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Outdoors

  • 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.

  • 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.