UC Outdoors

Wherever you call home in the Upper Cumberland, you are in the middle of an outdoor oasis. Get advice and tips on everything from hunting, fishing, rock climbing, hiking, camping, kayaking, and more with host Brad Halfacre each week on the UC Outdoors.

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Weekly English United States Wilderness · Leisure
69 Episodes
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UC Outdoors: Vol State Outdoor Series

This week on Upper Cumberland Outdoors... Host Brad Halfacre sits down with Mark Green from Vol State Community College in Cookeville talking about the spring installment of their outdoor workshop series. They discuss the outdoor culinary course that will be taught by a professional chef,  a fly fishing course that…
24 Feb 18 min

UC Outdoors: Outdoors Enthusiast Lauren Fagin

This week on Upper Cumberland Outdoors... Host Brad Halfacre talks with Lauren Fagen, a local outdoors enthusiast in the Upper Cumberland. Lauren talks about her first experiences that led to an outdoor heavy background today, challenges that she's had to overcome within the sport, and what she would say to…
17 Feb 18 min

UC Outdoors: Friends of Cummins Falls State Park Jonathan Nelms

This week on Upper Cumberland Outdoors... Host Brad Halfacre visits with Jonathan Nelms, the Board Chair for the group Friends of Cummins Falls State Park. They look at the park receiving an RTP Grant that helped improve access to an overlook to see the falls, The Cumminns Falls Marathon and…
10 Feb 18 min

UC Outdoors: Meet Tennessee Trails Association's Bill Wisniewski

This week on Upper Cumberland Outdoors... Host Brad Halfacre sits down with Bill Wisniewski with the Tennessee Trails Association. Bill talks about how he got involved with Tennessee Trails Association and how people can become members too, upcoming events with the Plateau Chapter with a short hike and a long…
3 Feb 18 min

UC Outdoors: Tennessee's Assistant State Naturalist

This week on Upper Cumberland Outdoors... Host Brad Halfacre is joined by Assistant State Naturalist in the state of Tennessee Holly Taylor. They talk about where the rest of the chapters are based at in Tennessee, how many spots are available in the class and what happens if you miss…
27 Jan 18 min

UC Outdoors: The Sport of Raccoon Hunting

This week on Upper Cumberland Outdoors... Host Brad Halfacre sits down with Anthony Jones, an Upper Cumberland resident with a deep background of hunting raccoons. Anthony talks about his experience of a life full of raccoon hunting, what is his favorite kind of dog to hunt with, and a couple…
13 Jan 18 min

UC Outdoors: Hunting Stands And The Need To Know's

This week on Upper Cumberland Outdoors... Host Brad Halfacre is joined by Lee Chadwell, a local hunter and outdoor enthusiast in the Upper Cumberland. They discuss things a person needs to do when hunting in a stand from looking for the right tree to setting up, ladder safety with some…
30 Dec 2023 18 min

UC Outdoors: Bo Stout & Upper Cumberland Hunting Groups

Bo talks about local hunting groups and conventions one can visit if interested. This week on Upper Cumberland Outdoors... Host Brad Halfacre visits with Bo Stout, a local hunter in the Upper Cumberland. Bo talks about his experiences hunting in Europe while serving in the Air Force, the Safari Club…
23 Dec 2023 18 min

UC Outdoors: Outdoor Junction's Steve Carter

This week on Upper Cumberland Outdoors... Host Brad Halfacre talks with Steve Carter, the owner of Outdoor Junction. They begin with highlighting the different gifts Outdoor Junction offers for that outdoorsman in your life, if they rent guns for people to shoot at the gun range, and Steve reminisces on…
16 Dec 2023 18 min

UC Outdoors: Phillip Sliger, US Army Corp of Engineers

This week on Upper Cumberland Outdoors... Host Brad Halfacre meets with Phillip Sliger from the US Army Corp of Engineers from Center Hill Dam. They talk about recapping the special hunt the TWRA & Core of Engineers did through the Hunter's Education course, how someone would be able to find…
9 Dec 2023 18 min

UC Outdoors: A Deer Season Update In The Upper Cumberland

This week on Upper Cumberland Outdoors... Host Brad Halfacre talks with Mike Beaty for an update on deer season in the Upper Cumberland. They touch on what the current state of CWD looks like at this point in Tennessee, the total number of deer that have been harvested in all…
26 Nov 2023 18 min

UC Outdoors: Michael Hodge And Activities On The Night Sky

This week on Upper Cumberland Outdoors... Host Brad Halfacre sits down with Michael Hodge, an Upper Cumberland enthusiast on the night sky. They touch on some basic, easily accessible things to help people interested in learning about the night sky, thoughts on how much the night sky has played a…
18 Nov 2023 18 min

UC Outdoors: Travis Stover On Cooking Outdoors

This week on Upper Cumberland Outdoors... Host Brad Halfacre talks with Travis Stover on cooking outdoors. They touch on some of the go-to holiday dishes Travis likes to do, easy advice and equipment for people to pick up that are interested in this hobby, and how the rest time helps…
11 Nov 2023 18 min

UC Outdoors: Birdwatching Expert Kristen Garrison

This week on Upper Cumberland Outdoors... Host Brad Halfacre sits down with Kristen Garrison, an expert on the activity of bird watching in the Upper Cumberland. They talk about how to get started from supplies you need to different places to go birdwatching, two birding apps that can help you…
4 Nov 2023 18 min

UC Outdoors: Getting Boats & RVs Ready For Winter

This week on Upper Cumberland Outdoors... Host Brad Halfacre talks with Mark Oakley, an outdoor enthusiast and expert on winterizing boats and other recreational vehicles. They talk about good advice for someone who's getting their boat stored for the winter, how far a good cleaning can go when winterizing your…
22 Oct 2023 18 min

UC Outdoors: Dutch Ovens And Cooking In The Outdoors

This week on Upper Cumberland Outdoors... Host Brad Halfacre visits with Justin Vaughn, an expert in using Dutch ovens to make meals in the outdoors with. They discuss the basic items a person needs to cook with a Dutch oven, if Justin prefers using the flame to cook with or…
15 Oct 2023 18 min

UC Outdoors: Rock Climbing In The Upper Cumberland

This week on Upper Cumberland Outdoors... Host Brad Halfacre meets with Ray Cutcher, rock climbing expert in the Upper Cumberland, and Ethan Hillis, President of the Rock Climbing Club at Tennessee Tech. They look at some of the basic gear a person needs if they're interested in rock climbing, are…
29 Sep 2023 18 min

UC Outdoors: Hunters' for the Hungry Matt Simcox

This week on Upper Cumberland Outdoors... Host Brad Halfacre talks with Matt Simcox, Manager for Hunters for the Hungry and TN Youth Hunting and Fishing, a part of the Tennessee Wildlife Federation. They discuss what the driving force is behind Hunters For the Hungry, where you can find processors in…
23 Sep 2023 18 min

UC Outdoors: Outdoor Junction's Steve Carter Preps For Bow Season

This week on Upper Cumberland Outdoors... Host Brad Halfacre meets with Steve Carter, owner of Outdoor Junction as bow season approaches. they  discuss some of the technology that bows have today that help the hunter, the collection of stands and blinds that the store carries, and other services that're offered…
16 Sep 2023 18 min
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