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Outdoors

  • GRANT-ED...IT WASN'T HIS DAY

    Lebanon resident Grant Smith was lamenting his bad luck while fishing in a farm pond off Cowherd Lane recently. "I usually come out here and burn it up fishing for blue gill," says the retired employee of Brown-Foreman in Louisville.

  • MCHS fishing teams make it to state championship
  • Woods and Waters: Outdoors columnist says farewell

    As much as I hate it, this will be my last article!
    I have really enjoyed the opportunity you’ve given me to tell my stories for the past 20-plus years. I hope you’ve enjoyed my tales and I hope I’ve made you laugh. Either with me or at me, never mattered as long as you were laughing!
    I’ve got to thank the Enterprise staff who - for years - have interpreted, typed, and seen that my article made it to print. Plus, I can’t forget the supportive wife!

  • Concentrate on the future and learn from the past

    Editor’s note: This column was written for the Dec. 28 edition, but wasn’t published because of early holiday deadlines.

    Hope everyone had a great Christmas with family, friends, and above all, Christ. Personally, I love it when families get together for his birthday parties!
    I also love it when everyone is nice. The simple things like simply speaking to strangers and watching them smile just makes the season.
    But for me at least the high point of the whole season - after the birth of Christ of course - is family!

  • Woods and Waters: Last minute gift ideas for people who love the outdoors

    Ya know what today is? It’s just three or four days till Christmas! Ya got all your shopping done? Ya do. Well good for you! But what about the other 80 percent of the people who are reading this? Are you sure you’re done?
    O.K., maybe you do need to pick up a few things. Well, if ya do you’re in luck cause I’m here to help! I’m going to give ya some “ya can’t go wrong” gift ideas for your outdoors man or woman.

  • Sapp kills buck

    Steve Sapp killed this 11-point buck on Nov. 13.
     

  • WOODS AND WATERS: If you can’t find ducks or geese, hunt coyotes instead

    We’ve put a bunch of miles on our vehicles lately scouting for ducks and geese. While we’ve seen birds I’m thinking they’re mostly resident geese! Course the weather’s getting ugly up north so there should be new birds any day now.
    Fagan Branch, which is a “no hunting” area, is still a good indicator of duck and goose activity. If you go on a regular basis, at different times, you’ll soon be able to predict when the birds feed, rest and roost. And if ya get lucky ya might just see a bald eagle again this year!

  • Woods and Waters: Give float and fly fishing a try

    Heard that it took a little over 20 pounds to win the Black Friday bass tournament awhile back. That was based on a six bass limit. State regulations say six bass, most tournament limits are five bass. Don’t know about the weights for second or third place. What I do know is that John and I saved the $50 entry fee by showing up late!

  • Woods and Waters: Duck and goose seasons have begun

    It all started Thursday! Well, duck and goose started Thursday and while duck season went till Nov. 27, goose goes without interruption until Feb. 15, 2017.
    Duck season opens back up on Dec. 5 and goes through Jan. 27, 2017.
    John and I saw one decoy spread while we fished on Friday.
    We thought the Black Friday tournament started at 8 a.m., but it actually launched at 7 a.m. Another angler, who’d fished several Black Friday tournaments, said all the others started at 8 a.m. We fished until noon anyway! Oh yeah, and we caught fish!

  • Woods and Waters: Spend Black Friday fishing, not shopping

    Here come the holidays - and most hunting seasons are open. Between the available hunting and fishing it’s sorta hard sometimes to make up your mind on what to do!
    Being retired, I have more time to enjoy my outdoor addictions. Those who have jobs know all about the overload. By the time most work schedules are over it’s too close to dark to hunt anything. Same for fishing. You’re forced to cram in as much as possible on weekends and holidays. Of course, with a family, even those days are limited.