Monday, August 31, 2009

Versus County Larry Weishuhn, “Mr. Whitetail” Interview

Hey, I need some questions for "Mr. Whitetail", Larry Weishuhn for a podcast I'll be doing for Versus Country TV on September 3rd. Let me know any Kentucky related or any questions you'd like me to ask.


Saturday, August 29, 2009

It's almost go-time..............

What a great Saturday next week is going to be. Opening day of deer season, dove season will be in, and the opening day of college football. Almost a perfect day if the Cats start with a big win Paul Brown at noon and I score on a big boy by evening!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Deadlines approaching


I'll double check this but I believe all Fort Knox gun apps have to be in by August 30th. The bow deadline has already passed.

All Kentucky quota hunt apps must be done on-line during September.

Check out Bill's Ranch Game

Go to the bottom of the page and check out the Bill's Ranch game. You can also check it out and

Bill's Ranch is a FREE fun multi-player simulation adventure and strategy game set in the Old West that can be played from any web browser. The story begins in 1855 with Bill, a strong, brave cowboy destined for greatness--if you can take him there.

Begin building a thriving ranch, and then continue to carry your hero all the way through year 2021 in hopes of establishing his lasting and honorable dynasty. But this won't come too easily. Beware of the evil Max Vulture. This villain holds a bitter, unexplained grudge against Bill, and he will stop at nothing to destroy the valiant cowboy and anyone he holds dear!

And Max Vulture is not your only challenge--other players in the game strive for the same success you are seeking and many will take pleasure in fighting for your demise. Get competitive with embedded sub-games in which you'll fight to acquire resources, protect what is yours, and come out on top, crushing your various opponents underfoot!

Hunting Equipment Clarification from KDFWR

Hunting Equipment Clarification for 2009-10 Seasons

Aug 25, 2009

Frankfort, KY – The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources is clarifying hunting equipment regulations for hunters who hold valid concealed carry deadly weapon permits. Under the Kentucky concealed carry deadly weapon law, KRS 237.110, holders of these permits are permitted to carry firearms during archery-only or archery/crossbow hunting seasons, and to carry firearms and ammunition that may be contrary to hunting equipment caliber or ammunition requirements. However, it is illegal for any person to take game with firearms during seasons when firearms are prohibited, or with any equipment listed as illegal for taking game.

This clarification is available as a one-page supplement to the 2009-10 Kentucky Hunting & Trapping Guide at The supplement provides an updated page 3 to the guide, which hunters can print out and place inside their copy. Hunters who have not yet picked up their copy of this year’s hunting guide can print the updated guide in its entirety at

Hunters who do not hold valid concealed carry deadly weapon permits must abide by the equipment regulations exactly as they appear in each section of the 2009-10 Kentucky Hunting & Trapping Guide. Those with valid permits should note the exception when reviewing regulations regarding legal hunting equipment for all game, including deer, turkey, elk, bear, small game and furbearer species.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Under two weeks til bow season..........

Wow, I can't believe it's almost here. Less than two weeks until Kentucky's way too early opening bow season but I'm excited. I watched some bucks on a October feeling night tonight. I still haven't seen any of the ones I'm looking for. Hopefully, they'll show up on camera this week!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Check out the Federal Rec Hunting Areas Table

Scroll down to the bottom to check out the Federal Recreation Areas that areopen for Hunting table. You can click on the state tab or search by Ky for Kentucky areas.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Change to Turkey Season

F&W have made a decision to move turkey season to the 2nd Saturday in April. Many speculate that the move is to add a lot of out of state hunters that have been going South to states like Bama early in April. Many are not too happy but I feel like it'll give us a better chance to hit the gobblers still really working hard and before the hens go to nesting which was happening towards the end of the season in the past few years.

Elk Draw...........My Take

I absolutely love the elk program in the state. A lot of people in eastern Kentucky do not. I probably like it a lot more because I was drawn back in 2005 and killed the very first bull from Martin Co. While all these meetings are being called for hunters' opinions on the deer program, I have a few for the elk program.

Many Eastern Kentuckians complain that they have to put up with the headaches the elk bring to their area such as crop damage and pushing out deer, but don't get drawn for tags. 1) I have no problem letting residents from the 16 county elk restoration area have at least double the chance of draw. 2) I'd also like to see a separate bull/cow draw. First, it would generate more revenue for Fish and Wildlife. Secondly, everybody would actually show up to hunt the elk. I haven't looked at all the numbers yet but I'd be shocked if everyone hunted cows who got drawn for a cow tag. 3) As in every hunting season, I'd like to see more opportunity for the youth hunters of the state. This year, only two tags were reserved for youth hunters. That just doesn't cut it.

I'm sure as the program continues to grow and develop, Fish and Wildlife will continue to make changes. Let's hope they make changes for the positive.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Dove Season 2009

Copy and paste the dove and migratory bird guide from KDFWR.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Deer Management Public Meetings scheduled.......

KDFWR will hold 6 meetings in August around the state to get the publics' input on the deer program. Here is the press release below:

Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet News Release
Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife Resources
Public Input Sought on Deer Management
During Series of Meetings This Month

Aug 03, 2009

Frankfort, Ky. – The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources is holding a series of six public meetings to gather input from hunters, landowners and concerned citizens about deer management in the coming years. People can voice their opinion about season dates, hunting zones and bag limits, the primary ways Kentucky manages its deer herd.

“This is an opportunity for the public to provide their thoughts on the direction of long-range deer management in Kentucky,” said Tina Brunjes, big game coordinator for Kentucky Fish and Wildlife. “We want people to be active partners in helping us decide the direction to take.”

Kentucky’s deer herd number is at an all-time high. The state consistently ranks in the top five nationally for trophy bucks recognized by the Boone and Crockett Club.

“The deer resource is better than ever across the state, thanks to the management program enacted nearly two decades ago,” Brunjes said. “To continue this, we feel it is time to examine the state of our deer program and assess methods for its continued success.”

Kentucky Fish and Wildlife officials plan to revise the state’s deer management plan, which was originally written to grow the deer herd. The new plan will serve as a map to keep the population of deer at acceptable levels to the public while maintaining the quality of Kentucky’s white-tailed deer.

“Before we lay pen to paper, we need the input of our hunters and landowners,” Brunjes said. “They are the critical tool in managing deer.”

Kentucky Fish and Wildlife officials will hold six public meetings this month across the state for public input. All meetings will begin at 6 p.m. local time.
Scheduled locations and dates include:

Bowling Green: Kentucky Community and Technical College System, 221 Commonwealth Boulevard, Transpark Center, Aug. 10.

Northern Kentucky: Lloyd Wildlife Management Area (WMA) clubhouse, Crittenden, Aug. 11.

Paducah: West Kentucky WMA Club House, 10535 Ogden Landing Road, Kevil, August 19.

London: North Laurel High School Gym, 1300 East Daniel Boone Parkway, London, August 20.

Ashland: Northeastern Fish and Game Association Club House, Herbert C. Ross Drive, Aug. 24. From Ashland, follow US 60 West to KY 180. Continue until passing underneath the Interstate 64 bridges, then turn right on South Big Run Road. Go 1.6 miles, turn left on Herbert C. Ross Drive.

Frankfort: UK Extension Office, Rooms E & F, 101 Lakeview Ct, Frankfort, August 27.

Those unable to attend these meetings may also provide written comments about deer management in Kentucky. Send letters on this issue to: Tina Brunjes, Kentucky Fish and Wildlife, #1 Sportsman’s Lane, Frankfort, Ky. 40601.