughout the entire hunting season, which includes muzzleloader and rifle, a hunter may only take three antlered deer. Only one antlered deer may be taken in a single day.
Coon Hunting Tournament
A Coon Hunting Tournament will be held every Saturday night beginning Sept. 22 until Feb. 23, 2013. The tournament will run from 8 p.m. until 3 a.m. For more information, contact 437-7651.
Coon Hunting Tournament
A Coon Hunting Tournament will be held every Saturday night beginning Sept. 22 at the White Bridge in LaFollette. The tournament will run from 7:30 p.m. until 2 a.m. with the price of $10 per truck. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call 907-2914.
Young Sportsman Hunt
The TWRA Young Sportsman Hunt is set to be Jan. 12-13. Youth, ages 6-16 are the only year ages allowed to hunt on these days. Each young sportsman must be accompanied by a non-hunting adult, 21 years of age or older, who must remain in a position to take immediate control of the hunting device and who must also comply with fluorescent orange regulations, as specified for legal hunters. Multiple youths may be accompanied by a single qualifying adult, as youths 10 years of age or older must meet Hunter Education requirements. Young sportsman hunters may take two deer during this two day period.
The Briceville Volunteer Fire Department will be hosting a turkey shoot every Saturday at 5 p.m. The location of the shoot is Bill Black Lane at Briceville Highway. Stock 12, 16, 20 gauge and .410 barrel are the only guns allowed. Shells will be provided. Concessions will be available, and prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place will be awarded for every round. For more information, contact (865) 258-8802, (865) 617-1212, or (865) 661-4499.
Squirrel Season Open
Tennessee’s hunting season for gray, fox and red squirrels opened Aug. 25. The season will continue through Feb. 29, 2013 with a bag limit of 10 squirrels per day. For more information on Tennessee hunting seasons, pick up a 2012 Tennessee Hunting and Trapping Guide, available at all TWRA Regional Offices and at all hunting license agents. You can also find it online at www.tnwildlife.org.