Hundreds of out-of-area hunters took to the woods today for the annual two
week deer hunt. They join hundreds of local residents who avidly hunt the
deer, including students who are dismissed from school.|
A 60-year-old hunter was injured Monday morning while driving a
four-wheeler in a remote area near the Calhoun-Roane county line, the first
reported accident related to the opening of gun season for deer.
HealthNet was scheduled to life-light the victim from the Upper West Fork
Park about 1 p.m. today.
Calhoun EMS responded to the call with a 4-wheel-drive ambulance shortly
before noon, along with the Upper West Fork VFD.
The accident happened in an area known as Sam's Run, a connecting road
between the Milo area and Roane County, not far from Linden.
The nature of his injuries were unknown.
Hundreds of out-of-state residents have flocked to Sunny Cal and
neighboring counties for the annual gun fest on the overly populated deer.
They join hundreds of local residents who enjoy the sport, along with
students who have the week away from school.
Clay Communicator editor Andy Waddell reported "The roads are packed
with trucks hauling ATV's and pulling trailers. The coolers are iced down
with beer and all are wearing camo. The wife has been left at home because
it is Deer Camp time!!!! The Appalachian Holiday, where the world shuts
down for two weeks as rifles are loaded and we take aim at the biggest
buck. The world stops in Clayberry, as we take to the woods and blast
CALHOUN'S DEER CHECKING STATIONS
Holbert's Store, Big Bend 354-6476
The Pit Stop, Mount Zion 354-7601
Rick's Place, Minnora 655-7671
Reed's Store, Five Forks 354-9212
Cha Tis, Grantsville 354-6803
Parson's One Stop 354-6941
Speedy Mart 655-8990
All check-ins will be open Thanksgiving Day