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BF4A396C-AB89-4F65-A0B2-EF0F4272376F.jpeg Got my two alligator tags to fill when I get off. Going to try them around Abita Springs La. it’s been close to 12 years science I’ve been alligator hunting. Should be fun. These folks appetently do it like you see on Swamp People. Last time I went it was more of a spot and stalk type thing. We were on the Appalchicola River, saw one, eased up to him and hit him with a harpoon then foungjt him up and down that river. So this should be different.
Sorry but that should read Kentucky farm

I've been out there all day and I LOVE the place. 10 years ago I would have bought the whole thing myself but at my age with no kids or grandkids I'm going to pass. Thought I'd post it here so maybe another member might get a chance to bid on it.

A very good friend of mine told me about it, he's the auctioneer who's selling this deer heaven. It's 254 acres with a house in Wickliffe, KY, right on the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers flyway. There are a ton of deer and turkeys out there as well as ducks and geese. Here's a video of it, the first 2/3 of it is the house and the rest is the land.

The auction is Aug 25 at 10 AM.

Shaking a tree might not be the best method, but we were having fun.

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Ive got a room off my garage that’s bout 8x12 with 10ft ceilings. I’m wanting to make it basically my hunting room, bow shop, gun shop etc lol.
I’m looking for cost saving ideas to finish it in. I’m wanting wood of course and maybe some tin
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I got a very late start this year at building a bow, actually didn’t think I would, Season is close now!
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Who else is getting ready? Hopefully everyone will post some pics from beginning to end.
Heads up South Logan!! These were on our trail camera Saturday night. This was in the Dot area!!! Not my camera just posted on facebook local logan county bear.jpg
I am looking for some advice. Wanting to take my 15yo to South Dakota in Oct for a DIY mule deer bow hunt. We are going to the Belle Fourche area and plan on hunting walk in and BLM land. With the regulations on not bringing any spinal column or brain back into the state what are guys doing to get a deer back for mounting? I know skinning and capping the skull is logical but not so easily done in a best western parking lot. I have talked with a local processor and that doesn't deem like a good plan if you want to be budget friendly it was close to $350 per deer to process and have it ready for transport out of state. If I do figure out skinning and quartering without freaking out a bunch of people then I have leftover parts to deal with and somehow dispose of. Any good ideas would be appreciated
It was just a matter of time. This is the second one in the last few years that has shown up here.
AUGUST 3 2018 at 3:56 a.m.

YES IT IS A BEAR IN MUHLENBERG COUNTY

KENTUCKY FISH AND WILDLIFE WAS CONTACTED FIRST BEFORE WE POSTED THE PICTURES

this was taken on Sapp Farms on the North side of Carter Creek Rd!!!!

For the ones that live here local this picture was taken on the late Morris Bandy’s property!

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2077766999141893&set=pcb.2077767082475218&type=3&theater
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My little girl caught her first fish yesterday evening. She caught 5 small gills in about 5 minutes then fish #6 was a 15 3/4 in largemouth! She probably landed 30+ but we brought home 13 slab gills and of course she wouldn’t let that bass go.
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This is the deer my daughter got on opening day of KY gun season!
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Any nuts on the trees this year? I haven't been in the woods yet. Noticed a beech in the edge of my sisters yard has several nuts on it, but that doesn't mean the ones in the timber do.
Making you invisable to game as they advertise.

The new hunting and trapping guide has published on KDFWR's website:

https://fw.ky.gov/Hunt/Documents/HuntingGuideEntire.pdf
can i use this https://swordsswords.com/medieval-encampments-forged-iron-s-hook.html hook for hanging my hunt, so i can skin it?
My son and I picked a few wild ones for the landowner. Anyone else find any?

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I've got others on my camera, but these two are catching my eye. The first one is a holdover from last year.
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After last year of only pond hunting and having little success I’ve been on the lookout all summer for a deal.
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They are my favorite. I also like spoonbill but rarely ever get one.
I caught these in Rough River, limb lines with bluegills.
has anyone else ever seen a terrapin eating a copperhead?

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Link is here and I am happy. Thanks.

https://fw.ky.gov/Hunt/Documents/HuntingGuideEntire.pdf

Does anyone know when pdf 2018-2019 hunting guides will be online? I am interested in the quota hunts. Thanks.
Finally did it. Just closed on 91 wooded acres in Anderson county. Good hardwoods and no steep hills. It joins the family farm of 18 acres, so now I can walk out my back door and start hunting.
Now all I have to do is get rid of 91 acres of honeysuckle? Any suggestions that dont involve a dozer or deforesting equipment?
Yall ever wondered which kind of minerals deer prefer? Or what the difference is between each brand? We've got some interesting information here for you regarding minerals. When, how, and why deer use minerals. We're brand new to the YOUTUBE scene and just launching our first of weekly videos. Please like, share and subscribe, as we really need the hunting communities support. Look forward to seeing yall around
Thanks in advance, Strung Out Outdoors
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIuUWidxZeK2dlFbcj8S6Aw
I am a 47 y.o. male with a 35 year history of Rheumatoid Arthritis resulting in serious musculo-skeletal issues (mostly joints and spine)...but I have been into hunting practically all of my life, especially deer and turkey (cannot get drawn for elk...ughh)...

Both my physician and my wife's medical team seriously suggested some major gym time...so we joined together...I have not done serious weight training since college, though for a number of years I actively played and coached tennis...

Anyhow, I am looking for suggestions on which exercises to focus on to also improve my physical condition for hunting (especially deer hunting) on public land (so not ATV use)...especially from any workout/physical fitness types...looking for a very effective but time (1 hour or so) limited routine...

Current routine is 15-20 minutes on a treadmill, 10 minutes on a stationary bike, followed by a variety of exercise machines working mostly individual muscles of upper body (e.g. bicep curls, tricep presses, lat pull downs, bench press, dum bell curls, deltoid sweeps), a few free weights, horizontal squats (since these do not seem to hurt my back) and calf raises/stretches...

Right now, I am focusing on light weights (mostly stretching muscles) like just the bench press bar in 3 sets of 10...because of my RA issues, I know to add weights real slow...
The Kentucky State YHEC Competition was (quietly) held this past weekend in Bardstown. And by "quietly" I mean that hardly anyone knew about it going on or knows what it is. Nelson County came out the victor this year with the 1st place team. This was our first year competing in 9 years and our kids had a blast even thought it got up to almost 100 degrees.

YHEC (Youth Hunter Education Challenge) is a co-sponsored program between 4H and the NRA. If you've taken the orange card test, it is like passing 1st grade and YHEC is the master's course in college. These youth study hard all year round to get the chance to compete with others who are dedicated to improving their knowledge, safety, and hunting skills.

YHED teaches the youth through staged "real world hunting simulations" to challenge them and make them better outdoors-persons. The areas they compete in are: 3D Archery, Trap/Sporting Clays, Black Powder, Riflery, Hunting Safety, Wildlife ID, Orienteering, and Knowledge (a written test).

If you have youth that are interested in becoming a better outdoors-person/hunter/etc I strongly suggest that they see if there is currently a program available in your county by contacting your local extension office. If you don't have one available get a hold of me (8S9-44S-SO92 * S=5) and I can put you in touch with someone to come out and do a demonstration for them.

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Two of my best buds and I checked cams yesterday . Every man for himself; we all have our new target and it's the same buck. Good thing I live ten minutes down the road.
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Ran by the farm and swapped cards on the one mineral lick just inside the woods from our clover patch... had 1845 pics for the last two weeks.
So, anybody have any thoughts on the bunch? I know there trying to start a chapter here in KY.
I often hunt with high top rubber hunting boots due to where I hunt. We often have to cross creeks and wade through mud being in bottomland near the river. In the rainy season we could reach our stands by boat, but that’s another story. If any rubber boot users are on here I am asking for recommendations. I want a soft Neoprene top, cool, yet not real expensive rubber boot. Anyone?
Tractor Supply has the Muck Edgewater on sale right now???
My little girl is 5 and I have had her shooting B.B. guns and a small bow. There is a hunter safety course close to us next month. Do you guys think she would be to young? I know she probably won’t be able to take everything in at this age but I think she will enjoy it.
I just received an email from LBL requesting input. Here’s a link to their new engagement platform.

http://landbetweenthelakes.mindmixer.com/

See email below.

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post em up!! From starlings to moose and rats to rhinos. Let’s see those airgun kills!
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Driving home tonight I saw a Buck who had at least 8” back tines Anyone seen one that size this time of year?
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Shawn Whitehead didn't disappoint.
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Stumbled onto an old canner a few summers ago at an estate sale. They'd dropped the prices at the end of the day & it came home with me for a whopping $4.
My niece and her new husband bought 200 acres of high desert down by Del Rio , Texas a couple mile north of the river. In the process of building a hunting camp. He had me laughing yesterday telling me about his trail camera's. In a two week time frame he got 2 pictures of Cougars, some sheep pictures and handful of Whitetail and a few Mule Deer pictures. Those along with 3 Mexicans is all he got. Seems the Mexicans thought that 28 x 12 pre built cabin they towed down from home in Sugarland suited them just fine and they moved in. The area is so remote no cell service so he had to drive 50 miles to contact police to remove them and their belongings. He said he bet they were back within a few hours of them headed back home.
If you read the Kentucky dept of fish and wildlife resources Kentucky Hunting & Trapping Guide you will see that airguns are listed as legal weapons ,but for some reason they are not listed here on this forum under the Hunting weapons section . They have sections for
Archery Equipment ,
Crossbow Forum,
Traditional Archery,
Muzzleloaders and
Modern Firearms. but no airguns . How about adding a air gun section .
Here is a link to a live video feed from Brooks Falls in Katmai National Park in Alaska.
You can watch brown bears feed on salmon. Pretty cool. I have been watching this for several years. I'm not sure when the salmon run is but when they are running its pretty busy.

https://explore.org/livecams/brown-bears/brown-bear-salmon-cam-brooks-falls
I don't want to post too much--if I get on your nerves please tell me--but I thought many of you ( particularly parents) would enjoy this short one.
So I decided to test the "Plantnet" identification App for phones. The idea is you take a picture of a flower, leaf, or stem and it brings up what is hopefully the right plant from it's database.
I have had it ID some surprising stuff, and also strike out on some surprising stuff. I went out in the yard and the woods and gave it a whirl:
Went bear hunting and fishing in Ontario last week . Had a good time and my friend and I both got bears.
A brief look at Nodding Trillium, a fairly rare spring flower. ( at least around here)

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We headed out for Snapper fishing again and added to the freezer. Hit a storm out at sea that ate up some of out fishing time but still had a blast.
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Had a visitor in he back yard this evening. He came last week and tore my feeder down.
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Kids wanted pancakes. I fried up some bacon to go with it. Thought man I can’t waste that bacon grease. So went got a couple eggs straight from the hen house. Oh yeah........