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Monthly Archives: September 2011

Blue Water Trails Russell Fork

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Blue Water Trails Russell Fork

By Lee McClellan FRANKFORT, Ky. The Russell Fork of the Big Sandy River is one mean, determined stream. In the region of the country where John Henry bored railroad tunnels through mountains with his hands, the Russell Fork did the same to Pine Mountain. In the deep past, the Russell Fork breached Pine Mountain...
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Small Water Fishing – Lower Six Mile Creek

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Small Water Fishing – Lower Six Mile Creek

Sept.22,2011 By Art Lander, Jr. FRANKFORT, Ky. – The lower sections of many tributaries to the Kentucky River offer surprisingly good fishing, especially in fall. A good one to try before the weather chills is Six Mile Creek, a 14-mile tributary to the Kentucky River that is an easy drive from the Louisville or...
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Staying on the Fish

Staying on the Fish

Editor’s Note: This column first appeared in the Greater Ashland Beacon on Wed. Sept. 21, 2011. By Chris Erwin A chill has gripped the night air with temperatures falling into the 40s; the early-morning fog is thick as it lifts from the cooling water. The moon has just passed the full moon phase and...
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Kentucky Fish and Wildlife seeking Conservation Officer Recruits

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Kentucky Fish and Wildlife seeking Conservation Officer Recruits

FRANKFORT, Ky. The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources will be advertising for 28 conservation officer recruit positions beginning at midnight on Friday, Sept. 16, 2011. Applicants must create an account online through the Kentucky Personnel Cabinet website and apply to the posting, which will be open for 10 days. The size of...
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Blue Water Trails – Clarks River National Wildlife Refuge

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Blue Water Trails – Clarks River National Wildlife Refuge

(This article is the eleventh in the periodic Blue Water Trails series highlighting the floating, fishing and tourism opportunities on Kentucky’s streams and rivers). By Lee McClellan FRANKFORT, Ky. – It is hard to believe that waves of seawater once broke upon and submerged the Jackson Purchase region of Kentucky, west of the Tennessee...
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The Awaking of Monsters

The Awaking of Monsters

Editor’s Note: This column first appeared in the Greater Ashland Beacon on Sept. 14, 2011 By Chris Erwin Every year as the water cools into the mid to lower 70s the musky in Kentucky come to life. These toothy critters begin to move into the shallow-water areas with their metabolism revved to the max,...
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Wearing a full-body harness is the first rule of treestand safety

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Wearing a full-body harness is the first rule of treestand safety

Sept. 15, 2011 By Art Lander Jr. FRANKFORT, Ky. – A fall from a treestand is no laughing matter. The consequences can be life-changing, much worse than a sprained ankle or broken arm. Each season deer hunters are paralyzed for life or killed in falls because they overlooked the most important safety precautions. “We’re...
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Crankin’ for Crappie

Crankin’ for Crappie

Editor’s Note: This column first appeared in The Greater Ashland Beacon on Sept. 7, 2011. By Chris Erwin Crappie fishing, according to the Department of Fish and Wildlife, is done 62 percent of the time with tube jigs. The remainder is done using live minnows. But every year there comes a time when those...
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Kentucky’s 2011-12 elk season opens with archery bull hunt

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Kentucky’s 2011-12 elk season opens with archery bull hunt

Sept. 1, 2011 By Art Lander Jr. FRANKFORT, Ky. – Elk season in Kentucky will open this year on Saturday, Sept. 17, with a new 14-day hunt for the 80 archers who were awarded bull permits. “The early archery season will open during the peak of the rut,” said Tina Brunjes, deer and elk...
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