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i just went to chat and still there if anyone reads this lets give it a try see how many users we can get to sign in tonight
maybe this will become a regular thing...

"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"
How come nobody uses the chat thing? It seems like it would be pretty dang helpful and more productive to use it. Just my opinion.
Anyone know of a dependable gunsmith in Western Ky[?] Thanks[;)]

what u get out, is what u put in
A friend sent me these photos. I don't know anything about who, why, how or where this happened.
There is a class being taught at the Blue Grass Sportsmans League in Wilmore this weekend. Friday night and all day Saturday. A cold winter weekend with nothing better to do? Get the family's Orange Card. I really don't buy into it every fall when I hear the excusses that, "why does little John have to have an Orange Card for the youth weekend"?
If you want them in the field, get them in class.
Does anyone know of a good topo map URL?
I am from Tennessee and wanting to plan a camping and hunting trip for 3-4 days in Boone National Forest. Could someone on this board give me some advice on where the best place to camp and hunt would be? What would be the best game to go after for such an expedition? Deer or Turkey? I thought about a trip to the Pioneer weapons area, but my muzzleloader has a scope and I don't want to take it off. Any ideas are much appreciated.

Student Accused Of Killing Raccoon That Was Skinned, Eaten By Fraternity

POSTED: 3:18 PM EST February 5, 2004
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ATHENS, Ga. -- A University of Georgia student turned himself in to authorities Thursday after a judge issued a warrant accusing him of killing a raccoon that was then skinned, burned and eaten by members of his fraternity.

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Judge Patricia Barron said she was disturbed by the allegations and ordered Erik Robert Zimmerman's arrest on misdemeanor charges of animal cruelty. Bond was set at $1,000.

The raccoon had been behaving erratically -- sometimes a sign of rabies -- when it was killed near a trash container Dec. 12.

In court Thursday, Zimmerman said he threw a traffic cone at the raccoon, but was only trying to scare it away and did not mean to hit it. He said he used a pellet gun when the raccoon fell on the ground and began convulsing.

"I went to a friend's car and got his pellet gun because it was the best weapon I could find to kill it without making it suffer," Zimmerman said.

Police said a fraternity brother of Zimmerman's skinned the animal, and another ate some of it after the meat was burned. Zimmerman is the only member of the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity charged because he is the one accused of killing the animal.

Zimmerman's attorney, Robert Elkins, said the animal could have harmed someone else if Zimmerman had not killed it. "There are things he could have done differently but it doesn't mean (the killing) is a criminal act," Elkins said.

Animal control officer Kim Winter said Zimmerman should have contacted authorities when he saw the raccoon.

I was working this Tuesday when a call rang in. It was my Father on the phone. He had informed me that my nieghbors had called him to tell him that someone suspicous had pulled into my driveway and got something out of my boat. I recieved a description of the vehicle and it was nobody I knew. I then called a good friend of mine who is on our local police department. After giving him the info, he said that he would keep his eyes open for the truck I described. It was not an hour later and my phone rang again. He had found a truck at the high school ball game that fit the decription with duck and geese decoys and two fishing poles in the bed. What do you know, they were mine! Now I ask...Three teenagers, who stole from me right out of my drive....Did you get what you came for? CAUGHT!!!!!

"Shoot em' in the face!"
I am interested in getting into archery competitions here in the state of kentucky i was wondering if anyone has any suggestions on how i should go about it and if my set up is adequate for them? I shoot a 65 lbs draw weight on a martin cougarIII and easton lite speed arrows and 100 grn. tips at 255 fps. any info would greatly be appreciated
Earlier I posted an article about loss of habitat and wilderness areas. Here is another about the same subject. Actually this was a point one of the responses discussed. I also have a question. If many on this forum believe that the media is bias and liberal slanted where do you get your information? Do you read other magazines, books, newpapers that are not related to fishing/hunting? Only view the internet? Discuss these subject with non hunting/fishing friends? Not looking to have heated arguments just healthy discussion.
A tracking dog from the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife helped police catch an Ohio man suspected of stealing a tractor-trailer from Georgia Monday.
Kentucky State Police say a trooper stopped a northbound truck on Interstate 75 in Grant County about 2 p.m. for allegedly speeding. After stopping the truck, the driver, Kevin W. Moore, 39, of Columbus, jumped from the cab and ran from the scene.

Police soon confirmed that the truck Moore was driving had been stolen from Cartersville, Ga. A tracking dog was dispatched and soon located Moore.

The Columbus resident is in the Grant County Jail in Williamstown today charged with receiving stolen property over $300, second-degree fleeing and evading police, driving without a commercial operator's license and speeding.

"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'll be going to Canada in Sept. for a bear hunt. I'm in good shape with gear except a rain suit. The inexpensive pvc type from discount chains won't get it. Curious about uninsulated rain gear and put on over coveralls, insulated that would not require coveralls. Just don't know much about what's available. I would like your thoughts or suggestions.

"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"
Sorry if I posted this in the wrong forum, but I posted this also in "modern firearms" as well. I'm not sure which is appropriate.


Took my oldest daughter shooting when she was nine (she's 10 now) on a .22 just plinking around. And despite the "implied fear" instilled in kids in the Jefferson County school system relating to firearms, she got over her nervousness and obtained much confidence (we have talked about gun safety for several years prior). But handling one properly put her at ease.

To my delight, she has mentioned several times about me taking her hunting over the last couple of weeks (My five year old wants me to take her bear hunting and has since she was three! hahah).

But here's the problem. I don't expect her to be able to get a college basketball scholarship to cover future tuition cost since she's of small stature. She has a difficult time properly shouldering the Marlin semi-auto .22 I let her shoot in the past. I've thought about sawing down the stock of one of them (I have two Marlin .22 semi's...I inherited them) but I really hate to do that. I know there are several youth sized .22's out there and I'll probably get one of those for target. But I don't want her hunting with a .22 yet (for obvious reasons--range, for one). But typically, just about every long gun is too long for her.

I was thinking I could start her out on a 20 gauge double barrel (that's what I started on) and maybe take her spring turkey (or at least spring squirrel). Might consider a .410, but the 20 ga would be more versatile (slugs for deer, bird hunting, etc).

Anyway, I'm rambling, but I've not found too many places that have youth 20 gauges. Does anyone know of a website or manufacturer I can try?


The Kentuckybowhunters Association has got a new forum up. If you are a member please register and use it to communicate with each other and keep up with what is happening state wide in our organization. If you are not a KBA member check it out and see what we are all about. You can access it from our website.
Some things need no explanation-
PETA PLEASE IGNORE +++ borrowed from Texas Forum

Early Birds get the Worms
The 2nd Mouse always gets
Well it happened. Me & a buddy were out at the farm working on a creek crossing & checking cameras. All the sudden I heard Beagles fire up, and 10 minutes later BANG! Off we went. I caught up with these Guys and told em' it was posted private property. At first I was really HEATED[V], I then let them explain themselves. Seems they're distant relatives of the previous owner (whom I know) and weren't aware the farm had been sold a few years back. Well they're story checked out. So, it all ended in a cival matter. However I'm now worried because they mentioned how they saw all the stands and cameras but assured me they wouldn't be back and wouldn't bother anything.

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

Fred Bear
Hi people I live right now I live in New Hampshire, and I thinking about moving to Kentucky. Sounds Like there is some good hunting out there compared to here. I've been unable to find any work out here so I'm force to move. What is the Job market like out there and where are some good areas to consider.

Walter Ferreira
I am joining a new hunting lease and we are in the process of searching for a hunting lease liability insurance company. If you would, please list who your insurance coverage is through, the number of members on the lease, the number of acres covered, the approximate cost of the premium and any other information that you might want to share.
Thanks for any helpful information.
But I thought this was pretty amazing.
Let's not forget all of those who are fighting for our freedom.
This is an article that was published in USA Today. Our current administration has made it very clear what their stance is on 2nd Second Amendment rights. But I have big concerns with protection of or wild lands and habitat which are just as important as the right to bear arms. Would it be ironic that I can keep my hunting rifle but have no game to hunt? What I am asking is that we discuss with our leaders the importance of wild places, habitat protections, and roadless areas.
I was reading in another post on the Deer Hunting forum, in the crossbow topic, and there was a place were someone stated that hunter numbers are on the decline.

I have heard that for quite some time, and I believe it. I know many people that used to hunt when I was younger that no longer do. I don't really meet to many new hunters. I am new to hunting myself, and would like to meet other new hunters so I could talk to them and having that in common.

I was wondering why the numbers are on the decline. It can't all be contributed to video games and computers and TV. I was wondering what some of the other reasons are. I think finding the reasons people no longer participate would be good fuel to use to get people interested in it once again. I know one thing is people no longer have someone to take them and show them the ropes. I had to get someone to show me, and I am still learning from others. Just today I had a friend ask me to take him fishing because he has never been, I jumped at the offer and promised to take him when it warms up.

Over the past few years I've had a moultrie feeder, a climbing stand and most recently a trail camera stolen. I've often wondered what I'd do if I walked up on someone in the act. Just curious what others would and have done in similiar experiences.[?][:)]
Vote for the most KY's<s>“insane” </s>...."extreme" group of hunters.[:)]

<b>Duck Hunters- </b>Arrive hour before daylight, wade into water to break ICE, fill waders with 32 degree water. Sit in blind.
Grouse hunters- </b>Chase little brown bird from mountain top to mountain top. Best route is ALWAYS through multi-flora rose bushes! Glycerin tablets for heart highly recommend.

<b>Late season Bow hunters- </b>Climb tree, sit motionless, hope to get deer about 15 yds from you. Also, hope buddy stops by and chisels ice from you so you can climb down.

<b>Goose hunters- </b>Lay in middle of field, motionless, ground temp. 8 degrees, PS, bring white sheet in case it snows!

<b>Coon Hunters- </b>Wait till old “Blue or “Red” trees 4 hollows away and walk there to see the eyes shinning of whatever that critter is he treed.
Does anyone know when the next "call-in" is for the KET-KY Fish and Wildlife tv show is scheduled?


enter your deer pic dead are alive on the forum below for the contest
The Commonwealth Chapter of Quail Unlimited is hosting thier 13th annual Banquet.

Saturday March 6 2004
Claudia Sanders Dinner House
Shelbyville Ky

Door Prizes
Live Auction
Silent Auction

For more information please contact
Chuck Juengling (502) 267 5625
Gunnar Graven (502) 376 5753

* Tickets will not be sold at the door
I posted earlier asking about hunting coyotes at night. Most replies to my question said hunting at night was permitted but No electronic calls or Artificial Light were allowed. My next question is how do you hunt them at night without light. Seems like this would be dangerous..shooting and not seeing what you are shooting. Any tips on how to do this would be greatly appreciated.
The coyotes are very active here at night and seldom seen during daylight.

It was just too much for them.

The slothful man roasteth not that which he took in hunting: Proverbs 12:27


The Kentucky Conservation Officers' Association
Where can i find information on 3-d archery shoots in the KY/TN area for this spring?


I wish I was in the woods!!!
This past Friday I lost 2 trail cameras. When I went to check them they were gone. This really pissed me off. With a little detective work I found who took them. The theif's excuse was that, "he thought someone had forgot them." When we got them back he had tried to pry the camera out of the case, so now he gets to buy me new cameras. It was partly my fault I didn't have them locked down. The idiot also drove around through my food plots ( not happy about that either ). For those who have the stealth cameras what is the best way to lock them to the tree? I am a little gun shy now. It's a shame that on over 900 acres that you can't have anything thats not nailed down. They were surveying on the neighboring property and saw them when they drove around the food plot for some reason only known to them. I told them to consider it a lesson learned but if it ever happens again I won't be so nice.

"It's not what you take, but what you leave behind"
Can some of you all please be kind to post whatever links you may have for Hog Hunting places in TN? Was thinking of doing this maybe in the summer....depending on cost. Thanks.

Oh yeah, almost forgot...I would prefer "real hunting". If I don't get something hunting, that's ok--the challenge is just as enjoyable. But I don't really want one of those "here's a hog tied to a stake, now blast away" type places.

here in p.a. if the buck dosn't have 3 or more antlers on one side it is no longer legal. this is working great. more and more i am hearing stories on how someone shot a big one. well yes i have seen more nice bucks yet am not getting any. i saw many 4 pointers and spikes this season and that kept me from putting meat in the freezer. now they are talking about changing it to 4 or more on one side. i also havn't been seeing many big does anymore. i shot 2 does and a little 5 pointer. this meat goes a long ways but when it is gone it;s time to buy beef. i think they are starting to get outa controll with these buck rules. yes i agree it would be nice to see bucks like on a tv show and yea there are more now but by the time they develope to this age they have learned how to get away unseen. and givening out 3 doe tags may be a good idea now but already it is becoming rare to see a nice doe. this year i have passed up more then one deer because i couldn't tell weither it was a small buck or a doe.

i don't know if it is just me who is wondering whats going to become of it all.

what do u think ??

be true with your shot
hey i am sorry if i have mad u guys mad but at least you got a couple laughs. the squirrel story was not true it is just somthing i herd when i was 12 and didn't bring back my .22 shells. well just to let you know i prob. won't be back in here seems as if i only cause trouble. i don't have a "big brother" gsp. hope u guys get some yotes. i will post if i get one if ne 1 cares. well this will prob. be my last post i hope maybe i helped somone prob. not for i don't kno to much about too much.

hey a bad day in the woods is better then a good day at school
Can anyone help me out with posting pics on here, i have a digital camera but can't figure out how to post pictures on here, all i see is this when i click on add image. Can anyone help me out?
man i got finned this yea hilbilly i shot 6 squirrels and when walking out of the woods they stop and ask me where my empties where? i told them i had to clue where they lay and he fined me for litering!!!! that got me boiled so the next day when i went out i stuck a couple of empties in my pocket be4 hand. when i walked outa the woods there the S.O.B stood again well he didn't get me twince!!!
by the way i got 4 that day and only had 2 shells the other couple fell out so he looks at me and says boy can't u count there are 3 squirrels and only 2 empties i said didn't ur mom ever tell ya it's better to kill 2 squirrels with 1 bullet????

lol i hope he fell on the way to his truck[:D]

hey a bad day in the woods is better then a good day at school
Good day[:)]
United Special Sportsmen Alliance (U.S.S.A.) is a non-profit organization that coordinates Hunting and Fishing Trips for Disabled and Terminally Ill kids all over the United States. We've coordinated approximately 281 trips over the last year 2003 at little or no cost to the participant. A parent, family member, guardian or caretaker is always welcome and encouraged to participate. All of our hunting and fishing trips are donated by independent landowners, game ranchers, shooting preserves large and small and guide outfitters and many caring individuals like you.

To date our hunts have been quite varied: Deer, Elk, Bear, Hog, Turkey, Deer, and Bison, we welcome all types of hunting and fishing experiences. All of our hunts include individuals who are in wheel chairs, recovering from a lung transplants, have cystic fibrosis, or muscular dystrophy, spinal bifida, visually impaired, paralyzed, just to name a few. We're getting more donations everyday and try to match them up to special kids as quickly as we can. We need your help with donations of any kind and in recruiting more terminally ill or disabled kids that would be interested in a trip of this kind. We put trips on all around the

If you can help by donating in any way fishing - hunting trips or by referring kids, it would be most helpful. Brigid O'Donoghue, President of USSA has been helping kids for three years. In the last year we have grown more than we ever imagined. Our major sponsors are-Northland Cranberries-Matthews Solocam-Whitetails Unlimited-Safari Club International [SCI] chapters in Kansas-Minnesota-Missouri-Buckmasters-Bass Pro, and land owners nationwide.

We are associated with a lot of other organizations assisting the disabled and receive a lot of private donations of items from different companies. We have a lot of generous people donating hunts but we always need more. Don't forget that we can always use help with the travel and lodging expenses, medical...
okay, i have for years heard these ppl around these parts have seen panthers. for a long time, i thought there was no truth whatsoever to it, but after the sighting my dad had, i began thinking more seriously about it. what he described was not a panther, but a mountain lion i suppose. i remember him talking about how long its tail was, and what freaks me out is that he spotted it on my grandmother's lawn!!! then tonight as a church friend was telling me about a lady she knew seeing a panther, i knew i had to look into it more...i know that neither she or my dad would have any reason to lie. she told me how the lady told her she heart it making a sound like a baby crying which i have always heard about them (panthers). anyway, i looked at a couple different sites which said it is very possible that there are some here and how there have been many instances where others have claimed to have seen them. i am so glad to have found this forum to read about all the different sightings! i am now totally convinced of it, and hope to someday see one myself. i can only hope and pray that if ever i do, like most of your stories, the cat will run away LOL. God Bless!!![:)]

Marsha Nicole Huff-
Leslie Co. KY

(Jeremiah 29:11-13) For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you. And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.
Trying to find ammo for a 222 mag. Anyone know where to get some?

Thanks for any help.
Buddy of mine just bought a new 30-06 Weatherby. He is still needs to get a scope for it and can't make up his mind.Just wondering if you guys had any suggestions to give him a good start in what to look for.Mainly will be used to deer hunt.
does anyone here take any women hunting with them? if yall sit together and you have a relationship with this woman, what do yall do to pass the time?
i have not even seen any on the road dead

Seems like an interesting breed. The no shed thing is really appealing to me.

Does anybody own one or ever been around or hunted with one? Thanks.;f=17;t=000255
Anybody know if this is ever used or even checked on????

150.236 Effect of revocation or suspension of license by another jurisdiction in United States or Canada.

A person whose privilege to hunt or fish has been suspended or revoked by any jurisdiction within the United States or Canada
shall not purchase or possess a license to
hunt or fish, nor shall that person perform any act permitted by
the license in Kentucky during the period of suspension or revocation.
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