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Found this sight, thought it might be helpful.
Virginia opened bear hunting across the border from me this year and I've been bow hunting (no bait) and the last few days gun hunting.
Had a super time learning about bears while bow hunting ( I even saw one a couple of times). I knew the chances were a little below zero of getting one with a bow.

I had great expectations this Monday(opening day with a firearm). Got there early, settled in, nice snow on the ground...and then it started. Trucks, trucks, and more trucks. There were 2 groups of hound hunters each with 5 trucks, about 10 people, and 10 dogs. Each group split into 2 or 3 trucks and drove the roads, strip roads, and 4-wheeler trails about 2 miles an hour looking for any sign of a bear. I've spent the last 3 days trying to find an area where their trucks can't make it. No luck and unbelievalby frustrating.

I talked with a few of them, great guys, but the other 3 or 4 bear hunters in the area couldn't hunt because of them. I'm not knocking bearhoundsman's or anyone else's way of hunting. Heck, I would love it if I had dogs to do it with. The constant traffic made it impossible to enjoy what I thought was going to be a great experience. Unless I can find an area where there are no roads or 4-wheeler trails (probably impossible) I won't be hunting next year.

Again I'm not against this tradition, but if or when KY gets a bear season take my advise and don't support hound hunting for bear. Road hunting just aint my style.

Bearhoundsman...I enjoy reading your posts and learning about bear hunting, but I didn't realize I would get a crash course in hound hunting in a few days. 6 bear in 2 days...a good old fashion hunter doesn't stand a chance.[:(]
Here is some photo's for Bearhoundsman. This is a biggun'!!!

Hey Guys

I just want to let everyone know something I have seen this year that makes me very sad[V]

I am a rabbit hunter and I run beagles all over the state and this year I can't believe the number of dead deer I have been finding. It's not unusual to run across 1 or 2 during the season but this year I have found a bunch (I found 3 at the Twin Eagles WMA last friday).

Hunters are shooting them and leaving them. I don't know if it is because of a lack of tracking skills, or perhaps the deer was too small to waste a tag on.

You guys that are doing this should be ashamed.

If you don't know how to track a wounded deer........Learn! There is some skill involved, but it's not brain surgery. Choose your shots well. You don't have to shoot the first one that comes along. If you don't have a decent shot or if it's not big enough to fill up your freezer....let it go. Another one will be along soon.

Sorry to rant like this folks, but what I have seen the last 3 or 4 weeks sickens me.

Thanks for listening

Teach your children to hunt
You won't have to hunt your children
I ran across this site and thought some of the sound clips might come in handy (I love the Frogs/peepers... I sure wish it was July and I was barefoot in the creek!) The Wolves/howl is great too. Someday, I am going to caribou hunt up there....
A couple of years ago I found a calender that I think was from the Fish and Wildlife department. That had when all the seasons opened during the year, when turkeys started gobbling and fish started to spawn. I was wondering if anyone know where I could get another one, We need one for work to plan vacations. [:D]
i heard that the pepsi co. gives a portion of there profits
to fight the nra and any other pro gun organizations!

could this possibly be true?
Free downloadable, printable targets here
in the time i've been coming to this site i've enjoyed talking to some of you, but due to some recent happenings i think it is time for me to move on to another site due to some hard feeling that have came up over my style of bear hunting. so not wanting to start any arguments due to my often hot headed nature i'll more than likely be moving on. anyone who wishes to contact me can do so at my email address which is
I like to hunt squirrels with my mod.54 RWS 22 cal. air gun. It is quite and packs a good punch. I have bagged several grays, fox squirrels. and a dozen or so cottontails.

The more i learn about deer hunting...The less i seem to know
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The Kentucky Conservation Officers' Association
After the gun season is over, is deer hunting still good? Is it better to hunt early in the season or wait till its over & try your luck? All my luck came early but i wanna know if its just as good after gun hunting..
What is your favorite hunting videos? Mine are Muzzy bad to the bone, Primos Truth 11, and Realtree Monster Bucks 11 vol. 1&2.
Hey all!! just wanted to let yaw know im new here. my dad (turk2di) wanted me to get on a couple message boards and learn some stuff from experienced people and teach yaw what i know. Well just wanted to say hey. BigBuck
i was just wanderin if anyone has ever tried rain-x on scope lenses, i was just sittin around thinkin about a way to keep lenses from fogging and that came to mind and i thought maybe someone else had thought of it and tried it if so let me know if it works

just bein out there is enuff
See here:
i just read about this story thought some of you might enjoy reading it too....this fella has a heart of gold,1626,ECP_4476_2454712,00.html

"A wise indian once said,the more you move the less you will see,the less you move the more you will see"

" I live to hunt, but my wife says i may be hunting a place to live"
New Jersey story


The Kentucky Conservation Officers' Association
Just wanted to the sponsors of this site know........ I had left my boots at my farm and had to stop to purchase some new ones, on my way to IL for last weeks gun opener. Saw Uncle Lee's on my way down the WK and stopped in......... GREAT PLACE. I wish I had the ladies name who helped me, very informative, friendly, great customer service. I'll go back and I recommend them highly. If your in the area, stop in!!

Back in the 1960s, my dad bought me my first shotgun. It was made by ERBI Toledo Arms Spain. 410 singleshot with a "coin" finish and engraving of bird dogs if I remember correctly. When I was a teenager, I got the "bright idea" to trade it at the poolroom for a junk 22 pistol that shaved lead. Now that I have a son of my own, I would like to find this type of shotgun for my son. Can anyone give me any ideas where and how to start my search? I did a internet search and found very little info. This shotgun was purchased at Meades Hardware in Harrodsburg, Ky.
Got this from the U.S. SPORTSMAN ALLIANCE. SCORE ONE FOR THE GOOD GUYS[:)]. To bad the fine is more. This guy deserves to have the book thrown at him.
An Indiana man may soon find himself behind bars after being arrested for harassing waterfowl hunters. Hunter harassment laws, modeled after draft legislation created by the U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance, make it illegal to disrupt lawful hunting in Indiana and all 50 states.
The anti-hunter, whose name was withheld pending further investigation, was arrested for hunter harassment, vandalism and theft. The man, agitated that shooting had awakened him and that sportsmen were killing “his ducks,” continuously yelled at waterfowl hunters on the St. Joseph River in Indiana. He also allegedly let air out of the sportsmen’s truck tire and took money from the vehicle.
The man faces up to a $500 fine and jail time.
Has there been any thoughts about getting some hats or shirts made with the KentuckyHunting...logo printed on them?
i think awhile back there was a few bumper stickers made..

Do you think we could have a contest with say a logo to appear on these items..i say lets look into it im proud to be a member here and would like to show our support..maybe the www could make a few $$ off the items to help pay for some of the fees to keep this site up and running... Anyone else feel this is a good idea ?

"A wise indian once said,the more you move the less you will see,the less you move the more you will see"

" I live to hunt, but my wife says i may be hunting a place to live"
I am looking for the person or persons who helped my brother on Friday night Nov. 14th. He was involved in a single car accident on hwy 150 near crab orchard ky. He was driving a blue s10 pickup that went off the road and hit a culbert head. He was not breathing and someone stopped and performed cpr on him till the ems arrived. He is in uk hospital now in a coma but the doctors are exspecting him to make a full recovery. I would just like to find the person or persons who took the time to stop and save my brother, they are true heros. If anyone knows who they are please post A reply and I will greatly appreciate it. Thanks, Tony

"Not only is bowhunting a fun and real challenge,but its good for you. The exercise in the fresh air, the chance to get away from everday pressures and problems, a return to the basic relationships between man and his environment."
Fred Bear
Congrats on winning the $50 gift certificate!!! Enjoy(I'm sure you will) way to go; high five!!![:D]

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I'd rather be lucky than good any day!!

Reloaders Haul Brass!
this year's november hunt was monday and tuesday.
we killed 3 monday 424,384,278. and got several dogs hurt.
tuesday we killed 3 also 524,277,221. got 2 dogs killed and sent 18 to the vet. will hopefully have pics soon.
has anyone else noticed that the site is loading slowly?
or is it just me sometimes it takes 5-15 min for me to load
and last week i was at the library and got on their pc and noticed it took a few minutes to load there and they have higher connections them myself...

"A wise indian once said,the more you move the less you will see,the less you move the more you will see"

" I live to hunt, but my wife says i may be hunting a place to live"
I was just looking through a Sportsman Guide catalog and seen some Rocky boots that was "factory seconds" for less that half the original price. Now I don't see anything wrong with factory seconds and I was wondering if someone of you that might be interested, in helping me put our net surfing skills to the test and find some sort of outlet or website that sells factory seconds in general hunting gear. Such as clothes, boots, maybe even equipment. But anyway I will start looking and if I find anything I will post. [:)]
Hunting for Nerds 101

Having Coffee and Calculating Antler Spread
By Pooge

In a never ending quest to entertain myself I have used a simple mathematical equation to determine many things while in the woods hunting. This weeks experiment will be to use this equation to determine the antler spread of a Whitetail Deer using nothing more than a coffee stir stick and a few simple measurements.

Lets begin by showing the equation in the form we need for this calculation:
A = a (D / d)
Where (A) is the width of the target (i.e. antler spread), (a) is a known width of a reference object, (D) is the distance to the target, and (d) is the distance from your eye to the tip of the reference object.

In this example, the reference object is a simple coffee stir stick and it measures .125 inches in diameter.

First, place the stir stick in your hand and pinch between your index finger and thumb. Hold at arms length from your body, directly in front of you with your thumb pointing up.
Next, have someone carefully measure from your eye to the tip of the stick. This measurement should be remembered as the basis for all future calculations (d). In my case, this value was 30 inches.

So now we have 2 of the necessary values for our equation:
a = .125(n)
d = 30

Now lets pretend a deer is 20 yards away, and we know this because we are really good at determining distances and or have a range finder, or now how to determine range based on my next essay.
(To practice this, use trees at various distances from the stand.)

D = 20 yds or 720 inches (as there are 36 inches in a yard)

Now, extend your arm, holding the stir stick, just as in the initial measurement and calculate how many sticks will fit between each edge of the antlers, or whatever you are measuring).

Lets say for examples sake it turned out to be 5.

Now we know that a = .125(5) or .625

The rest is simple...

A = .625 (720 / 30)
A = .625 (24)
A = 15 inches...
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The Kentucky Conservation Officers' Association
Hello all I tagged out opening day with a 8 point now im wanting to do some bobcat hunting and coyote hunting, I know the season is open but if the game warden sees me hes going to think im deer hunting. Can I legally hunt theses animals during deer season even though im tagged out also what do I tell the wardon when he wants to see my license and thinks im deer hunting?
we have had a big increase on our bear population in the past two years. im telling you they are everywhere. Is there alot all over the state?

Makes me dred spring turkey hunting[:D][:D]
first of all I would like to say this is one fo the better hunting sites I have found on the web, lots of good information and very nice people. Now here's my question I was wondering on how everyone sharpens there knives. I know a wet rock and a leather belt does a fine job, but I just hate to put scratches on the blade of the Kissing Krane. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Anyone hear a rumor about a Bass Pro Shop being built between Somerset and I-75?

I got this off of another site. It's about Girl Scouts in Alaska learning to trap beavers. Check out the link below and read the article. Wish they would do something like that around here!!!,2933,102798,00.html
Just out of curiosity, how many out their regularly hunt Bullfrogs? What techniques and equipment do you use? What is your favorite recipe? Got any interesting tales?

Myself, i use a little pump .22 with hollowpoint shorts. I like to use a small aluminum boat with a trolling motor and a 1,000,000 candle power spotlight. I don't have any special recipe, just roll 'em in meal and flour, toss 'em in the hot grease. Only good tale is when we tried to hunt a couple of old strip mine ponds in Perry County. After shooting 4 or 5 copperheads swimming to our light, we gave up and got the heck out of there. They were still a lot more snakes, not so many shells left, and no more nerve what so ever.
I wanted to use this forum to find out why so many gun owners
are not nra members,

I don't belive they are perfect, sometimes they say the wrong things
and make anti-gunners get on there horse

But I think there the best chance to defend all our gun rights
so I gladly pay my dues because of this.

PLUS, the american rifleman, Is worth the cost of the dues for me!

Please post your views, I want to know why so many gunners arnt trying to defend our rights to own and use our guns!!!!!!!!!!!!!
hey all, Ive been looking to replace my last pair of binoculars,
as my friends son decided to drop mine on the ground,
my question is after looking at these, I see spotting scope's
when do I need one, or are these for long range?
And any body got advise on brands of range finders?
Alright guys. I'm curious as to what hunting shows you like and which ones do you hate? Why? If you were in charge of a show yourself, what would you include, what would you avoid, etc.

Just for the record, I like Primo's, Realtree Roadtrips, and Knight & Haleto name a few. I HATE Texas deer hunts and feeling like I am watching an infomercial. I like the enthusiasm of the Primo's guys, as well as the fact that they don't put in all the "fluff" footage that the other shows fake. I also like getting some background information on the hunt before it takes place and not just watching a shot scene.

What about everyone else?

(After rereading the above, I realize it sounds a lot like a single's ad. Did I mention I like long walks on the beach, etc.?)[:D]

Brian Grossman
I thought I'd change my user name to a more approiate name. My new name is Greenhorn. Since I'm 38, and only been hunting 2 years.
Please take note if you ever reply to me .
thanks, mike
Dog Shoots Man

PARIS (Reuters) - A French hunter was shot by his dog after he left a loaded shotgun in the trunk of his car with two dogs and one of the animals accidentally stepped on the trigger, police said Wednesday.

The man, from the village of Espelette in the Basque region, was admitted to a hospital in the nearby town of Bayonne Monday with leadshot injuries to the hip.

"As he was driving along, one of his dogs accidentally set off the gun," said a police official.
i was reading a local paper today and came upon a story about a bull that had gotten out and caused an accident....
some lady had the nerve to write in and say that
"this bull may have broken through a fence surrounding its pasture,Or <b>it may have been one of the many inadvertently set free by hunters each season......</b>
now most of you hunt how many of you have let the bull out of the pasture...she applies this is a common occurance
how would you feel if you saw this??? this lady is ASSUMING we as hunters screw everything up no wonder we get a bad rap BUT i already have a letter to the editor

and i was wondering if i need some backup if she dont change her statement would you be willing to send a letter to the editor as well?

i'll keep you updated to her replies...

"A wise indian once said,the more you move the less you will see,the less you move the more you will see"

" I live to hunt, but my wife says i may be hunting a place to live"
Greetings Sportsmen. Ill go ahead and convey the obvious, I am a new guy here. It truly looks like a great site; I can’t imagine why I have never stumbled up onto it before now. Thank you Officer Finn for drawing my attention to this particular piece of cyberspace. It is nice to see a common meeting area for the outdoorsmen and women of Kentucky to congregate and share information, recount stories and tell big tales.

As the title might suggest, I am a trapper. My trap lines have meandered through the flat lands of western Kentucky in Warren, Simpson, Logan, and Allen counties while saturating the Appalachian foothills in and around my home of Powell County. Regardless of where my travels find me knocking on doors for permission in this state, I always seem to run into one of two given responses. In light of exaggerated numbers of coyotes and coon in some counties, permission is often granted to, “Kill all of ‘em you can.” Otherwise, due to misconceptions of traps and trappers, or the Animal Planet mentality of live and let live, permission is just as often denied. In a Disney Channel world of talking animals and viscous serrated-edge traps, I can only understand why some people feel as though they do. Don’t short circuit your objective thinking here, I am not complaining about being denied access to private property to trap. Regardless of their reasons, I always respect a landowner’s wishes and move on to the next farm with no hard feelings. What does bother me however is the negative attitude that many of my fellow hunters harbor toward their brethren trappers.

Furbearers, just like deer and grouse, rabbits and turkeys, are a renewable natural resource. Animal rights activists actively scrutinize hunters just as severely as their trapping counterparts. Trappers invest just as much if not more time, money, and effort into their recreation as hunters do. In addition to these facts, perhaps the strongest connection between the two groups...
We noticed a campground south of Central City, near the WK Parkway, while on a scouting trip Sunday. I intended to stop and check it out on the way back home, but we had to leave unexpectedly and didn't get the chance. Have any of you all ever looked it over? Do you have a phone number? Thanks, Tom.
The Kentucky Conservation Officers' Association is now able to offer yearly subscriptions to their magazine.


So if you would like to support your wildlife & boating officers' association and be able to read the stories written by the officers and see the pictures of poachers getting caught, while getting info on seasons, limits, and seeing questions answered plain and simple straight from the officers, then just send a $ 16.00 check or money order made out to "GWD" (Game Warden Diaries) send it to the officers' association at this address.

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7213 Nashville Road
Adairville, KY 42202


Subscribe & Support your Ky Wildlife & Boating Officers and the many good causes that their Association supports with magazine proceeds such as - Sending Needy Kids to Conservation Camp - God's Great Outdoors Youth Hunting & Fishing Events - Handicap Children Outdoor Fishing & Horseback Riding Groups - Funding Public Schools Archery Programs - Other Youth Hunting & Fishing Events - FOP Shop with a Cop - Kosair Children's Hospital - And More

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At work this afternoon a fellow told me of a big game high fence operation located between Paradise and Rockport on some reclaimed stripmine land. Supposed to be like 2,700 acres under high fence. He said they have Elk , Bison , and several kinds of deer. This is the first I have heard of this. Just curious if anyone else has heard of this place.
Hey I'm looking for a good recipe for some deer jerky. I like to make be a few bags full before I go to deer camp. Nothing real hot about medium will do.

"Live to Hunt"
Here is the deal:

The boss says that I can giveaway a $50.00 gift certificate to our Sporting Goods store here in Greenville Kentucky.

All you have to do is reply to this topic stating that you want to be entered. On Friday, November 14th we will pick a winner from the entries at random.


Only enter once. Please do not sign up using a new username to register more than once. The gift certificate can only be used in our retail store (no mail order). Finally, we reserve the right to change any of the rules or prizes [:eek:)]


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Are there any outdoor shops/archery pro shops in Owensboro? I have to be up there several times in the next few weeks and would like to check them out if I have free time. Thanks.
Hi all, Im new to hog hunting and am very interested in buying my first rifel,(use to shotguns) Im looking at buying a winchester model
70 but cant decide what caliber to choose, I like the super short 223 & 243, or should I stick to a standered 270wsm,7mm-wsm,300wms?
I would like a strong caliper so I may use this for deer, but I dont need A big game gun, I want to choose a good all around caliper as this is my first rifle, thanks all for your advise