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I am interested in a good breed of dog for dove hunting i have no experience training a dog but i shure would like to learn for dove hunting.[:I]
I'm giving this a try. I was just wondering if the honest hunter that picked up my range finder in the first parking area past the gas line up above the road at Yellowbank WMA Sunday evening would happen to read this please return it. Or if you know someone that might have found it or heard of someone getting it in that are please let me know. I will give you my address if I get a reply.

WVHIGHCOUNTRY
"Live to Hunt"
Hello, I am a new member on here. My wife and I are thinking about moving to the Lexington area. I am originally from Ashland and we are living in Cleveland, TN now. Are there any good places to hunt around Lexington and how is the job market???
Thanks for any help.

The wilderness is the preservation of the world (Thoureau)
Anyone ever listened to his cd. He has some great bowhunting music. My favorite is Bowhunter Do or Die.
I was just wandering in the hunting guide it lists non-native cervid and non-domesticated bovid in the open all year section. Is there really a population of sheep, goats, or other exotics free ranging somewhere in KY.? If so what and where are they located? Just curious other than Fallow Deer I was not aware of any.
Who would you consider to be your favorite "Famous" huter? (non-family member) The one that interests you most or influenced you in some way. Can be Dead or Alive. Why?
does any one hunt hogs on dale hollow wma?if so could you share a little info?
I went to Clay WMA with my brother and a friend. We all got our limit pretty early. There were almost 200 hunters there! [:0] Going to a private shoot tomorrow! [8D][8D]
For me and a friend to shoot birds today. Our normal spot is flooded out and we really don't want to go to a WMA. ANY help would be great!! THANK YOU!!!
---Tom (859)312-0123 cell :D
Hey guys, I found a new hunting site.

http://www.gutpilestyle.com/

Check out some of the shirts and stuff they've got on there. I've got one coming to me now. They've also got a discussion board. They're just getting started and need some help in spreading the word.

Drop by and take a look around.
So I'm thinking about it. My ol' truck has seen it's better days. Bed is crushed from the 4-wheeler, side crunched from fender bender, fender hit twice by deer, mirrors broken, etc, etc, etc. I take this truck everywhere, it's scratched, dinged and dented.

Anyone done it themselves? If so how tough was it, whats needed? Any other thoughts? Stencil kits? Base color? ETC.

Thanks!

P. Beyer

"It makes no difference whether I got anything; it has to do with how the day was spent"

Fred Bear
Kentucky Afield News
From KY Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Resources
August 29, 2003
For more information contact (800) 858-1549

KDFWR ADDS TWO DAYS OF DOVE HUNTING TO PUBLIC LEASE FIELD SEASON

Frankfort, KY, August 29, 2003 - Dove hunters who hunt on any of the public dove hunting fields under lease to the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources (KDFWR) will be permitted to hunt these properties on the first two Saturdays in September. Public lease program fields, including the two additional days, will be open on Sept. 1,2,4,6,7,8,11, and Sept. 13 through October 24. September 6 and 13 were not listed in the 2003-04 Kentucky Dove & Early Migratory Bird Hunting Season Guide. However, fields will be posted open for those dates on site. A complete list of fields leased by KDFWR for public hunting is published in the guide. The guide also gives directions to leased fields and other important statewide and wildlife management area season information. Some fields may be open only to youth mentor hunts opening day.

The 2003 Dove Hunting Guide is available at hunting and fishing license outlets, on the internet at

http://www.kyafield.com/doveguide03.asp

or by calling (800) 858-1549 weekdays 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Eastern.


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I believe there was a post on here a while back about crops being harvested and the boone and crocket/pope and young bucks killed from those areas. I was wondering if anyone knew of where i could find those maps. They were color corrdinated maps telling how many bucks were killed and then there was a map showing the crops harvested by county.

Thanks,

JOrdan

I wish I was in the woods!!!
hey guys I live at fort knox and i was wondering what the closet place to fort knox to ride my atv. any info will be gladly be appraciated.

BigBroadhead
"Deer Killer"
Check in the Cyber Hunters Public area regarding the Buck Contest with the $100 Prize for biggest buck, a prize for buck with bow, and a prize for biggest doe.

Entry $10 and there are only limited entries not thousands, not hundreds, just 20 (this is non profit and all proceeds are distributed to contestants).
Ginseng this year while squirrel hunting or scouting?
i didnt find any yet has it started to turn yellow yet?
i did find alot of blood root...i hear "Seng" prices are gonna be up this year...

"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"
It has a lot of nice Bucks. A lot of countryland in around this area. There's a lot of country out there around the WMA also if you can find some nice landowners. We used to squirrel hunt the dog pee out that place in there....
Especially on the Lawrance county area. You could be lucky enough to find a farm to lease...


Billy


I love the streams and mountains of Eastern Ky where I was raised. Left Fork of Abbott Creek, Prestonsburg, Ky.
www.thecreekbank.com
I am really wanting to try a hog hunt with dogs. Either with a knife or bow. the knife sounds like a rush. Any body know of anyone that could provide a single day or maybe two days of hunting at a reasonable price. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
Does anybody know about this area. Made a trip out there a few weeks ago and love the mountains out that way. Any chances of a nice buck being killed there during the October Muzzleloader season. Make take a camping trip.

WVHIGHCOUNTRY
"Live to Hunt"
I purchased some farm land over the summer halfway tween Franklin and Scottsville on Hwy 100. I have not hunted in Kentucky prior to this year. Would like to hear any deer and turkey hunting reports about this area. Thanks in advance....

Muskrat

One shot one kill..Semper Fi
Have any of you all used this yet? What are your opinions?


Michael

Salt River Fish Slayer

The Goose Slayer
Guys. My wife bought me a new 12 gauge for my birthday for waterfowl hunting [:D]. I was wondering what works the best in your opinions. I used to use Bismuth 2 3/4 shells but my new gun can shoot 3.5 mags. What should I use and what are your opinions about the Kent Faststeel sheets? [8D]



Michael

Salt River Fish Slayer

The Goose Slayer
I just received the newsletter for Hunter Education. It contains a list of all Hunter Education and Bowhunter Education classes scheduled in the state right now. If anyone needs to take the course, post what county you're interested in and I'll post the information.
Hey fellows,
I don't deer hunt, but I do wade fish in creeks during deer season. So far I've not "Spooked" anyones game so to speak. I do wear orange and rarely hit the bank.

Is there anything more I can do to make it safer for both of us, because that time of the year the streams are on fire...

Thanks
Billy


I love the streams and mountains of Eastern Ky where I was raised.
For years my 15 year old son and I have not seen things on the same plane. Living in the city has afforded few opportunities for him to spend time in the outdoors other than occasional weekend trips to the farm or summer camping trips in the mountains. I attempted to spark his interest in hunting, fishing and backpacking at an early age but I realize now that my approach was all wrong. When I would take him out I neglected to take into consideration his age, attention span, or personal wants. I did not make these trips fun for him, I made them fun for me. As a result he has shown no interest the past several years in doing anything outside. I quickly found we had very little in common, spent little time together, and most of our conversations ended in arguments.
Life is a constant learning process. I have learned more in the past few years about myself and being a single parent than I could ever imagine. Fortunately for me it was not too late to realize the important things in life and to change how I live on a daily basis. As a result of this process I have handled things with Tim and my younger children much differently.

This summer Tim spent some time with his grandmother in Oregon. When he returned he had some money saved up from doing computer related jobs for an organization called Achieve Kids. ( I am a Software Engineer. It seems we have a little more in common than I thought.) We went to the bank to deposit 50% of his bounty and I asked him if there was anything in particular he wanted to purchase with the rest. His answer was quite surprising to me. He did not want video games or CD’s as I expected. He had seen me shooting my new bow and said he wanted to get one for himself and start hunting with me again. We talked about it for a quite a while and decided to go to Field and Stream to get outfitted. Scott King sized him up and outfitted him with a new bow. We picked out some accessories and left the bow to be assembled....
he did some work on my rugar 10/22 and it shoots awesome
for those of you that havent heard of him he holds the record for the shooting the most flying clay pigieons with a 22 rifle
does anyone know if he is still doing this kind of work and or have a www that i can find more info about him?

"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"
I was just wondering if anybody out there likes to crow hunt as much as I do? last year we killed about 100 crows,and missed a bunch,my wife got me an electronic caller for x-mas 2 yrs. ago and I ain`t been the same since,go out and turn that thang on,you best have yo` shotgun loaded,cause here they come,It`s a blast to shootem` crows...during the off season from deer,turkey,dove,and you keep an eye on shootin` good practice,I use 12ga. 2 3/4``or 3``high brass #6 or #5 shot or even left over turkey loads If your shoulder can stand it...fast action...instint excitement...and there`s thousands of `em
Date: Mon, 4 Aug 2003 08:41:48 -0500

Wisconsin wolf turns up in Indiana

First wild wolf in Indiana since 1908

Indiana Department of Natural Resources biologists occasionally get calls from people reporting sightings of mountain lions, bears or wolves.

Most of these sightings are cases of mistaken identity. These large predators, which once roamed Indiana, are now absent from the state.

Last month, however, a Randolph County resident wasn't crying wolf when he reported a large canine found dead in a soybean field.

Indiana DNR and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officials retrieved the remains of a young male gray wolf that had traveled more than 400 miles from its birthplace in northern Wisconsin.

"This is the most southern movement we've ever detected of a Wisconsin wolf and is really a pretty remarkable example of a young male wolf dispersing from its pack to try and establish its own territory," said Adrian Wydeven, a mammalian ecologist and wolf specialist for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

"This wolf was found more than 407 miles away in a straight line across the map, which cuts across the bottom of Lake Michigan, so it is obvious he actually traveled much farther, especially considering he had to get around the greater metropolitan Chicago and Gary areas."

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officials are currently investigating the wolf's remains to determine a cause of death.

The wolf was initially captured east of Black River Falls in Jackson County, Wis. in August 2002 as a 46-pound pup. He was a member of the Wildcat Mound Pack in the Black River State Forest where he was probably born in April 2002. He was fitted with an ear tag transmitter that allowed biologists to track his movements. The transmitter failed after Jan. 15, 2003, at which time he was still in his home territory in Wisconsin. Wolf dispersal normally occurs when wolves are 1 or 2 years old.

"They leave their home pack and travel some...
After the heated debate from shogans post last week I thought i'd share this gem....

http://www.bumperdumper.com/



- There are 10 types of people in the world. Those who understand binary and those who do not...
season open this weekend right? wasn't for sure.

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fellas i checked about 15 trees this am that are usually being hit hard by now...but i saw very few nuts that had been tested..i did find one tree that was cut out but it was a very small tree....
i didnt even see a single squirrel in any of the trees
in past every tree i checked today were great producers
so opener might just be spend knocking cob webbs out of the way in search for a tree being used

"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"
HAS ANYONE EVER HUNTED GREEN RIVER AND IF SO DID YOU HAVE
ANY LUCK. I WAS THINKING OF BOW HUNTING THERE ANY INFO ON
WHAT SIDE OF LAKE TO HUNT AND MAYBE A GENERAL LOCATION TO
START AT NEVER BEEN TO GREEN RIVER IS THERE ALOT OF
BUCKS OR OVER RAN WITH DOES.ALSO IS THERE ANY FOOD PLOTS.I HAVE A BOAT DO I NEED IT TO GET TO THE DEER.

THANKS FOR ANY INFO
Kentucky Afield News
From KY Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Resources fw.ky.gov
<<...OLE_Obj...>> August 13, 2003 For more information
contact
For immediate release Lee McClellan (800) 858-1549

Dove Season Looks Good Despite Wet Spring

The 2003 fall dove hunting season looks promising, despite the unusually wet
spring that delayed planting of crops that attract doves.
"I think we should have a pretty good dove season, comparable to last year,"
said Rocky Pritchert, migratory bird coordinator for the Kentucky Department
of Fish and Wildlife Resources (KDFWR). "We had a lot of rain, but not any
huge blows that would have affected the fragile dove nests." He said dove
population counts are very similar to last year.
But, the rain hurt the planting of crops for the popular dove lease fields
program. "This year was a challenge for our dove lease field cooperators,"
Pritchert explained. "The wet spring affected the program because of the
limitations on planting conditions. Some of the cooperators had to drop out
because of the wet weather. They just couldn't get their crops out on time."
Pritchert said dove hunters need to check the KDFWR's website at fw.ky.gov
for updates on dove lease field conditions. He said the same conditions that
hurt the program could impact private dove fields.
"Some of the big fields are ready to go, while some of the fields won't be
as good," Pritchert explained. "If you find a good field, they should have a
lot of doves. The birds may be concentrated on the good fields."
There is a bright side to the wet spring. Good hunting should spread
out over a longer duration of the season as fields that are not ready on
opening day come to maturity. "The hunting on some of the fields should be
better in the middle of September rather than on opening day," Pritchert
said.
He said a recent survey of silage fields showed the good fields are
widely scattered. Dove hunters increase their chances of a...
Today, I bought a "cheapie" youth bow for my 10 year old daugther because every time I practice with mine, she want's to shoot it. Of course she can't...so we went out and got one she can pull back. Well as soon as she started shooting it, pretty decently, I might add...it became a kid "magnet". So about seven of the neighborhood kids a bit younger than my daughter wanted to shoot it. I told them to ask their parents and they could. They all had a great time with and remarked that was the only time they'd ever done anything like this. Except one who said he had "shot a foam rubber arrow once"...hahah

Anyway, another boy came over and asked to try it out...he loved it. He's about 11 or 12. He asked me how far it would shoot and I said "this bow would shoot probably about 10 or 15 yards, unlike a rifle which I'd had hit targets up to 150 yards." He looked at me funny and asked "What's a rifle?" Just couldn't believe I would ever get a question like that...made me realize I'd been in the city too long or something. Thought it was pretty sad...
http://www.madisoncourier.com/main.asp?Search=1&ArticleID=13476&SectionID=4&SubSectionID=&S=1

"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"
i just read in the paper tonight that a fella in indiana was practicing with his wife and brother in law and shot some lady in an adjoining area right in the BUTT with a fieldtip....
the lady and her hubby had been looking at new cars on a lot..when out of the blue she begins to scream looking back they saw a arrow sticking out of her BUTT....picking her up and rushing her to the ER at the local hospital...while being treated the local sheriff was contacted..as he and a deputy stood outside a fella approaches them asking if anyone came in with an arrow wound...
they told him indeed someone had....he begin to tell the officers he was shooting his arrow straight into the air when this happened (in a city mind you) then changed his story saying he was shooting at hay bales which upon investigation the officers found none smelling like liquor they did a breath test he was 3 times the legal limit..

he agreed to go for more questioning but jumped out of squad car enroute too the police station.....
moral of the story weapons and booze do not mix and always be sure of your background...
guys like this is what makes us all look bad....

"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"
I've been working in the Cherokee Park area in Lou.& the last several days & I've been seeing a hen feeding as I drive through in the morning. Seen deer & other critters there but didn't know of any turkeys. I noticed it has a bad limp, like a broken leg, anyone else seen any turkeys there?
http://www.richsalter.btinternet.co.uk/

Pull![}:)]
Ok this weekend I'm gonna go see if I can find me a hog.

Yeehaw!!!

Now does anyone have any suggestions like stay near water, or stay in a tree, or in general a good plan.

Oh yah Im leaving in about 6 hours!
In response to the thread regarding "most useless gadgets," I have the following to say: I have had difficulty with my hearing all my life with numerous surgeries and resultant hearing loss and nerve damage.
Several years ago I purchased two of Walker's Game Ears II. What a difference! Before this, I had difficulty hearing deer inside bow range. I can now hear deer on wet leaves at 100 yards. I can distinguish deer and turkeys from small game as they move through the woods.
My situation was unique, and results will vary. I suspect that people without hearing loss would not see near the benefit that I have enjoyed and would have difficulty adjusting to the devices.
As for amplifying the sound of the gun discharging, Walker's Game Ears does what it says: they shut down, thereby protecting your hearing (or what little you have left).
I saw this in the paper yesterday and forgot to post it on here.

A McCracken County man was truned in for poaching a wild turkey last month. In exchange for a lesser sentence he pleaded guilty to poaching a hen turkey with a 22 mag. He was fined $1,750.00, $122.50 court cost, had the gun taken away and banned from hunting in Ky for 1 year.

I wonder how much a higher sentence would have been.
I saw this post on another web site and thought it would be a good topic. The winner so far on it was the deer view mirror, which is a mirror attached to your tree, which enabled you to see behind you...
I just got the rug back from the taxidermist. These pics are of a bear I took last fall in Alaska self guided. Not the biggest of blackies, but a trophy and something to remember. The bear squared nearly 5ft exactly and was aged at 5 years.


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Does anyone know where in Kentucky to hunt wild hogs?
I just found this site and I love it! I live in Lexington and I am an avid hunter and fisherman. Does anyone know if Clay WMA is going to have a dove shoot on 09/01? All of my private land contacts have dried up and I guess I'll go back to Clay[:(!] I've tried calling Frankfort and logging on the KY Fish & Game site, but it isn't working. (for me anyway). THANKS!
if anyone's interested, they're having a banquet tomorrow at the marion co elementry school(old school?) just saw the sign today. maybe you could get more info through thier website


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The Kentucky/Barkley Lakes Chapter of the RMEF will hold its banquet and fundraiser Saturday night, Aug. 2, at the Executive Inn on the Riverfront in Paducah. Doors will open at 5:30, meal at 7:00. We have several guns and other good items that will be raffled, auctioned, or otherwise given away. Tickets will be available at the door. $55.00 single, $75.00 couple (both include RMEF membership). We will have fun![:D]
http://www.deerauction.com/
Kentucky Afield News
From KY Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Resources fw.ky.gov
<<...OLE_Obj...>> August 1, 2003 For more information
contact
For immediate release (800) 858-1549

Blue Grass Army Depot Announces
Public Hunting Requirements

Richmond, KY, August 1, 2003 -- The Blue Grass Army Depot will be open to
limited public hunting this fall, following some new hunter requirements.
The dates and species open for hunting are still to be determined.
Public hunting will be available only for persons who have obtained a
security clearance from the Blue Grass Army Depot. To obtain this clearance
hunters must obtain a valid background check from the Kentucky State Police
and approval from the Blue Grass Army Depot.
A state background check can be obtained by contacting the Kentucky State
Police Criminal Identification and Records Branch at 502-227-8700. The
background check can only be obtained by mail, fax, or in person at Kentucky
State Police Post 12 in Frankfort between the hours of 8:30 am and 4:00 pm
Monday through Friday. The background check costs $10 and can be paid with
a check or money order made out to the Kentucky State Treasurer. Obtaining
the background check in person takes about 30 minutes. Obtaining the
background check by mail or fax may take two to three weeks.
The original background check (copies will not be accepted) must be
submitted by August 31 to the Blue Grass Army Depot for approval. The
security clearance approval will be valid for all hunts in 2003 on the Blue
Grass Army Depot. Persons who receive a security clearance will be sent a
notification of approval and a hunt application.
For deer hunting only, the original background check must be submitted with
a hunt application to the Blue Grass Army Depot by August 31. Deer hunting
applications can be obtained from the Blue Grass Army Depot by calling
859-625-6328 during regular business hours Mondays through Thursdays....