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Outdoors

  • Local hunters help Wounded Warriors

    With hunting season in full swing, many fathers and sons are bringing home deer for the dinner table. One group in Marion County however, brought the joys of hunting to those who need it most – wounded veterans.

  • Stay thankful, my friends

     Coming up is Thanksgiving, the time of year when the meaning of family manifests itself as we approach another year.

    Over the period of a year things will change, as they always do. So be thankful for what you have today and thankful for those whose courage gives us reason to give thanks.

    Some time during the day, just stop and consider what you have to be thankful for.

  • Deer photos, Nov. 26
  • You don’t need to get a deer to have a good season

     Here it is, 10 days after the start of the 2014 modern gun season. And, in our Zone Three, it’s the last day of our 2014 modern gun season.

    Oh, there’s still archery until Jan. 19 and crossbow season until Dec. 31. Plus, we have a muzzleloader season Dec. 13-21.

    So, here I am, thinking about other seasons and not the one we’re in.

  • Deer photos, Nov. 19
  • A tale of two hunts

     My man Billy “Billy Bird” Thompson finally slowed down enough for me to talk about his elk hunt.

    He was drawn for a 2014 elk archery tag and spent all summer practicing with his Matthews Reezen bow set at 68 pounds. He was also using 400 grain Beamon carbon arrows 28 inches long and tipped with Shuttle T-Lock fixed blade broadheads weighing 100 grains.

  • Be prepared and safe throughout deer season

     Did you ever consider that the cost of gas has anything to do with outdoors activity? Well, it seems to me that hunters, anglers, campers and such travel more with lower fuel costs.

    For the past several weeks we’ve experienced lower (all things considered) fuel costs. So we might travel more to scout for deer season or do some fall fishing.

  • Keep everything in order to ensure a legal deer harvest

    Ofc. B.J. McCoy

    Kentucky Fish and Wildlife

    With modern gun season opening this weekend for deer, many people are anxious to fill their freezer with some fresh meat.  However, all hunters must following protocol to transition from the field to the freezer to keep their harvest legal.

  • Another look at deer season

    I made a mistake in last week’s article when I said modern gun season ran from Nov. 8 through Nov. 23. 

    It does in Zones 1 and 2. However, Marion County is in Zone 3, which puts our season from Nov. 8-17. That’s a 10-day season for us.

  • Whispers, snacks and a deer

    I had a most interesting weekend. Since I didn’t have an opportunity to take a grandson hunting during the youth weekend, I decided the early muzzleloader season would be a good “make up” period.