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Killed this young coyote this morning,killed a black one a couple weeks ago,place is crawling with coyotes,heard several yiping and barking this morning!!

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I figure with it being so warm there will likely be a lot killed again today.
After realizing Casey County does not currently have a Conservation Officer, I got to digging.

There are 103 COs in the state with 13 counties having 2 COs. That leaves 30 counties without a CO. In addition to this, some are Captains or Lieutenants which have added duties that take away from actual patrol and investigation time. Also, nowadays Cos are also being utilized for things such as domestic violence calls, drug busts, traffic stops, etc. The Kentucky COs are way understaffed!
And the bad thing is, according to the Dept?s website, they have no plans to fix this. If you go to ?Career in Law Enforcement? page, you will find (in bold, red letters) ?There are no vacancies at this time?.
Also, Dept. employees have not received a raise for approximately 12 years. I wouldn?t even mention this if it wasn?t for the fact that at the last Commission meeting, the District Commissioners voted to accept Commissioner Gregory Johnson?s contract. That contract included a 5% raise for an individual making a six figure salary, who has been with the Dept. for approximately 1.5 years. For the record, only one District commissioner voiced opposition to the 5% raise included in Commissioner Johnson?s contract. He also called on Commissioner Johnson not to accept the 5% raise. Commissioner Johnsonwas silent on the issue.
I just got done with this.This is one of them I killed opening day of gun season.A little different from a deer,more grissel and the meat little tougher.But I like how it turned out.[​IMG][​IMG]

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a black coyote.I was about to climb down when I saw him coming up the ridge in a trot,shot him at 50 yards

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Sportsmen,

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I know this is last minute but we had a guy that cant go sunday to deer hunt ohio theres three of us so we have one spot open we live close to richmond be gone sun thru wed to jackson co ohio we split gas n board tag is $170 hmu on here if interested should be a good hunt
In perfect shape.
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[FONT=&quot]Here is a picture of the new world record whitetail
buck. It was taken by the cousin of a co-worker's
sister's uncle's best friend's son-in-law's neice's
hairdresser's neighbor's ex-boyfriend's oldest nephew.

Reportedly it will score 2603-1/8 by Boone & Crockett standard
and was shot in West Texas on a really windy day at
a temp of 85 degrees, downhill, around a curve at just
over 1000 yards with a .22 caliber rifle, that was salvaged
from a shipment on its way to Mexico.

Supposedly, this deer had killed a Brahma bull, two Land
Rovers, and six Jehovah's Witnesses in the last two weeks
alone. They said it was winning a fight with Bigfoot when
it was shot. It has also been confirmed that the buck had
been seen drinking discharge water from a nuclear power
plant.

All this has been checked and confirmed by my friends at
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How much per acre would you pay to purchase (not lease) a hunting property? What in your opinion is a good price per acre for land? Keep in mind the land is raw and not really quality land for farming or anything.
In a little over 14 hours the orange army will be launching their offensive operations against a very well rounded target.

The target knows their terrain better than the orange army and will do everything possible to avoid confrontation with one of it's soldiers.

But they do not realize that the orange army has archer's, that can silence the enemy without much more than "thwack".

The enemy will not know what is coming at first light, but they will soon learn that no where is safe for them.

Now for the serious part; I wish everyone good luck this weekend. Regardless of whether you're only a rifle hunter, die hard bow hunter, or someone with an exemption to use a crossbow.

We are all in this together, we must band together to take out the enemy mentioned above and to also protect our right to hunt.

Be safe, shoot straight, be sure of the target, and stay on your side of the property lines.
So I bought 21 acres last February and I have been working on shooting lanes and good blind spots all year(it's pretty thick). My buddy just recently bought the 7 acres next to mine about 2 months ago.

We go into his 7 acres about two weeks ago to start cutting away brush and get a blind set up for this upcoming gun season. Well wouldn't ya know someone else had already set up a blind, 5 trail cams, a ladder stand and 2 deer feeders on his property.

So here here we are two weeks from opening day and we have all this stuff on his property. What do we do? Well we went back over and clearly marked the property lines and then hung notes on a lot of the gear asking him to remove this stuff before opening day and that we were gonna hunt here.

I just got back from the property and ALL the gear is still up. So three days before gun season and I don't know what to do. Should I take all the gear down and place it on the other side of the property where we think they are coming from? Do I just leave it and hunt out of it?

i know this was a long post but I just wanted to get some opinions. HOPEFULLY the guys that set this stuff up are on this forum and will see this post and we can work this out without it getting ugly.
Got a new grinder and slicer and it says to lubricate them,would it be okay to use a vegtable spray or something like Pam.Thanks
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Going rabbit hunting tomorrow with my dad (79 on the 15th), and my uncle(61). Dad has always been my best friend, and my uncle was my hero when I was a kid because he was still playing ball in high school... They are my two best friends... Dad asked me if I wanted to deer hunt, then go rabbit hunting.. I said, "No, if i deer hunt and should happen to kill a deer, the rabbit hunt is off...". I'd give up all the deer in the world for these hunts with him... We've got good genes in my family, but I am not going to miss out on these hunts with them. Can't wait... Kiddos, hunt with your elders while you can.... I know when either of them are gone, I'll regret some things, but I hope to not miss out on much...
Whatcha think....
I recently ate at a new restaurant in Elizabethtown called 701 Fishhouse and oyster bar and saw that they were having a wild game dinner on November 12, 2015 at 7pm. It is a ticketed event which get you Elk, wild boar, duck, quail and barracuda. You don't pick one....you get all of them!! I think I will have to definitely have to check this out. If anyone else is interested in this dinner you can call the restaurant at 270-735-9648.

Anoher cool part of the dinner is that they pair each animal with a specific beer to compliment each other. This is all inclusive with the ticket.
Logged onto the KFW website to print me a replacement sportsman's license (mine was ran through the washer). And it showed that I hadn't purchased one this year. I, figuring it was a computer glitch, called the department and was informed that they had no record of my buying one since March of 2014. They ran my name, birthdate, and social security number and still nothing showed up. Having the actual license in my hand, I read him the FW# and still nada. I asked what should be my next step and he said that I would need to purchase another license. No way am I shelling out another $95 for a mistake that wasn’t mine.

So I called my bank and had them pull my transaction history and sure enough on 4/02/2015 there is a debit of $95 made to our local Walmart. I had the paperwork faxed to me and took it to Walmart. After 15-20 minutes the manager comes out with a receipt showing what was purchased on 4/02/2015 and lo and behold it was for a sportsman's license. He stated he didn’t know what had happened but that the transfer of funds was made from my account to Walmart, then from Walmart to the KDFW. Tried to get walmart to print me another license but they wouldn’t. Said it was the departments mistake not theirs. Called the KDFW back and all they know is that there is no record of me purchasing a license this year.

I’m just going to carry the license I have along with the receipt from Walmart and hope for the best.

What would you do?
Just wonted to share a pic of the bear I harvested during KY archery bear season.
Does anyone know how many bears were actually harvested on opening day archery season. I know the season ended with that day only because they must have met heir quota but I can not seem to find any telecheck results for bears. The quota for the hunt is either 5 female bears or 10 male bears. I know they at least had five or more. If I am not mistaken this is the quickest year that they reached the quota limit so the weekend must have been a good weekend to hunt.
Anyone know anywhere in Tennessee or close to there that I could do some hog hunting and not have to give an arm and a leg to do it? It's just one off those things to cross off the bucket list. I don't understand how all these ranches are complaining so much about be over infested with hogs but they want to charge over $500 for you to come hunt them.
Who here does it and what gear do you use?
Found this in the woods this weekend on our 50 acres in LaRue County. Never seen this before. No big trees were fallen around it and i think its too low for a woodpecker. We do have a Bobcat thats in the area we see, could that be it? Any suggestions.

Sorry its sideways.
So, what does it take to knock a scope off zero? How hard a hit, what type of hit? I opened the back door of my truck this morning, and my ML tumbled out. I had it muzzle down in the floor board, stock resting on the seat. It had shifted while driving, and when I opened the door, it tumbled down. Clanked pretty hard on the running board. I figured it was knocked off zero, and I also expected to see one of my target bucks and miss.... I didn't get a shot. When I shot it later in the morning, it was still dead on. 1" high at 50 yards.... Thoughts?
Well my son is off for fall break. He got an oppurtunity to head to fla. To hog hunt with some of our customers. He is pumped up. He arrived this morning and got to spend the day cruising the swamps on a airboat. He headed to the stand this evening and the hogs never showed at the feeder but hes having a blast. He will be hunting tomorrow and saturday also. It was a sudden thing that just came up and i wasnt able to join him. Talk about a jealous dad. What a fall break. Man i hope he busts a big porker. Hes been sending me pics from the stand just pouring salt in my open wound lol. Hes already asked if he gets a boar if he can mount it. Im hoping to lose some $$$$$ in the next couple days.
I've been going to LBL several times this year scouting and today another dog showed up near my truck as I was getting ready to leave. He was a large brown dog without a collar. From the looks of it someone dropped him off. He looked like he was not his ideal weight so he's having a hard time and with winter coming I doubt he will make it.

I HATE the people that will take their dogs in a place like LBL and simply leave them, it's not like dropping them off in a different neighborhood where someone MIGHT take them in. This is a long slow hard death for them. I also HATE those same people for putting me in a position like that. I had my 22 mag rifle with me but it was in the truck unloaded. I had thought if I could put the crosshairs on his brain I could put him down without any pain but I wasn't ready. It should not have been me that had to decide to put him down but the owner of that dog.

Just 4 weeks ago I went to another place and as I was walking across the cut field two dogs came out toward me. This time they had collars so I yelled and shot into the ground to run them off. I talked to a ranger there about it and he told me more and more people are dropping dogs and cats off in LBL. This is wrong.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=M9gFRXw5-kI

they nailed it. Thought this would make you guys laugh.
Was fortunate enough to head up to B.C. a few weeks and was able to get a pretty good goat. Here are some pics...

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As promised, here is the first part of Dad & I's hunt this fall.
I hope you enjoy!
-JR

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Any one know what wild ginseng is selling for in Ky?
Hey guys just wanted to get you fired up for hunting season!

Here is a video of me putting my 13 pound raft to the test!
More to come...

Enjoy!

-JR

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Past few days going in and out of my place there has been a couple white chickens down the road a ways. I tried yesterday to invite them to dinner but they didn't take me up on the offer...LOL. I have a idea where they came from as a neighbor nearby had some but sold out and moved a couple weeks ago and I would say the new owners just open the pen and turned them loose. I figure a yote will have a chicken dinner before long.
Does Otter creek still have a gun range? I searched some threads , but they were old. Does anyone have any info or have used it recently? . Looking to let my son shoot his rifle some before youth and gun season.
Got down to Lbl last night.Going squirrel hunting in the morning.Got to hear the elk bugle tonight.Going to stay till Sunday.[​IMG][​IMG]

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Any rumors about strange goings-on up there? Specifically, around Lockport. I hunt up that way, and heard some things from folks...trying to see what the locals might have to say.
Took my 11 yr old grandson squirrel hunting this morning, out of school for some reason. He did good, got 4 and he spotted the last 3 squirrels himself and got 2, he may make a squirrel hunter yet. Bad part was we found a nice 8 point buck dead in a little creek, probably EHD, no sign of it being shot. I was afraid it would start happening with this long dry spell.
Hi, new here and new to deer hunting. I've hunted pleant of dove and turkey but never for deer. Me and a friend of mine are looking to apply for a few quota hunts at wma around the state. I've heard kentucky river is a good hunt but wanted to know if you guys had any better suggestions.
anyone on here know when archery bear season will be?
I'll be in Bowling Green for work the last week of October and was wondering if there are any archery shops/ranges nearby.
Thanks
I am curious on how most hunters get their deer or elk out after getting one? Which would be easier, just quartering an elk and packing it out a quarter at a time or is it possible to use a cart and take half of the elk with two or three hunters?
What the best inespensive flashlight
For the past 60 years (except for time in the service) I have gone squirrel hunting and fishing over the labor day weekend. It started out with about 15 of us and went up and down over the years. For the past three years it has been down to just two. My buddy this year had double knee replacement and the streak ended. Started when I was 9 and my grandpa gave me a used J.C. Higgins 22. A kid with a 22, a boker pocket knife, a laundry safety pin, and a box of shells would have been too much for Rambo. Menu never changed over the year. Breakfast was slab bacon, eggs, biscuit and gravy and black coffee. Lunch was fried fish, fried potatoes and onions, and hush puppies. Supper was squirrels, dumplings, taters and onions, and corn fritters. So many stories.
I've learned never to trust a long term, well in Ky, even a short term forecast, but if the report holds up. 50s next Sat morning with high of 74.

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Having a hard time finding this info online. Thought maybe some of you guys who hunt in Illinois may know. I don't have a concealed carry permit. Is it legal for me to have a pistol in my truck in Illinois on the Shawnee National Forest during my annual bow hunting trip? Most days I will be parked/camping on private land, but will be on the Shawnee some as well. I won't have it on me while hunting, but would like to have it for protection while camping.