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Outdoors

  • Dove, goose season open Sept. 1

    Last week I talked about dove season opening on Sept. 1. What I failed to mention was that you can't start hunting until 11 a.m. That's only on Sept. 1! Why? I have no idea cause the rest of the season you can start a half-hour before sunrise.
    I also didn't mention that squirrel season opens on Aug. 18. While I enjoy squirrel hunting I prefer to wait until it gets cooler. There's just something about keeping one eye on the trees for squirrels and one on the ground for snakes!

  • Show your support for the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation

    Coming up this weekend, Aug. 4, will feature Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation's annual banquet.
    It'll be held at Centre Square starting at 5:30 p.m., I think? While this is a moneymaker for the Elk Foundation you can still win some valuable prizes. There's the ever-popular 10-gun drawing. In this "game" you have one ticket for a chance to win one of the 10 guns.
    In another, you have a metal band with a number, you have the correct band, you win the prize!

  • Night tourney beats the heat

    Saturday evening we held our annual Mid-KY Bass Anglers evening tournament on Willisburg Lake. This one started at 6 p.m. and lasted until midnight.
    While the purpose of this evening tournament was to allow us to fish at a time when we wouldn't have to contend with the heat, that was all that was accomplished!
    While it was indeed more comfortable, the productivity was way down. Out of seven boats, only seven bass, that were keepers, were caught.

  • Preparation important for a successful hunt

    As I prepare to write this week’s article I can’t help but think that the “getting’ ready” i.e. Planning, projecting and just dreaming, about any activity is almost as exciting as performing the activity itself.
    Case in point: Duck and goose hunting!
    I just found out I (we) have an “in” at Ballard County this fall. So here it is the middle of July and I’m thinking about our new place to hunt in December!

  • Too hot to fish

    In case you're wondering, being outside when the temperatures are over 100 degrees is just a little insane, unless of course you have to be.

    As for me, I haven't stepped outside in a week. First off, I have a spider bite on my hand that's been giving me fits. I don't know what kind it was. We weren't formally introduced, but I know it hurt!

    Anyway, my hand swelled to three times its normal size and was accompanied by a high fever.

  • Rattlesnake caught

    Russell Holt, right and Dan Bruner hold a rattlesnake (still alive) that they caught in Holt's front yard June 29.

  • Give topwater fishing a try

    Ok, early deadline again! So, here I sit with not much in the way of anything to write about! But, all is not lost.
    What we're going to talk about is fishing. And, not just any kind of fishing. We're going to talk about fishin' on top.
    Topwater fishing is about the most exciting form of fishing there is. You're usually restricted to about four hours fishing topwater.
    That's two hours in the morning and two hours in the evening. The morning hours usually start an hour before sunrise and end an hour after the sun comes up.

  • Warrior Dash was a mostly positive event

    About all anyone is talking about is Saturday's Warrior Dash. Seems "most" comments are on the positive side... with transportation being the biggest gripe!
    And yes, lines and waiting times for a ride were long. But, a major accident closed the shuttle route for well over an hour and the delay messed up what was a relatively smooth operation. Due to the backup/wait, several "warriors" decided to walk from the event venue back to their vehicles at the fairgrounds.

  • Two Lady Knights play for Kentucky Junior All-Stars

    Over the weekend, the Kentucky Junior All-Stars played a pair of games against the Indiana Junior All-Stars, and two Marion County Lady Knights were selected to represent Kentucky.
    Makayla Epps and Kyvin Goodin-Rogers both played for Kentucky Friday and Saturday in games at North Oldham High School. Indiana won both games.
    On Friday night, Indiana won 101-98 in spite of a 44-point effort by Becca Greenwell of Owensboro Catholic.
    Goodin-Rogers scored 11 points for the Kentucky squad, and Epps added six points.

  • No time to fish - it's Warrior Dash time!

    Just a few days now until the much-anticipated Warrior Dash. Last I checked there were more than 5,800 signed up to participate. Couple that with a requested 2,000 workers, who knows how many "observers" and we're looking at a major crowd on Saturday, June 23.
    I'm thinkin' this could be the biggest crowd... outside Ham Days... we're likely to see here for a one-day event!
    Am I doin' the dash? Heck no, too many years, too many miles. Besides, I already did my dash years ago!