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Outdoors

  • Deer hunting envy

    The first weekend is gone as I write this. Saturday morning we were greeted by what would normally be unseasonably warm weather. Then, Sunday gave us a pretty windy day.
    To the best of my knowledge that would be excuse No. 14 for Saturday and No. 20-something for Sunday!
    So that was my 10 to 12 hours each day in a tree stand. Unfortunately, that was the story from the majority of my friends.

  • Deer - Mattingly

    Trevor Mattingly, son of Lisa Mattingly, took his first deer during youth season while hunting with his grandfather, Keith Brock.

  • Deer season is a good time to get out of a 'rut'

    It's finally here! This Saturday, Nov. 10, thru Nov. 19 we can hunt with any center fire weapon.
    Course that's us?Marion County?in Zone 3. You can hunt till the 24th in Zones 1 and 2 so get a "Kentucky Hunting & Trapping Guide" to find those counties in 1 and 2!
    Those of you lucky enough to have spent a substantial amount of time in the woods know we're in the middle of a rut right now.

  • KCCR race winner

    Jeremy Morris competed in the KCCR racing event held in Lebanon recently. He won the "First Year" category.

  • KCCR racing returns to Marion County

  • Turkey hunting, bass fishing and trick-or-treating

    Right now until Nov. 2 and Dec. 1-7, you can hunt turkeys with your shotgun. Now hunting turkeys during this fall season is a different story from the spring season.
    In the spring we use locator calls then take advantage of the turkeys desire to reproduce. We make seductive calls to bring the Tom's to us for a shot.
    However, in the fall the birds aren't interested in making little turkeys so we have to use a different tactic.

  • Deer-Mattingly

    Dylan Mattingly, 5, is the son of Bruce and Jamie Mattingly. He killed this 10-point buck on his dad's farm in Springfield during youth season.

  • Perfect weather marks start of muzzleloader season

    I feel sorry for those who missed ... for whatever reason ... this past weekend’s early muzzleloader season!
    The weather was about perfect and the deer sign was everywhere. A few days earlier we ... Brian Walls and I ... had found a scrape/rub line that was textbook perfect.
    Eight scrapes, with licking branches, were in a line across a ridge and it looked like someone had taken a weedeater to the brush and trees.
    It was a classic setup, classic!

  • Deer: Murphy

    Addi Murphy of Lebanon bagged her first deer, a 7-point buck, on Oct. 13, during the youth hunt. She is the 10-year-old daughter of Carla and Louis Murphy.

  • Deer: Fields

    Taylor Fields, age 12, bagged this 13-point buck on opening day of youth season in Raywick with her Paw Paw, Ricky Fields.