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Outdoors

  • 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!”

  • Bucks vs Does, which one would you take?

    My young friend Preston Spalding, son of Jason and Beth Spalding, took a nice doe during our recent Youth Season.

    After a lot of practice, and as all of us know, a little luck, Preston put the smack down on his deer.

    Congratulations go out to Preston and anybody else who took a deer during the Youth Season!

     

  • Knight Time 5K is Friday, Nov. 1

    Who has the most spirit? Marion County or Washington County?

    Come to Lebanon on Friday, Nov. 1, for a fun, competitive run/walk open to everyone, including runners and walkers from other parts of the region and state.

    Pick your team or choose to stay neutral! Stay and watch the “Border War” Marion County vs. Washington County football game after the race (entry not included.) 

  • 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.