Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year-2009

2009 is going to be a huge year for hunting in Kentucky. The elk permit draw for 750 cows and 250 bulls will be the largest ever, there will be a bear hunt in Kentucky for the first time in the state's history, and more WMAs will open to give hunters more public land opportunities. 2009 will be a historic year in Kentucky hunting!

Monday, December 29, 2008

Kentucky Outfitters-Western Kentucky Outdoors

Western Kentucky Outdoors offers both hunting and fishing trips in western Kentucky. They will get you in the right place for big bucks, turkey, waterfowl, or fish. I love the fact that they offer fresh trail cam pics as well as trophies from the current season. For deer hunting, WKO hunts over 3,000 acres across three Kentucky counties. WKO offers reasonable and I'd even go to the extreme and say cheap prices as compared to most outfitters for their hunting. Check out WKO's website for their trophy room, trail cam pics, and all their many services.

"We want to shake your hand when you arrive and be able to do the same when you leave. This cannot be accomplished unless you have a hunt that is enjoyable regardless of success." Bill Cartwright, owner.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Kentucky Outfitters-Beechwood Farms
Beechwood Farms is located in Christian County between Madisonville and Hopkinsville, KY. It's 700 acres of diverse terrain from timbered areas to fields and river bottoms. A cabin is available on the property for up to 4 hunters. Archery and gun seasons are both available at reasonable prices. All you need is your stand and a Kentucky tag.

Check out some of the bucks taken on Beechwood.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

News Release from F&W.....New Kentucky State Record Elk

Frankfort, Ky. – Kelvin Jackson of Clay County holds Kentucky’s new state record for a non-typical bull elk. Jackson’s 8x8 bull, shot Oct. 4 in Harlan County, officially scored 367 7/8 in the Boone & Crockett Club’s scoring system. The bull beat the previous non-typical record of 349 3/8 held by Andy Kidd of McCreary County. “When I got drawn for a bull permit, you can ask my wife, I was like a kid,” Jackson said. “That’s the first time I’ve felt that way since I was seven years old.” Jackson decided not to hunt in his home county, opting instead to try a county with a larger population of elk. He began scouting Harlan County in July. “I wasn’t after a state record or anything,” said Jackson, who had previously hunted elk in Colorado. “I’m kind of a meat hunter – everything I harvest, I enjoy it.”Local residents helped Jackson locate elk, and he received permission to scout and hunt on private land. “I went to people in a little place they call Greasy,” remembered Jackson. “They told me where they’ve been seeing elk. When I found the herd, there were 22 cows and seven bulls. I stayed behind a big mound of dirt to watch them, up into August. I’d go there once a week to watch them.”Jackson’s work paid off. As he studied the herd’s behavior, he prepared to take a long-range shot. “They were in a field, and if you approached them, they would leave,” Jackson said. “I practiced shooting long-range because I figured I’d have to do that.”Jackson took the bull at 465 yards with one shot from his 300 Remington Ultra Magnum. The bull’s antlers had to dry for 60 days before official scoring could take place. Jackson’s elk is the largest non-typical bull officially scored and reported to the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources for the 2008 season. “This bull is an outstanding example of what conservation can accomplish,” said Tina Brunjes, big game program coordinator for Kentucky Fish and Wildlife. “A little more than a decade ago, Kentucky had no wild elk. Today, we have a large, healthy herd that consistently produces quality animals that any hunter would be proud to take home.”Kentucky Fish and Wildlife intends to issue 1,000 quota elk hunting permits for the 2009-10 season. The state’s herd is now estimated at 9,000 animals.“Our restoration program has reached a management stage,” Brunjes said. “It will take the help of hunters, along with sound, science-based management decisions, to maintain the kind of elk herd that produces such an exceptional bull.”So far this season, no hunter has reported a typical bull larger than the 371 0/8 elk taken last year by Greg Neff of Kenton County. Archery season for elk, however, continues through Jan. 19, 2009.Elk lottery applications for the 2009-10 hunting season are on sale now through April 30 for $10 online at Kentucky Fish and Wildlife will conduct a random drawing in May to award the quota hunt permits. The department plans to issue 250 bull and 750 cow elk hunting permits.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Don't forget about the Kentucky Kids Free Hunting Weekend

The Kids Free Hunting Weekend is this coming weekend, December 27 and 28th. Ethan and I will hit the woods to knock out a few does and we might even head to the slough to pound at a few ducks Saturday. The weather is supposed to be super warm.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays from HuntKentucky. Hope the hunting is even better in 2009 here in the great Bluegrass State!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Kentucky Conservation Coalition Newsletter

Commissioners Newsletter - December 2008
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Sunday, December 21, 2008

Kentucky Muzzeloader wraps up today

Muzzleloader Season wraps up on this cold and windy Sunday. Crossbow season will run through December 31st and bow until mid January.

Typical crazy Kentucky weather will continue as Monday it'll be freezing cold and back around 60 by the end of the week.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Christmas...........Affordable, Quality Brands

There are so many hunting products out there and I'd love to have them all but there are some brands I love because they are affordable and have quality products. I love the Moultrie Scouting Cameras. You can't beat the Moutrie and even better, you can get it for $98 on Why pay $200 to $300 for a camera? If you want to spend any extra money, buy a good lock and chain so no one steals it. Another product I love is my Cabela's range finder. I paid $135 for it. I guess I could've bought one for $300 but I've seen them side by side, and I wouldn't trade mine for any of them. Lastly, my son's $40 Bushnell binoculars are hard to beat. My dad has some $300+ binos and the first time I looked through them, I thought they were the best pair I'd ever seen. Then, I bought my son these for C-Mas last year just for him to have some and I was shocked by the quality.

Good luck with your Christmas shopping. Be careful and compare before you drop a ton of dough. You might be able to put that extra $ toward a hunting trip!

Snow and Ice Movin in.............

Looks like it's going to be a nasty Monday and Tuesday which could get the deer moving a bit. I haven't seen any signs of a secondary rut. I saw 17 does Saturday evening and 10 this evening but absolutely zero bucks. I did see some fresh rubs. One more week of muzzlelaoder season for us here in Zone 1. I'm looking for new tactics.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Doug Sparks' Garrard County Buck

Reader Doug Sparks Of Garrard County Killed this 22 pt horse in Garrard County. He killed it with his 30-06 Rifle 400 Yards off a fence post. I love the tine length of this buck. This buck was killed close to where the Brogel buck was killed. Just another example of the size of bucks we're growing here in Kentucky.
Thanks to Doug's wife for sending this pic in.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

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Tuesday, December 9, 2008

1,000 Elk Tags available in 2009

The Kentucky Fish and Wildlife proposed today to draw 1,000 elk tags in 2009. There will be 250 bull permits and 750 cows drawn. They also proposed a special youth hunt which would be held the last weekend of September. Youth can purchase a special youth application and a regular application to be drawn. One other change would be extending the bull firearms season to two weeks.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Field Dressed T-Shirt Giveaway

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Saturday, November 29, 2008

Kids Free Hunting Weekend

The kids free hunting weekend is Dec. 27th and 28th. This is for youth 15 and under. This is a great time to get a youth introduced to the outdoors. It's also a great time to take a few does out of the population. I love what F&W is doing for our kids.

Late Muzzleloader Season

I'm ready for the late muzzleloader season this year for sure. It should hit the 2nd part of the rut just right where I'm at. It opens state wide Dec. 13 and runs through the 21st.

2009 Elk Lottery on-line only

You can purchase your 2009 Elk drawing chance beginning December 1st. The drawing will be held in May. All purchases have to be made by April 30th. You can only purchase on-line this year. I'm very interested to see how many tags will be issued for the 09 season. I'd say we'll have a draw number by April.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Duck Season

Duck season opened today in Kentucky. It runs all the way through January 25th. I'll be getting out around the Christmas holiday if everything isn't frozen over.

Bucks still on the move across the Bluegrass

The bucks are definitely still on the prowl. I saw four bucks Wednesday evening including a nice 8 and a horse of a 10. I'm heading back Friday after my wife shops her Black Friday marathon. My dad and my son have scored. I think it's finally my turn. I'm hearing the bucks are still moving hard all over the state.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Field Dressed for Christmas

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Monday, November 17, 2008

Late Season Elk Hunt Draw Results are in........

and...........I didn't get drawn!!! Go to F&W to see if you did.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Ethan Scores

Finally, after hunting hard, we had some good luck tonight. I think it was Paw Paw going with us. We've seen a lot bigger bucks and a bunch smaller too but Ethan made a nice shot on a nice buck here and scored for his second straight year of hunting. Top 2 are this season's buck. The bottome is from 07.

Bucks Chasing Like Crazy But..............

Still no deer. My son and I have seen more bucks this year than I've seen in a long time but we've had terrible luck. We're going to change that this afternoon b/c the frustration is starting to build.

Monday, November 10, 2008

My Dad Scores Big

We've seen a lot of bucks this weekend so far. My dad scored on this big 10 tonight. He battled cancer though the past few seasons. He's cancer free now and back in the stand. I think this is his 2nd biggest buck.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Big Kentucky Bucks

Send in a picture of a kid with his/her deer or your big buck and we'll post.

Good start to gun season.....kind of

We've seen quite a few bucks this weekend. Unfortunately, my son missed a pretty nice one this morning. He's pretty bummed out. Saw one booner but didn't offer up any kind of shot. We also had a small buck knock over our decoy this morning at about 10 yards. Good start. Hopefully, it'll get even better tonight.

Friday, November 7, 2008

New Versus Country Giveaway Winner!

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Wednesday, November 5, 2008

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Kentucky's Modern Gun Season Opens Saturday

Gun season will officially open Saturday with a sea of orange around the bluegrass. My son will be trying to score another giant like the one above.

Zones 1 and 2 will run Nov. 8-23 either sex

Zone 3 is Nov 8-17 either sex

Zone 4 is Nov 8-17 antlered deer only

Sunday, October 26, 2008

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Tough weekend at LBL

In what's been an on-going title all season, me and the little man had a tough weekend at LBL. We were set up in a great spot and saw quite a few deer but just couldn't get a good shot off. We battled bad luck all weekend. Oh well, it was fun being out with him. We also got a chance to go down and check out the elk. We finally got a look at a nice 6x5 that bugled. Back at it this week at home. Hoping for better luck.

Elk Hunt Results

There were 115 bulls taken during the Bull Elk Hunt here in Kentucky out of 131 permits issued. One bull in Knott county green scored over 390 so a 400 inch bull is on the horizen in the bluegrass.

The cow hunt is coming up with 402 tags being issued. F&W is estimating the population to be at 8,500 currently.

Remember, you can purchase next years elk lottery application beginning on December 1 for $10. The entries will in on April 1, 2009 and be drawn in May. Good luck.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Finally some buck action

Finally, I saw a nice buck tonight. Just couldn't get him in a comfortable range for a shot. He was pretty impressive. Saw a small 8 checking a bunch of does. Fun night on stand. I wish I'd taken the video camera with me.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Another rough weekend...........

Geez, another rough hunting weekend for my son and I. We did finally see a decent buck tonight but he had corn on his mind and headed there quickly from the cover. He stopped twice on grunts and took a couple of steps our way as I hit the horns, but continued on his way and stayed tucked inside the corn the rest of the evening. I heard ZERO shots around this entire weekend. I did see a couple of nice bucks on including a 199 inch non-typical.

We're on to LBL next weekend for their youth hunt. The weather and moon looks good. Maybe our luck will change up and I can get this little man a deer.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Pumped Up About Early Muzzleloader

I'm pretty pumped up about the upcoming weekend for early muzzleloader after a disappointing weekend. The weather report is saying the temps will drop to highs in the low 60s and lows maybe in the low 40s or maybe even 30s. I expect the bucks to start checking some does and getting a little fired up. Maybe we'll see a little sparring. I might break out the decoy Sunday if Saturday doesn't go well.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Rough Hunting Weekend

Rough weekend for hunting this weekend. The weather was June like and the moon was terrible for deer. Didn't see much except for a lonely coyote who decided to bark and howl at the moon for 45 straight minutes this morning. My son gave him quite a wakeup when he missed shot a couple inches in front of him looking at us at about 175 yards. I did talk to a friend who said there were a couple of nice youth bucks at a processor in Spencer Co.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Youth Hunt this weekend

Kentucky's 2 day youth gun hunt gets underway Saturday. Last season my son killed a great double beamed 9 pointer. The weather looks like it'll be on the warm side again. Hopefully he can snag another giant.

Elk Hunt Reports

Reports are out that a bull green scored 392 non-typical. I'll see if I can snag some pics. That's a horse.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Kentucky Elk Season in Full Swing

Kentucky's elk season got underway this weekend. There are some reports of some really nice bulls. There is one report of an ancient 5x4 with an original release tag in his ear. He's got to be really old. We should be seeing some pics shortly.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Sept 30th deadline for Quota Hunts

Don't forget that September 30th is the deadline to apply for Kentucky Quota Deer Hunts on-line.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

David Morris Podcast for Versus Country

I think I'm on at the 8 minute mark. Thanks to Versus Country and Keith Webb at Sinuate Media for letting us at Hunt Kentucky be a part of Versus Country programming.

Tred Barta Podcast for Versus Country

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation in Kentucky

Check out The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation is doing in Kentucky.

Versus Country on YouTube

You can check out tons of great Versus Country hunting and fishing on YouTube. Go check it out and suscribe. Versus Country is quickly taking control of outdoor programming. Check back for both podcasts I got a chance to take part in last week. There are two great interviews with Tred Barta and David Morris.

Better weather for hunting coming

The weather is looking better for the coming weekend with the weather dropping down towards the mid 70s by the beginning of next week. NICE

Kentucky Elk are Bugling Hard

Reports coming from Eastern Kentucky are saying the bulls are bugling really good right now. The bull elk hunt is now just two weeks away.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Ryder Cup-Boo Weekly

Well, if you can't get out and go huntin this weekend, you might want to watch the Ryder Cup which is taking place up the road from me. Hunters have somebody to root for in Boo Weekly. His press conference today was more than entertaining. He did mention hunting twice I believe. Boo does a lot of hunting with Mossy Oak. Check out this story on Boo. Gotta love a dude that golfs in a camo cap.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Versus Podcast-David Morris

I just completed my second podcast of the day for Versus Country. This time it was with guest David Morris from "The Bucks of Tecomate". Mr. Morris seems like a really good fella. He is a deer management and food plot pioneer. The Bucks of Tecomate is hosted by Jeff Foxworthy on Versus TV. I got to ask Mr. Morris a question about managing small pieces of land like many of the ones here in Kentucky. Mr. Morris explained that the key is always nutrition and a lot of it on any sized piece of land. He said you may want to locate your food plots away from neighboring farms if your not sure or don't share their management plans.
You can listen to the entire podcast with David Morris on or after September 19th on Versus Country.

Versus Podcast-Tred Barta

I just completed the Versus Country podcast with Tred Barta. Man, that dude is passionate about what he does. He's high strung and a bit out there but he believes what he believes and doesn't care if you agree with him or not. I was able to ask one question about the rising cost of hunting. He stood on me a bit and said it didn't matter if you were able to afford hunting moose in Alaska or squirrel on public property in Kentucky. Hunting was just hunting and it doesn't matter how big it is or how much it costs. Not the answer I was expecting but his answer anyway. Tred does it his way.
By the way, the podcast will be available on September 19th on Versus Country.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Winded Out Today

The wind is brutal today all across Kentucky. The temperature's not too bad but I'll be staying in watching football when my electricity comes back on today. Hurrican Ike has saved some deer today.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Late Season Cow Season Added in Kentucky!

The Department of Fish and Wildlife has officially proposed to the legislature. 50 hunters not chosen in the original drawing in May will be chosen for this 14 day hunt in January. This is big time news. Good luck.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Versus Country TV

Versus Country's Friday night TV lineup is the best hunting on television. At 8:00, "Winchester's Whitetail Revolution" airs with hosts Larry Weishun, Mark Kayser, Ron Smomer, and Mike Hanback. At 8:30 EST, "The Bucks of Tecomate" is by far my favorite show to see some big huge bucks and entertaining hunting televsion with Jeff Foxworthy and David Morris. David Morris is a food plot, big buck growing pioneer in hunting. At 9:00 EST, you can catch that crazy Tred Barta in "The Best and Worst of Tred Barta". Tred definitely does it his way and it sometimes works and sometimes does not.
Check out the Versus TV lineup and entire hunting and fishing website at:
Versus is Channel 57 on Inside Connect Cable. In Louisville, Versus is Insight Digital Channel 549.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Kentucky's Bow Season.....the first few days

I've been out twice so far since bow season started in Kentucky on Saturday. Still seeing most bucks in velvet. I got to my stand on Sunday and realized that my set up wasn't comfortable when I got up. I ended up sitting in a fixed ladder stand and saw 1 nice buck in a bean field but he stayed safely out in the middle. I got home today from work and couldn't resist the drop in temp so I decided to head out. I sat in a box stand on a clover field. I saw 3 big 8 pointers in about 30 total deer. Had one big 140+ class 8 at 25 yards but it was very dark to take a good shot. Exciting stuff to open the season. I know we have a lot bigger deer that I've seen in the past 3 weeks. Should be an intersting season.

How has your first few days been? Good luck.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

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Saturday, September 6, 2008

Bow Maintenance

It's that time again. I'm way behind. Most of you have already thought about tuning up your bow and getting it ready. For those of you like me, here's a nice link on bow maintenance. I've got to get shooting tomorrow.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Kentucky Hunters for the Hungry

We encourage every Kentucky hunter to donate one deer this season to Kentucky's Hunters for the Hungry program. Check out the link for processors in your area.

Hunting Sweepstakes: Parker Bows

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When are you getting out for the first time?

Kentucky's bow season opens on Saturday. When is the first day you'll be getting out? I'm going to at least get out once this weekend. My son wants to head to Lexington to see the Cats on Saturday. Looks like the weather looks a lot better for the middle of next week but the moon is heading back towards full for the following weekend. Good luck to all of you who are going out. Find that deer fast and get it on ice.


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Important California Legislation


Hunting/Fishing Bill Goes to CA Governor August 29, 2008

Legislation championed by the California Legislature Outdoor Sporting Caucus that clarifies the authority of the state Fish and Game Commission and Department of Fish and Game over local governments is expected to be signed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is coming days.

California Assembly Bill 815 would block local governments from passing ordinances to stop or approve hunting and fishing and will prevent potentially severe county/municipal restrictions, or outright bans, from being placed on hunters and anglers.

As reported by the California Outdoor Heritage Alliance, the legislation was derived from several State Attorney General’s opinions that determined local governments couldn’t regulate the taking of fish and game.

Because the Government Code or the Fish and Game Code contained no clear statutory language, California cities and counties have increasingly attempted to restrict and even ban hunting and fishing activities.

In addition to strengthening the state’s authority over hunting, fishing and scientific wildlife management, the new law will prevent “checkerboard” fish and game laws that differ from county to county.

Monday, September 1, 2008

5 days until bow forecast update

Looks like a bad turn in the weather forecast for next weekend. Looks like it'll be upper 80s with just a slight chance of rain. Hopefully a late afternoon rain might cool it down both days!

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Big Kentucky Buck: Comb's Velvet Giant

I just noticed the first bucks last weekend shedding their velvet. I have two giant typcials I've been watching that are still in velvet. In honor of big velvet bucks we'll spotlight the Hurley Combs Jr velvet buck. It's Kentucky's all time biggest buck in velvet from Casey County scoring 205 6/8.

8 days til bow forecast

Looks like we may get a break in the weather for the opening weekend of Kentucky's bow season. Looks like the long term forecast is calling for temps in the 70s for Saturday and Sunday. That sounds a whole lot better than 90! I'm excited. I saw 5 shooter bucks last weekend out changing my scout camera battery. I'm fired up.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Kentucky's Elk Country Expo

Kentucky's Elk Country Expo is set for September 12th and 13th at the Knott County Sportsplex in Hindman Kentucky.

Here's the link:

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Time to apply for Kentucky's Quota Hunts

You can begin applying for Kentucky's Quota Hunts on September 1st. You can only apply in September. Check out the link for more info.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Kentucky's WMAs

Kentucky has a ton of fantastic Wildlife Management Areas open to the public. With hunting getting more expensive and finding a place to hunt is tougher than ever, it's nice to have Kentucky's WMAs to hunt. Most offer hunting for most of bow and even crossbow season. Gun hunts are usually limited to quota hunt draws.

Here's Fish and Wildlife's WMA guide. Enjoy.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Kentucky Boone and Crockett bucks:

156 Typical Boone and Crockett bucks in from 2002-2007.

72 Counties have posted B&C entries in the past five years.

Here is a list of B&C bucks from Kentucky's 2007 season:

Big Kentucky Buck-Brogle Buck

2002 deer killed by Ben Brogle. It was a 36 point non-typical from Garrard County.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Big Kentucky Buck-Dan Miller Buck

Back to my quota hunt picture. Here is the Kentucky Afield TV show video from Dan Miller's buck from the Pennyrile WMA. You can sign up in September to hunt one of Kentucky's quota hunts.

Kentucky Elk Video from KY Afield-ELK TOURS

Elk are a great thing to me in Kentucky. It seems a lot of Eastern Kentucky residents don't agree. I was lucky enough to get drawn a few years back. Here is a great video on Kentucky's Elk herd and the tours you can go on to see some.

Big Kentucky Buck-2007 Ervin Vance Owen Co. Buck

Friday, August 1, 2008

Time to be thinking about quota hunts.

You have to call in your Kentucky quota hunt applications during the month of September. Some of these areas offer a really good opportunity to take a nice buck or put some meat in the freezer. Most areas have used a 15 inch rule on bucks for the last 3 to 7 years in some cases. I hunted Green River WMA about four years ago and really liked the area. It was 85 to 90 degrees both days on November 3rd and 4th of that year so the hunting was tough. Ballard County is a great area. If you're drawn there, you have a real shot at a horse. Pennyrile had a huge non-typical taken from it last year.

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Kentucky quota hunt when calling.

Dumb Hunting Product of the Week

The amount of hunting products being marketed is just getting out of hand. Every week, I'll pick the hunting item I will never purchase. If you bought all these items, you'd need a tractor trailer to get it all to the woods.

My least favorite item of the week is the In-Sight Hunting Mirror. If I bought this product, I'd kick my own butt. It's a mirror you can clip to your hat or stand so you can look behind you so you can limit your movement.

If you are crazy and want to give away $14.95 of your hard earned is the address.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Kids Hunting in Kentucky

Kids now don't need a hunter education class or a hunting liscence or tags until they are 12 years old. Great move by F&W to get more kids involved in the outdoors.

LBL Apps due July 31st

LBL Quota hunt applications are due by 7/31.

2008-09 Kentucky Deer Hunting Guide

Countdown to Deer Season

The countdown is on to the opening day of bow season in Kentucky.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Strader Show.

Anyone make it to the Strader show in Louisville? I've been disappointed in it the last few years as it seems less and less exhibitors. I did see some pictures of some great bucks from the big buck exhibit. The one from Henry County was awesome. Check out for the big buck pics.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Trail Cam pictures

If you have any interesting or big deer trail cam pics or anything interesting, post them here. Here are a few of mine over the past few years. I have an older Moultrie camera. It's been a great camera. I need about 3 more.

Interested in hunting out west in 2008???

If you're interested in hunting out west in 2008, leave a comment of where, what species, and what type of weapon and we'll do the research (costs, success rates etc.) and let you know for absolutely $0. Wyoming's application deadline is January 30th.............

Monday, January 14, 2008

Hunting Stories from 2007

Please post your hunting stories and pics from 2007. Deer, turkey, elk?? Let's hear and see them.

Fishing News

Any fishing news from anyone????? Please leave a comment.

Friday, January 11, 2008

Kentucky Elk Hunt 2008

The new date to apply for the Kentucky state elk hunt for 2008 is April 30. The cost is still $10 to apply for the lottery. You are crazy if you don't apply! Below is a link for information. I was lucky enough to draw 3 years ago and it's absolutely unbelievable hunting these elk in the middle of the rut. Good luck.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Deer Season 2007-STRANGE

It was a strange deer season indeed for me here in Bullitt County. Probably the worst one I've seen in years. FRUSTRATING. I, like many I've spoken to, saw absolutely zero sign of any rutting activity. I saw few scrapes and rubs. I did not see one buck actually chasing a doe either while hunting or while driving. In the summer, I saw tons of shooter bucks on camera, including one my son would later kill during the youth season in mid-October. That same weekend, I saw several big bucks out strolling and checking does. After that point.................ZERO. I saw a lot of small bucks checking with no success in November and not much at all in December. Is it due to the gnat problem that killed so many mature bucks this summer and early fall???? Don't know. It'll be really interesting to see if there are any fawns next summer. I can't wait for scouting to begin for a new upcoming season.