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Vension, the original local, free-range red meat

Vension, the original local, free-range red meat

By Art Lander Jr. FRANKFORT, Ky. – November is the month when most hunters “put up” their winter’s supply of venison. A review of Telecheck records reveals that last deer season hunters bagged 80,516 deer in November, about 73 percent of the entire season’s harvest of 110,376 deer. Venison as tablefare is unmatched. It’s...
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Blue Water Trails Kentucky River, Pool 8

Blue Water Trails  Kentucky River, Pool 8

Author Lee McClellan FRANKFORT, Ky. – The headwaters of the Kentucky River run off Pine Mountain in southeastern Kentucky and flow all the way to Carrollton in northern Kentucky. The river travels for 225 miles to its confluence with the Ohio River after the North and South Fork meet at Beattyville. In this entire...
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Questions and answers for modern gun deer season

Questions and answers for modern gun deer season

By Art lander Jr. FRANKFORT, Ky. – Modern gun season for deer, the highlight of the fall hunting calendar, opens Nov. 12, 2011. Hunters often wonder about rules and regulations concerning deer hunting. Here are some FAQs (frequently asked questions) about Kentucky’s most popular big game hunting season: Q: Does modern gun season for...
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Early muzzleloader deer season

Early muzzleloader deer season

By Art Lander Jr. FRANKFORT, Ky. The first of two seasons created especially for hunters who want to take deer with muzzleloading firearms is coming up. Kentuckys early muzzleloader deer season, which debuted in 1990, will be held this year on the weekend of Oct. 15-16. In the past decade, the muzzleloader deer harvest...
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Inaugural Lady Bass Classic slated for Kentucky Lake in October

Inaugural Lady Bass Classic slated for Kentucky Lake in October

Gilbertsville, KY.) – For the Lady Bass Anglers Association (LBAA) in their inaugural year it has been a year of many firsts – their first full tournament season, their first regular season tournament winner(s), their first repeat winners, their first pro and co Angler of the Year winners, and the upcoming – first ever...
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Blue Water Trails Russell Fork

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

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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Kentucky Fish and Wildlife seeking Conservation Officer Recruits

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

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

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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