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I've ate a bunch of it over the years. I've always liked a good brown breakfast gravy made with sausage, or ham drippings, bacon works too, but ham dripping gravy has always been my all-time favorite.

I was at Walmart today looking around and noticed they had chestnut trees for sale. From what I read the wildlife really like them.
Just taking the time to share a positive experience with Summit Treestands customer service. On Wednesday, I was out moving a couple sets at the farm, and did a bonehead move, and left my foam seat to my brand new Summit ladderstand in the bed of the truck when I started on my 35 mile journey home. Needless to say, as soon as I hit the parkway the last I saw of that seat was it flying out of the bed and being ran over by the semi behind me. So I immediately looked the number up and gave summit a call. I told the nice lady that I made the mistake and was wanting to buy a new one. She insisted that was not necessary, and had the replacement form in my email before I got home. I sent it back to the company Thursday morning, and had a brand new seat setting on my porch last night (Friday) when I got home from work... So not only did they cover my mistake, but they overnight-ed the seat and all was free of charge. Needless to say they have made a returning customer out of me!

When does everyone start making mock scrapes? I have a few of those mock scrape dripping bags and scent that I've never bothered to open.

Me and my daughter had a great hunt this evening we didn't have much luck during the youth hunt and only got to hunt this evening.but god blessed us this evening I lost my dad about a month ago I know in my heart he was with us and was watching us this evening we really miss him .he loved to see her harvest a deer so I am a happy dad this evening congrats baby girl.

In a shaky voice, he told me that he did not have a heart shot but he said he had the lungs wide open. In a returned shaky voice, I told him to squeeze the trigger when he was ready.
I have always been right eye dominant. In recent years I have become even more so due to macular degeneration in my left eye. With this in mind, what are the pros and cons of using binoculars vs a monocular?
It turned out to be a great weekend of hunting despite the hot weather on Saturday.

anybody heard any dried seng prices as of lately?
10 Best Compact Handguns for Everyday Carry

A concealed carry license deserves reliable and top of the line handguns.

However, with a huge market to choose from this can be a challenge. We stacked up 10 guns against each other to bring you our top carry handguns based on stopping power, weight, ease of use, and price. Using a scale of 1-5, with 5 being the best, you’ll be able to compare the best of the best. In this article, we’re only covering compact handguns.
Here are 10 ideal choices for the everyday carrier.
Glock 26 Gen3 (9mm)

  • Portability: 4
  • Ease of Use: 5
  • Weight: 3.5
  • Affordability: 2
  • Stopping Power: 3
The Glock 26 was designed for concealed carry. It has a small frame and short barrel that make it easy to hide anywhere on the body – and it also packs the power of 10+1 rounds of 9mm.

Even with the small frame size, the Glock 26 retains the same width of a full size Glock. This allows the shooter to get a better hold and much more control over the firearm.

It is a smaller firearm in general, and the internal parts have been moved closer together, but the Glock 26 is still a Glock. It boasts the same proven and well known reliability. With a plant in Symerna Georgia, these fine pistols are being made in the USA as well as being imported from Austria.

Springfield XDs .45

  • Portability: 5
  • Ease of Use: 3
  • Weight: 3.5
  • Affordability: 1
  • Stopping Power: 4
The Springfield XDs .45ACP is one of the best carry guns on the market. It has a single stack magazine which will hold 5 rounds of .45ACP, and of course you can add an extra round in the...
Hey all. I , sadly, had to put down my 12 year old Chocolate Lab, Zeus, last week. I had him before wife, kids, my house, he was a great companion. So, I'm looking into a new hunting dog. After a lot of research, I've settled on a GSP. Will be used for pointing on Quail, Grouse, Pheasant, the rare duck hunt, sheds, and blood tracking. Must be a good family, house, dog, (7 year old and 3 year old kids) and shed less than a lab. I will probably wait until the spring to get a new puppy. Does anyone have experience with breeders within 1-2 hour drive of Louisville?
Guys, as many of you know, we have a sister forum at They have a new sponsor, Hunting Gear Closeouts. This company has purchased the remaining inventory of the recently closed Gander Mountain stores and are offering them up at steep discounts.

You can find the link here:

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A moose hunt had been a dream hunt for a while. Planning this hunt for almost 3yrs. A buddy and I made the trip to Ontario Canada for 7 day fly in remote wilderness moose hunt.

My brother killed this bull filling his at large tag that measured around 300... was killed at 9 this morning. Wonderful creatures these Elk are... however they don’t give up easily.

Saw this squirrel in our neighborhood, I've never seen a black squirrel before, has anyone ever seen one before? And, No, it's not a skunk. LOL, before you guys start in!

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I've seen a lot of coyotes over the years, with a lot of different color phases. Never seen a blonde one until this week, and then in the strangest of places.

Somebody hit and killed a doe on the main drag of our subdivision. Our subdivision has quite a bit of deer and other wildlife due to the wooded lots and draws, a ton of water, and a golf course buffet. I actually almost hit one last year in the same spot, as it's a pretty well used crossing.

Anyway, I'm running to the bank Friday, and as I approach the spot, I see a car pulled off and a lady trying to call a dog to her that's off its leash. Then, the "dog" moves, and I realize it's a coyote, but blonde, and been eating the deer carcass. Took me a second to process it as I've never seen one close to this light.

When I pulled away, I thought maybe I should tell this lady that what she's trying to call in isn't someone's lost pooch, but then reconsidered and literary let nature take its course. They were both gone when I got back, but the carcass was still there this morning, so maybe I'll see the coyote again.

I didn't think to take a picture, but o googled it, and this is exactly what the one I saw looked like.
Got my Rio back this week. Built the base with a wagon wheel and fence post from my grandparent's old farm. Thought it turned out great!

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I'll be canning venison & a variety of soups and so forth over the winter but we did the last of our "summer" canning this past weekend.
I believe if you dont plan on spraying at least twice then you shouldnt mess with it. You won't be happy.
A friend of mine from Colorado and I are planning a hunting trip. We'd like to stay in the western Kentucky area and prefer to be relatively close to Madisonville. I've contacted a few places but am really interested in Pleasant Valley Whitetail ( Has anyone heard or had any dealings with them? They appear to be a nicely run farm, but that could be said for a lot of other places as well. I'm especially interested in their hospitality and lodgings. Thanks!
Anybody know a good coyote man?
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185 5/8" gross

Anybody know of any dove hunts this weekend in south central? Are there any public land scheduled hunts going on these weekend? My farm isnt ready this year. Maybe next.
Wanted: Volunteer shooters to thin Grand Canyon bison herd
Associated PressSeptember 11, 2017
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FILE- In this Aug. 26, 2010, file photo provided by the Kaibab National Forest, bison in the national forest adjacent to the Grand Canyon in Northern Arizona group together. The National Park Service has a plan to thin the bison population around the Grand Canyon through roundups and by seeking volunteers who are physically fit and proficient with a gun to kill the animals that increasingly are damaging park resources. (Kaibab National Forest via AP, File)

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The National Park Service plans to thin a herd of bison in the Grand Canyon through roundups and by seeking volunteers who are physically fit and proficient with a gun to kill the animals that increasingly are damaging park resources.

Some bison would be shipped out of the area and others legally hunted on the adjacent forest. Within the Grand Canyon, shooters would be selected through a lottery to help bring the number of bison roaming the far northern reaches of the park to no more than 200 within three to five years.

About 600 of the animals now live in the region, and biologists say the bison numbers could hit 1,500 within 10 years if left uncontrolled.

The Grand Canyon is still working out details of the volunteer effort, but it's taking cues from national parks in Colorado, the Dakotas and Wyoming that have used shooters to cut overabundant or diseased populations of elk. The Park...
im 43 years old and live in knott co ky. Never knew there was such a thing as seed ticks other than reading about them on here. I've killed about 25 on me today. I can feel then crawling on me! Almost microscopic to see. What to do?
Shot yesterday evening in south central ky with crossbo(he has exemption). Not my deer but is a friends I helped track him last night.
I came in from dove hunting and almost didn't hunt this afternoon, glad I did.

The one feeding has a huge rack (maybe 12 pts? A couple of tens in there too it looks like). The boss buck eventually looks up.

This monster green scored 198" shot on opening morning.

This may be a dumb question, but I'm a little confused. I moved to ky this spring. I bought 47 acres. The hunting guide states that if a resident hunts his own farmland he does not need to buy a license. My property is all woods with no farmland. Can I still hunt it without a license. I really don't know how much I'll get out this season, and would really rather not pay for a license this year. Next year I will be buying one so that I can hunt elsewhere also.
Have a buck that already shed his velvet, this is from 8/25

IMG_1473.JPG There's something on this tree other than my trail camera. Can you find it?
Not sure if everyone has heard this...just in time for hunting season.

West Nile Virus Confirmed in Lexington, Louisville
Officials have confirmed the presence of the West Nile virus in Kentucky's two largest cities.
Aug. 24, 2017, at 1:18 a.m.


LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Officials have confirmed the presence of the West Nile virus in Kentucky's two largest cities.

The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department said in a statement on Wednesday that a resident had contracted the disease and officials would conduct mosquito-spraying activities in four zip codes. Meanwhile, the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness said it had found infected mosquitoes in six zip codes.

Sarah Moyer, director of Public Health and Wellness in Louisville, said in a statement that it's common to find infected mosquitoes at this time of year. She said residents could take precautions such as wearing bug repellant outside at dusk and dawn and removing standing water from around homes.

Most people infected by the virus have mild symptoms, but serious illness can occur.

Last year, one Louisville resident died from the virus.
33 days to go!!! Got all my clothes/equipment out yesterday preparing to wash everything this coming weekend and put my hunting clothes in airtight bags with earth scent.

Season starts soon, how do your fields look?
On Facebook yesterday there was a post on a KY Deer hunter group about someone talking to a KY/USDA Biologist about a WMA near Monterey, KY having a large group of wild hogs, and that it was open for archery hunting to help eliminate them.

I replied asking which WMA area they were talking about, as there are a few different tracts of the KY River WMA near to Monterey, but the thread got deleted before the poster could respond. I know there are hogs in the area, as a friend had over 150 trapped and killed last year by the DNR on his property near to this area.

Does anyone here have any info on this? It sounds like a great way to spend a day before bow season starts.
image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg Thought I would share pics and a little about my hunt this year. Never did post about last years hunt. Just got back Sunday from a week long DIY Wyoming antelope archery hunt. It was a great hunt. This is my 5th goat and 3rd in last 3 years. Got out there Sunday after driving 23 hrs straight thru. That gave us a couple days to get blinds out and camp set up. 6 of us was hunting. Season opened Tuesday with cool wet weather which is rare there. Couple guys got there goats on the third morning and another that evening. My buddy and I got ours on the 4th evening. The last guy got his Monday. We ran into a four rattlesnakes too. Did a lot of good eating at camp also.
My goat was taken on Thursday afternoon. I had seen a real giant a couple times but it just didn't like the waterhole I was hunting as good as the one about 85 yds away. The shot was about 25yds on my buck. Recovery was a little over 100yds. Saw several and this one was about 3rd best I saw. Very happy with him and the hunt. Here are a few pics
When / where is the next one? How does one find out about upcoming conventions?
Been watching every day for past week or so. Probably harvest some soon.
QF Commonwealth Chapter 3133 announces annual "Whistlers" Youth event will be held
Oct. 7th at Fern Creek Sportsmans Club. Space is limited, deadline Sept 28th.
See attached document or Visit for complete details.
These aren't all toy ads in this article, but I remember I really wanted this Johnny Eagle "M-14", but my parents said it was too expensive. And in those days, most people mowed their own yards and didn't pay for it. So I was nixed out of buying it myself. LOL

They also had a toy "50 cal" machine gun I wanted, but like my mom told me...that thing costs what I spend on groceries for two weeks. It was like 20 bucks or something. I think it was called "Gung Ho" or something like that.


10 Vintage Gun Ads that would be Banned in 2017

Gun ads have changed with the times.
Political correctness is certainly not the name of the game in these classic pieces of gun marketing. It was just plain old fashion advertising back in the day.

10. Hammer the hammer? Lawyers wouldn’t come within a football field of this one.
Of course, hammering on a vintage revolver probably is a bad idea anyway…

9. Oh no, that guy is teaching his son how to hunt, you say?
Where are their iphones, video games and couch? Well, buddy, this is how a father is supposed to raise his son to be a man, not a bump on the couch of life.

8. A .22 rifle as a Christmas present? Well, that certainly is becoming quite a thing of the past, sadly.

7. The iconic Red Ryder BB Gun is the first “gun” for many of us. I still have mine!

6. A woman defending her family, life and property with a handgun is a...
So what the heck is wrong with just using M14s??


Army Launches Competition for More Powerful Combat Rifle
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Adam Hoyle, 321st Special Tactics Squadron combat controller, prepares to fire a SCAR-H assault rifle Nov. 18, 2013, at a shooting range.. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kyla Gifford/Released) | 5 Aug 2017 | by Matthew Cox

U.S. Army weapon officials just opened a competition for a new 7.62mm Interim Service Combat Rifle to arm infantry units with a weapon potent enough to penetrate enemy body armor.

"The Army has identified a potential gap in the capability of ground forces and infantry to penetrate body armor using existing ammunition. To address this operational need, the Army is looking for an Interim Combat Service Rifle (ICSR) that is capable of defeating emerging threats," according to an Aug. 4 solicitation posted on

The service plans to initially award up to eight contracts, procuring seven types of weapons from each gunmaker for test and evaluation purposes. Once the review is concluded, the service "may award a single follow-on Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) based contract for the production of up to 50,000 weapons," the solicitation states.

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Now why can't I have neighbors like this?? This guy must have $50 million worth of "stuff"! And as he says, "all operational".


I thought I would share some of the stuff I've stumbled upon in my woods over the years.
I came across this small piece of copper washed up on a gravel bar in the creek that runs through my hollar awhile back.
Yesterday afternoon, whilst walking the pups, I found this old piece of copper way up on the hillside above the creek in a steep, hidden draw.
There's lots of old barrel hoops laying around in the holler as well. I just wonder what was going on around here 100 years ago?
Ok, posted this here, figured it would get more traffic -

Seems KDFWR changed their policy for the youth dove hunt. Me and my sons have participated in the annual youth hunt for the last six years. He's getting older, and only has a couple left, so this is a big deal for us.

The new policy is an electronic draw, lile all the other quota hunts, instead of first come - first serve, as in every other year. This means there's a good chance we won't get drawn, and this, won't get to participate in what have been some of the best times we've had in the field.

So, I'm willing to pay for the privilege of killing birds, so to ensure we have a decent hunt. I've hunted several public fields on opening day, and that just doesn't appeal to me...80+ shooters on 10 acres is a bit much. If anyone knows of a good shoot around, even if it costs money, I'd love to know about it. Appreciate the help.
My work takes me all across the state of Kentucky. I drive a lot....a whole lot. From the Mississippi River all the way to the mountains in Pikeville . Weekdays and weekends alike. A lots of times on rural backroads and especially in the evening time I'll see a bunch of cars at one house all parked in the yard. Nice big houses and small houses and trailers.... there isn't any pattern.
Sometimes I can see the folks sometimes I can't. Generally there are lawn chairs or folding camp chairs and kids running or climbing in trees.Folks just having a visit and enjoying the shade as the sun goes down . Even though I see it often it probably isn't as common as it used to be.
It takes me back to my childhood and times at my grandparents house in West Kentucky. My Dad would park the station wagon just off the bank gravel driveway and we would hop out and join our cousins.....playing baseball with tobacco sticks and pears or peaches from the trees out back. We would climb on the diesel tank or throw rocks at frogs in the cistern and take turns either pumping or drinking from the well. Then as the sun started to fade we would show up at the carport and under the yellow bug light my grandfather would be slicing a cantelope or a watermelon and Grandma would have some paper towels and a salt shaker for us and a couple of 16 ounce RC cola bottles. Every other car that went by on the road would honk and wave . Some nights we could watch the thunderstorms coming from the southwest and sometimes we could hear the big guns from From Fort Campbell as they sighted in targets on the back range.....but always we could here the bugs....cicada and crickets and everything else that were in the woods and fields. It really was like time stood still back then. I know it didn't but it sure seemed like it. Rolling a smoke with my uncles pipe tobacco seemed like a dam big sin back then .....or worse jumping the fence and dragging a two pound bass out of the neighbors pond.....We always...
Had my covert stolen while I was at work today. Good thing was I got a pic of the person before they turned it off. Figured it was fine because I didn't get anymore pics after him so I went to check this evening sure enough it was gone. Posted pic on Facebook and within 39 mins had the guys name. Contacted sheriffs offcie and before they could go to his house word got to him and he called and told me he had taken the camera. Young boy who hopefully learned his lesson. Talked with boys mother and she assured me he would be dealt with accordingly. I guess this time Facebook was good for something other than political fights.
Now my question he either threw the SIM card away or lost it. Will covert send me another one like the one that came with the camera or can I get a new one at at&t store and get it activated?