State park hosts black powder shooting


GREENE COUNTY, Tenn. - Tennessee State Parks asked people to "Opt Outside" Friday and enjoy the outdoors. Each of the 56 state parks held a hike. At David Crockett Birthplace State Park, they added something a little different. For Black Friday, the park held black powder shooting.

"It's just a really good way to raise awareness about the parks and get outside and enjoy being in nature and maybe hike a little bit and work off some of that Thanksgiving," Park Ranger Nathan Dodson said.

Park visitors shot rifles similar to what the Crockett family would have used in the 1770s and 1780s. Participants also wore clothes from the time period.

Like other state parks, they also hosted a hike. Visitors enjoyed the outdoors and learned about Crockett's childhood home.