Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Sasquatch Jerky from Jerky.com

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Monday, March 30, 2009

Terrorists from PETA attack in Kentucky


But it looks like the pothole protest is a bust.

"KFC is a great corporate citizen of ours. They employ lots of people in our town. They do great things for our hometown and we're glad to work with them on this pothole program. But PETA, ummm... not so much," said Poynter.


By the way PETA terrorist, I ate chicken for dinner tonight and it was delicious!

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Hogs in Kentucky

My dad and I were talking about the hogs in Kentucky this morning so I thought I'd write a little today on the situation. I can't believe the high number of hog sightings going on around the state. Just this fall, a friend of mine killed two about 3 miles from my house in Bullitt County. They looked to be of the razorback variety. When my son and I were hunting in LBL in October, we ran across tons of hog sign including a nice pile of sticky el crapo I had the pleasure of planting my boot right in while scouting. Growing up on a hog farm, I know first hand the total destruction that they can cause. After talking to some people in Nelson and Bullitt County, it sounds like Bernheim forest is home to at least a couple of thousand hogs at this point. I have also heard of large numbers around Fort Knox and other large pieces of property all around the state. I have heard numerous experts say that it is totally impossible to get rid of these hogs and that a population can double within 6 months. If that's the case, the future looks full of hog meat in our freezers and non-stop action trying to rid ourselves of these destructive creatures.

Have you seen any hogs in Kentucky?? Comment below.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Struck me as funny...............

From Deer and Deer Hunting.......................

D&DH "Geeks" From the forum comes this spin on a classic Jeff Foxworthy bit. "You might be a D&DH geek if...

"• You never ask people before showing them a picture of your most recent buck, but then ask, "Wanna see pictures of my kids, too?"

• Your idea of dinner and a movie is venison burgers and a deer hunting video.

• Your wallet contains a newspaper clipping of the most recent county by county deer harvest.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Part two of Dr. Kroll's "What is Deer Management"

From NA Whitetail.


Idaho Sets Wolf Season

With everything quiet leading up to Kentucky's turkey season, here's a story from Idaho on their first wolf hunt. It is anticpated that the wolf will come off of federal protection. Finally, they can be controlled a little and maybe will stop the devastation of elk, moose, and deer herds out west.


Sunday, March 22, 2009

Two Weeks to Youth Turkey


Youth-Only: April 4-5
General Season: April 18 - May 10

Hunters 16 and over must have a Spring Turkey Permit.

Kids ages 12-15 are eligible to purchase a Youth Turkey Permit, which is valid during any turkey season for one turkey. Youth hunters must abide by season bag limits and harvest restrictions but can use the youth permit throughout the license year. The Youth Sportsman’s License includes one Youth Turkey Permit.

Kids under the age of 12 are not required to have a hunting license or permit to hunt turkey, but must abide by season bag limits and harvest restrictions.

Little over a month to apply for the Elk Lottery

Just a reminder: Just over a month until the deadline to apply for the Kentucky elk lottery.



Saturday, March 21, 2009

Game Trails fined $35,000 for illegally killing does

Huge fine for Game Trails and their management for killing does illegally and also for using hunters SS numbers to telecheck the improper doe killing.


Friday, March 20, 2009

Wolves Battle Rages on..............

You should already know my stance on wolves. This obviously isn't a Kentucky problem but the reintroduction of wolves really bothers me as they continue to destroy hunting in the west. Here's a couple of good posts from Deer and Deer Hunting:


Monday, March 16, 2009

Just a few more weeks until Youth Turkey

Boy, it's dead in the world of hunting right now. I've been seeing a ton of coyotes from the roads and have been seeing some big gobblers start to work the same fields in the afternoons already. Thank goodness for some hunting. Just a couple more weeks until the youth turkey season. Heck yeah!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

F&W aquires and opens 1,112 acres in Breck Co.

This 1,112 acres will be a part of the Yellowbank WMA. I may be wrong, but I think this 1,000 acres was a part of the "Sturgis" property which I believe was a 20,000 + acre major hunting property ran by Thompson Center sold in 4 plots. Somebody may have to check me on that. Either way, it's big time hunting property on the Ohio River.

Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Opens More Than 1,000 Acresto Public in Breckinridge County
Mar 12, 2009

Frankfort, Ky. – More than 1,000 acres of highly coveted hunting ground in Breckinridge County is now open to the public.The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources today announced the acquisition of 1,112 acres of property near the Ohio River, formerly owned by Kimball International Inc. The new Town Creek Tract will join the existing 5,666 acres of Yellowbank Wildlife Management Area (WMA).“I’m just tickled to death that we were able to get this property, and the sportsmen and sportswomen will be happy with it, too,” said Third District Fish and Wildlife Commission Member Tony Brown. “We were interested in it because of the diversity it offers – it has access to the Ohio River, gives people a place to duck hunt, and has plenty of timber for deer and turkeys.”Karen Alexy, wildlife division director for Kentucky Fish and Wildlife, noted the property is located close to the Louisville area. “This acquisition is important because it provides more hunting opportunity within easy driving distance of the state’s biggest city,” she said. “This is part of the department’s continuing goal to provide more opportunities for hunters and anglers.”The property includes old field habitats as well as hundreds of acres of oak and hickory trees on steep to moderate slopes. The area supports abundant populations of squirrel, turkey and deer.The new acreage also includes a large backwater embayment of the Ohio River. An overgrown boat ramp on the property will be improved for use, and plans call for construction of two parking lots.Access is available at the Town Creek Bridge at KY 144, and off Holt Road near Stephensport. The new property, located east of KY 144, is not connected to the remainder of Yellowbank WMA. A map of the area is available online at http://fw.ky.gov/kfwis/viewable/ViewableWMA.asp. Hunting seasons and regulations will be the same as the main tract of Yellowbank WMA. The area is open under statewide regulations for all squirrel, furbearer and turkey seasons. Rabbit and quail seasons will be open from Nov. 1 through Dec. 31. Deer season will be open statewide for archery, crossbow and youth firearms seasons. Bucks must have an outside antler spread of at least 15 inches.The Town Creek Tract is open to foot traffic only. For more information, contact Area Manager Ryan Taylor at (270) 547-6856, or the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Information Center at 1-800-858-1549.

Terrorists from PETA Never Stop............


Check out this article from Predatorextreme.com.

PETA Trying to get Pennsylvania to ban youth hunting.

Never one to waste an opportunity, no matter how tragic, PETA exploited a local murder in order to advance its anti-hunting agenda.

On February 24, 2009 PETA sent a letter to Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell urging him to support legislation making it illegal for those under 18 to hunt. The letter comes on the heels of allegations that an 11-year-old boy from Wampum shot and killed his father's pregnant girlfriend with a youth-model shotgun. The letter suggests that hunting leads to violence among children. The tactic of pushing hunting bans after tragic events is nothing new to PETA. The letter to Governor Rendell mirrors a similar effort by the group in November 2008. At the time, PETA urged then-Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano to push for similar legislation after a 9-year-old boy allegedly murdered his father and another man with a .22 caliber rifle. “There is not a single shred of evidence indicating hunting had anything to do with this attack,” stated USSA Senior Vice President Rick Story.

Check out Tim Tipton Outdoors Blog


Tim Tipton has been a freelance outdoor writer since 1992. His magazine work has been featured in many national and regional publications including Bassmaster, In-Fisherman, FLW Outdoors, Fishing Facts, Kentucky Game & Fish, Kentucky Afield, Tennessee Valley Outdoors and many others. Tim is currently a contributing editor to Midwest Outdoors. He has been a member of the Bassmaster Classic Press Corps, Red Man All-American Press Corps and the Southeast Outdoor Press Association. He is a member of the Kentucky Outdoor Press Association.

Check out Tim's blog. He's a great outdoor writer. I hope one day I can get something published in just one of these magazines.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

KDFWR Releases Deer Season dates and changes

KDFWR release the deer season dates and changes today. A couple of interesting changes include moving Breck and Meade counties to Zone 3. The gun season will be later than usual opening November 14th. They also cancelled one Taylorsville Lake hunt and made the other quota hunts on Taylorsville antlerless only.

Here are all the dates listed below from Fish and Wildlife:

Frankfort, Ky. – The Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission proposed the 2009-2010 deer season dates and recommended deer zone changes at its quarterly meeting March 6.The Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission recommends all hunting, fishing and boating regulations for approval by the General Assembly and approves all expenditures by the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. All recommendations must be approved by legislators before they become law.

The 2009-2010 Deer Seasons:Statewide All Zones:
**Archery (either sex) – September 5, 2009 – January 18, 2010
**Crossbow (either sex) – October 1 – 18 and November 14 – December 31, 2009
**Early Youth Weekend (either sex) – October 10 -11, 2009
**Early Muzzleloader (Zones 1, 2 and 3 either sex, Zone 4 antlered only) – October 17-18, 2009
**Late Muzzleloader (either sex) – December 12-20, 2009
**Late Youth Weekend (either sex) – December 26-27, 2009
**Zones 1 & 2: Modern Firearms (either sex) – November 14 - 29, 2009
**Zones 3 & 4: Modern Firearms (Zone 3 either sex, Zone 4 antlered deer only)– November 14 - 23, 2009

Bag limits remain the same as last year. The Commission proposed changing Meade and Breckinridge counties from Zone 2 to Zone 3 and also recommended reinstating antlerless deer harvest for the first six days of the December muzzleloader season in Zone 4 counties. The Commission also recommended changes for deer hunting on state parks and wildlife management areas (WMAs). They proposed opening the Kentucky River WMA to youth firearms deer seasons and designating the November firearms quota deer hunt on Taylorsville Lake WMA as antlerless only. At West Kentucky WMA, the Commission recommended lowering the number of quota and open hunt slots from 300 for both hunts to 240 participants for the quota hunt and 200 for the open hunt. The open gun deer hunt on the area will move from the second to the third weekend after Thanksgiving. At Clay WMA, the Commission proposed awarding a preference point to quota hunters who harvest a doe. The Dennis-Gray WMA will have the same hunting regulations as the adjacent Green River Lake WMA. At Paul Van Booven WMA, the Commission recommended to allow hunting for deer during the late muzzleloader deer season and institute a 15-inch minimum spread restriction on antlered deer.

The Kentucky Department of Parks canceled the quota deer hunts at Taylorsville Lake State Park and Dale Hollow Lake State Resort Park. The number of slots for mobility-impaired quota hunts at Zilpo and Twin Knobs Campgrounds on Cave Run Lake will be reduced from 30 to 24. The Wendell Ford Training Center in west Kentucky is closed to general public deer hunting.

The next Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission meeting will be held at 8 a.m., Friday, June 12, at #1 Sportsman’s Lane off U.S. 60 in Frankfort. Persons interested in addressing the Commission must notify Kentucky Fish and Wildlife’s Commissioner’s office in writing at least 30 days in advance to be considered for placement on the meeting agenda. People who are hearing impaired and plan to attend the meeting should contact Kentucky Fish and Wildlife at least 10 days in advance and the agency will provide a translator. To request to address the commission, write to KDFWR, Commissioner Dr. Jon Gassett, #1 Sportsman’s Lane, Frankfort, Kentucky, 40601.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

NAW Deer of the Day-Kentucky Freak

North American Whitetail Deer of the Day from Marshall County killed by David Simmons.

Youth Turkey just a month away

It's slow going in the hunting world right now. I haven't gotten out on any coyotes or looking for sheds. Youth turkey is just a month away now though so that's something to look forward to. The gobblers are bunched up. We're starting to see big groups move back in so I'm getting pumped up. My son will be looking for turkey #1 this season.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Get your elk lottery drawing-Two months to go.....

You've got less than two months left to get your elk lottery ticket. The deadline to apply is April 30th.


Kentucky Brothers finish in top 5 in World Archery Festival

Nice article from F&W. These two brothers got their start in the National Archery in the Schools Program.

Kentucky Archers Finish in Top Five atWorld Archery Festival
Mar 03, 2009

Frankfort, Ky. – Two Kentucky archers recently posted high finishes at the World Archery Festival held Feb. 6-8 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Graham and Grady Cofield of Trigg County, brothers who both got their start in Kentucky’s National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP), each placed in the top five in their classifications. The Festival was sponsored by the National Field Archery Association and featured nearly 1,500 shooters competing for more than $500,000 in prize money.Competitors shot 30 arrows each day of the three-day competition, with a bull’s-eye worth 10 points. Graham Cofield, a junior at Murray State University and four-time NASP state and national champion, took second place in the Freestyle Limited Compound Championship. He scored 878 points out of a possible 900 and hit the bull’s-eye 49 times. This is his fifth year competing in the Las Vegas tournament.“I don’t necessarily like the big city, but I like the shooting part, anyway,” Cofield said. “In the class I shoot in, there are several people right at the top. I guess I got lucky this time.”Grady Cofield took third place in his flight of the Freestyle Limited competition. Cofield is a senior at Trigg County High School. “I think he did awfully well,” said Graham Cofield. “I believe he was pretty happy with it.”This isn’t the first year the Cofields have finished at the top of their divisions. “Last year, Grady won his division and Graham finished fourth,” said Jennie Richardson, Kentucky’s state NASP coordinator. “Very seldom does an archer finish in the top five in two consecutive years. The competition is that stiff.”Richardson said more than 10 other Kentucky NASP shooters competed in this year’s World Archery Festival.This year’s National Archery in the Schools Program state championship tournament is set for March 17 at the International Convention Center in Louisville.

Commish Tag goes for $11,000

Word is that the 2009 Commish Tag auctioned at the GRC RMEF went for $11,000. I think it went for about $20,000 last year but it's still good money for the program. It was a fully guided hunt. It's really similar money you'd pay out west on a private ranch for a fully guided hunt in a good area. Congrats to the high bidder and thanks for supporting Kentucky's elk program.

Monday, March 2, 2009

My dad scored his buck today............

That big dude grossed 158. One beam was 25 1/2 inches. Inside spread of a little over 21. He just lacked the mass to score B&C. That one is coming for one of us next season!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Rowan Co Poacher Busted!

A Rowan County man is awaiting arraignment after conservation officers charged him Feb. 20 with a total of 48 counts, including illegally killing deer, cultivating and trafficking in marijuana and drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia, pills in improper containers and trapping without a license.Officers arrested Kevin Watkins, 35, of Morehead at his residence and lodged him in the Rowan County Detention Center.

Officers executed a search warrant after Conservation Officer Glenn Kitchen received a tip that Watkins had killed three deer illegally.During the search, Kitchen, joined by Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Captain Paul Teague, Sergeant Herb Booth and Conservation Officers Loren Clark and Andrew Black, seized 94 sets of deer antlers, seven marijuana plants, indoor grow lights, a cloning system, 16 bags of processed marijuana totaling nearly 1½ pounds, more than 100 pills in plastic bags, four sets of weighing scales, 19 firearms and $1,251 in cash.

Nice catch by the conservation officers. If you suspect someone of poaching, Call 800-25-ALERT to Report a law violation.