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Practice safety at the shooting range

By Kevin Kelly

Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

The cooler temperatures and lower humidity that spread across Kentucky last week made it feel more like early fall than the dog days of summer.

Fall hunting season seems closer with a crispness in the air in mid-July. And in reality, it isn’t far off. Early fall squirrel season in Kentucky opens in less than a month.


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Cumberland River now a great spot for catching trout

Fishing options for the dog days

By Lee McClellan

Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

The dog days of summer settled over Kentucky in the last week, bringing the hottest temperatures of the year. The summer heat in July and August make fishing reservoirs a tough prospect.

Even bluegill get grumpy in the larger lakes at this time of year, much less largemouth bass.


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KDFWR completes drawing for elk hunting areas

From staff reports

Those drawn for a 2014 Kentucky elk hunt can now go online to www.fw.ky.gov to see their assigned hunting area, according to a news release

Kentucky’s popular quota elk hunts are carried out in two stages: initial selection then a second random drawing to determine the hunting area.


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Make safe boating part of your summer plans

By Kevin Kelly


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Green River gives sense of history, great fishing

By Lee McClellan

Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

The headwaters of Green River above Green River Lake imprinted historical greatness on the descendants of the earliest settlers of the area.

Capt. Abraham Lincoln obtained the first recorded land grant in what is now Casey County with 800 acres along the Green River. His 8-year-old son, Thomas, narrowly escaped death during an Indian ambush that killed Capt. Lincoln in 1786. Without Thomas, we would never hear of his son Abraham Lincoln.


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Banks of Taylorsville Lake good spots for channels

Catfish spawn brings hot fishing in reservoirs

By Lee McClellan


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Bats can be beneficial; Catfish abundant in Anderson County

Summer is good time for learning nature's way

By Jeff Lilly, outdoors columnist


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Sportsman's Club sponsors archery shoot

The Anderson County Sportsman's Club will be hosting a 3D Archery Shoot on Sunday, June 29 at the club property on Old Joe Road. The shoot begins at 9 a.m. and will cost $12 per person to shoot for fun, $15 to shoot for points.

Several classes will also be offered that day.


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Good numbers recorded in Elkhorn Creek

Smallmouth fishing getting stronger as water temps rise

By John Herndon

The stream smallmouth fishing season is in full bloom.

A late spring following a brutally cold winter caused some hit and miss stream smallmouth fishing this past spring. With the warm winds of June now here, stream smallmouth are settling into their summer patterns with water temperatures stabilizing in the mid-70s.


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West Virginia Gobbler

Keith Lilly displays the gobbler he took during a trip to West Virginia. The bird sported a 9 1/2-inch beard and sharp 1 3/8-inch spurs.


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