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Outdoors

  • Public can help researchers monitor the health of Kentucky’s deer herd

    Kentucky Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Resources report

    Wildlife watchers can help researchers track and monitor the health of Kentucky’s deer herd.

    “For years, the Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study Group has tracked outbreaks of EHD – or epizootic hemorrhagic disease – in deer,” said Tina Brunjes, deer and elk program coordinator for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. “The public can assist researchers by reporting sick animals and pinpointing locations.”

  • OUTDOORS: Trail cam shows what wildlife is doing

    Hot, hot, hot! I know that anyone reading this didn’t need to be reminded of just how hot the weather has been here in Kentucky. The drought is really taking a toll on everything seems like.  The yards, gardens, trees and even the wildlife seem to be taking a pretty stressful hit when things stay so hot and dry for so long. We went almost a month at my place without a decent rain.  It does save gas on mowing but it sure makes the grass awfully crispy walking to check out my trail cams.

  • OUTDOORS: Establish small plots of clover to improve deer and turkey hunting

    By Art Lander, Jr.

    Ky. Dept. of Fish and Wildlife

    Establishing small plots of clover throughout your hunting area can pay big dividends during deer and wild turkey seasons.

    Summer is a good time to start preparations for an initial planting in the fall.

  • OUTDOORS: Look for summertime memories on the waterways

  • OUTDOORS: Pick the right rig and bait to target the type of catfish you want to catch

    By Art Lander, Jr.

    Ky. Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Resources

    Late May is a prime time to catch catfish from Kentucky's reservoirs, small lakes, rivers and farm ponds.

    "The water is warming into the 70s and catfish are about to spawn," said Gerry Buynak, assistant director of the Fisheries Division for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. "Beginning in late spring and throughout the summer, catfish settle into daily patterns and feed aggressively."

  • Hunting, fishing with family always a blessing

    I’ve never been a big television watcher. 

    I do enjoy sitting with my lovely wife Leigh when we have time and watching certain shows and have always enjoyed watching most sports on the tube including a good NASCAR race. I typically don’t watch much of anything live anymore since I can do all the recording, pausing and rewinding live TV with my satellite setup. I can also skip the annoying commercials. 

  • Elk hunt deadline is April 30

    By Dave Baker

    Ky. Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Resources

    The deadline to apply for Kentucky's hunt of a lifetime is fast approaching. 
   

    Hunters have until midnight, Monday, April 30 to apply for a Kentucky elk hunt. The quota hunt drawing for an elk permit is open to residents and non-residents. 
   

    Kentucky will issue 900 general quota hunt permits this year, an increase of 100 permits over the 2011 season. Kentucky's elk herd is expected to surpass 10,000 animals by fall.   

  • Early hunting brings some unusual findings

    Hallelujah! Spring turkey season in Kentucky is here. 

    The early spring we’ve experienced here in the Bluegrass has had me on edge for weeks before the season actually opened April 14. I’ve strutted around the house and made a hundred trips out on the deck listening for gobbling birds. I’ve also worn out my binoculars searching the woods and fields around my place in search of turkey birds to try and satisfy the hunger to go hunting.   Well, no more waiting. The season is here and is open thru May 6.

  • OUTDOORS: Sportsman's Club hosts youth hunt

    The Anderson County Sportsman’s Club held its Annual Turkey Youth Hunt on April 7-8. The event was hosted by officers David Goodlett, Jason Wells and Sgt. Phillip Crane, with 20 youth, between ages 10-15, who participated.  Six youth successfully harvested a turkey.

    This event was a great opportunity for the youth to experience hunting during the Youth Turkey Hunt in Anderson County. The youth enjoyed this time as they watched and listened for opportunities to harvest a turkey.

  • Have a safe spring turkey season by remembering these tips

    By Officer David Goodlett

    Ky. Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Resources

    The weather is finally starting to turn warmer and spring is in the air. Many people are looking forward to doing some fishing and trying to rid themselves of cabin fever.

    While spring is a fine time to do some fishing, with the arrival of spring also comes the time of year that turkey hunters have looked forward to since the distant gobbles of last spring.