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I posted earlier asking about hunting coyotes at night. Most replies to my question said hunting at night was permitted but No electronic calls or Artificial Light were allowed. My next question is how do you hunt them at night without light. Seems like this would be dangerous..shooting and not seeing what you are shooting. Any tips on how to do this would be greatly appreciated.
The coyotes are very active here at night and seldom seen during daylight.

It was just too much for them.

The slothful man roasteth not that which he took in hunting: Proverbs 12:27


The Kentucky Conservation Officers' Association
Where can i find information on 3-d archery shoots in the KY/TN area for this spring?


I wish I was in the woods!!!
This past Friday I lost 2 trail cameras. When I went to check them they were gone. This really pissed me off. With a little detective work I found who took them. The theif's excuse was that, "he thought someone had forgot them." When we got them back he had tried to pry the camera out of the case, so now he gets to buy me new cameras. It was partly my fault I didn't have them locked down. The idiot also drove around through my food plots ( not happy about that either ). For those who have the stealth cameras what is the best way to lock them to the tree? I am a little gun shy now. It's a shame that on over 900 acres that you can't have anything thats not nailed down. They were surveying on the neighboring property and saw them when they drove around the food plot for some reason only known to them. I told them to consider it a lesson learned but if it ever happens again I won't be so nice.

"It's not what you take, but what you leave behind"
Can some of you all please be kind to post whatever links you may have for Hog Hunting places in TN? Was thinking of doing this maybe in the summer....depending on cost. Thanks.

Oh yeah, almost forgot...I would prefer "real hunting". If I don't get something hunting, that's ok--the challenge is just as enjoyable. But I don't really want one of those "here's a hog tied to a stake, now blast away" type places.

here in p.a. if the buck dosn't have 3 or more antlers on one side it is no longer legal. this is working great. more and more i am hearing stories on how someone shot a big one. well yes i have seen more nice bucks yet am not getting any. i saw many 4 pointers and spikes this season and that kept me from putting meat in the freezer. now they are talking about changing it to 4 or more on one side. i also havn't been seeing many big does anymore. i shot 2 does and a little 5 pointer. this meat goes a long ways but when it is gone it;s time to buy beef. i think they are starting to get outa controll with these buck rules. yes i agree it would be nice to see bucks like on a tv show and yea there are more now but by the time they develope to this age they have learned how to get away unseen. and givening out 3 doe tags may be a good idea now but already it is becoming rare to see a nice doe. this year i have passed up more then one deer because i couldn't tell weither it was a small buck or a doe.

i don't know if it is just me who is wondering whats going to become of it all.

what do u think ??

be true with your shot
hey i am sorry if i have mad u guys mad but at least you got a couple laughs. the squirrel story was not true it is just somthing i herd when i was 12 and didn't bring back my .22 shells. well just to let you know i prob. won't be back in here seems as if i only cause trouble. i don't have a "big brother" gsp. hope u guys get some yotes. i will post if i get one if ne 1 cares. well this will prob. be my last post i hope maybe i helped somone prob. not for i don't kno to much about too much.

hey a bad day in the woods is better then a good day at school
Can anyone help me out with posting pics on here, i have a digital camera but can't figure out how to post pictures on here, all i see is this when i click on add image. Can anyone help me out?
man i got finned this yea hilbilly i shot 6 squirrels and when walking out of the woods they stop and ask me where my empties where? i told them i had to clue where they lay and he fined me for litering!!!! that got me boiled so the next day when i went out i stuck a couple of empties in my pocket be4 hand. when i walked outa the woods there the S.O.B stood again well he didn't get me twince!!!
by the way i got 4 that day and only had 2 shells the other couple fell out so he looks at me and says boy can't u count there are 3 squirrels and only 2 empties i said didn't ur mom ever tell ya it's better to kill 2 squirrels with 1 bullet????

lol i hope he fell on the way to his truck[:D]

hey a bad day in the woods is better then a good day at school
Good day[:)]
United Special Sportsmen Alliance (U.S.S.A.) is a non-profit organization that coordinates Hunting and Fishing Trips for Disabled and Terminally Ill kids all over the United States. We've coordinated approximately 281 trips over the last year 2003 at little or no cost to the participant. A parent, family member, guardian or caretaker is always welcome and encouraged to participate. All of our hunting and fishing trips are donated by independent landowners, game ranchers, shooting preserves large and small and guide outfitters and many caring individuals like you.

To date our hunts have been quite varied: Deer, Elk, Bear, Hog, Turkey, Deer, and Bison, we welcome all types of hunting and fishing experiences. All of our hunts include individuals who are in wheel chairs, recovering from a lung transplants, have cystic fibrosis, or muscular dystrophy, spinal bifida, visually impaired, paralyzed, just to name a few. We're getting more donations everyday and try to match them up to special kids as quickly as we can. We need your help with donations of any kind and in recruiting more terminally ill or disabled kids that would be interested in a trip of this kind. We put trips on all around the

If you can help by donating in any way fishing - hunting trips or by referring kids, it would be most helpful. Brigid O'Donoghue, President of USSA has been helping kids for three years. In the last year we have grown more than we ever imagined. Our major sponsors are-Northland Cranberries-Matthews Solocam-Whitetails Unlimited-Safari Club International [SCI] chapters in Kansas-Minnesota-Missouri-Buckmasters-Bass Pro, and land owners nationwide.

We are associated with a lot of other organizations assisting the disabled and receive a lot of private donations of items from different companies. We have a lot of generous people donating hunts but we always need more. Don't forget that we can always use help with the travel and lodging expenses, medical...
okay, i have for years heard these ppl around these parts have seen panthers. for a long time, i thought there was no truth whatsoever to it, but after the sighting my dad had, i began thinking more seriously about it. what he described was not a panther, but a mountain lion i suppose. i remember him talking about how long its tail was, and what freaks me out is that he spotted it on my grandmother's lawn!!! then tonight as a church friend was telling me about a lady she knew seeing a panther, i knew i had to look into it more...i know that neither she or my dad would have any reason to lie. she told me how the lady told her she heart it making a sound like a baby crying which i have always heard about them (panthers). anyway, i looked at a couple different sites which said it is very possible that there are some here and how there have been many instances where others have claimed to have seen them. i am so glad to have found this forum to read about all the different sightings! i am now totally convinced of it, and hope to someday see one myself. i can only hope and pray that if ever i do, like most of your stories, the cat will run away LOL. God Bless!!![:)]

Marsha Nicole Huff-
Leslie Co. KY

(Jeremiah 29:11-13) For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you. And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.
Trying to find ammo for a 222 mag. Anyone know where to get some?

Thanks for any help.
Buddy of mine just bought a new 30-06 Weatherby. He is still needs to get a scope for it and can't make up his mind.Just wondering if you guys had any suggestions to give him a good start in what to look for.Mainly will be used to deer hunt.
does anyone here take any women hunting with them? if yall sit together and you have a relationship with this woman, what do yall do to pass the time?
i have not even seen any on the road dead

Seems like an interesting breed. The no shed thing is really appealing to me.

Does anybody own one or ever been around or hunted with one? Thanks.;f=17;t=000255
Anybody know if this is ever used or even checked on????

150.236 Effect of revocation or suspension of license by another jurisdiction in United States or Canada.

A person whose privilege to hunt or fish has been suspended or revoked by any jurisdiction within the United States or Canada
shall not purchase or possess a license to
hunt or fish, nor shall that person perform any act permitted by
the license in Kentucky during the period of suspension or revocation.
<font size="4"><b>U.B.K. Banquet</b></font id="size4">
Saturday, February 21, 2004
This year’s end of season banquet has changed locations and will be held at <font size="4"><b>Claudia Sanders Dinner House </b></font id="size4">located in Shelby County. Anyone who hasn’t visited this restaurant will be pleased with the food as well as the atmosphere.

Ticket prices will be $25 per person or $40 per couple.

The nights schedule will be as follows:
5PM to 6PM meet and greet of friends.
Dinner to be served at 6PM.
This years buffet menu to include roast beef, fried chicken, vegetables, rolls, salad, deserts, and beverages.
Banquet events to include the following:
Door prizes
Big Game Citations
Conservation Officer of the year award
Youth hunter of the year
Honorary Member of the year
Bowhunter instructor of the year
Other awards
Auction (live and silent)
This year’s guest speaker is sure to be a big hit! <font size="6"><b>Monty Browning </b></font id="size6">of Traditional Bowhunter Magazine is flying in to entertain us with his great stories and humor.

From Louisville Travel EAST on I-64 past the Gene Snyder Freeway. Take EXIT 28 (Simpsonville / Veechdale Rd.). At the top of the ramp turn LEFT onto Veechdale Rd. (1848). Go approximately 1 mile to U.S. 60. Turn RIGHT onto U.S. 60 and travel approximately 3.6 miles to the restaurant, which will be on your RIGHT.

From Lexington Travel WEST on I-64 to EXIT 32 (Shelbyville). At the top of the ramp turn RIGHT onto Taylorsville Rd. (55). Go approximately 1 mile to U.S. 60. Turn LEFT onto U.S. 60 and travel approximately 3/4 mile to the restaurant, which will be on your LEFT.

Claudia Sanders Dinner House
3202 Shelbyville Rd, U.S. 60,
Shelbyville, KY 40065

Anyone looking at staying overnight may look into one of these convenient hotels.
Best Western Shelbyville 502-633-4400
Days Inn of Shelbyville 502-633-4005
Holiday Inn Express 502-647-0187...
I have a new rem. 870 but can't find a place to pattern it. I live in Lexington and can't spend the money for the sportsman's league. Any other places public access?
I just heard that an Elk was hit by a car in Carter Co. on Rt. 7 past the Bucks Farm. This is about 1 1/2 miles from the Grayson Lake. Has anybody else seen or heard any Elk outside the Buffer Zone???
found this article on espn outdoors. I thought it interesting that they mentioned a cat (cub) in KY kille by a truck driver.

It ain't braggin, if you can back it up.
You can hunt coons possums and frogs at night, but how about other animals such as coyotes rabbits foxes and squirrels. Does anyone know where the law is that states what you can hunt at night?
In Louisiana we have always feared and to some degree despised the DWF (Dept of Wildlife & Fisheries) agents who drive those huge Green
Dodge Ram 4X4 trucks. (you can spot them a mile away). In all seriousness they have a tough job I would not want any part of---
I did want to retell a true story not to bash the dept. but to show
a "human" side of their job---
Several years ago in Ascension Parish(south of Baton Rouge) there had been reports of some guys poaching a bunch of ducks on some ponds in the Swamp. The agent upon hearing this came roaring to the boat Launch and launched his boat in considerable haste . In his haste he failed to secure a bow line to the Truck so when he pulled out the boat began drifting unsecured down the Bayou.
He became franic and since it was Winter he could not Swim after the Boat. There were several camps next to the launch with a growing
audience. He was going down the bank in the backs of these camps yelling for help. Finally a guy gave him a rod so he could cast and just maybe snag his boat while it was drifting away . A couple of other guys got into the action casting also. They did snag his boat on 2 occassions but the lines broke. Finally the "Agent" ran out of bank on a point.Seeing his dilemma-- a man got a piqouge and paddled over to the boat started it and brought it back to the Red faced Agent. Anyhow with some composure regained he went out to find the Poacher. He did get them a week later in a different spot....

Anyone else have some stories??????

Early Birds get the Worms
The 2nd Mouse always gets
hi guys, just wondering if there is any harm going into the hills with a rifle in the truck?for the most part all i do is target shoot and plink .but i would like to get a coyote and take a call with me most of the time.i am just wondering if i can get in hot water for having these items with me .i sure dont want to take a chance on losing my rifle or having trouble with the law...thanks for any replies
The Dog's that were showed with some woodcock/grouse was our very own uplandchessies... i thought they were some good looking pictures
and both dogs are very photogetic..
heck my dog wont hold still that long for nothing

"A wise indian once said,the more you move the less you will see,the less you move the more you will see"

" I live to hunt, but my wife says i may be hunting a place to live"
Kentucky's KRS law 150.360 states -
"Shotguns used in the taking of wildlife, protected or unprotected, shall not be larger than 10-gauge and shall be fired from the shoulder. No wildlife, except deer, protected or unprotected, shall be taken with or by means of any automatic loading or hand-operated repeating shotgun capable of holding more than three (3) shells,
the magazine of which has not been cut off or plugged with a one (1) piece filler incapable of removal through the loading end, in such manner as to reduce the capacity of the gun to not more than three (3) shells at one (1) time in the magazine and chamber combined."

There's the KRS. Mosy of you know that these shotguns defeat the 3 shot capacity with the user being able to insert one extra after the chamber is loaded and the magizine is full. So, with it capable of holding 4, does it make the Black Eagle illegeal to hunt with on anything other then deer?????[?]
Well my wife and I are thinking about moving to KY. Only problem is we don't really know the area to good. We want somewhere where I have a good job opportunity. (I have a BS in Business administration) The other thing is we want somewhere where there is a good opportunity for the known KY whitetail deer :) and maybe someplace where we can buy some property to hunt on. Well any suggestions???

The wilderness is the preservation of the world (Thoureau)
is it legal to kill albino deer in kentucky?
i heard on the radio that VH-1 got such good ratings that they are going to a season of it.
i caught most of the show, but the vcr ran out of tape and i missed the last of it. i thought it was pretty good
Whats the biggest buck yall have ever killed and what would it score? add a picture if youve got one.
Mountain Lion Killed After Attacking Bikers
Critically Injures California Woman in Park, May Have Killed Man Nearby

LOS ANGELES (Jan. 9) - A mountain lion attacked and severely injured a bicyclist in an Orange County park and may have killed a man whose body was found nearby, authorities said.

The 2-year-old male cat, which weighed about 110 pounds, was later shot and killed, and its body was taken to a laboratory for testing, said Steve Martarano, a spokesman for the California Fish and Game Department.

Anne Hjelle had been riding with a friend in Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park shortly before dusk Thursday when the mountain lion attacked her, said Orange County Fire Capt. Stephen Miller.

The lion pounced on the 30-year-old's back, grabbed her by her head and began dragging her, said her friend, Debbie Nichols. Nichols said she screamed for help and grabbed Hjelle's legs in a struggle to free her.

''He dragged us down ... about 100 yards into the brush and I just kept screaming,'' Nichols said. ''This guy would not let go. He had a hold of her face.''

Other cyclists in the area threw rocks at the animal until it fled.

Hjelle was airlifted to Mission Hospital, where her condition was upgraded to serious early Friday, a nursing supervisor said. She had been listed as critical.

After the attack, the body of an unidentified man in his 30s was found at the top of a trail near a bicycle. Authorities weren't sure how long he had been there and couldn't confirm if the man was killed by the mountain lion, but Miller said, ''it's pretty obvious that an animal was involved.'' An autopsy was planned Friday.

Authorities said a second mountain lion in the area was hit by a car and killed late Thursday and would also be tested.

Including Thursday's incident, there have been 13 mountain lion attacks on humans in California over the past 114 years, five of them fatal, said Doug Updike, a biologist with the state Fish and Game...


The Kentucky Conservation Officers' Association
My Father called me tonight and was very excited to tell me that a 14 foot tall bear had been killed in Alaska recently. Could this be true? It would be a world record if so....correct? he said that it killed two men in the process and took 8 shots to take it down when all was said and done. The bear measured 14 foot standing up and we could only guess at what it weighs! Has anyone else heard this rumor? I wish I had more info, I will have to ask my father for more details. I will let you know what eles he says about it, I only got to talk to him for a short while. I hope this is true, it would be a great kill, one for the books!

Matt Goetz
"An intelligent man is sometimes forced to be drunk to spend time with his fools."
&gt; &gt;&gt; &gt; &gt; Ernest Hemingway
The year on this site's hunting log needs to be updated. It doesn't have 2004.
I figure this topic has probably been discussed on here before.

I was wondering how many people use their 4-wheeler to hunt with, and what everyone thinks about it.

I personally use mine to ride to my favorite hunting spot because there is no way to get a truck to it, and to walk there would take about an hour and a half on a good day.

It's on Animal Planet on Tuesdays, I think.
It's called "Wildlife Wars". It's about Game Wardens and poachers.
Very Interesting. Here's a link
I was reading through some old posts and came across this post.

I was wondering if any of you know who took this picture of the cougar facing the camera it is towards the bottom of the page.

If anyone knows for sure where it was taken or any other cougar photos in the east let me know by sending an email.
nice forum here ,got one of my own . feel free to stop by and check it out. how was everybodys deerseason its over here in north carolina!
How many deer have yall killed this year, and what were they and what state were they killed in? Im from tennessee and ive killed a 7 pointer, a 6 pointer, a 9 pointer, and three does.
its almost that inbetween time between deer and small game season waitin on them first gobbles this time of the year is the worst for me guess ill just shoot a lil 3d tournaments and stuff dont that wait just suck ?
Hello all,

I am a new member to this forum, and so far I find myself enjoying this site a great deal.

This spring when it starts to warm up a little my cousin and I are going to build a new cabin. It isn't going to be anything fancy, just a place to go camp at. We are looking at trying to make it a place to spend nice summer evenings at, cooking food and relaxing. Then during the hunting season it will be a base camp for out expeditions you could say. We know we want a porch, a room were we can cook on one side and dine, then on the other side have something of a living room. Then a seperate room for the sleeping area.

I was wondering if anyone has suggestions, pictures, layouts, or any general information that I could use to plan the building of this cabin. Any information will be greatly appreciated by the both of us.

I was looking into going to Tennesee hog hunting this spring and was wondering if any of you guys have been....and if anyone has any suggestions on where to go ect. I think it will real fun and hope to get to go this spring.
Hello all.
It's been a long time since I've been here.

I posted under the classifieds for a swap hunt, but wanted to post here too just to get more visibility. I hope nobody minds.

I offer guided or non-guided deer and turkey hunts on 200 acres adjoining Taylorsville lake WMA and am looking for a hunt swap for anything. I have my cash hunts booked for 2004 and am just looking for a good ole' fashioned spit and a hand shake trade for ???.

If you have access to good hunting property or something you want to trade for a chance at a true trophy white tail or spring gobbler then I'm open for almost anything.

email me at for references or pictures of some of the bucks taken in the past few years.

I'm particularly looking for a guided turkey hunt for myself and a buddy but will consider almost anything as trade.


I,m not much on guns, My brother-in-law has a 22 rifle model 80A Wards Westerfield (great condition)and wanted me to try and find out what it was worth and how old it might be. If anyone knows or knows where on the net I might find out please let me know. Thanks, Larry
Thought you guys would find this interesting. What steams me is how many con men are there out there who are making a living off of idiot movie stars and other "privileged" people by perpetuating myths and lies about sportsmen and wildlife in general?
Can anyone tell me if this camera takes good pictures. Do you get alot of trash pictures? Just tell me anything about it.