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KOPA Gives Scholarships for Conservation Camp

KOPA Gives Scholarships for Conservation Camp

By Chris Erwin For the second consecutive year, the Kentucky Outdoor Press Association has given scholarships to under-privileged kids to attend one of three conservation camps in Kentucky. On Friday, April 24 officers of KOPA met at Maynard’s Grocery in Greenup, Ky. to present Jessie Spears-Nelson education officer for the DFWL a check to...
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CCDW: What it is and How to Get One

CCDW: What it is and How to Get One

By Chris Erwin I don’t want to keep any of you in suspense, so let’s just blurt it out: A CCDW is a Carry Concealed Deadly Weapon license. Some of you have asked me about what it takes to get a license to carry a gun, so I figured it was a good time...
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The new “Tackle Box Outdoor Report”

The new “Tackle Box Outdoor Report”

By Chris Erwin About a week ago Jack Hanks contacted me. This was a name from my past! In the 80s when I worked for National Mine Service Company, I met Jack Hanks. He was part of the routing department of the machine shop. Back then I was working as first class machinist making...
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Fishing the Flood

Fishing the Flood

By Chris Erwin When I compiled the fishing report for last week, the rains had just started and the lake level at Yatesville Lake was standing at two feet below summer pool. The weather was supposed to be fair, with clear skies and temperatures in the 60s, so I figured it was time to...
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A Hard March to Spring

A Hard March to Spring

By Chris Erwin One has to wonder if we are finally over winter… The weatherman doesn’t want to make any promises; but the trend toward warmer temperatures is a welcome change from the snow and ice of a few weeks back. I’m pleased to report that we actually got some new fishing reports this...
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Crappie time is just around the corner

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Crappie time is just around the corner

BY Author Lee McClellan (Editors: This is the fourth installment of the “Spring Fishing Fever” series of fishing articles. Produced by the Kentucky Afield Outdoors staff, the series details productive fishing opportunities across Kentucky. It will continue weekly until early summer). Although the redbud trees haven’t bloomed yet, it isn’t too early to start...
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March brings Muskie Madness

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March brings Muskie Madness

BY Kevin Kelly (Editors note: This is the third installment of the “Spring Fishing Fever” series of fishing articles. Produced by the Kentucky Afield Outdoors staff, the series details productive fishing opportunities across Kentucky. It will continue weekly until early summer). FRANKFORT, Ky. – The NCAA Division I men’s basketball tournament captivates the state...
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Stevens Gun & Pawn

Stevens Gun & Pawn

By Chris Erwin Back in the 70s and early 80s I was all into trap and skeet shooting every Friday and Saturday night. I would pack up all my gear and head somewhere to kill a bunch of clay pigeons. While many of my friends back then would head to a bowling alley or...
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Understanding Migration Routes

Understanding Migration Routes

By Chris Erwin Over the years a lot has been written about fish migration routes, and for a good reason. One of the early findings from the Bass Research Foundation was that bass do indeed follow migration routes both as the seasons change and as they go about their daily routines. Daily routines can...
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Shad, Herring, Shiners and Creek Chubs

Shad, Herring, Shiners and Creek Chubs

By Chris Erwin If you are a sport or meat fisherman knowing the relationship between forage fish and sport fish will put you ahead of many anglers. Today we will touch on a few of them and how you can improve your odds by putting that knowledge to use. Before we start, we need...
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