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Outdoors

  • Anderson youth hunt teaches safety, preserves heritage

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    Were someone to look up the definition of the perfect example of a youth hunter, the photo they’d see would likely be one of sisters Quetzal and Rio Velasco.

  • 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.

  • Hobbs harvest velvet buck
  • Wild hogs better than gators or beaches for local teens

    By Jeff Lilly

    Outdoors columnist

    A sure sign that summer is fading away is the emerging of the bid yellow kid haulers letting us all know that school is back in session in Anderson County as well as other surrounding counties and communities.

  • Perfect weather conditions should signal great dove season

    By Lee McClellan

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    The diminishing daylight hours, foggy mornings and slightly different angle of the daytime sun informs hunters the best time of year is upon us.

  • Choosing your first shotgun correctly

    By Lee McClellan

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    My first shotgun was an old .410-gauge Mossberg with a bolt action and pistol grip that once belonged to my grandmother. A decent squirrel gun, yet working the bolt to get off three shots at incoming doves was nearly impossible for me when excited. Doves flying nearby had little to fear when I shouldered that old .410.

  • 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 recently made it feel more like early fall than the dog days of summer.

    Fall hunting season seems closer with a crispness in the air. And in reality, it isn’t far off. Early fall squirrel season in Kentucky opens soon.

    Spending time at the shooting range now not only is fun but it’s also a surefire way to ensure you’ll be ready when it counts this fall.

  • Dedication of Kentucky River WMA tract set for Friday

    From staff reports

    The Kentucky River Wildlife Management Area’s newest tract will open in Henry County with a dedication Friday, Aug. 15, according to a news release.

    The department completed its 18-month-long effort to acquire the 926-acre Stephen Boone property on June 2 and made it a priority to get the new area ready for use by hunters and anglers in time for the Aug. 16 opening of squirrel season.

  • Blue Grass Games medalists