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Outdoors

  • Get ready: Dove season just around the corner

     It’s almost here! In about two and a half weeks it all starts. 

    So, what starts? Well, pretty much the 2014 hunting season, that’s what!

    I know, Sept. 1 seems to be fairly late in the year to start hunting. But think about it. We have dove, squirrel, rabbit, deer, ducks and geese, all starting in the fall, with dove coming first. About the only thing we can hunt any earlier in 2014 would be turkeys.

  • By request: Local small boat tournament coming soon

    I was recently asked if there was a tournament or tour for those who, either by choice or circumstance, fish from “small” boats.
    Small boats, as in 12-foot or less i.e. Jon boats, pond boats, kayaks, little pontoons, etc.
    Take your choice of brands or styles. The truth is that they’re 12 foot or less, the kind you can stick in the back of a full-size pickup truck. Ya don’t have to, but ya could!

  • Listen for the call of the elk

    Ever hear an elk bugle? Ever hear one bugle in Kentucky?

    If not, you can take a trip to Colorado, Wyoming, New Mexico or one of those “other” elk heavy states. Or, you can load up the family/friends and head to Eastern Kentucky!

    Elk, in Kentucky? Well, they are native to our state. But, they became extinct due to unregulated hunting and habitat encroachment, according to the experts.

    For whatever reason, they were gone for good!

  • Tutus and running shoes

    By Nick Schrager
    Enterprise correspondent

  • Little boats can be a big benefit for fishing

    For a while now I’ve been having a ball fishing out of my “little” boat. By little, I mean a boat, actually a baby pontoon-style, that’s four feet by eight feet.
    This is little compared to my “big” Nitro and its 200 horsepower gas engine. The baby boat is powered by a small trolling motor.
    My baby boat goes by several names depending on the manufacturer. It’s a pond-hopper, bass boat, pelican, etc.

  • Jets International

    By Nick Schrager

    Enterprise correspondent

    Word trickled down through word of mouth and the World Wide Web. It spread like wild fire. Jets Over Kentucky was on.  Last week at the Lebanon-Springfield Airport, jet engines roared and remote control planes performed tricks while people exchanged laughs and jokes about their models, experiences and current events. 

  • Rain, rain, just another reason to complain

    It’s really kind of amazing! This year I’ve heard about how much rain we’ve had. And if memory serves me, it’s from the same people who previously complained about how dry it was this time last year.

    Worse are the day to day complainers! “It waits till my off days to rain.” Or “Why does it rain on the weekends and holidays?” You’d think it only rained on them.

  • Wet week could affect fishing strategies

    This 4th of July can be summed up in one word, wet!
    Sorta ruined everyone’s long weekend. Course I’m talking about some cookins’, some parties and some lake time.
    What it didn’t ruin was the reason July 4th isn’t just another date on the calendar. If ya don’t know what I’m talkin’ about, shame on you!

    With a solid week of rain we’re likely to see our lake levels on the rise. What does this mean to anglers?

  • Divine Equine

    Though school is out, it does not mean children can’t learn.
    The Horse Club, taught and led by Joseph Grant, Ruth Mackey and Scott Gardiner, allows children to learn about horses as well as increase their physical abilities as they learn how to bond with the equine species.
    So far, the children in attendance have worked on crafts, learned about saddles and other equipment, as well as how to interact with, ride and groom horses.

  • Hunter education class at Sportsman Lake Aug. 3

    Early deadline again. And again, not much to write about!
    Did find out something interesting you’ll want to remember.
    Last Friday I was stopped at Sportsman Lake and told there would be a hunter education class (orange card class) held there on Aug. 3.
    That’s right, apparently the class has gone from a three-day venue to a one day, eight-hour class.