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what you think!
one arrow 3 pigs
For turkey hunting! There is one for deer hunting and i have participated in it[:)] Can't there be one in place by april 15th[?]

what u get out, is what u put in
Maybe it's just me but I have run out of patience to discuss this issue further. While I highly regard passion for wildlife & the outdoors, I find it difficult to have a civil conversation with anyone who is completely & blindly dogmatic taking part in that discussion. Spinfish is obviously bright & articulate but he seems only willing to look at things his way. One can only reason with a rational person.

It's hard to dance with the devil on your back...
Since it's "off" season, I've been going through the past few years of Deer/Turkey camp pics, old trail cam pics, and just pics taken while fishing etc.....

I got tired of them being stuffed away in an album so I went to Wally World and bought some big ol' corkboards and a few packs of clear push pins and made HUGE Hunting/Fishing & outdoor picture collages. As soon as I find the batteries to my digital camera I'll show yall how well it turned out. Now all my cherished outdoor memories w/ Family & friends is a glance away rather than tucked in a drawer.

Theres pics of me and buddies around the campfires, past deer harvest, trail cam pics, a few really nice sunrise/sunset pics, Me & the kiddies fishing,.... Well you get the idea!

Just thought I'd share with yall a great way to display your outdoor memories.

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

Fred Bear
The KY Grouse Hunters Association will be hosting two "FUN" field trials at the Morgan's Creek Shooting Preserve, located near Fallsburg in Lawrence County, and adjacent to the Yatesville Lake WMA on Sunday, March 14th & 21st.

If you have an interest in grouse, bird dogs or bird hunting, make plans to attend. The fun will begin around 8:30-9:00am and continue throughout the day. These are "FUN" trials trophies, points, or champoinships, just actual grouse hunters getting together to extend hunting season a few weeks and using the opportunity to work their dogs.

These are shoot-to-retreive trials, whereby the dog/hunter team is judged on bird finding, pointing instinct, shooting skills, & retreiving. All participants must join the KY Grouse Hunters Association ($12.00/year) and pay an entry fee, usually $20-25 depending on the cost of the birds. Or simply come on by to enjoy watching some good dogs work and swap some hunting stories with some accomplished liars (See Birdman & gsp[:D])

For more information or directions, contact Joe Hamilton at Morgan's Creek Shooting Preserve at (606) 573-4382 home or (606) 424-3393 cell, or go to and click first on the Recreation Department and then click on the KY Grouse Hunters.

Hope to see you there!
Guy, where can I purchase plat maps of Muhlenberg and Logan Counties? Thanks, Tom.
this guy knocks them out
Here is a pic of my 3 hunting buddies and our "new" toy tractor.

Anyone have any experience with using TOPO USA (Delorme) Eastern Region. I'm wanting it to plot out my hunting ground with my GPS. Would appreciate any comments about it. Thanks.
What the reporter from the AP conveniently left out was this....
There was a herd of 12 or MORE elk damaging the fields. Tearing up fences, and pasture. As many as 30 had been seen at peak periods.
2 LEAD elk were killed in hopes that the whole herd would not have to be destroyed. IT WORKED.. the herd dispersed, and has not so far come back to the farm.
2 Elk out of 3000 is a drop in the bucket and is a non issue. The Elk by REGULATION had to be autopsied. The information retrieved was invaluable to the department in its information on the herd in the state..PLUS all had to be sent to be checked for CWD..This meant that the meat sat too long to be SAFE for humans.
The Department kept its word in removing problem animals and did the job it was supposed to do. The information left out of MOST printed reports is what is the problem here.

Jim Dicken


The Kentucky Conservation Officers' Association
i went monday afternoon, started to walk trails, looking through thickets, as i was looking i did find one of my arrows that i shot at a buck with last season(and missed), well as i was walking through a thicket i came across a deer skeleton, from this year. it was a buck. someone had shot him and cut the rack off and let the rest lay. the way i see it if you want the rack and thats it. take the deer to the hungry. the real bad part is that i believe this buck was killed after season was over. i picked one of the bones up and it still had blood in it, as far as the bone marrow still being red. i have a good idea who this just might be, saw one guy speed by me twice to go hunting when i was going to my treestand, and i wasn't forsure if he was able to hunt back there but now i do know he is not allowed back there. i do hope it's not 'ole blue that got poached.[:(][:(][:(]. i'd like to take 'ole blue this coming season. i watched him all last summer come 35-40 yards from me. and i never got a shot off. POACHERS MAKE US REAL HUNTER LOOK BAD!!!!!!!!

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so sorry about posting so many times its my first try sorry
I was given a gun by my employers dad i know its a .22 tube feed bolt action but i have know idea who made it and the barrel is totally rusted out so bad the action doesnt even move nor does the slide in the tube feed, any ideas how to get the rust off and how to find out who made.

ps i can not see any markins at all on the barrel to indicate make
Anyone ever tried transferring info from a gps to the computer? I have a garmin gps 12 and would like to walk my property lines and then see the plot on my computer. I just bought this place and would be a good way for me to "get my direction". Thanks for the help. Lonn
New huntin' and fishin' license due startin' today,
yall might want to read this.

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For those who haven't done so already, Hunting & Fishing liscense for the 2003-2004 season expired today. I got my new one today.

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

Fred Bear
This is sorta hunting. I didn't know if anyone else has seen this. Copy the link and go down mid page to the "SEE IT" in blue. It shows the thermal imaging of the AH-64 engaging threats.
Does anyone know where I can get replacement mesh coverings for my windows of an Ameristep Penthouse blind? Their website isn't user-friendly enough to identify what I'm trying to find. They have a page to order replacement parts but I don't need anything but the mesh windows and their "kits" include everything it appears.
I'm doing an argumentative essay for my Eng. instructor for college, and I would like to know, what your thoughts are on,
"What Makes A Good Hunter", my first argument is that a good hunter is a person; who is <u>ethical, conserves, and preserves</u> the animals being pursued. but I want to know what is your first thought on "What Makes A Good Hunter" (I need resources to list on my work cited page) and I can't think of a better place to list than, so thanks for all the input and thoughts that you care to share, whether it's negative or positive.

just bein out there is enuff
I have attached below the vote earlier today on proceeding with legislation to prohibit frivilous lawsuits against gun dealers and manufacturers. Please make note of how your senators voted. Thankfully this vote to move forward was agrred to and it looks like the bill may pass.

Grouped By Vote Position YEAs ---75
Alexander (R-TN)
Allard (R-CO)
Allen (R-VA)
Baucus (D-MT)
Bayh (D-IN)
Bennett (R-UT)
Biden (D-DE)
Bingaman (D-NM)
Bond (R-MO)
Breaux (D-LA)
Brownback (R-KS)
Bunning (R-KY)
Burns (R-MT)
Byrd (D-WV)
Campbell (R-CO)
Carper (D-DE)
Chafee (R-RI)
Chambliss (R-GA)
Cochran (R-MS)
Coleman (R-MN)
Collins (R-ME)
Conrad (D-ND)
Cornyn (R-TX)
Craig (R-ID)
Crapo (R-ID)
Daschle (D-SD)
Dayton (D-MN)
Dole (R-NC)
Domenici (R-NM)
Dorgan (D-ND)
Ensign (R-NV)
Enzi (R-WY)
Feingold (D-WI)
Fitzgerald (R-IL)
Frist (R-TN)
Graham (R-SC)
Grassley (R-IA)
Gregg (R-NH)
Hagel (R-NE)
Hatch (R-UT)
Hutchison (R-TX)
Inhofe (R-OK)
Jeffords (I-VT)
Johnson (D-SD)
Kohl (D-WI)
Kyl (R-AZ)
Landrieu (D-LA)
Leahy (D-VT)
Lieberman (D-CT)
Lincoln (D-AR)
Lott (R-MS)
Lugar (R-IN)
McCain (R-AZ)
McConnell (R-KY)
Murkowski (R-AK)
Nelson (D-FL)
Nelson (D-NE)
Nickles (R-OK)
Pryor (D-AR)
Reid (D-NV)
Roberts (R-KS)
Rockefeller (D-WV)
Santorum (R-PA)
Sessions (R-AL)
Shelby (R-AL)
Smith (R-OR)
Snowe (R-ME)
Specter (R-PA)
Stabenow (D-MI)
Stevens (R-AK)
Sununu (R-NH)
Talent (R-MO)
Thomas (R-WY)
Voinovich (R-OH)
Warner (R-VA)

NAYs ---22
Akaka (D-HI)
Boxer (D-CA)
Cantwell (D-WA)
Clinton (D-NY)
Corzine (D-NJ)
DeWine (R-OH)
Dodd (D-CT)
Durbin (D-IL)
Feinstein (D-CA)
Graham (D-FL)
Harkin (D-IA)
Hollings (D-SC)
Inouye (D-HI)
Kennedy (D-MA)
Lautenberg (D-NJ)
Levin (D-MI)
Mikulski (D-MD)
Murray (D-WA)
Reed (D-RI)
Sarbanes (D-MD)
Schumer (D-NY)
Wyden (D-OR)
i hate it!
too much to do around the house, turkey season is coming, white bass and walleye are running, muskie are biting at green river,crappie and bluegill are biting, mushrooms are poppin up...sheeeew! too much to do at one time![:D]
According to a story, uncle Ted has refused to pay support to a son he fathered with a woman 8 years ago. Strike that, the story states that he pays an amount equivalant to that of someone who earns $20k per year. Additionally, he has attempted to gain some form of custody to prevent paying. Paternity has been established and apparently, he doesn't deny the child is his.

I don't think this really changes my opinion of him as an advocote of all things outdoors. As a man with millions of dollars, I hope he has to pay the appropriate amount of support. To me, it's like an athlete who may not be the pillar of the community but on the field of play, they are a leader and give their all. You kind of have to separate the two sides of the individual. Then again, I see Pete Rose and cannot reasonably differentiate the two sides because his off-field activities blur any accomplishments he had as a player. However, what Nugent is doing/has done is commonplace in our society and he will eventually pay up and all will be forgotten. What would someone have to do to make you not support or admire them from whatever vantage point you see them (e.g. Nugent as an outdoorsman vs Nugent as a Rocker)?

"As with man, it is what's between the ears that makes a buck what he is."
Usually when I go and buy camo I buy what is on sale and cheap. Most of the time its the old clearance stuff and they and trying to make room for the new model stuff.

Lately its all got to look a lot the same to me. I can't seem to find the benefits over one brand compared to another. Its hard for me to see spending big bucks on a whole lot of costly camo.

I was wondering if anyone had any recommendations. Do the scent blocker camos turn out to really be worth all the money? Or would just using the scent blocker spray be enough, cuz thats all I've ever really done.

To me the scent blocker stuff doesn't make a whole lot of sense. I'm probably gonna have bad breath from whatever crazy breakfast, or snack cake I've ate on the way in. Then there will be smell of boot rubber and leather. I might even have to cut one loose due to the crazy breakfast, or even crazier supper I've ate from the camping trip the night before. There is also the smell of the gun, bow, arrows, and everything else. Its something I've thought about but never spent the money on, because of those reasons.

There is just so much out there that it can be a hard decision figuring out what to buy. Especially considering the day I shot my deer I just had on a dark green t-shirt over a light green long sleeve shirt, blue jeans, and tennis shoes. Kind of makes me wonder how important the camo part of hunting really is.

Anyone hunt or fish at Cave Run? Just moved to the area and trying to find some good places to hunt and crappie fish.

The wilderness is the preservation of the world (Thoureau)
copied from another site, this picture is great!!


I have lots and lots of coons..(in Ohio County)
Would it be lawfully for me to trap them in a live trap and re-locate them to the woods. They always destroy my sweet corn. I live close to town so hunting them with dogs is out of the question (close to busy highway) It would be easy to live trap them this time of year,
not much out there for them to eat. I just wondered if this would be legal.
Can anyone give me info. about this outfitter, ie where is it located or a website. I ran into some of these guys in Birmingham a couple of years ago, and cannot seem to find any info. about them on the web. Also would it be too late to schedule a spring turkey hunt with them.
Found this on the National wildlife federation page and just had to share it. I think that it is one of the most honorable images when you think of our country. Looks mean like he's ready to kick but!
Does anyone have a rhino 120? If so how do you like it, or what don't you like about it.
OK I have noticed around thier seems to be a shortage of gunsmiths that do good work at a reasonable price. i am looking to get into this and was wondering if anyone had any advice as to these online school by mail systems(good,bad or indeferent). Any advice would be appreciated. not that thier aren't any around they just all seem to be covered up in work. Which is a good problem to have[:D]
I was wondering if anyone else has ever read the forums section on Dave Watsons Bushnell outdoors? Seems like alot of people on there communicate about hunting thought you may want to look at it. is still the best!
I dont know if very many of you guys know it but they have a Greenwing Day Duck and Goose Banding event every year at Sloughs wildlife management area near Henderson Ky every year and this years event is Sat.Feb 21.
It is held at the main office of Sloughs Wildlife managemet.
Event usally features:
Free cake/cookies and drinks for the kids and there chaperons.
They give away lots of good prizes to the kids.
Have some cool games for the kids to play.
The kids get to hold the birds while they are being banded and then turn them loose 1 By 1.
After the banding they take the kids and adults back through the refuge on wagons pulled behind tractors to veiw all the birds on the refuge.
If you can get your kid to this thing they will have a great time!

Sorry for such a late notice but it slipped up on me this year.

Randy LaNeve
Big R Custom Calls
i've been thinking about buying a pistol lately and i was wondering if there was a site i could go to, to see the cost and read up on pistols. do any of ya'll know a good site? ty

&gt;--&gt; if it's brown it's down&lt;--&lt;
I have a question to bring before the group. After reading numerous posts I began to curious about something. What is it that Fish & Wildlife should do? I see some think they should be absorbed by KSP, and some feel they should take law enforcement out of their job description totally. This isn't intended to be another budget discussion, just what do you think they should do?
Heard a rumor that Cabelas was going to take over the old Sam's Club in Paducah. Anyone else hear this?
I want all you guys and ladies to know that EAST KY ARCHERY CLUB will host a fund raising shoot for KSP Trooper Island to help support the kids that our State POlice will take to camp. THis Shoot will be at our range just outside Prestonsburg next to the entrance of Jenny Wiley State Park.
for more info; email me Nathan Frisby-
We will have more information as time allows but we want everyone to come out for a day of fun on our archery range.
Ok fellows if you want some hunting land. This is going to be a great chance.

Garrard County February 21 10:00am the Irvine Group 1-859-792-2521 toll free 1-800-237-9734 is having an Absolute auction on 534 acres 6 farms in 15 tracts some really managable sizes. In the community of Buckeye right next to Madison County. on Hwy 39. Lots of Garrard county sloping pasture (some pasture has been neglected) some barns and old houses. In particular tract 5 lays at the very end of a gravel road not on the highway.

I"m going out of town today so don't email me looking for info I won't respond. Very Busy but hope some of you get some of this land.

Sorry I have not been around but life gets busy real busy.
There will be an Outdoor Expo in Somerset on March 5th. David Hale of Knight & Hale Game Calls and Tim Farmer from Kentucky Afield will both be there speaking. There will also be several vendor booths and games for the kids. Tickets are $5 in advance or $8 at the door. The ticket covers all of the above plus a meal. There will also be several door prizes available. For more information contact Ricky Teal at First Baptist Church (606)-678-5106.
i need some info i lost my bowhunter ed card, i need it for an upcoming hunt this fall, went to the nbef website no info on ky

ken willis
Hey guys, how was the show? I know a lot of you went. What time is it over on Sunday? Im trying to make a trip.

Its not all about the Kill, Its all about the hunt!
Is there an affordable digital game camera on the market?
I like my "film type" but man do I go through the film.
Speaking of that...Is there ANY way to keep coons away from my spin feeders (using up my film on the little banditos) besides killing them. I gave up coon hunting 4 years ago.


Drake Ridge Oufitters...If you don't hunt here, PLEASE, hunt somewhere!
If you had your choice, What game do you desire to hunt the most?

Mine is a bowhunt for Caribou, followed by a very close 2nd w/ a bowhunt for Elk. I keep saying, "one day"..................

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

Fred Bear
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