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Outdoors

  • 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.

  • Summer is good time for learning nature's way

    By Jeff Lilly, outdoors columnist

    Remember how this past winter just seemed to keep hanging on like a dog to a bone? Well, summer and 90-degree temps have made it to the Bluegrass State. Now we get to go from wishing it would warm up a couple months ago to wishing it would cool down a little. Just remember, it’s Kentucky so hang around a day or two and the weather will change.

    Bats are beneficial, fun to watch

  • Sportsman's Club sponsors archery shoot

    The Anderson County Sportsman's Club will be hosting a 3D Archery Shoot on Sunday, June 29 at the club property on Old Joe Road. The shoot begins at 9 a.m. and will cost $12 per person to shoot for fun, $15 to shoot for points.

    Several classes will also be offered that day.

  • Smallmouth fishing getting stronger as water temps rise

    The stream smallmouth fishing season is in full bloom.

    A late spring following a brutally cold winter caused some hit and miss stream smallmouth fishing this past spring. With the warm winds of June now here, stream smallmouth are settling into their summer patterns with water temperatures stabilizing in the mid-70s.

  • West Virginia Gobbler

    Keith Lilly displays the gobbler he took during a trip to West Virginia. The bird sported a 9 1/2-inch beard and sharp 1 3/8-inch spurs.

  • Hunter Education teaches safe hunting

    By Kevin Kelly

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    It is a few minutes before 6 p.m. on Friday and vehicles continue pulling into the parking lot at the Scott County Extension Center.

    An orange sign marked “Hunter Education” confirms the visitors are in the right place and directs them to proceed to the North Room, where a uniformed Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources conservation educator welcomes his new students.