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Outdoors

  • Deer: Essex

    Zachary Essex, 10, killed his first buck, an 11-pointer, on Nov. 17. He is the son of Donald and Michelle Essex.

  • Deer season opens with one that got away

    Modern gun season was, if you’ll excuse the expression, a blast. Sorry, just couldn’t resist!

    Anyway, hunted a spot where I had permission the first of the week because my “primary” location still had way too much standing corn. Then, toward the middle of the week, they started taking it out!

  • Deer: Mattingly

    Ryan Mattingly, 14, got this 10-point buck during modern gun season in Spencer County. He is the son of Eddie Mattingly and Joan Gardner.

  • Deer: Miles

    Tanner Miles of Springfield shot this spike buck the first day of youth hunt. He is the son of Brad and Michelle Miles.

  • Clearing corn could bring deer into the open

    The first weekend of deer season, big guns, and the weather was great. So great in fact that most farmers were getting their beans and corn in. Of course the deer are used to farm equipment and just sorta “move over a little” when it comes by.
    Fact is that when they first harvest corn the deer sorta “stand around” like they’re disoriented. It’s like they’re saying “what happened to my house, it was here yesterday?”
    It’s a great hunting opportunity, but only for a few days.

  • Fishing: Edwards

    Charles Edwards of Lebanon caught this 7-pound bass recently in a local farm pond.

  • Keep an eye out for big bucks during deer season

    As our “modern firearms” deer season approaches, Nov. 9-18 in our Zone 3, a conversation with other hunters usually turns to the size of bucks we’re likely to encounter.

    Sometimes I’ll hear statements like “There aren’t any ‘big’ bucks left.”

  • Is bass fishing the next high school sport?

    This month’s FLW (Forrest L. Wood) magazine had something very interesting in it. Seems that now, Kentucky is only the second state to “officially” recognize bass fishing as a sanctioned high school sport. Just like football, basketball, baseball, and all the other sports.

    Well, almost like other sports. You see, this bass fishing won’t make money. There is no paid admission to watch a bass tournament.

  • Wildlife officer award
  • There’s plenty to keep you busy outdoors

    I felt kinda bad when I forgot to mention the early muzzleloader season last weekend.

    Not bad enough not to go, but bad!

    Missed Saturday cause I had to have the wife at her cousin’s baby shower. Made up for it Sunday morning. Birthday party Sunday afternoon!

    Can’t complain too much cause it was my party. Yeah, getting older is a pain, but as my friend says, “It beats the alternative!”