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$12,500 reward offered for info in Bald Eagle shooting

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Date: 6/30/2015 8:23:00 AM

DANDRIDGE - A reward of up to $12,500 is being offered for information leading to a conviction of the person or persons responsible for shooting a Bald Eagle earlier this month on Douglas Lake near Dandridge. The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency and the

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$12,500 reward for information in Jefferson County bald eagle shooting


Date: 6/29/2015 10:01:00 PM

Officials say the wounded eagle was found on June 8 about eight miles southeast of Dandridge near the Hidden Cove Campground on Old Chisolm Trail on the north side of Douglas Lake. An examination by a veterinarian at the University of Tennessee Veterinary

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Wendlandt Holds Off Morgan For Fourth Tour Win


Date: 6/28/2015 4:18:00 PM

It was a win to remember for Wendlandt, who missed the final two Tour events last season after suffering a heart attack while practicing for a tournament at Douglas Lake in Tennessee. He’d already had a strong bounce back season in 2015 with a runner-up

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$12,500 Reward for Information Involving Bald Eagle Shooting

Date: 6/27/2015 5:14:00 PM

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are investigating the shooting of a bald eagle in Jefferson County in the area of Elliots Shoals on Douglas Lake near Dandridge, Tenn. A reward of up to $12,500 is being

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Reward offered after bald eagle found shot in Jefferson County


Date: 6/26/2015 5:11:00 PM

Officials say the wounded juvenile eagle was found alive on June 8 in the Elliots Shoals area of Douglas Lake near Dandridge. Veterinarians at the University of Tennessee Veterinary Hospital say the eagle may have been shot a few days prior. It will be

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• River: French Broad River
• Length: 550 Miles
• Surface Area: 30,400 Acres
• Volume: 1,514,100 Acre Feet
• Drainage Area: 4,541 Square Miles
• Length: 43 Miles

Size & Depth - 30,400 acres with a maximum depth of 140 feet. The lake extends 43.1 miles upstream from the Douglas Dam.

Water Source - An impoundment of the French Broad River completed in 1943. The Nolichucky and Pigeon rivers are the primary tributaries, and there are numerous small inlet creeks.

During rainy seasons, it is not uncommon for the lake to rise as much as 15 to 20 feet in a day or two, if heavy rains occur in the nearby Appalachians. Summer levels are usually relatively stable.

Water - Very fertile and green in color. Water clarity is greatest near the dam, while the upper sections of the lake are usually stained. In general, the lake stains easily following heavy rains due to the muddy bottom. Thermal stratification (thermocline) usually develops in the summer months. Dissolved oxygen becomes depleted below the thermocline during late summer (July and August), making fishing tough until cooler fall weather arrives.

Bottom - Mostly silt and clay with some areas of rock outcroppings and bluffs.

Shoreline - Only about 17% of the shoreline is developed; the remainder is controlled by the TVA. Rolling hills of farmland and residential areas surround the lake.

Cover - The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has placed many fish attractors in the lake, mainly in the backs of hollows where they are marked by signs or buoys.

At full pool, downed trees along the bank offer cover for gamefish. In winter or spring, before the lake rises, cover is scarce and fish are found on channel drop-offs and rock outcroppings. Timber was cut prior to flooding, leaving numerous stump-covered flats. Due to the large drawdown, aquatic vegetation is lacking.
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