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Cooler weather means hunting seasons drawing closer

By Jeff Lilly

Once again another year has rolled by and my favorite time of year is easing its way into the Bluegrass State. Fall and all the great sights, sounds and smells of the season are just around the corner. Sure, August in Kentucky is still usually sweltering hot but we’ve actually been blessed with some cooler weather and especially cooler nights for sleeping.


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Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission proposes seasons

By The Staff

The Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission proposed the 2011-2012 waterfowl seasons at its quarterly meeting held Aug. 19.

Commission members also elected officers and recommended spring turkey hunting regulations for Otter Creek Outdoor Recreation Area in Meade County.


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Get ready for archery deer season

By The Staff

It’s no mystery why hunting white-tailed deer with bows and arrows has such a dedicated following.
One reason is archery season runs more than four months long.


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Archery shoot aimed toward deer season opener

By The Staff

The Anderson County Sportsman’s Club will host its final archery shoot of the year Saturday, Aug. 27, the club announced.
Registration will begin at 9 a.m. and end at 1 p.m., followed by the shoot.
Cost is $10 for adults.
The course will include 30 3D targets, three of which will be new, including an elk and caribou.
To give shooters an opportunity to prepare for the upcoming deer season, the course will be designed in a hunting setting.
A Rinehart target will be given away during the shoot, and another will be raffled.


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Dove season outlook promising for Sept. 1 opener

By The Staff

I remember the thrill the first time my neighbor, Mr. Goff, let me go along with the older boys on an early season dove hunt in the country around Bloomfield, Kentucky.


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Squirrel season kicks off fall hunting Aug. 20

By The Staff

The first hunting season of the fall opens soon.


Kentucky’s fall squirrel season, a 192-day split season that kicks off the calendar of fall hunting, opens on Aug. 20 and continues through Nov. 11. The season opens again Nov. 14 and runs through Feb. 29, 2012.


The daily bag limit is six squirrels.


Ben Robinson, small game biologist for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, said the outlook for the season is excellent.


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Squirrel season offers many hunting opportunities

When it comes to wildlife, resist the urge to adopt

Most people I know really like, if not love, baby animals.


The reaction to them is much the same as the actions towards our own babies of the human race. We all love to watch the little tricycle motors grow up and watch in amazement as they go from crying, eating and cooing poop machines to the adults of the future. They need nurturing and a lot of care to reach a point of independence. Baby animals, however, are typically not as helpless as human babes or nearly as helpless as humans think. That brings me to the main point of my column this month.  


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Goose, dove, squirrel seasons near

By The Staff

The first fall hunting season in Kentucky opens in less than a month. Here are some highlights of what’s to come:


The 2011-2012 Kentucky Hunting & Trapping Guide is being printed and will be mailed to license vendors statewide next week.


The 66-page guide is free, and details the season dates, bag limits and regulations for deer, elk, bear, turkey, small game and furbearers.


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COLUMN: Pleasant ways to enjoy the great outdoors

By Jeff Lilly

Summer has arrived in Kentucky and with that comes the heat, humidity, thunderstorms, tornadoes and flooding that typically accompany such weather events. There’s nothing surprising in a day in the Bluegrasss state, especially here in Anderson County.  


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Archery camp tournament medalists

By The Staff

Winners were named in the recent tournament at the Emma B. Ward archery camp recently.


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