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Kentucky Afield News

From KY Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Resources

October 13, 2003

For more information contact Gwen Holt (502) 564-4496

For immediate release

Tygarts State Forest Closed to All Public Access & Hunting Nov. 15 through March 31

Frankfort, KY - October 13, 2003 - The Tygarts State Forest in
Carter County will be closed to all public access beginning November 15 to
allow a salvage timber harvest operation through March 31, 2004, according
to officials with the Kentucky Department of Natural Resources' Division of
Forestry. The salvage harvest is necessary to remove downed and damaged
trees resulting from the ice storm last winter. Removal of these trees will
improve the overall health of the forest and decrease the wildland fire
During this period, no public access will be permitted, which means
after Friday, November 14, no hunting will be permitted in Tygarts State
Forest for the remainder of the fall hunting seasons.
Deer (or other) hunters will not be allowed to hunt Tygarts Forest lands for
the rest of the 2003-04 deer and small game seasons once the salvage
operation begins.
It is expected that open hunting on Tygarts State Forest will resume after
the salvage operation concludes and in time for the statewide general spring
turkey season set to open April 15, 2004.

Hey guys, I am from Tennessee and am looking forward to hunting Ft.Campbell some this year. Does anyone know of a website or how I can prepare myself for that area? I plan to do archery only, so maybe a suggestion from you all might help out. Thanks a bunch !!!!
Yes I living now in Bowling Green Ky. And I would like to able to deer hunt this year. Anyone know of any public hunting or wma grounds that allow bowhunting. Please let me know

The Kentucky Grouse Hunters are hosting a field trial Sunday. The location, Lawrence Co. Call 606-789-2612, Paintsville Recreation Dept. or 606-789-7125 Ho. Everyone is welcome.
Am I clueless or didn't the state Elk hunt kick off this week. It seems we haven't heard anything as of yet, kinda strange considering all but 1 bull was harvested on the 1st day last year. Anybody have any updates?
Just wanted to share the results of a trip of a lifetime in NM...we got the whole thing on film too...



Good Hunting...Tim H.
Kentucky Afield News

From KY Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Resources

October 7, 2003

For more information contact

(800) 858-1549

Youth-Only Deer Firearms; Muzzle-loading Deer and New Turkey Shotgun Seasons Open in October.

Frankfort, KY, October 7, 2003 - Kentucky's youth-only firearms deer
hunt weekend and the first segment of muzzle-loading deer season will occur
on the second and third weekends of October, respectively, throughout the
New this year, an October shotgun turkey season will also be open toward the
end of the month and include the fourth weekend.
On the October 11-12 weekend, hunters age 17 and under can hunt deer with a
firearm statewide. Junior firearm deer hunters must be appropriately
licensed, accompanied by an adult, carry a hunter education course
completion card, abide by the hunter orange clothing law and by season deer
zone limits and requirements.
"Junior hunters are given the first opportunity to hunt deer with a firearm
in Kentucky, which we believe increases their chances of success in many
cases," said Jonathan Day, forest systems coordinator for the Kentucky
Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources (KDFWR).
"Our commission tries to insure that younger hunters have quality
experiences in the field," Day continued.
"This special firearm season also serves to help us manage our herd
effectively, in that a number of antlerless deer are usually taken by youth
hunters," added Day.
Adults accompanying a junior hunter are prohibited from carrying a firearm,
must remain close enough to the junior hunter at all times to take control
of the firearm if necessary, and must comply as well with the hunter orange
clothing law.
All deer hunters are required to record and report harvested deer as
explained in the 2003-04 Kentucky Fall Hunting Guide book, available from
license vendors statewide, on-line at, or by calling (800)
858-1549 weekdays 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Eastern.
Is hunter ed classes tranferable from stateto state?
Rak, you have a good tag line going about the squirrel hunting.
I know a fellow that posts on here a bunch. He works with kids all the time. He will NOT take them deer hunting until the prove themselves as squirrel hunters first.
I think that is one hell of a good idea!!!!
After a major major computer crash I am back in business. How's everybody been?
i was putting up a treestand yesterday evening and was driving back our and looked up ahead in a clover field and saw a grouse so i turned the truck off and watched was eating clover ,never have seen one eat clover before.....
Does anyone hunt these critters or know someone that does?
I've probably seen one in my life and not known it. I do know I can't go out and say,
"look at that gaggle of galliniules"!
BTW, what the heck is a galliniule?[:eek:)]
I've seen a rail, ugly little puddle hopper if you ask me.
North Dakota hunters who owe at least $5,000 in tardy child support payments could have their hunting licenses revoked by the state unless they settle their debts or agree to a repayment schedule, state officials say.

In the coming months, the new enforcement initiative will be expanded to include state driver's licenses, vehicle registrations, boat and snowmobile licenses and holders of occupational licenses, such as electricians, lawyers, doctors and plumbers.

A review of child support data in North Dakota found almost 400 hunters who met the criteria. The state's eight regional child support enforcement agencies will be sending the hunters letters to tell them their licenses could be suspended. A suggested payment agreement will also be enclosed

"It makes no difference whether I got anything; it has to do with how the day was spent"

Fred Bear
Does anybody know what happened to the League of Kentucky Sportsmans web page? What about Ben Halls email address?

Chessies CAN do more than waterfowl!!!
one of my buddies went hunting last night and shot a doe. well after field dressing it. he notice some type of growth on it's back he described it as a cow tongue. kinda nasty but on the way back to the house another buddy decided to yank on it and it came off. broke into two peices. he said that it looked like the growth was come from her spine. anyone know or seen something like this?

>--> if it's brown it's down<--<
the lucky hunter is that checked a deer in /in Knott county using a firearm? i'd be willing to bet a GW has or will be knocking on his/her door...

could it be some of those fella's that Rob wondered upon smoking a doobie?

"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"
Kentucky Afield News

From KY Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Resources

September 29, 2003 For more information contact
For immediate release Norm Minch (800) 858-1549

Addington WMA Closed During Elk Quota Hunts

Hazard, KY, September 29, 2003 - The Addington Enterprises Wildlife
Management Area (WMA) in Perry, Knott and Breathitt counties in southeast
Kentucky will be closed to public access October 4-10, 2003.
During this period, only persons drawn to participate in the 2003
Quota Bull Elk Hunt will be permitted to enter Addington WMA lands.
Likewise, Addington WMA will be closed to public access during the
Quota Cow Elk Hunt scheduled for December 6-12, 2003.
Hunters and other visitors to the Addington WMA are encouraged to
obtain and read the 2003-04 Kentucky Hunting & Trapping Guide for complete
information on recreational use of this WMA, and any other user restrictions
that may apply.

After cutting a deal w/ my wife to try to book a few nighttime guided bowfishing trips next summer I was able to purchase my new rig. I don't think I'll book many I'd say 5 trips for the summer would be enough for me. I can guarentee a great time to anyone that would think about it...
Question......What would someone be willing to pay for a night out????....Say a 6-8 hour trip on the Ohio River or Ky River. Very Professional and gear could be supplied. 2 person maximum....How much per head???\
Professional Rig.....
Hello everyone. I have been a member for a couple of weeks now. This is my first post. I have been reading for a while now and this place has a lot of great people with great tips on everything to do with the great outdoors. I am proud to become a part of the family.[:D]

leave it better than you found it. shelley88
Greetings fellas! Just lookin' for some advice on a good taxidermist/processor here east of louisville. I plan on trying my luck out at Taylorsville sometime soon! New to the area, thus the name and have enjoyed the site so far! Thanks for any advice or pointers on where to hunt on public land.

Keep on keepin' on!
Does anyone know who is on the Wild Life Task Force?
i noticed that when i post it shows my time zone being CT when im in the eastern zone...this isnt a biggie but would like for the time to be actual time...i have looked around trying to figure it out some sites you just change it to your perfered zone...plz help thanks

"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"
Me and my ten year old daughter recently took the Hunter's Education Course. I feel it is a very good program for the kids and adults. My only problem is the test. I don't know if I feel it's necessary for kids to pass an eighty question test. They are still required to be with an adult at all times. I saw too many kids leaving that morning in tears over having not passed the test. My daughter didn't pass either but is determined to go back and take it again.
I think the test requirement should be raised to a higher age, like sixteen or so.
Do you agree?
Saw tape the other day which was a distressed housecat. Anyone used this one and results if any? What call do you have the best luck with, spring, summer and fall?
I gotta say, I was somewhat distressed to see my handle bein' used on this site. I reckin' there can be another "muleskinner" out there, but its kinda hard to git my hand 'round the fact that he's a KY boy like me. Now I ain't in Shelby County no more, fact is, I'm in Wyomin'. Now I gotta head out for the high stonies to hunt elk, but I'll check back 'round the end of the month to see if this other muleskinner's got some sand.

ok it just dawned on me we need to start our own version of AA..."KentuckyHunting"...meetings

how many of you feel the urge/need to check this site daily?
and when something prevents you from doing so you feel a slight crankiness building...

i'll be the first to admit i do have those symptoms
what steps or measures does anyone suggest we need to follow to help us over come this...
OK but keep in mind the first step is admitting that you do have a problem

"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"
So there I am in sitting out a Taylorsville WMA off Hillary Martin Lane and I here a couple of 4 wheelers off in the distance on the other ridge I'm fairly sure they are on WMA property at that point in time and I had seen enough tracks around there to know it was being used for ATV trails.

And just as the magical hour comes and it's the most important time to sit there and listen these yahoo's come up the old closed off road on the WMA.

wehhhhhhhhhhh waaahhhhhhhhhhhh waehhhhhhhhhhhhh weaahhhhhhhhhhhh wehhhhhhhhhhhhhhh wahhhhhhhhhhhhh wahhhhhhhhhhhhah for about 20 minutes until I can't take it anymore. The would go a short ways and then stop and talk not sure what they were doing. Wanted to wait and confront them but I knew they probably lived there and it would mean vandalized truck for me.

This is a new area of the WMA area for me and I had never seen that done on the other portions of Taylorsville WMA.

My official report is lots of squirrels and two wild jack asses
Around Jamestown? Just wondering if how the people traffic is like, worthwhile, etc. Thanks
I am interested in a good breed of dog for dove hunting i have no experience training a dog but i shure would like to learn for dove hunting.[:I]
I'm giving this a try. I was just wondering if the honest hunter that picked up my range finder in the first parking area past the gas line up above the road at Yellowbank WMA Sunday evening would happen to read this please return it. Or if you know someone that might have found it or heard of someone getting it in that are please let me know. I will give you my address if I get a reply.

"Live to Hunt"
Hello, I am a new member on here. My wife and I are thinking about moving to the Lexington area. I am originally from Ashland and we are living in Cleveland, TN now. Are there any good places to hunt around Lexington and how is the job market???
Thanks for any help.

The wilderness is the preservation of the world (Thoureau)
Anyone ever listened to his cd. He has some great bowhunting music. My favorite is Bowhunter Do or Die.
I was just wandering in the hunting guide it lists non-native cervid and non-domesticated bovid in the open all year section. Is there really a population of sheep, goats, or other exotics free ranging somewhere in KY.? If so what and where are they located? Just curious other than Fallow Deer I was not aware of any.
Who would you consider to be your favorite "Famous" huter? (non-family member) The one that interests you most or influenced you in some way. Can be Dead or Alive. Why?
does any one hunt hogs on dale hollow wma?if so could you share a little info?
I went to Clay WMA with my brother and a friend. We all got our limit pretty early. There were almost 200 hunters there! [:0] Going to a private shoot tomorrow! [8D][8D]
For me and a friend to shoot birds today. Our normal spot is flooded out and we really don't want to go to a WMA. ANY help would be great!! THANK YOU!!!
---Tom (859)312-0123 cell :D
Hey guys, I found a new hunting site.

Check out some of the shirts and stuff they've got on there. I've got one coming to me now. They've also got a discussion board. They're just getting started and need some help in spreading the word.

Drop by and take a look around.
So I'm thinking about it. My ol' truck has seen it's better days. Bed is crushed from the 4-wheeler, side crunched from fender bender, fender hit twice by deer, mirrors broken, etc, etc, etc. I take this truck everywhere, it's scratched, dinged and dented.

Anyone done it themselves? If so how tough was it, whats needed? Any other thoughts? Stencil kits? Base color? ETC.


P. Beyer

"It makes no difference whether I got anything; it has to do with how the day was spent"

Fred Bear
Kentucky Afield News
From KY Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Resources
August 29, 2003
For more information contact (800) 858-1549


Frankfort, KY, August 29, 2003 - Dove hunters who hunt on any of the public dove hunting fields under lease to the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources (KDFWR) will be permitted to hunt these properties on the first two Saturdays in September. Public lease program fields, including the two additional days, will be open on Sept. 1,2,4,6,7,8,11, and Sept. 13 through October 24. September 6 and 13 were not listed in the 2003-04 Kentucky Dove & Early Migratory Bird Hunting Season Guide. However, fields will be posted open for those dates on site. A complete list of fields leased by KDFWR for public hunting is published in the guide. The guide also gives directions to leased fields and other important statewide and wildlife management area season information. Some fields may be open only to youth mentor hunts opening day.

The 2003 Dove Hunting Guide is available at hunting and fishing license outlets, on the internet at

or by calling (800) 858-1549 weekdays 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Eastern.

I believe there was a post on here a while back about crops being harvested and the boone and crocket/pope and young bucks killed from those areas. I was wondering if anyone knew of where i could find those maps. They were color corrdinated maps telling how many bucks were killed and then there was a map showing the crops harvested by county.



I wish I was in the woods!!!
hey guys I live at fort knox and i was wondering what the closet place to fort knox to ride my atv. any info will be gladly be appraciated.

"Deer Killer"
Check in the Cyber Hunters Public area regarding the Buck Contest with the $100 Prize for biggest buck, a prize for buck with bow, and a prize for biggest doe.

Entry $10 and there are only limited entries not thousands, not hundreds, just 20 (this is non profit and all proceeds are distributed to contestants).
Ginseng this year while squirrel hunting or scouting?
i didnt find any yet has it started to turn yellow yet?
i did find alot of blood root...i hear "Seng" prices are gonna be up this year...

"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"
It has a lot of nice Bucks. A lot of countryland in around this area. There's a lot of country out there around the WMA also if you can find some nice landowners. We used to squirrel hunt the dog pee out that place in there....
Especially on the Lawrance county area. You could be lucky enough to find a farm to lease...


I love the streams and mountains of Eastern Ky where I was raised. Left Fork of Abbott Creek, Prestonsburg, Ky.
I am really wanting to try a hog hunt with dogs. Either with a knife or bow. the knife sounds like a rush. Any body know of anyone that could provide a single day or maybe two days of hunting at a reasonable price. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
Does anybody know about this area. Made a trip out there a few weeks ago and love the mountains out that way. Any chances of a nice buck being killed there during the October Muzzleloader season. Make take a camping trip.

"Live to Hunt"
I purchased some farm land over the summer halfway tween Franklin and Scottsville on Hwy 100. I have not hunted in Kentucky prior to this year. Would like to hear any deer and turkey hunting reports about this area. Thanks in advance....


One shot one kill..Semper Fi