Art Landers Article

Discussion in 'Deer Hunting' started by shaman, Oct 3, 2021.

  1. shaman

    shaman 10 pointer

    Back in 2018, somebody posted a link to a 2-part series by Art Landers in KY Forward online magazine. It was about the history of whitetail deer hunting in the state of Kentucky.

    I liked it so much, I posted a link on my weblog. I went back to look for it and KY Forward is no longer publishing. The link goes to a swansong post.

    Did anybody keep a copy of those articles, or know where I can find them?

    NEVERMIND!!! I found them on the Wayback Machine. Here's a link:

    Return of the Whitetail by Art Landers
    Last edited: Oct 3, 2021
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  2. cedar creek

    cedar creek 10 pointer

    Sep 7, 2014
    Ky afield magazine had a really good story about our deer and how they came about, my dad killed a doe at ft Knox in the early 60s and that was big stuff back then,
  3. xbokilla

    xbokilla 12 pointer

    Jun 28, 2012

    It was a big deal to see deer in the 80s where I grew up and I was only a few miles from BGAD. We loved driving by the BGAD and trying to spot deer from the highway. I grew up hunting but never deer hunted until late 90s. Squirrel, rabbit, grouse was all I knew.
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  4. Dark Cloud

    Dark Cloud 12 pointer

    Aug 14, 2009
    Lawrence Co.
    It was a big deal to find a track ,in east ky
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  5. Feedman

    Feedman Cyber-Hunter

    May 28, 2003
    In the basement
    It was a big deal to find a track about anywhere back on those days
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  6. KY Swamp Beagler

    KY Swamp Beagler 12 pointer

    Feb 20, 2011
    the swamps of western KY
    We didn’t start seeing deer regular at Mom and Dad’s place in McCracken County until about 1991. It started with a lone doe. She regularly had twins.

    When we lived in Marshall County in the 80s we’d go to LBL to look for deer and turkey.
  7. Snareman2

    Snareman2 12 pointer

    Feb 25, 2007
    Back in the early 80s, we found a dead Doe by the creek on my Granny’s farm. The Doe had a metal tag in her ear, with a 1800 number to call the KDFWR. A Biologist came out, took the tag and her bottom jaw. He said, she was released eleven years ago up around Taylorsville lake (which was twenty-five miles away). So, she was at least twelve years old (that put her back in the early 70s, probably one of the originals).

    what is neat! Wondering how many offspring she had and how many those had. Amazing! And, how many farms, fences, roads, and hazards she had crossed.
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  8. Feedman

    Feedman Cyber-Hunter

    May 28, 2003
    In the basement
    That is amazing she traveled that far
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  9. Michigander

    Michigander 6 pointer

    Dec 8, 2014
  10. hollandhunter

    hollandhunter 12 pointer

    Feb 11, 2008
    Holland Kentucky
  11. Dark Cloud

    Dark Cloud 12 pointer

    Aug 14, 2009
    Lawrence Co.
    First deer I ever knew of in Floyd co. growing up,not sure the year but I think the sixties.People had been seeing it ,on an auger road ,and a stupid man that lived on the holler ,shot it in the middle of summer time, and took it to the slaughter house ,to have it cut up.He ended up having to pay fines,pay for the cost to replace the deer.
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  12. bstickin1

    bstickin1 8 pointer

    Jul 1, 2005
    Rocky Hill, Kentucky
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  13. Feedman

    Feedman Cyber-Hunter

    May 28, 2003
    In the basement
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  14. HuntressOfLight

    HuntressOfLight 12 pointer

    Nov 23, 2019
    Guarding my lovely bluebirds
    He was, and it was an interesting read. Regardless, I would prefer that we enact law, making it illegal to attach/insert any tracking devices onto/into critters of any kind (including livestock and pets). Moreover, same goes for placing cams within the woods and elsewhere.
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  15. Cornpile

    Cornpile 12 pointer

    Dec 1, 2006
    Kornfield County,KY
    We all have collars around our necks,
    they call them I-phones....
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