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copied from another site, this picture is great!!


I have lots and lots of coons..(in Ohio County)
Would it be lawfully for me to trap them in a live trap and re-locate them to the woods. They always destroy my sweet corn. I live close to town so hunting them with dogs is out of the question (close to busy highway) It would be easy to live trap them this time of year,
not much out there for them to eat. I just wondered if this would be legal.
Can anyone give me info. about this outfitter, ie where is it located or a website. I ran into some of these guys in Birmingham a couple of years ago, and cannot seem to find any info. about them on the web. Also would it be too late to schedule a spring turkey hunt with them.
Found this on the National wildlife federation page and just had to share it. I think that it is one of the most honorable images when you think of our country. Looks mean like he's ready to kick but!
Does anyone have a rhino 120? If so how do you like it, or what don't you like about it.
OK I have noticed around thier seems to be a shortage of gunsmiths that do good work at a reasonable price. i am looking to get into this and was wondering if anyone had any advice as to these online school by mail systems(good,bad or indeferent). Any advice would be appreciated. not that thier aren't any around they just all seem to be covered up in work. Which is a good problem to have[:D]
I was wondering if anyone else has ever read the forums section on Dave Watsons Bushnell outdoors? Seems like alot of people on there communicate about hunting thought you may want to look at it. is still the best!
I dont know if very many of you guys know it but they have a Greenwing Day Duck and Goose Banding event every year at Sloughs wildlife management area near Henderson Ky every year and this years event is Sat.Feb 21.
It is held at the main office of Sloughs Wildlife managemet.
Event usally features:
Free cake/cookies and drinks for the kids and there chaperons.
They give away lots of good prizes to the kids.
Have some cool games for the kids to play.
The kids get to hold the birds while they are being banded and then turn them loose 1 By 1.
After the banding they take the kids and adults back through the refuge on wagons pulled behind tractors to veiw all the birds on the refuge.
If you can get your kid to this thing they will have a great time!

Sorry for such a late notice but it slipped up on me this year.

Randy LaNeve
Big R Custom Calls
i've been thinking about buying a pistol lately and i was wondering if there was a site i could go to, to see the cost and read up on pistols. do any of ya'll know a good site? ty

>--> if it's brown it's down<--<
I have a question to bring before the group. After reading numerous posts I began to curious about something. What is it that Fish & Wildlife should do? I see some think they should be absorbed by KSP, and some feel they should take law enforcement out of their job description totally. This isn't intended to be another budget discussion, just what do you think they should do?
Heard a rumor that Cabelas was going to take over the old Sam's Club in Paducah. Anyone else hear this?
I want all you guys and ladies to know that EAST KY ARCHERY CLUB will host a fund raising shoot for KSP Trooper Island to help support the kids that our State POlice will take to camp. THis Shoot will be at our range just outside Prestonsburg next to the entrance of Jenny Wiley State Park.
for more info; email me Nathan Frisby-
We will have more information as time allows but we want everyone to come out for a day of fun on our archery range.
Ok fellows if you want some hunting land. This is going to be a great chance.

Garrard County February 21 10:00am the Irvine Group 1-859-792-2521 toll free 1-800-237-9734 is having an Absolute auction on 534 acres 6 farms in 15 tracts some really managable sizes. In the community of Buckeye right next to Madison County. on Hwy 39. Lots of Garrard county sloping pasture (some pasture has been neglected) some barns and old houses. In particular tract 5 lays at the very end of a gravel road not on the highway.

I"m going out of town today so don't email me looking for info I won't respond. Very Busy but hope some of you get some of this land.

Sorry I have not been around but life gets busy real busy.
There will be an Outdoor Expo in Somerset on March 5th. David Hale of Knight & Hale Game Calls and Tim Farmer from Kentucky Afield will both be there speaking. There will also be several vendor booths and games for the kids. Tickets are $5 in advance or $8 at the door. The ticket covers all of the above plus a meal. There will also be several door prizes available. For more information contact Ricky Teal at First Baptist Church (606)-678-5106.
i need some info i lost my bowhunter ed card, i need it for an upcoming hunt this fall, went to the nbef website no info on ky

ken willis
Hey guys, how was the show? I know a lot of you went. What time is it over on Sunday? Im trying to make a trip.

Its not all about the Kill, Its all about the hunt!
Is there an affordable digital game camera on the market?
I like my "film type" but man do I go through the film.
Speaking of that...Is there ANY way to keep coons away from my spin feeders (using up my film on the little banditos) besides killing them. I gave up coon hunting 4 years ago.


Drake Ridge Oufitters...If you don't hunt here, PLEASE, hunt somewhere!
If you had your choice, What game do you desire to hunt the most?

Mine is a bowhunt for Caribou, followed by a very close 2nd w/ a bowhunt for Elk. I keep saying, "one day"..................

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

Fred Bear
i just went to chat and still there if anyone reads this lets give it a try see how many users we can get to sign in tonight
maybe this will become a regular thing...

"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"
How come nobody uses the chat thing? It seems like it would be pretty dang helpful and more productive to use it. Just my opinion.
Anyone know of a dependable gunsmith in Western Ky[?] Thanks[;)]

what u get out, is what u put in
A friend sent me these photos. I don't know anything about who, why, how or where this happened.
There is a class being taught at the Blue Grass Sportsmans League in Wilmore this weekend. Friday night and all day Saturday. A cold winter weekend with nothing better to do? Get the family's Orange Card. I really don't buy into it every fall when I hear the excusses that, "why does little John have to have an Orange Card for the youth weekend"?
If you want them in the field, get them in class.
Does anyone know of a good topo map URL?
I am from Tennessee and wanting to plan a camping and hunting trip for 3-4 days in Boone National Forest. Could someone on this board give me some advice on where the best place to camp and hunt would be? What would be the best game to go after for such an expedition? Deer or Turkey? I thought about a trip to the Pioneer weapons area, but my muzzleloader has a scope and I don't want to take it off. Any ideas are much appreciated.

Student Accused Of Killing Raccoon That Was Skinned, Eaten By Fraternity

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Judge Patricia Barron said she was disturbed by the allegations and ordered Erik Robert Zimmerman's arrest on misdemeanor charges of animal cruelty. Bond was set at $1,000.

The raccoon had been behaving erratically -- sometimes a sign of rabies -- when it was killed near a trash container Dec. 12.

In court Thursday, Zimmerman said he threw a traffic cone at the raccoon, but was only trying to scare it away and did not mean to hit it. He said he used a pellet gun when the raccoon fell on the ground and began convulsing.

"I went to a friend's car and got his pellet gun because it was the best weapon I could find to kill it without making it suffer," Zimmerman said.

Police said a fraternity brother of Zimmerman's skinned the animal, and another ate some of it after the meat was burned. Zimmerman is the only member of the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity charged because he is the one accused of killing the animal.

Zimmerman's attorney, Robert Elkins, said the animal could have harmed someone else if Zimmerman had not killed it. "There are things he could have done differently but it doesn't mean (the killing) is a criminal act," Elkins said.

Animal control officer Kim Winter said Zimmerman should have contacted authorities when he saw the raccoon.

I was working this Tuesday when a call rang in. It was my Father on the phone. He had informed me that my nieghbors had called him to tell him that someone suspicous had pulled into my driveway and got something out of my boat. I recieved a description of the vehicle and it was nobody I knew. I then called a good friend of mine who is on our local police department. After giving him the info, he said that he would keep his eyes open for the truck I described. It was not an hour later and my phone rang again. He had found a truck at the high school ball game that fit the decription with duck and geese decoys and two fishing poles in the bed. What do you know, they were mine! Now I ask...Three teenagers, who stole from me right out of my drive....Did you get what you came for? CAUGHT!!!!!

"Shoot em' in the face!"
I am interested in getting into archery competitions here in the state of kentucky i was wondering if anyone has any suggestions on how i should go about it and if my set up is adequate for them? I shoot a 65 lbs draw weight on a martin cougarIII and easton lite speed arrows and 100 grn. tips at 255 fps. any info would greatly be appreciated
Earlier I posted an article about loss of habitat and wilderness areas. Here is another about the same subject. Actually this was a point one of the responses discussed. I also have a question. If many on this forum believe that the media is bias and liberal slanted where do you get your information? Do you read other magazines, books, newpapers that are not related to fishing/hunting? Only view the internet? Discuss these subject with non hunting/fishing friends? Not looking to have heated arguments just healthy discussion.
A tracking dog from the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife helped police catch an Ohio man suspected of stealing a tractor-trailer from Georgia Monday.
Kentucky State Police say a trooper stopped a northbound truck on Interstate 75 in Grant County about 2 p.m. for allegedly speeding. After stopping the truck, the driver, Kevin W. Moore, 39, of Columbus, jumped from the cab and ran from the scene.

Police soon confirmed that the truck Moore was driving had been stolen from Cartersville, Ga. A tracking dog was dispatched and soon located Moore.

The Columbus resident is in the Grant County Jail in Williamstown today charged with receiving stolen property over $300, second-degree fleeing and evading police, driving without a commercial operator's license and speeding.

"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'll be going to Canada in Sept. for a bear hunt. I'm in good shape with gear except a rain suit. The inexpensive pvc type from discount chains won't get it. Curious about uninsulated rain gear and put on over coveralls, insulated that would not require coveralls. Just don't know much about what's available. I would like your thoughts or suggestions.

"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"
Sorry if I posted this in the wrong forum, but I posted this also in "modern firearms" as well. I'm not sure which is appropriate.


Took my oldest daughter shooting when she was nine (she's 10 now) on a .22 just plinking around. And despite the "implied fear" instilled in kids in the Jefferson County school system relating to firearms, she got over her nervousness and obtained much confidence (we have talked about gun safety for several years prior). But handling one properly put her at ease.

To my delight, she has mentioned several times about me taking her hunting over the last couple of weeks (My five year old wants me to take her bear hunting and has since she was three! hahah).

But here's the problem. I don't expect her to be able to get a college basketball scholarship to cover future tuition cost since she's of small stature. She has a difficult time properly shouldering the Marlin semi-auto .22 I let her shoot in the past. I've thought about sawing down the stock of one of them (I have two Marlin .22 semi's...I inherited them) but I really hate to do that. I know there are several youth sized .22's out there and I'll probably get one of those for target. But I don't want her hunting with a .22 yet (for obvious reasons--range, for one). But typically, just about every long gun is too long for her.

I was thinking I could start her out on a 20 gauge double barrel (that's what I started on) and maybe take her spring turkey (or at least spring squirrel). Might consider a .410, but the 20 ga would be more versatile (slugs for deer, bird hunting, etc).

Anyway, I'm rambling, but I've not found too many places that have youth 20 gauges. Does anyone know of a website or manufacturer I can try?


The Kentuckybowhunters Association has got a new forum up. If you are a member please register and use it to communicate with each other and keep up with what is happening state wide in our organization. If you are not a KBA member check it out and see what we are all about. You can access it from our website.
Some things need no explanation-
PETA PLEASE IGNORE +++ borrowed from Texas Forum

Early Birds get the Worms
The 2nd Mouse always gets
Well it happened. Me & a buddy were out at the farm working on a creek crossing & checking cameras. All the sudden I heard Beagles fire up, and 10 minutes later BANG! Off we went. I caught up with these Guys and told em' it was posted private property. At first I was really HEATED[V], I then let them explain themselves. Seems they're distant relatives of the previous owner (whom I know) and weren't aware the farm had been sold a few years back. Well they're story checked out. So, it all ended in a cival matter. However I'm now worried because they mentioned how they saw all the stands and cameras but assured me they wouldn't be back and wouldn't bother anything.

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

Fred Bear
Hi people I live right now I live in New Hampshire, and I thinking about moving to Kentucky. Sounds Like there is some good hunting out there compared to here. I've been unable to find any work out here so I'm force to move. What is the Job market like out there and where are some good areas to consider.

Walter Ferreira
I am joining a new hunting lease and we are in the process of searching for a hunting lease liability insurance company. If you would, please list who your insurance coverage is through, the number of members on the lease, the number of acres covered, the approximate cost of the premium and any other information that you might want to share.
Thanks for any helpful information.
But I thought this was pretty amazing.
Let's not forget all of those who are fighting for our freedom.
This is an article that was published in USA Today. Our current administration has made it very clear what their stance is on 2nd Second Amendment rights. But I have big concerns with protection of or wild lands and habitat which are just as important as the right to bear arms. Would it be ironic that I can keep my hunting rifle but have no game to hunt? What I am asking is that we discuss with our leaders the importance of wild places, habitat protections, and roadless areas.
I was reading in another post on the Deer Hunting forum, in the crossbow topic, and there was a place were someone stated that hunter numbers are on the decline.

I have heard that for quite some time, and I believe it. I know many people that used to hunt when I was younger that no longer do. I don't really meet to many new hunters. I am new to hunting myself, and would like to meet other new hunters so I could talk to them and having that in common.

I was wondering why the numbers are on the decline. It can't all be contributed to video games and computers and TV. I was wondering what some of the other reasons are. I think finding the reasons people no longer participate would be good fuel to use to get people interested in it once again. I know one thing is people no longer have someone to take them and show them the ropes. I had to get someone to show me, and I am still learning from others. Just today I had a friend ask me to take him fishing because he has never been, I jumped at the offer and promised to take him when it warms up.

Over the past few years I've had a moultrie feeder, a climbing stand and most recently a trail camera stolen. I've often wondered what I'd do if I walked up on someone in the act. Just curious what others would and have done in similiar experiences.[?][:)]
Vote for the most KY's<s>“insane” </s>...."extreme" group of hunters.[:)]

<b>Duck Hunters- </b>Arrive hour before daylight, wade into water to break ICE, fill waders with 32 degree water. Sit in blind.
Grouse hunters- </b>Chase little brown bird from mountain top to mountain top. Best route is ALWAYS through multi-flora rose bushes! Glycerin tablets for heart highly recommend.

<b>Late season Bow hunters- </b>Climb tree, sit motionless, hope to get deer about 15 yds from you. Also, hope buddy stops by and chisels ice from you so you can climb down.

<b>Goose hunters- </b>Lay in middle of field, motionless, ground temp. 8 degrees, PS, bring white sheet in case it snows!

<b>Coon Hunters- </b>Wait till old “Blue or “Red” trees 4 hollows away and walk there to see the eyes shinning of whatever that critter is he treed.
Does anyone know when the next "call-in" is for the KET-KY Fish and Wildlife tv show is scheduled?


enter your deer pic dead are alive on the forum below for the contest
The Commonwealth Chapter of Quail Unlimited is hosting thier 13th annual Banquet.

Saturday March 6 2004
Claudia Sanders Dinner House
Shelbyville Ky

Door Prizes
Live Auction
Silent Auction

For more information please contact
Chuck Juengling (502) 267 5625
Gunnar Graven (502) 376 5753

* Tickets will not be sold at the door
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.
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