Friday, January 28, 2011

Elk Lottery 2011

OK, the elk lottery is 100% different for 2011 and will require some strategy. If you want a cow for some meat, you have a much better chance for draw this year. You can buy your lottery chance on-line from now to April 30th. More to come later on my strategy. I'm ready.

KY Conservation Coalition Newsletter for January

Kentucky Conservation Coalition Newsletter.........Good stuff. If you can't see the link, drag your mouse right above this sentence. There's a great article on Kentucky first two successful bear hunt on page 4.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

NWTF National Convention In Nashville

Mark your calandars. Here's a list of the celebrity autograph sessions at the National Wild Turkey Federation National Convention in Nashville, TN February 18th through the 20th.

Friday, February 18
Team Primos Session - 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Will Primos, Jimmy Primos, Primos Hunting Team

Hunting Legends Session - 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Michael Waddell, Brenda Valentine, Ray Eye, Harold Knight, David Hale

Saturday, February 19
Mossy Oak Session - 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Toxey Haas, Cuz Strickland, Trent Cole, Mark and Terry Drury

Hunting and Country Music Celebrities Session - 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Lee Lakosky, Tiffany Lakosky, Craig Morgan, Chuck Wicks

Sunday, February 20
Turkey Hunting Legends Session - 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Michael Waddell, Eddie Salter, Alex Rutledge, Steve Stoltz

*The dates and times of each autograph session are set, however celebrity autograph signers are subject to change.

Monday, January 17, 2011

My Hunting Year In Review

Well, the 2010 hunting seasons officially came to an end tonight. It's been a pretty good year although it could've been a whole lot better.

Ethan killed a big gobbler in the spring. I worked a ton of birds and never got a good shot.

In July, I went to the Daytona Beach area and bass fished one of the premier bass spots in the US catching absolutely ZERO. Mostly because....I am the worst fisherman on the planet. Also, in July the QDM convention was in Louisville and it was interesting and a lot of fun. I videoed two bucks during the month that I thought would both score near B&C and decided then to only hunt those bucks.

September and October were probably the two worst deer hunting months I've ever experienced. November however, was pretty crazy. Ethan scored on a nice 8 pointer hunting with my dad. Late in the month, I figured out why I haven't seen my two big bucks, fining them locked together dead about 100 yards from the stand. I hunted quite a bit late with some close incounters with some nice bucks but no success.

2011 starts with some coyote hunting in the next month and then on to Turkey 2011 and fingers crossed for an elk draw. Here's hoping for a productive and fun 2011 hunting season for everyone in the Bluegrass.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Last Two Days

Last two days of Deer 2010-2011. If you're going, good luck. After Monday, it's time to start thinking about the picture.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

GLACIER GLOVE from Glacier Outdoor

I got my new Glacier Gloves in the mail this week and they are pretty awesome. I love the way they feel and the Realtree AP HD Camo pattern. After Tuesday night in the snow, I love the fact they are water proof because my hands were so miserable that I couldn't feel my release. The Patented touchrite technolody makes squeezing the trigger easy. My favorite feature is that they are long enough to fit up under the sleeve of my jacket and not let any snow or water slip in.

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Sunday, January 9, 2011

Deer 2010-11 Winding Down..........

Only 1 more week of Deer Season 2010-11. I still have a couple of big boys out there. I have to give it at least 2 more shots. I'm going to try to hunt the snow this week. Good luck to everybody who gets out. Crunch time. After this week, it's time to shoot some yotes and look forward to spring turkey 2011.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Big Boys Still Out There

Got out tonight for the first time in a long while. Should have gotten a shot at a doe while I was hunting on the ground. When she went behind the tree and gave me a chance to draw she was inside 15 feet. Not yards, feet. Had a really big 9 that got within 50 but no closer. Story of my season.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Kentucky Telecheck Review

Elk---509 total elk killed. 198 of 200 bulls and 311 Cows. 170 of that 509 being killed in Knott County.

Deer---108,162. 54% bucks. That ratio is not good. 7642 button bucks. That's not good at all.

Turkey---Fall 4378 with almost 70% of those being hens.

Turkey---Spring 36,097.... 287 bearded hens.

Bear---2! First two ever.

Bobcat----1,044. 816 of those hunted, not trapped. Highest Co. was Graves with 31.