Thursday, February 26, 2009

Gun-a-Week from Pass It On

Next week, Pass It On is going to give away the 1st of 54 guns! Some lucky winner will win a Franchi Deluxe 48 AL 20 gauge shotgun!

Pass It On is going to be giving away a gun every week for 50 weeks. And someone is guaranteed to win at least 2 guns as they put all of the winners in a hat at the end and draw for a bonus gun!

Get your ticket TODAY! For a $50 donation, you will get 1 ticket that is entered into each of the 52 weekly drawing. For a $100 donation, you will get 3 tickets!If you would prefer to use your credit card, just give Mike a call at 316-290-8883. Or you can mail your donation to the address below.But don’t wait too long…that nice 20 gauge is gonna have a new home next week!

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Southern Sportsman's Expo

The First Annual Southern Sportsman’s Expo scheduled for Feb 28, 2009.

The Southern Sportsman’s Expo will be geared to hunters, fisherman and the outdoors enthusiast. At the expo there will be vendors, seminar speakers and activities for all outdoorsmen.

The Southern Sportsman’s Expo will be held at the Western Kentucky University Ag Expo located at 406 Elrod Rd, Bowling Green, KY.

8 Tips for small property from

Nice article that applies to turkey and deer from

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Butler County Giant 249 6/8"

The giant buck killed in Butler Co. has been officially scored at 249 6/8" which will put it #2 all time non-typical in Kentucky. What a monster.

Monday, February 23, 2009

My Pineapple Jerky from

I got in my pineapple jerky from I'd take some pictures of the pineapple jerky in the package but I've already eaten it all. I found my self getting up Sunday night at 10 til midnight and snatching up a piece. The stuff is unbelievable. The packaging is great to keep the fruit fresh. I'm not sure how long because I ate it too quickly. Do yourself a favor and check out and get some of the pineapple jerky or any of their jerky.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Time to buy a new hunting and fishing license

Reminder that hunting and fishing licenses will expire February 28th. You can purchase your new license here:

A couple of important notes:

1. Migratory bird hunters must have a migratory bird permit or a waterfowl permit in addition to the hunting license.

2. Sportsman License - Includes Combination Hunting and Fishing License, Resident Deer Permit, Spring Turkey Permit, Resident Fall Turkey Permit, State Waterfowl Permit and Trout Permit

3. Jr. Sportsman License – Includes Jr. Hunting, Jr. Deer and Jr. Turkey permits. Available to residents and nonresidents who have not yet reached their 16th birthday. Valid for the entire year in which issued, even if the license holder turns 16 during that year. Parent or guardian must sign the license at the time of purchase. Children under the age of 12 are license exempt (effective with the 2008 license season)

4. Joint Fishing (husband-wife)** - Available only to Kentucky residents. Costs 10% less than two fishing licenses bought separately.

5. Waterfowl Permit - Required to hunt ducks, coots, mergansers, and geese. Also covers migratory game birds. Required of hunters over age 16. NOTE: Waterfowl hunters must also possess a federal duck stamp, available at Post Offices. May be used in conjunction with a one or five-day nonresident or a one day resident hunting license.

6. Migratory Game Bird Permit - Required to hunt doves, woodcocks, snipes, rails and gallinules. May be used in conjunction with a one or five-day nonresident or a one day resident hunting license.

7. Elk Lottery Permit - Persons who wish to hunt in the 2009 Elk Quota Hunt shall purchase an elk draw permit. The department shall select hunters by a random drawing of all valid elk draw permit holders. Hunters must comply with all applicable laws and regulations. A person cannot apply more than one time per application period. The permit will be sold until 4/30/2009.

8. Resident Out-of-Zone Elk Permit – Entitles hunters who wish to hunt Elk out of the elk restoration zone during deer season to take one elk. Hunter must be a legal deer hunter.

NOTE: Items above marked with an ** may NOT be purchased by phone or on-line, but may only be purchased through a license agent

Thursday, February 19, 2009

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Ligislative Update from F&W

Check out the legislation update from The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife. Not much to see. I am interested in HB 242 that you can read below. It proposes stiffer penalties on trespassing and hunting without permission. I think this is very important because it's a huge safety concern especially when I'm hunting with kids. It's important to know who's near and exactly where those other hunters are.

HB 242
(BR 908)
AN ACT relating to hunting and fishing violations.

Amend KRS 150.990 to propose that a license (or privilege for license exempt) would be revoked upon the 2nd offense—current law does not allow until 3rd offense. KDFWR also proposes that upon the 3rd and subsequent offenses, the existing license or privilege revocation would be increased from one year to two years. If a person is retrieving hunting dogs and is NOT HUNTING, the person shall not be subject to the license forfeiture provisions on the second offense.

Enhanced penalties economically discourage trespassing and hunting without permission. Enhanced penalties reflect seriousness of violations and serves to protect the landowner’s rights.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Playing with my new scanner..............

I was playing with my new scanner tonight so I thought I'd post a couple of my little brother's big deer. He's got two more really big deer that I can't find pictures of. Big white horned buck on the left scored 158. I must have saw him 30 times during bow season and my brother goes out one evening and smokes him. He's a big buck magnet.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Outdoor Mentors works to find mentors for children who want to experience the great outdoors we all know and love. Teaming with youth mentoring organizations like Big Brothers Big Sisters, who have over 100 years of mentoring experience, they make a difference in the lives of children across the country.

You can check out and see more details on how you can help them out!

F&W Commissioner's Newsletter

Check out page 7 for the Bear Hunt details.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Great QDM research from Deer and Deer Hunting

Take 5 minutes and 13 seconds to watch this video from Deer and Deer Hunting. It's very interesting because it's a problem many of us in Kentucky face. There are a lot of 200 acre and less farms that we hunt on. In fact, the place I hunt is about 220 acres and it's a question I asked of David Morris on the Versus Country Podcast last summer. The video talks about some people's QDM of small properties (LIKE MY DAD'S). It said that research shows that bucks will disperse to other properties. It says that a 200 acre property will propably only hold 1 to 2 140+ class deer because of breeding competition. This tells me that I better take advantage of the early season bow season while I'm seeing all these big bucks.

Great video: Take a look.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Planning Ahead-2009/10 KY Hunting Seasons

Fish and Wildlife released the "proposed" season dates for 2009/2010. Deer season will open again on September 5th. I feel like it's too early but that's my opinion. Modern gun will open November 14th. The youth deer hunting weekend will be October 10-11. The bull elk hunt will be October 3-16th. The youth-only elk hunt will be September 26-28. Also, there will be a free youth hunting week for small game December 26 to January 1st.

Hunters must have an Out-of-Zone Elk Permit to take elk from
any county NOT included in the 16-county elk restoration zone.
Out-of-Zone hunters must follow deer season and equipment

See the entire list at:

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Great Elk Article from The UK College of Agriculture

The University of Kentucky College of Agriculture had a fantastic article on Kentucky's Elk herd. It chronicled the beginning of the elk program until today. It stated that F&W expected the elk herd to reach 10,000 animals by 2013 but it looks like that it will actually be reached by 2009. The goal is to release 1,500 permits per year. This year, it will be 1,000 permits. The University and Fish and Wildlife continue to study carrying capacity and the effects on deer and the capacity that the people of Eastern Kentucky can handle. Very interesting article.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Park City Mountain Resort

After watching the Winter X Games, I've had the urge to try snowboarding or skiing for the first time. A great place to visit would be Park City Mountain Resort in Utah which was an official venue of the 2002 Winter Olympic Games.

Park City Mountain Resort offers something for the entire family. Ride the Alpine Coaster. You can ride the automated lift system to the top of the track. Then, you go flying down the mountain on nearly 4,000 feet of curves, bends and loops. It’s a ride you won’t soon forget.

Since the skiing would probably be dangerous for my uncoordinated health, maybe the Tubing at Gorgoza Park would be more up my ally with the kids and wife. It features a lift-served lighted tubing hill. What is cooler than tubing?
At Park City Mountain Resort, you can also: Take an old fashioned horse drawn sleigh ride, go on a snowmobiling tour, or maybe go to ski and snowboard school.
Book your vacation to Park City Mountain Resort at: 1-800-331-3178
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Monday, February 9, 2009

Time to start planning food plots

With spring just around the corner, it's time to start planning food plots and how you'll manage your deer this season. If you want quality deer, next season starts the day this season ends.

Check out QDM's website. There's a ton of great info. Also, the QDM convention will be in Louisville July 23-26!!! The National Convention will be held at the Kentucky International Convention Center.

More PETA Stupidity

Hunting news is real slow this time of year, so I continue to explore the world of American Terrorism.
Well, just when we thought the terrorists called PETA couldn't get any more stupid, they go and dress up like KKK members to protest the Westminister Dog Show. Yep, KKK members with the robes and pointy hats. One member was asked about the outfits and she didn't even know that's what they were. I wish they'd dress up like a seal and all get baseball batted in the noggins for being so stupid.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

NY Hunter mistakes Llama for an Elk

This is a pretty funny story from a Montana newspaper. This NY hunter shot what he thought was an elk but ended up figuring out it was a llama. He even called F&W and turned himself in. He apparently even gutted and tagged the llama with his elk tag. Ended up, the only thing he was guilty of was being stupid becasue it was a feral llama.

Las Vegas Giveaway

Go check out islandlife and sign up for their Las Vegas giveaway. They seem to always have a great giveaway.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Ashley Judd needs to hush that mouth

I've always liked Ashley Judd because she's a UK graduate a Big Blue supporter but now I think she just needs to shut her mouth and go back to watching her husband race cars. Judd went on Larry King last night and blasted Sarah Palin's hunting and Alaska's killing of wolves from helicopters. First, Judd knows absolutely NOTHING about Alaska's wildlife management and the damage the wolves are doing to wildlife like elk, moose, and deer. I've never been a wolf supporter and absolutely hate the fact that they were reintroduced in the lower 48. She's mainly taking a national stage to bash Palin for her publicity of hunting and females in hunting during the election. I have a couple words for Ashely Judd: go back to Hollywood and shut your mouth.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Salato Wildlife Center Reopens Soon

In this hunting dead period, if you get a chance to head towards Frankfort, take a while to stop by the Salato Wildlife Center. One of the black bears died last year but there's still a big one there. You can also get up close to some elk, deer, bobcat, and eagles. Inside and out are some awesome fish exhibits. The center opens back up to the public Feb. 17th. The best thing is that it's usually free or only a $1.

Monday, February 2, 2009

MC Dad Bloggers Partnership

I'm excited to announce a partnership with MC Dad Bloggers which is a product review network. Check back often for product reviews and some nice giveaways. You can also check:

Great Whitetail Management Article

There's a nice article from Dr. James Kroll I ran accross this morning on whitetail management. It's worth a read from North American Whitetail.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

PETA Terrorists at it again

It's a slow time in the hunting season and I like to take shots at the terrorists from PETA whenever I get a chance. I don't even think I have to explain how crazy their new genious plan is. In an attempt for people to stop fishing and eating fish, they want to change the name of fish to "sea kittens". Brilliant. Maybe you can rename deer marshmellows or something. Rediculous.

Power Finally!

Finally got our power back on today. Man, it's been a long week. Hope everyone out there is staying warm. What a mess.