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Outdoors

  • Wildlife feeding prohibited until May 31

     Fish and Wildlife Officer B.J. McCoy is reminding the public that it is illegal to feed wildlife with grass, seed or manufactured animal feed in the area outside your home until May 31. He noted that spring turkey season is here, and the public should refresh itself on laws related to “baiting” wild turkeys.

  • First tourney not bad, but cold

    Sunday, March 23, was the first tournament for the Mid-KY Bass Anglers 2014 season.

    The turnout was good with 10 boats and 19 anglers. One guy fishing by himself gave us the odd number of anglers.

    Not bad for a tournament held on a frigid March day! It was bitter cold, but it neither rained nor snowed, so we didn’t complain “too” much.

  • Mid-KY Bass Anglers’ first tournament is Sunday

     Just in case you’ve missed it for several weeks, the Mid-KY Bass Anglers will fish their first tournament on Sunday.

  • Coyote hunting has been a learning experience

     We had an interesting time at the Kiwanis Auction Sunday. Not only did everyone participating have a good time, we raised about $4,700 that’ll go back toward programs for our Marion County kids.

    I’d like to thank everyone who worked, bought stuff and especially those who donated items, cash and goods to make our auction a success.

    It’s merely “put on” by the Kiwanis Club. The money we raise isn’t ours, it’s the kids.

  • Be careful about who you take hunting, fishing with you

     It’s been kind of a blah week with very little going on. However, after last week’s article, I did secure two more farms to hunt coyotes on!

    So where are these farms? Well, they’re in Marion County! Ya didn’t actually think I’d put it in print, did ya? Not because I don’t want to share. It’s because I don’t want to burden landowners with having everyone calling them about hunting their property, and OK, I don’t really want to share.

  • Coyote hunters and farmers may be able to help one another

     This past week, while getting my coyote hunting stuff organized, I had an epiphany. OK, epiphany is a sudden realization or comprehension. Anyway, I had one!

    There are a lot of calves born right now. Calves are money on the hoof. Nobody likes losing their money.

    Coyotes like to eat newborn calves thus taking a farmer’s money. I, and some friends, like to shoot coyotes. Dead coyotes can’t eat your calves, or deer or quail, songbirds, dogs, cats, etc.

  • What’s good for the goose hunter

    First, I need to tell you all about the Delta Waterfowl Banquet coming up at 5 p.m. Saturday. in Floral Hall at the Marion County Fairgrounds. The meal will be at 6:30 p.m., which will give you plenty of time to play the games, buy some raffle tickets and bid on some items.
    You’ll also meet some outstanding guys and maybe hear some interesting stories, some of which might be true. Ya don’t think the only tall tales are told by anglers do ya?

  • Sore shoulders are just part of a good goose hunt

     After I whined about the recent early deadlines I had over the holidays, I’m now enduring a self-imposed early deadline, turn in Saturday instead of Sunday.

    This one I can live with cause it involves leaving on a snow goose hunting trip. Terry, Billy, Ryan and I are heading to Arkansas to take part in their Light Goose Conservation Order Season.

  • Yankee groundhog predicts six more weeks of winter

    As you know, February is a very special month. Though not a major holiday – you know, where you get a day off work — it’s still special to a lot of people!
    We get all excited, plan for the big day and know if things work out, we might get lucky!
    Yep, Groundhog Day showed that we may, or may not, experience the luck of an early spring. Ya see, there’s this pampered, Yankee groundhog up in Pennsylvania that gets all the media attention.

  • Goose hunt goes well