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Outdoors

  • Geese galore and more

    Snow geese by the thousands… maybe millions… awaited us in Arkansas. So many snow geese that a special “conservation order” season has been set in an attempt to control their numbers.
    No license required, just a number from the state of Arkansas. No plug in your gun to allow only a certain number of shells. Matter of fact, you can use a “tube extension” to allow the use of not three, but up to 10 total shells.
    And the biggest kicker: No limit on the number of birds you can take!

  • McCoy is new fish and wildlife officer

     

  • Deer: Blair

    Trey Blair, age 14, killed this 8-point buck during youth season on his Papaw’s farm in New Hope.

  • Deer: Bland

    Brooklynne Bland, age 9, killed her first buck, a 13-pointer. She is the daughter of Keith and Lara Bland.
     

  • Deer: Smith

    Avery Smith, age 9, killed this 9-point buck on Dec. 30, 2012, in Taylor County. She is the daughter of Jeremy and Lisa Smith.

  • Surrounded by decoys, looking for birds

    This is one of those “self-imposed” early deadline articles. Self-imposed because come Sunday evening when I usually turn my article in I’ll be fishing my second day of a three-day snow goose hunt in Arkansas.
    We, Terry Davis, Ryan Mattingly, Billy Thompson, three of Terry’s friends and I booked a hunt with Premier Flight Guide Service. We hunt in Arkansas, close to Newport, surrounded by around 1,500 decoys made up of shells, full body and wind socks.

  • Groundhog predicts an early Spring in 2013

    Saturday was about as exciting as it gets. Granted, it was cold and windy, with a little snow in the mix. But, I was determined not to miss it. It’s been in the planning stages for almost a year and now it was going to happen.
    So I layered up and headed out to an area I’d had my eye on for a while. The signs were all good that my quarry used this area so that only left relying on my stalking abilities to get the job done.

  • No hunting at Fagan Branch

    It seems to me that everybody knows you can’t hunt on Fagan Branch, been that way since the lake opened, 15 plus years. Nobody has hunted there… nobody! Given its status as a “protected” lake it’s become a sanctuary for waterfowl. A place where they could rest and roost unmolested by hunters.
    That all changed a couple of weeks back when three individuals from Green County set up and hunted on Fagan Branch… a couple of times!

  • Waterfowl season has been foul

    Here it is again. Another early deadline and I’ve been home with the flu for the past week. So, you won’t get much this week. I know, ya don’t get much any week, but this time I have an excuse!
    Well, as much as I dislike politics, I listened to Obama’s gun control speech. Like some of what I heard, dislike some of what I heard and wish some other stuff had been explained. Oh yeah, the above are my opinions and do not reflect those of The Lebanon Enterprise… or something like that!

  • Hunting seasons we have left

    Every once in a while something happens which points out that not everybody understands what I write. I’m pretty sure that happens when I just take for granted that everyone hunts and/or fishes!
    Case in point: I recently wrote about duck hunting and the use of a blind. Well, I got a call from a lady, who is an accomplished angler, asking what a “blind” was. Kinda caught me flat footed and brought home the notion that I should maybe explain myself a little better when I write.