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Outdoors

  • Rain washes out one tourney; another goes on

     Well guys, we got through Mother’s Day all right, except for those of you who forgot!

    For those of you who fell for a wife’s biggest lie i.e. “Don’t bother getting me anything this year,” I hope you learned your lesson!

    As for me, I took the wife out Saturday, got her a charm for her Pandora bracelet then took her to lunch on Sunday.

  • Fish, hunt and boat

     I failed to take a turkey this spring. First time in a long time that’s happened. Main problem? Allergies! Secondary problems? Birds henned up. But the real reason is ya can’t shoot ’em from a recliner.

    Friends took birds: Kelly Creed, 26-pounds, 11-inch beard, 1 3/16-inch spur. Grandsons and kids took a couple of birds each. Seems everyone took at least one bird, except me!

  • One more shot at turkeys

     Well, there’s one more weekend of turkey season left, so it’s not looking good. Course when you’re hunting from a recliner you don’t expect much.

    Seems like I’ll go out, spend a day hunting then spending several days getting over the reaction to the allergies. Much as I love the outdoors, it seems like I’m allergic to most everything out there.

    Grass, dust, and leaf mold are a few of my favorites!

  • How to be a bass fisherman

     So you want to be a bass angler! Well, first you need a boat. Not just any boat, but a bass boat. Something in the 18-foot, on the short side, to around 21-feet in length. Cost? Around $40,000 to $60,000 or, in the neighborhood of $400 per month for 15 years!

    Of course you won’t pull it very far with the family minivan, so you’ll need a truck, with a big gas guzzling V8 with lots of power and torque. Or maybe a big four-door,one-ton diesel. Of course diesel will cost more but you can’t put a price on cool!

  • Bass fishing team may be in place next year

    In late November last year, Marion County High School was given the go ahead to create a bass fishing team by the Marion County Board of Education. The 4-1 one vote in favor of the team passed on Nov. 26. 

    But, even with the board’s blessings, the team has gotten off to a slow start.

    And now, the question arises, will there be any fishing team at all?

  • Still time to get a turkey this season

     Guess I can brag on my grandson a little. Troy’s son, 6-year-old Silas, took a mature bird during Sunday of the youth season.

    He took his mature gobbler at 25 yards and it scored 64.5, 22 pounds, 10-inch beard, 1 1/8-inch spurs.

    Course Miller, Toby’s son who’s 15, took a gobbler and a coyote while hunting Saturday.

    Don’t know who was more excited, my kids or their kids!

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  • Turkey hunters
  • Stay healthy so you can keep hunting, fishing

     I think everything is back to as normal as it gets for me. Last week I was fishing the Puddle Jumper Tournament on Springfield Reservoir. My cell phone rang and I saw it was my daughter Traci sending me a text. She was letting me know my oldest son was being flown to Somerset after a possible heart attack.

    It didn’t take long to get off the lake, get home, unhook the boat and head to Somerset.

  • Predator hunters

     Jamie Coffman and Tina Lane recently took care of predator control in Bradfordsville.

  • First bass tournament winners announced

     In case you wondered why I didn’t put the winners of last week’s Mid-KY Bass Anglers Tournament, there’s a simple explanation.

    As I was writing my mind got side-tracked and I forgot. Oh, I could have come up with something that would’ve been believable. But, those who know me know I am, at best, a little “flighty”, so just saying “I forgot” is still the most believable.

    Anyway, I forgot!