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Outdoors

  • 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.

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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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Make safe boating part of your summer plans

    By Kevin Kelly

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    With summer activities in full swing, Kentucky’s lakes and rivers are teeming with boaters enjoying the water.

    Officials with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources want it to be a fun and safe experience for everyone.

  • 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.

  • Catfish spawn brings hot fishing in reservoirs

    By Lee McClellan

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    Water temperatures are climbing into the upper 70s, sending channel catfish to rocky banks in reservoirs to spawn. June is one of the most productive months to fish for them.