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Outdoors

  • 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.

  • Mixed weather marks youth deer weekend

    Well, our 2014 youth deer hunt was bad and good, weather-wise.
    Saturday was just plain miserable with all the rain. Of course, there are those who consider the off and on rain, and cool temperatures, the best weather for hunting deer.
    Then came Sunday with a beautiful, rain free, morning. The temperature was good and the wind was acceptable for the morning and evening hours.
    I know of several youth who took advantage of the weekend, but as I write this I haven’t heard what kind of luck they had.

  • Bone-chilling end to the ‘Classic’

     Our Mid-KY Bass Anglers finished our 2014 season this past weekend with our annual “Classic.”

    On a cold, blustery Saturday, nine teams and one individual blasted off from Green River Lone Valley ramp at 8 a.m. The run down ... or up ... the lake left most everybody with a small dose of hypothermia.

  • Enjoying the wildlife during this special season

     It was the first day of the special season, and I was excited. This year I could put all my attention to this special season.

    Opening day had been predicted to be good, and it sure was. The early morning air was a fall kind of crisp, and it warmed nicely throughout the day.