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Outdoors

  • Youth hunt a family affair

    Logan Stephens, left, and his brother Dylan, had a big day on April 2, the first day of youth hunt. Both got a good-sized turkey that morning. Logan, 11, took one with an 11-inch beard for his second bird. Dylan, 9, got his first catch, bagging a bird with a 10-inch beard. They got the birds with a 20-gauge shotgun. The family plans to mount the fans, beard and spurs.
     

  • Turkey trifecta for Pendleys

    Nathaniel Pendley, 6, took this gobbler during spring turkey season. It weighed 23 pounds and had one-inch spurs.

    Micheala Pendley, 8, got this jake, her first turkey, during the spring hunting season.

    Hunter Pendley, 10, got his second turkey, a jake, during youth hunt season. They are the children of Michael and Cheryl Pendley.
     

  • Great start to turkey season

    Turkey season opened with a bang this season for several of the Lilly clan.

  • Spring hunting, fishing prizes

    Several Anderson County residents have had big catches in the spring hunting and fishing seasons.

  • Spring turkey hunt looks promising

    When Kentucky’s spring wild turkey season opens April 16, hunters should get plenty of opportunities to match wits with the older, experienced gobblers that make the sport so challenging and exciting.

  • Kentucky River producing white bass, sauger, muskellunge

    Kentucky anglers who like sauger, white bass or muskellunge need to plan a trip to the Kentucky River in the next couple of weeks. Population sampling on the Kentucky River conducted by fishery biologists with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources over the past several weeks show healthy populations of white bass, sauger and muskellunge.

  • Twenty participate in archery shoot

    The Anderson County Sportsman’s Club held a 3-D archery shoot over the weekend, and 20 shooters participated despite the windy, cold weather.
    The results are as follows:

    Men’s Open
    Lee Marshal, 286
    Mark Embs, 264
    Lee Puckett, 257
    Ethan Steele, 230 (youth)
    Mike Riddle, DNF
    Mike Tracy, DNF
    Tim Fitzpatrick, DNF
    Eddie Baker, DNF

    Men’s Hunter
    Darryl Gibbs, 307
    Noel Hudson, 301
    Brent Hudson, 293
    Mike Holder, 280

  • In retrospect, elk for crappie trade a good will gesture

    My column last month stirred up a little conversation that leads me to address it a bit further this month. Some outdoorsmen, including me, had a beef over the deal with Missouri to swap 150 of our eastern Kentucky elk for crappie.  


    Yes, elk for fish.

  • Controversy emerging over elk permitting and restoration

    Success can often breed controversy.  Once someone or something becomes a “success” it seems the eyes of the world are firmly fixed and the successful entity is thoroughly monitored while those same monitoring eyes wait anxiously for its downfall. With so many cell phones, pictures, videos, computers and other electronic means out there it seems impossible to “escape” attention or “get away with anything” when an action or actions are found to be amiss.

  • Deer season ends with record archery harvest

    Kentucky’s 2010-11 white-tailed deer season ended over the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend with archers posting two all-time harvest records.

    “There was an archery record set for the month of January (2,683 deer) and for the season (16,636 deer),” said David Yancy, deer biologist for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources.

    Archery hunters harvested 413 antlerless deer and 253 antlered bucks over the holiday weekend.