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Outdoors

  • Turkey: Glasscock

    Coy Glasscock used a bow and arrow to kill this 25-pound turkey with one-inch spurs and a 10-inch beard.
     

  • Looking forward to the next season

    A couple of weeks into this broken arm thing I’ve     come to realize that “looking forward” to a season, be it hunting or fishing, is as exciting as participating.
    Or, as I’ve said before, it’s the “gettin’ ready” as much as the “doin’.”
    Of course the usual progression is getting tackle ready as in cleaning, then recleaning guns, sharpening or replacing hooks, and organizing everything.
    With a beautiful week, I hope you had an opportunity to enjoy the outdoors.

  • Back for another week

    Sorry about last week. Some of you … OK, the half-dozen or so who read my columns may be wondering what happened to my article!
    Well, it’s simple, I broke my arm. To be specific, I broke the humerus, the big upper bone, in my left arm late Saturday evening (April 25).
    Needless to say, it hurt too much, and the pain pills sort of goofed me out, so I didn’t bother with a column.

  • Turkey, May 6

    Chris Brady of Lebanon took this turkey on Sunday evening May 3 in Marion County during the Spring turkey season. It weighed 22 pounds and sported a 10-inch beard with 7/8-inch spurs and scored 59 1/2 on a scale.
     

  • No outdoors column this week

    Outdoors columnist Shelton Young was not able to prepare a column for this week’s edition. Young broke his arm and was unable to write a full piece.
    He did want to remind everyone that the Woodlawn Baptist Church Invitational fishing tournament will be May 16. This year’s event will be on Sportsman’s Lake.

  • Turkeys, April 29
  • Good scouting can pay off when hunting turkeys

    I don’t think you could’ve designed a better opening day for our spring turkey season!
    The rainy weather we’d been having was quickly forgotten as the woods came alive Saturday. Just as the sun started to break over the ridge … there it was, a gobbler.
    Now to some that wouldn’t mean a whole lot. But, to a turkey hunter with a shotgun in hand, on opening day, it was sweet music!
    We know there’s a bird nearby, so we’ll just hit the box call to let him know we’re here.

  • Turkey hunting step-by-step

    Gobble, gobble, bang, bang!
    That’s what most hunters will be hoping to hear come Saturday morning. The opening of our spring wild turkey season kicks in to gear and once again, the elusive bird will drive us crazy.
    Of course, getting a bird, or two, isn’t really all that hard.
    First, you get permission from the landowner of your choice to turkey hunt on his property. In reality this should have already been done, but if you haven’t, you better get to it.

  • Still trying to master the art of fishing

    Fishing, one of the most confusing sports/hobbies/obsessions there is!
    Bass, bluegill or crappie, it’s all the same.
    I’m talking about the “learning curve.” They talk about how much easier it is now to catch fish than it was “back in the day.” Mostly, this is attributed to better equipment, i.e. rods, lines and especially electronics.

  • Still trying to figure out how to fish in spite of the weather

    So what’s up with the weather? One day it’ll be in the 60s and the next in the 40s ... with rain! We’ve even had snow!
    The answer is pretty simple. It’s March in Kentucky!
    So how does one fish the various weather patterns? What to throw and how fast to fish?
    Water’s cold, fish slow. Water’s warmer, fish faster. Water’s clear, fish close. Water’s dirty, fish wide.