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Outdoors

  • Another state record that just got away

    Had a real interesting story from my friend Ed Heckel.

    Seems he was fishing the Kentucky River a few weeks ago when he apparently hooked into a monster. The fish stripped all the 25-pound test mono off his reel before breaking it.

    So, Ed lost all his fishing line, plus a $10 Muskie lure.

    The Muskie, about a 60-incher, which would be a state record, broke Ed’s heart with its departure.

  • Another successful weekend scouting trip

    They waited! They waited till I was set, then they moved in.
    I’d seen it before but was still amazed. There were some that were full grown and some very young. The male/female ratio was about as expected. What I didn’t expect was the absence of bachelor groups.
    Usually, early in the season the males run together until Mother Nature tells them it’s time to find a mate. Then, they’re on their own, often with the most assertive moving to the head of the line.

  • Hunting season is for the birds

    Our Mid-Kentucky Bass Anglers finished the regular 2013 season on Sunday, but we still do have our “classic” on Oct. 5-6.
    Anyway, Sunday ended the points race for Angler of the Year. Going into this “Ham Days Open” tournament, the teams of Jason Spalding/Gary Wilkerson and Danny Marcum/Brad Taylor were tied! Sunday would tell the tale!
    When it ended Jason and Gary had edged Danny and Brad by .29 of a pound. Gary also took the “Big Pig” trophy and money with a bass of 1.45 pounds.

  • Dealing with distractions while hunting doves

    While dove hunting last week I was distracted by the sound of honking, as in geese honking, or so I thought!
    Turned out to be the cell phone of one of the other guys, but it did sound good.
    Later, I heard it again. I’d been fooled once so I didn’t even acknowledge hearing it. Then, I heard it again!
    “Enough with the phone already.” We were supposed to be shooting doves, not playing games on the phone.

  • Small boat tournament will be this weekend

    Coming up Sunday, Sept. 15, is our first small boat, pond hopper, bass tournament. It’ll start at 7 a.m. on Fagan Branch with a 1 p.m. weigh-in.

  • Deer season has opened for archers; crossbow season will begin Oct. 1

    By Ben Carlson

    Landmark News Service

    For hunters, it’s a day to rejoice.

    For the deer they’re trying to shoot? Not so much.

  • Skeet Shoot

    The Muldraugh Hill Baptist Church hosted a fish fry and men’s skeet shoot on Saturday at their church off of highway 289. Participants were invited to bring their favorite scattergun for the event.
     

  • ‘Sportsman’s Christmas’ arrives September 1

    The closer it gets, the more excited I get. So what is “it”? “It” is the Sportsman’s Christmas. “It” is what we dream of and practice for. “It” is the first of September; the “almost official” kick-off to the 2013 hunting seasons, to be specific, the opening of dove season!
    Coming up this Sunday, Sept. 1, we get to pursue doves.

  • Corps of Engineers issue warning about algal blooms at Green River Lake

    Boaters and swimmers at Green River Lake are urged to avoid contact with a blue-green algae that can produce toxins that can be particularly harmful to small children, people with illnesses and animals.

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued the warning. At this time, Green River Lake remains open for swimming and boating, but the algal cell count is a the cautionary level, based on World Health Organization guidelines.

  • Planning ahead for dove and squirrel seasons

     Last week I spoke of how, except for wild turkeys, most all our hunting seasons start on or after Sept. 1.

    I now stand corrected! Our 2013 squirrel season started last week. Early on during this season you can experience some things nature has to offer. You have the pre-dawn, you have a hicker nut tree, and you have a quarry.