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.

To apply for
quota hunts, call:
During the month of September
only, hunters may call toll-free to
apply for deer, pheasant, rabbit,
quail & waterfowl Quota Hunts.
Applications for all five types of
quota hunts can be made at the
same time. Hunters should tell the
operator they want to apply for a
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.