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Outdoors

  • First buck
  • Fishing remains productive during deer season

    By Kevin Kelly

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife

    Kentucky offers some of the finest deer hunting found anywhere, and the modern gun deer season stands as one of the most anticipated opportunities each year.

    Its allure draws many anglers away from the water in November.

  • What would you do if you saw an albino buck?

    By Jeff Lilly

    Outdoors Columnist

    I wanted to start out this month’s column with a question to readers and hunters in our community. Before asking the question, I’ll set it up for you.

    Gavin Dingman is an 11-year-old hunter who lives in Michigan. A couple of weeks ago Gavin harvested a nice 12-point trophy buck with a 30-yard shot from his crossbow.

  • Overcoming challenges found in fall bass fishing

    By Lee McClellan

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    You arrive at the Holcomb’s Landing Ramp just after dawn and look at the shoreline of Lake Cumberland. A line of damp rocks several inches thick rings the lake and the rip rap on the face of Wolf Creek Dam.

    Your heart sinks. They are releasing a lot of water quickly through the dam and into the Cumberland River below it. The first smallmouth bass trip of the fall may be a bust.

  • Salato Center hosts benefit Trail Run

    Trail runners can enjoy a race through the fall woods while helping the Salato Wildlife Education Center, according to a news release.

    The center, located on U.S. 60, west of Frankfort, will be hosting the sixth annual Running Wild 4-Mile Trail Run in Frankfort on Saturday, Nov. 1.

    According to the release, the course will follow the Salato Center’s HabiTrek, Pea Ridge and exhibit trails. These are primitive dirt trails complete with challenging hills, hairpin switchbacks, woods, prairies, brambles and all the obstacles that Mother Nature can supply.

  • Spotted bass back in schools this fall

    By Lee McClellan

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    They were not even recognized as a distinctive fish species until 1927. People for many years believed these fish only existed in Kentucky.

    In 1956, the Kentucky legislature designated this species the “Kentucky bass” and made them the official state fish. Many anglers, especially in the south-central portion of the United States, still call the spotted bass a Kentucky bass.

  • Fall breeding season increases deer movement

    By Kevin Kelly

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    Cooler temperatures and shorter days bring out the fall colors that paint Kentucky’s landscape in warm hues before winter arrives.

    At about the same time, the breeding instinct in whitetail deer stirs, putting them on the move and more frequently into the paths of motorists.

  • Young hunters
  • Youth hunters notch successful weekend

    From staff reports

    Youth hunters had a bang-up weekend, going 9-for-9 in harvesting deer during the annual event sponsored by the Anderson County Sportsman’s Club with an assist from officers with Kentucky Fish and Wildlife.

    The nine participating hunters bagged three bucks, two button bucks and four does, according to a news release.

    “These are times that will never be forgotten for the youth and for the adults,” organizers said in a news release. “Thank you to all the supporters, great or small.”

  • Send us your wildlife photos

    Whether it’s a Boone and Crockett or or a doe, The Anderson News wants to print photos of successful deer hunts.

    Along with our monthly outdoors page featuring local hunter and fisherman Jeff Lilly, we routinely prints photos not only of successful deer hunts, but anglers holding up everything from a monster catfish to the smallest bluegill.

    We ask that the names of those appearing in the photo are provided from the left, and that the game being shown is clean and presented in a dignified manner.