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Monthly Archives: August 2011

Deer season opens, city hunting

Deer season opens, city hunting

Editor’s Note: This column first appeared in the Greater Ashland Beacon on Wed., Aug. 31, 2011. By Chris Erwin Archery deer season is just around the corner. In zone two, which covers our area, the season will begin Sept. 3 and will run until Jan.16, 2012. While most hunters will be scouting their favorite...
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Rail to Trail project considered in east Ky.

Rail to Trail project considered in east Ky.

The Dawkins Rail Line stretches across three counties and could become the state’s longest Rail-Trail By Carrie Stambaugh PAINTSVILLE – For nearly 100 years, the Dawkins Line helped to fuel the local economy by hauling out natural resources from the hills of Johnson, Magoffin and Breathitt Counties. Soon, the abandoned line could again prime...
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Blue Water Trails – Cumberland River-below the Falls

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Blue Water Trails – Cumberland River-below the Falls

Aug. 25, 2011 Author Lee McClellan (This article is the tenth in the periodic Blue Water Trails series highlighting the floating, fishing and tourism opportunities on Kentucky’s streams and rivers). FRANKFORT, Ky. – As the Cumberland River flowed off the Cumberland Escarpment just upstream of Burnside when the Earth was much younger, it made...
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Squirrel season opens

Squirrel season opens

Editor’s Note: This column first appeared in the Greater Ashland Beacon on Wed. Aug. 24, 2011. By Chris Erwin It’s hard to believe that fall is just around the corner. As the water begins to cool and the fishing begins to improve, this is also a time when hunters start to clean their guns...
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Get ready for archery deer season

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Get ready for archery deer season

Aug. 18, 2011 Author Art Lander Jr. FRANKFORT, Ky. – It’s no mystery why hunting white-tailed deer with bows and arrows has such a dedicated following. One reason is archery season runs more than four months long. The 2011-12 season is 136 days, opening on the Labor Day holiday weekend (Sat., Sept. 3), and...
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Late Summer Fishing Strategies

Late Summer Fishing Strategies

Editor’s Note: This column first appeared in the Greater Ashland Beacon on Aug. 17, 2011. By Chris Erwin If you have been out on the water in the last few weeks, you may be wondering where the fish are and how in the world, you can catch them. Catching bass in the heat of...
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Vacation Fishing: Florida’s Panhandle

Vacation Fishing: Florida’s Panhandle

By Carrie Stambaugh PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. The vacations my husband Carl and I prefer to take are typically marked by almost continuous travel around a central geographic area. We explore a different locale by day and sleep at another each night. This year we took a more traditional-style family vacation to Panama City...
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Dove season outlook promising for Sept. 1 opener

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Dove season outlook promising for Sept. 1 opener

August 11, 2011 Author Lee McClellan FRANKFORT, Ky. – I remember the thrill the first time my neighbor, Mr. Goff, let me go along with the older boys on an early season dove hunt in the country around Bloomfield, Kentucky. We rode in the back of his white Chevy step-side pickup on the country...
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Fishing the Shaky Head Jig

Fishing the Shaky Head Jig

Editor’s Note: This column first appeared in The Greater Ashland Beacon on Aug. 10, 2011. By Chris Erwin If you follow tournament fishing or read fishing articles, you have likely already heard about the shaky head jig. This simple concept has proven over time to be one of the most productive ways to catch...
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The Crappie Connection

The Crappie Connection

This column first appeared in The Greater Ashland Beacon on Aug. 3, 2011. By Chris Erwin They are a lot of different kinds of fish swimming in the waters of Kentucky and most of them have anglers dedicated to catching them. The Crappie is no exception. As a matter of fact, crappie has been...
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