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Outdoors

  • Bass fishing team may be in place next year

    In late November last year, Marion County High School was given the go ahead to create a bass fishing team by the Marion County Board of Education. The 4-1 one vote in favor of the team passed on Nov. 26. 

    But, even with the board’s blessings, the team has gotten off to a slow start.

    And now, the question arises, will there be any fishing team at all?

  • Still time to get a turkey this season

     Guess I can brag on my grandson a little. Troy’s son, 6-year-old Silas, took a mature bird during Sunday of the youth season.

    He took his mature gobbler at 25 yards and it scored 64.5, 22 pounds, 10-inch beard, 1 1/8-inch spurs.

    Course Miller, Toby’s son who’s 15, took a gobbler and a coyote while hunting Saturday.

    Don’t know who was more excited, my kids or their kids!

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  • Turkey hunters
  • Stay healthy so you can keep hunting, fishing

     I think everything is back to as normal as it gets for me. Last week I was fishing the Puddle Jumper Tournament on Springfield Reservoir. My cell phone rang and I saw it was my daughter Traci sending me a text. She was letting me know my oldest son was being flown to Somerset after a possible heart attack.

    It didn’t take long to get off the lake, get home, unhook the boat and head to Somerset.

  • Predator hunters

     Jamie Coffman and Tina Lane recently took care of predator control in Bradfordsville.

  • First bass tournament winners announced

     In case you wondered why I didn’t put the winners of last week’s Mid-KY Bass Anglers Tournament, there’s a simple explanation.

    As I was writing my mind got side-tracked and I forgot. Oh, I could have come up with something that would’ve been believable. But, those who know me know I am, at best, a little “flighty”, so just saying “I forgot” is still the most believable.

    Anyway, I forgot!

  • 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.