Young sportsman deer hunt is this weekend – The Tennessean

To add an event, contact Mike Organ at 615-259-8021 or morgan@tennessean.com.

HUNTING

Jan. 12. First Sandhill crane hunting season closes.

Jan. 13. Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission meeting, Bass Pro Shops, Memphis.

Jan. 14. National Wild Turkey Foundation Wheelin’ Sportsmen Tennessee State Awards Dinner, Wilson County Fairgrounds, 945 Baddour Parkway, Lebanon. Contact Tim Yates 423-463-4260 or tyates@nwtf.net.

Jan. 14-15. Young Sportsman Deer Hunt, ages 6-16. Young sportsmen must be accompanied by a non-hunting adult at least 21 years of age.

Jan. 14-15. Sandhill Crane Festival, Hiwassee Refuge and Birchwood Community Center. Visit tn.gov/twra.

Jan. 16. Second Sandhill crane hunting season opens.

Jan. 18. Application period ends at 11:59 p.m. for the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency 2017 Spring Turkey Quota Hunt. Apply at quotahunt.gooutdoorstennessee.com/Hunts/CustomerLookup.aspx.

Jan. 20. Franklin County Longbeards Banquet, Winchester First Baptist Church, 6 p.m. Contact Mark Wilkerson 615-691-2754 or FCL@comcast.net.

Jan. 28-29. Murfreesboro Gun Show, Middle Tennessee Expo Center, Murfreesboro. Call 563-927-8176.

Jan. 29. Second duck hunting season closes.

Jan. 29. Second Sandhill crane hunting season closes.

Feb. 1. Wildlife Management Areas spring turkey quota hunts application period ends at midnight.

Feb. 4. Young sportsman waterfowl hunt.

Feb. 11-12. Bill Goodman Gun and Knife Show, Fairgrounds Nashville. Call 615-862-8980.

Feb. 18. Hunting and fishing licenses go on sale.

Feb. 25-26. Murfreesboro Gun Show, Middle Tennessee Expo Center, Murfreesboro. Call 563-927-8176.

Feb. 28. 2016-17 hunting and fishing licenses expire.

Feb. 28. Trapping season closes.

Feb. 28. Raccoon, opossum, rabbit, quail, squirrel, grouse, snipe seasons close.

March 11. Crockett Friends of NRA Banquet, Rotary Park, Lawrenceburg, 5 p.m. Contact Brian Allen 931-766-3742 or cfonra@gmail.com.

March 11-12. Bill Goodman Gun and Knife Show, Fairgrounds Nashville. Call 615-862-8980.

March 17. Deadline to submit photos for the Tennessee Wildlife’s annual calendar issue. Mail entries to Tennessee Wildlife, Calendar Issue, P.O. Box 40747, Nashville, TN 37204.

March 18. Southern Middle Tennessee Friends of NRA Banquet, National Guard Armory, Columbia, 5:30 p.m. Contact Dean Norton 931-215-2278 or bdeannorton@gmail.com.

March 25-26. Young sportsman turkey hunt.

April 1. Spring turkey hunting season opens.

April 7. Davidson County Friends of NRA banquet, American Legion, 2864 Elm Hill Pike. Contact Mark Lee at 615-596-8964 or marklee33@bellsouth.net.

April 8-9. Bill Goodman Gun and Knife Show, Fairgrounds Nashville. Call 615-862-8980.

May 6-7. Bill Goodman Gun and Knife Show, Fairgrounds Nashville. Call 615-862-8980.

May 13. Spring squirrel hunting season opens.

May 13. Volunteer Friends of the NRA Banquet, Tennsco Building, Dickson, 5 p.m. Contact Larry Summarell 615-559-2260 or lsummarelljr@gmail.com.

May 14. Spring turkey hunting season closes.

June 3. Wilson County Friends of NRA Banquet, Wilson County Expo Center, 5:30 p.m. Contact Eddie Kirkus 615-533-8721 or ekirkus@charter.net.

June 10. Free fishing day.

June 10-11. Bill Goodman Gun and Knife Show, Fairgrounds Nashville. Call 615-862-8980.

June 11. Spring squirrel hunting season closes.

June 11-16. Free fishing week.

June 14. Wildlife Management Areas quota hunts application period begins.

July 1. Private land raccoon, opossum hunting season opens at sunset.

July 26. Wildlife Management Areas quota hunts application deadline.

Aug. 21. Highland Rim Friends of NRA Banquet, Manchester Conference Center, 5:30 p.m. Contact Claude Morse 931-247-5151 or m_code@bellsouth.net.

Aug. 26. Freedom Friends of NRA Banquet, Wilma Rudolph Event Center, Clarksville, 5 p.m. Contact Fred Speyer 615-417-0659 or speyer@dtccom.net.

Sept. 16. Williamson County Friends of NRA Banquet, The Factory at Franklin — Liberty Hall, 5:30 p.m. Contact Bob Qualman 615-330-7054 or qualmanb@aol.com.

FISHING/BOATING

Jan. 18. Middle Tennessee Crappie Club Tournament, Normandy Lake, launch from ramp by dam, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Visit middletennesseecrappieclub.com.

Jan. 19-22. Nashville Boat & Sportshow, Music City Center. Visit nashvilleboatshow.com.

Jan. 21. Middle Tennessee Crappie Club Tournament, Tims Ford, launch from Devil’s Step Ramp, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Visit middletennesseecrappieclub.com.

Jan. 28. Sportsman Swap Meet, Charlie Daniels Park, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Call 615-449-5431.

Feb. 4. Reel Men of God 2017 Seminar, GracePoint Church Worship Center, 524 West Main St., Gallatin, 8 a.m.-noon, free. Visit Larry@ReelMenofGod.com

Feb. 10-12. Tennessee Boat & Fishing Expo, Fairgrounds Nashville. Visit tnboatexpo.com.

Feb. 18. Middle Tennessee Crappie Club Tournament, Normandy Lake, launch from ramp by dam, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Visit middletennesseecrappieclub.com.

Feb. 25. Frost Bite Open, Percy Priest Lake, 7 a.m.-3 p.m., launch from Fate Sanders Marina. Visit tnbassmasters.com.

March 10-12. Middle Tennessee Fly-Fishers Elk River/Duck River outing. Visit middletennesseeflyfishing.com.

March 19. Team Nashville Bassmasters Tournament, Percy Priest Lake, 7 a.m.-4 p.m., launch from Fate Sanders Marina. Visit tnbassmasters.com.

March 24-25. Crappie USA Super Tournament, Kentucky Lake/Lake Barkley, 6:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Launch and weigh-in Paris Landing Marina, Buchanan, Tenn. Visit crappieusa.com.

April 8-9. Team Nashville Bassmasters Tournament, Lake Gunterville, 5:45 a.m.-2:45 p.m., launch from Waterfront Bay. Visit tnbassmasters.com.

April 15. Crappie USA Tournament, Old Hickory Lake, 6:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Launch and weigh-in Flippers Bait & Tackle. Call 615-452-7719 or visit crappieusa.com.

April 15-16. Middle Tennessee Fly-Fishers Chattahoochee (Ga.) outing. Visit middletennesseeflyfishing.com.

April 27-29. The Bass Federation West-State Tournament, Kentucky Lake, launch from Birdsong Marina. Visit bassfederation.com.

May 6-7 Team Nashville Bassmasters Tournament, Lake Chickamauga, 5:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., launch from Dayton Ramp. Visit tnbassmasters.com.

May 15-17. Middle Tennessee Fly-Fishers Cherokee outing. Visit middletennesseeflyfishing.com.

June 11. Nashville Bassmasters Tournament, Kentucky Lake, 5 a.m.-2 p.m., launch from Cuba Landing. Visit tnbassmasters.com.

June 23-25. Middle Tennessee Fly-Fishers Caney Fork outing. Visit middletennesseeflyfishing.com.

Sept. 17. Team Nashville Bassmasters Tournament, Lake Barkley, 6:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., launch from Lick Creek. Visit tnbassmasters.com.

Oct. 14-15. Dale Hollow Bass Classic, Dale Hollow Lake. Visit dalehollow.com.

Oct. 15. Team Nashville Bassmasters Tournament, Normandy Lake, 6:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., launch from Barton Springs. Visit tnbassmasters.com.

April 27-29. The Bass Federation Semi Nationals, Kentucky Lake, launch from Paris Landing. Visit bassfederation.com.

Oct. 26. Cabela’s Crappie USA Classic, Kentucky Lake/Lake Barkley, 6:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Launch and weigh-in Paris Landing Marina, Buchanan, Tenn. Visit crappieusa.com.

Nov. 4-5. Sam Turpin Classic, Kentucky Lake, launch from Paris Landing.

OTHER

Jan. 12. Old Moon hike, meet at Shelby Bottoms Park Nature Center, 7-8 p.m. Call 615-862-8539.

Jan. 14. Where’d Our Summer Birds Go class, Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, 10-11 a.m. Call 615-862-8539.

Feb. 24. Burch Reserve Hike, meet at Warner Park Nature Center, 9-11 a.m. Ages 8-older. Call 615-352-6299

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