Weakley County Sports Briefs for June 16
Posted: Friday, June 17, 2011 12:02 am
for quota hunting
Reelfoot National Wildlife Refuge has announced dates and application procedures for the 2011 deer quota hunts to be held on the federal refuge Nov. 4-6.
A drawing will be used to randomly select 150 applicants for the Grassy Island and Long Point units of the refuge: 100 applicants for Long Point and 50 for Grassy Island. A permit fee of $12.50 per hunter is payable upon notification of selection for the quota hunt.
To apply for the drawing, applicants must first send a self-addressed stamped United States Postal Service post card to: Reelfoot NWR, Attn: Tara Dowdy, 4343 Hwy. 157, Union City, TN 38261.
Applicants must also type or clearly print the following information on the back of the post card: name, address, contact number for up to three hunters and choice of hunting area (Grassy Island or Long Point.)
All applications must be received by the refuge office within the month of July.
The submission of multiple cards, and illegible or incomplete names or addresses will disqualify the applicant(s).
For more information, contact the refuge office at (731) 538-2481 or visit the website at http://www.fws.gov/reelfoot.
Reelfoot Bass Club
hosting event Sat.
The Reelfoot Lake Bass Club is sponsoring a “Big Bass” event on Saturday.
The fishing tournament is set to begin at 6 a.m. and concluded at 11.
First place is guaranteed $400, while the second-place finisher earns $250 and third place gets $150.
Registrations, which is set at $60 per angler, will be taken at 5 a.m. the morning of the event.
Early sign-ups are currently being taken, with all those received by Thursday entered into the running for a $50 gas card.
For more inormation, contact Gordon Fox at 885-5541 (until 5 p.m. daily), Brent Callicott at 446-3678 or Rick Kelly (nights only) at 885-2029.
Kenton Squirrel Run
set for this weekend
The 2011 Kenton White Squirrel Run 5K race is scheduled for Saturday.
The event is to begin at 8 a.m. that day.
Registrations will be taken from 7:30 until just prior to the start of the race.
Plaques will be given to the top three in all age groups.
Proceeds of the race will benefit the Obion Central cross country team.