Monday, July 26, 2010

KY Bear Season 2010

Kentucky's 2nd (and hopefully more successful) black bear season will take place December 18th and 19th in Letcher, Harlan, and Pike Counties. It is open to Kentucky residents only. The season will end when 10 bears or 5 female bears are killed. Hunters will have to call in after 9 pm on December 18th to see if the quota has been reached. Bear permits will be $30. Good luck.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Kentucky Elk Season Notes 2010

**Remember, you must have an out-of-zone elk permit to take an elk out of the 16 county restoration zone.

**Spike and Bull Tags: I'm pretty sure the commission was smokin up when they put the spike permits in.....A spike has no more than two points on EACH side. A Bull has 4 or more points on a side.

**You may no longer hunt elk outside the listed elk seasons. (You can't go elk hunting as before during the legal deer seasons). This is going to make some bow hunters unhappy.

**Hunters drawn for a bull or spike permit are ineligible to be drawn for three years for a bull or spike. They can be drawn for a cow hunt.

**Youth hunters drawn for the special youth hunt will never be able to be drawn for that hunt again.

**There are no longer special metal tags for elk. They now have to be telechecked only.

**Unit 3 is now separated into 3A and 3B.

Interesting Cam Pics

Still haven't gotten a really big buck on trail cam yet. I do have one on video. Here's a couple of intersting cam pics. A buck getting a little smooch from a little doe and an extreme close up.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

KY Deer Regulation Changes for 2010-11

The countdown is on to deer season 2010-2011 and there are some big changes in the Kentucky regulations. First, hunters will have to use their normal deer tags for quota hunts. There will no longer be the quota "bonus" tags. I like this change even though I've taken advantage of it in the past. I believe this gives a lot of folks with limited hunting opportunities the ability to participate. There are several zone changes. Caldwell County changed to zone 1. Bullitt, Hardin, Hart, Nelson Counties changed to zone 2. Several counties changed to zone 3. See the guide to the right to see all zone changes.

Important deer dates include:
September 4: opening of bow season. UK/Loserville gameday. UK up 28 by halftime and I'm heading to the stand!
October 1 to Oct. 17th. Crossbow opens. I have no earthly idea why it's so short-stupid.
Youth Firearms: October 9th and 10th
Muzzleloader: October 16th and 17th
Gun: opens November 13th. My momma's birthday.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

QDMA National Convention July 10th and 11th

The Quality Deer Management Association National Convention will take place in Louisville on July 10th and 11th at the International Convention Center downtown. The doors will be open from 9-5 on Saturday and 9-4 on Sunday. Guest speakers will include Lee and Tiffany, Grant Woods, and Dan Perez.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Good News: Two Months Until Deer Season 2010

Enough said.........

First Kentucky Bear Attack

Well, I'm in Florida this week apparently where I should be making a video on how NOT to catch big bass or for that matter, any bass at all. Back in Kentucky, a man hiking was attacked by a black bear in Wolfe County. From what I understand, the bear was on the same trail with the man and instead of walking away from the bear, he took pictures and then began beating it with a stick. Bad move.

Here's the story from WLEX in Lexington..........

A man was taken to the hospital Sunday afternoon after being mauled by a bear while hiking in Wolfe County.

It happened around 2:30 along Tunnel Ridge Road. Witnesses tell LEX 18 that a few couples were walking along a trial when one of the men fell behind. When the others turned around to check on him, a black bear was standing in front of him. Witnesses say the man picked up a stick and the bear attacked. The others ran up and began hitting the bear with their backpacks.

The man's leg was mauled and he was taken to the hospital in Irvine. He was later transported to UK Hospital. He was in stable condition at last report

Kentucky Fish and Wildlife, along with the Wolfe County Sheriff's Department are investigating.

We're told officials are in the woods searching for that bear because it will have to be put down.