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Outdoors

  • Archery shoot aimed toward deer season opener

    The Anderson County Sportsman’s Club will host its final archery shoot of the year Saturday, Aug. 27, the club announced.
    Registration will begin at 9 a.m. and end at 1 p.m., followed by the shoot.
    Cost is $10 for adults.
    The course will include 30 3D targets, three of which will be new, including an elk and caribou.
    To give shooters an opportunity to prepare for the upcoming deer season, the course will be designed in a hunting setting.
    A Rinehart target will be given away during the shoot, and another will be raffled.

  • Dove season outlook promising for Sept. 1 opener

    I remember the thrill the first time my neighbor, Mr. Goff, let me go along with the older boys on an early season dove hunt in the country around Bloomfield, Kentucky.

  • Squirrel season kicks off fall hunting Aug. 20

    The first hunting season of the fall opens soon.


    Kentucky’s fall squirrel season, a 192-day split season that kicks off the calendar of fall hunting, opens on Aug. 20 and continues through Nov. 11. The season opens again Nov. 14 and runs through Feb. 29, 2012.


    The daily bag limit is six squirrels.


    Ben Robinson, small game biologist for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, said the outlook for the season is excellent.

  • When it comes to wildlife, resist the urge to adopt

    Most people I know really like, if not love, baby animals.


    The reaction to them is much the same as the actions towards our own babies of the human race. We all love to watch the little tricycle motors grow up and watch in amazement as they go from crying, eating and cooing poop machines to the adults of the future. They need nurturing and a lot of care to reach a point of independence. Baby animals, however, are typically not as helpless as human babes or nearly as helpless as humans think. That brings me to the main point of my column this month.  

  • Goose, dove, squirrel seasons near

    The first fall hunting season in Kentucky opens in less than a month. Here are some highlights of what’s to come:


    The 2011-2012 Kentucky Hunting & Trapping Guide is being printed and will be mailed to license vendors statewide next week.


    The 66-page guide is free, and details the season dates, bag limits and regulations for deer, elk, bear, turkey, small game and furbearers.

  • COLUMN: Pleasant ways to enjoy the great outdoors

    Summer has arrived in Kentucky and with that comes the heat, humidity, thunderstorms, tornadoes and flooding that typically accompany such weather events. There’s nothing surprising in a day in the Bluegrasss state, especially here in Anderson County.  

  • Archery camp tournament medalists

    Winners were named in the recent tournament at the Emma B. Ward archery camp recently.

  • Heavy rains put damper on spring hunting

    I am pretty sure most of you out there are like me and are tired of all the rain.
    I know the folks with river properties are, whether it be here along the Kentucky, along our northern border with Ohio or in far west Kentucky’s Mississippi River shores. Let’s keep all these folks in our prayers as they continue to battle the forces of nature whether it is from water, tornadoes or anything else uprooting their lives.

  • Bullfrog season opens Friday

    The season opens as spring days begin to warm, but the nightly chorus of the bullfrog is considered by many to be the song of summer.


    Spend a night sloshing through ponds and creeks gigging bullfrogs and then fry up their meaty legs for breakfast with eggs and hash browns. You’ll then understand the allure of the season.
    Kentucky’s bullfrog season extends through five months of warm weather, opening on the third Friday in May, May 20 of this year, and running through Oct. 31.

  • Big Prize

    Reagan Jennings, 11, took this bird on the opening day of spring turkey season. The bird weighed 25 pounds, had an 11-inch beard and 1 1/8-inch spurs.Reagan Jennings, 11, took this bird on the opening day of spring turkey season. The bird weighed 25 pounds, had an 11-inch beard and 1 1/8-inch spurs.