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Outdoors

  • OUTDOORS: Set up on field edges when turkey season arrives next month

    I know it feels great outside the last several weeks but spring is here at least two to three weeks too early thanks to not much winter and a whole lot of rain. Grass and weeds are shooting up around my place nearly as fast as the gas prices.

  • OUTDOORS: Additional fishing access opens just in time for white bass run at Taylorsville Lake headwaters

    Anglers have new access to the Taylorsville Lake headwaters in central Kentucky just in time for the popular white bass spawning run, according to a release from the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife resources.

    "We're going to be putting a lot of smiles on the faces of people," said Bill Mitchell, foreman of the Taylorsville Lake Wildlife Management Area.

  • Archery teams excel at regional meet

    The Anderson County archery teams had a big day at the recent Region 7 meet. Five different Anderson County teams qualified for the state meet with local archers claiming 25 of the 50 individual awards.

    The Anderson County High School team won the regional championship with a new National Archery in the Schools Program score of 3441, besting the old record by six points, according to Dave Frederick, the high school team's coach.

  • OUTDOORS: Anderson students place high in state archery competition

    Anderson County High School students recently participated in the Kentucky State Indoor Archery Championships, held at Chickasaw Archery Club in Shepherdsville. Frederick won first place in the Youth Female Freestyle Division and was awarded the Jake and Vi Thompson Award for high overall female youth shooter. She scored a 294 out of a possible 300 points.

    Gamble took first place in the Youth Female Bowhunter Division with a score of 260.

  • OUTDOORS: Nash named sportsman of the year

    Anderson County resident Kenny Nash has been named the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Law Enforcement Officers' Sportsman of the Year for District 6.

    The award was voted on by conservation officers from around the 17-county district. It is given to an individual that has stood out during the year, according to a news release. “The individual is someone that purchases hunting and fishing licenses annually, is a landowner, (is) involved in outdoor events and assists conservation officers in their area in any way.”

  • Local taxidermist wins at national competiton

    Imagine being approached by a professional in an area of work you would enjoy doing and being asked to join that professional in a new career direction.

    Justin Tinsley may never have dreamed of such an opportunity, yet he’s kind of living that dream now. Just a year or two ago, Justin was approached by Ed Hancock of Full Fan Taxidermy and was asked if he would like to learn the trade and take on the already successful business Ed had built. 

  • New or improving fishing opportunities in 2012

    By Lee McClellan

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

     

    It is almost time to renew your annual fishing license. The new license year begins March 1.

    This coming year presents some new opportunities to catch rainbow trout, blue catfish, redear sunfish, also known as shellcrackers, and white crappie.

  • First Elk

    Chris Literal of Lawrenceburg was drawn for the 2011 Elk Lottery and landed his this 300-pound cow for his first elk on Dec. 13.

  • OUTDOORS: New archery range opens in Madison County

    A new archery range is now open to the public at the Miller Welch-Central Kentucky Wildlife Management Area in Madison County, according to a news release from the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources.

    Constructed on the northern edge of the WMA along Muddy Creek Road, the archery range consists of is a 12-target traditional range and a 30-target course through the woods, said Derek Beard, the department's wildlife coordinator said in the release. 
   

  • OUTDOORS: Winter temps bring float and fly time

    By Lee McClellan

    Ky. Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Resources

    The late Charlie Nuckols owned a tackle shop and lure company in east Tennessee, near South Holston Lake. Winter crappie anglers who fished small marabou jigs deep under bobbers complained to him about big smallmouth breaking off their rigs all of the time.