Category: Hunting

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 deer…

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 has…

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 really…

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 program…

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 and…

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 roads…