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I'm 38 years old, and never hunted in my life until the spring turkey season of 2002. I hunted at the Taylorsville WMA at Briar Ridge, to no avail.
There were so many Hunter's the turkey were laughing at us!
I found I loved the challenge even though no harvest. I went with a experienced Deer hunter, but he was a "deer Hunter, not a Turkey Hunter.
I went in december of that year also on a property that had turkey on it daily. The snow that was on the ground must have change their pattern. No turkey either day I went. I did see a doe!

I went Turkey hunting this spring, And had work on calling 'till my wife and kids could call decent by voice! I called in many turkeys, all hens with no beards. I had many gobbles, and thought I was going to get Lucky several times to no avail. I went with an experienced turkey hunter a couple of times, but the tom seemed to always hang up.

I have permission to hunt a 500 acre farm in spencer county with many Deer, and turkey. I'm alone now except for the occasional partner.
I love to hunt still, but it would be awesome to harvest something!

I went muzzleloading a couple of saturdays ago, seen 4 turkey's I could have touched. No deer. Last sat, I went turkey hunting, and saw a nice 8 pointer within 40 yards in the same setup!
I'd hunt every weekend if I could.
Has anyone else taken a couple, or so years to0 have success?

Any recommendations, or comments would be appreciated, Mike
I would love to hear what other people use for scent control hair conditioner! [?]

My boyfriend is an avid hunter and has started bringing me along on his outings. He is also a very big advocate of "scent control"... but the soap he uses right now leaves my hair completely unmanageable and I'd love to find a product that will remedy that!

<b><b>I am interested in the otter brand line of sneak boats on the wing <b>supply website. Just wanted to know if anybody has one, I have a few questions.

do you like it?
what model do you have?
would you reccomend?
Have you used a trolling motor on the boat?
how does it handle small wake?

any input is greatly appreciated

Logan County Rod & Gun Club
Turkey Shoot & Trap Shoot
10:00 AM Saturday Nov. 1, 2003
to be held at the Coonrange Fish & Game Club
(driving directions at the bottom)

2003 Logan County Rod & Gun Club Raffle
To Be Given Away At Event!

** 6 Guns / 2 Knives

See any club member for tickets or purchase tickets at the Nov. 1st Event.

Tickets $ 10. each or 3 tickets for $ 25. or Best Deal of 8 tickets for $ 50.

Drawing to be held at the Nov. 1st Event.

Prizes are:

1. Charles Daley 12 ga. 30 inch Trap gun, Superior II, 3 screw in choke tubes, select walnut stock.

2. Remington 710 bolt action rifle, 270 Win. Caliber with 3x9x40 Bushnell scope mounted and bore sighted.

3. Remington 870 Express 16 ga. Vent rib, modified Rem choke, synthetic stock.

4. Charles Daley 20 ga. Field Hunter 26 in vent rib barrel with screw in choke & synthetic stock.

5. Remington 597 automatic 22 cal rifle

6. Cricket 22 cal rifle w/ walnut stock and case

7. Buck "Zipper" knife with sheath

8. Buck "Vanguard" knife with sheath

9. One round of sporting Clays & your choice of either pheasant (6), chukker (8), or quail (15) hunt at Cedar Bluff Sporting Clays & Hunting Preserve @ Woodburn, KY

Directions to Coonrange:

From Russellville, KY

Take HW 431 North to Lewisburg

Turn right on HW 106 East

Go out HW 106 East for one mile then turn left on HW 1153

Follow HW 1153 for 3.9 miles until you see the "Coonrange Fish & Game Club" sign on the left. Turn left at the sign onto the Coonrange Road.

Follow the Coonrange Road a little over one mile until you see the club and lake on your left.

Ed's BBQ will be selling food for lunch.

Does anybody know of any good quail hunting in the Daviess County area? I've never done any quail hunting before and I would really like to go hunting for them. What is a good habitat to find them in? What is a good load to hit them with?
Help me get some birds.
has anybody ever deer hunted there with any deer kills.
I was wondering if anybody knows of good public land to hunt doves in or near Daviess county. I was hoping to get out with friends in the late season.

Also new to the site, and I think it's cool.
Will be heading down tomorrow for 3 or 4 days of bowhunting and was wondering what the deer activity has been like.
just wondering if anyone had any info about an indoor shooting range around Lexington area...oh yeah, fireams not archery
I checked out the KYDFW website new "Topo" WMA maps on Lake Cumberland and wanted to confirm the areas on the internet were in fact ok hunt.

I called Frankfort, but they didn't have a map (other than on the internet) and asked for a number for the local KYDFW office. Well, I called this number and it was a "discount tobacco store" in Jamestown...The guy who answered basically gave me the name of the local conservation officer so I could look up his home number, but I don't want to call the guy at home and bother him. The guy at the "store" was pretty nice and actually said his Dad was the retired CO and guessed that's why Frankfort gave me that telephone number.

Anyone know if there's a "map" of the Lake Cumberland WMA or even the local telephone number for the KYDFW? Sometimes getting this information is about as challenging as the hunt itself! hahah

Why have we not started to introduce the Ringneck. And why do we not have any when bordering states have them?
I am picking up my 7 week old yellow lab pup today. Me, my 3 and 4 year old sons will be using her for a "good buddy" dog to take fishing, dove hunting(a few times per year), cattle farming, and all around pet dog. I have about 1 acre fenced in for her to run in while we are gone, half of it is wooded. I am going to put a pet door on my shop and let her get in there, it is insulated and I keep a fire going in the stove when the temps are below 40.

Anyone have any advice for a new lab owner? I plan a getting her fixed and her dew claws removed.

I'll post a pic of her and the boys later.

I just registered and have to say i really like the site and the people seem to be great with advice and personality.Good luck to all during the hunting seasons.
I need a good gunsmith to work on the trigger pull on my Rem 700 and my Ruger #1. Does anyone recommend a good gunsmith in Bowling Green/ Cnetral KY area. Both guns are stock. The Rem 700 has a hard spot and the No1 is smooth but heavy.

Well, I'm back from the wilds of Colorado. Shot a 6X6 the second day that left a ten yard long bloodtrail then disappeared. A day and a half of meticulous searching both on foot and horseback yielded nothing. I'm still sick about it.

Aside from that-- a great trip. We hunted at about 9500 feet (pant, pant). I'm definitely ready to chase grouse now. We had a two mile walk uphill every morning to where we hunted--fortunately the temps were in the low twenties or mid teens in the morning so it helped keep the sweating down. Beautiful blue skies every day, afternoon temps in the low sixties. It was tough getting out of that sleeping bag in the morning though, since we were in tents. Everyone else got a bull, so there was plenty to celebrate.

I am now officially addicted to bugling.
If it's not a problem, could u guys familiar with this area read my post under varmint hunting. Thanks.This area is a little northeast of Columbia Ky.
There is an outfitter here in western ky. near where I live that is building a 27 acre pond and several small ponds for duck hunting. So, you say. Well what makes it different is they are going to release pen raised ducks that are trained to fly back and forth on these ponds. To top it off I'm told the hunters are going to be paying 500 dollars a day to hunt these tame ducks. This sounds as unsportsman like to me as hunting penned deer. As long as we have these so called "hunters" with deep pockets with no desire to go out and earn what they hunt, we are going to have someone out there giving them what they want. I wounder what some of the old timers would think if they could come back and see how things are changing?
<b><font size="5">Montana Mistakenly Issues Yellowstone 'Either Sex' Elk Tags </font id="size5"></b>

The Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Department (FWPD) says it has mistakenly issued 375 either-sex elk permits in a hunting area adjacent to Yellowstone National Park.

The FWPD mistakenly substituted the words "either sex" for "antlerless" in the hunting regulations and on the permits. As it stands now, the permits allow recipients to shoot trophy bull elk that move north out of Yellowstone into Montana. The permits are valid in the southern end of the Gallatin Range in hunting district 314, north of the park.

The tags allow hunting of either sex elk from November 20 to December 14, a time when the annual migration out of the park is in full swing.

The Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Commission was told about the problem last week and says it will decide soon whether to fix it, let it stand or establish some kind of compromise

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

Fred Bear
Anyone know public hunting grounds in Boyd or Greenup Counties? Shooting ranges would be nice, too. But definitely need a place to hunt deer! Thanks!
A local delivery guy today told me about one of his other stops. This fella' lives in Marshall Co, where there is an Elk Farm. The gu at the other stop told him that twice recently Elk had gotten out, and one killed by Co/ or Law enforcement. Anybody else heard bout this? A little scarry thinking bout cervid farming, CWD, and animals escaping???? Just wondering had anyone else caught wind of this.[?]

"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

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?

&gt;--&gt; if it's brown it's down&lt;--&lt;
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
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