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Outdoors

  • Woods and Waters: Opening day of dove season is Sept. 1
  • Woods and Waters: Discussing dove decoys and dove whistles

    Over the past couple of weeks we’ve talked about the upcoming dove season … traditionally Sept. 1.
    We’ve talked about hunting the birds and safety. So now we’ll talk about something that very few people I hunt with use: Decoys and dove whistles.
    To clarify, most dove hunters go out the first couple of hunts in September, then their season is over. And to be honest, decoys and dove whistles (calls) aren’t really necessary when hunting the young, dumb birds looking for something to eat!

  • Wood and Waters: Dove season is coming up and safety is key

    With dove season opening up in a couple of weeks, we need to go over some safety rules.
    First off: Don’t shoot anybody! Sounds simple but that’s what it all comes down to. When you’re in a dove field ya gotta know where everybody else is located. Which is why once everyone gets settled, ya don’t move around. Once you know where everyone else is stationed swing your shotgun (unloaded) so you’ll know your limits … to avoid shooting at anyone.

  • Woods and Waters: The ‘unofficial’ opening day of 2016 hunting season is Sept. 1

    Coming up in just three weeks is one of an outdoorsman’s … or woman’s… most important dates!
    I hate saying it, but if ya don’t know what it is then shame on you. It’s when friends get together have a great time and, if you’re lucky, eat a great redneck cookin’.

  • Woods and Waters: Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Banquet is Saturday

    First up I need to tell ya again about the annual Central Kentucky Chapter of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation’s Banquet coming up this Saturday, Aug. 6.
    It’ll be at Lebanon’s Centre Square and the doors open at 5 p.m. Advanced tickets are encouraged and available from most RMEF committee members - John O. Thomas and Keith Brock to name two.

  • Woods and Waters: Outdoorsmen must stay hydrated in these hot temps

    First off I want to congratulate Detective Byron Richardson on his retirement from the Lebanon Police Department after 20-plus years of service. A job well done!
    Don’t forget, the Central Kentucky Chapter of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Banquet will be held at 5 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 6, at Centre Square in Lebanon. You can get more information and ticket by contacting John O. Thomas at Lebanon City Hall or Leo Essex at 502-507-4100 or by contacting him at leo.essex@hecmfg.com.

  • Woods and Waters: Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation banquet is Aug. 6

    When I got up Sunday morning and turned on my TV I saw where some Baton Rouge police officers had been assassinated. What’s wrong with people? What’s wrong with the “famous” and “important” people who seem to condone such actions?
    What’s wrong with people who blame our guns and not the people who use them? What’s wrong?

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    Mark your calendars for Aug. 6. Why? Well, cause that’s the Saturday evening when the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation will host their annual banquet/fundraiser!

  • Woods & Waters: Beating the heat and bugs with night fishing

    This time of summer, it’s usually hot, muggy and very “bug intense.”
    So what does one do when you really enjoy fishing and don’t enjoy being miserable? How about fishing at night?
    It’s usually cooler and you can usually catch a few fish. That’s usually!

  • Woods and Waters: Fish deep – that’s where the big boys swim

    To me, Independence Day is the most important holiday we celebrate! It encompasses everything we have, do, and believe in.
    Think about it, you worship how you please or you don’t worship at all. You can work or actually choose not to. Your choices of what you do with your life are limited only by your abilities.
    The point is that what we celebrate on July 4th is the ability to be able to make choices! No limits … as long as our choices are legal. And, come to think of it, even bad choices are still choices!

  • What you need to know when hot weather fishing

    By Shelton Young

    I’ve been asked by aspiring writers, “What kind of training did I have to be a writer?”
    That’s simple, I didn’t have any “formal” training. That is, unless you consider high school English as formal training. It would seem that somewhere in the deep recesses of my mind, some of the things Mrs. Raley tried to teach me might have taken hold.