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

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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Blue Water Trails – Cumberland River-below the Falls

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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Get ready for archery deer season

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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Dove season outlook promising for Sept. 1 opener

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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Squirrel season is first hunting season of the fall

Squirrel season is first hunting season of the fall

August 4, 2011 Author Art Lander Jr. FRANKFORT, Ky. – The first hunting season of the fall opens in about two weeks. Kentucky’s fall squirrel season, a 192-day split season that kicks off the calendar of fall hunting, opens on Aug. 20 and continues through Nov. 11. The season opens again Nov. 14 and...
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Ninth in the periodic Blue Water Trails series-Tygarts Creek

Ninth in the periodic Blue Water Trails series-Tygarts Creek

July 28, 2011 Author: Lee McClellan (This article is the ninth in the periodic Blue Water Trails series highlighting the floating, fishing and tourism opportunities on Kentucky’s streams and rivers). FRANKFORT, Ky. – Moving water throughout the millennia left an indelible mark on Carter County, Kentucky. Water flowing through the ground melted the porous...
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Hunting season preview

Hunting season preview

July 21, 2011 Author Art Lander Jr. FRANKFORT, Ky. – The first fall hunting season in Kentucky opens in less than a month. Here are some highlights of what’s to come: The 2011-2012 Kentucky Hunting & Trapping Guide is being printed and will be mailed to license vendors statewide next week. The 66-page guide...
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Dale Hollow Lake boat ramp renamed for angler who caught world record smallmouth bass

Dale Hollow Lake boat ramp renamed for angler who caught world record smallmouth bass

July 14, 2011 Author Lee McClellan FRANKFORT, Ky. – On the morning of July 9, 1955, angler David L. Hayes of Leitchfield began a trolling run in the Phillip’s Bend area of Dale Hollow Lake. After Hayes cleared a point near what is now Dale Hollow Lake State Resort Park, the biggest smallmouth bass...
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Cumberland River still great trout fishery

Cumberland River still great trout fishery

July 14, 2011 Author Lee McClellan FRANKFORT, Ky. – Monsoon rains this past spring pushed Kentucky Lake, Lake Barkley, Nolin River Lake, Rough River Lake, Cave Run Lake and Taylorsville Lake to water levels never before witnessed. Water flowed over the emergency flood spillway at Rough River Lake for the first time. Lake Cumberland...
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