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Anyone rifle hunt moose before? Recommendations and experiences?
When did you start your kids hunting?
My wife's first deer. She had the worst case of buck fever I've ever seen but after a couple of deep breaths she pulled off a one shot kill.
Yesterday I had a small catch circle with a trap full of grass. Reset and rebaited and had this female this morning.
Here’s a video of my little boy that was 5 at the time taking his first turkey!

I have a buddy whose family has land in Letcher county. They says they see bears frequently. Will they still not be hibernating when gun season opens in 2 weeks. I am up for a road trip but hate to waste my time if they are denned up. tia
I worked hard on this, and took all the pictures myself. The Title is "Indiana Wildflowers" but most if not all of these can be seen in Kentucky as well. You guys have appreciated similar efforts of mine in the past, so for your enjoyment:

looking for a lease in west or middle Kentucky for me my dad and brothers any help would be appreciated thanks
Can someone tell me how difficult it is and approximate cost per acre to clear cut mature timber and get it to tillable type ground? I've got a couple areas that I would really like to open up for food plots.
Slung Rifle too Slow to Stop Grizzly Attack in Montana
Ammoland Inc. Posted on November 22, 2018 by Dean Weingarten
Grizzly Bear
U.S.A. -( On 11 November 2018, on Sunday morning, Anders Broste was hunting with a friend. He had already harvested his deer, weeks earlier. He had an elk tag, so he had his rifle along in case he was fortunate enough to encounter an elk. He knew there were plenty of deer in the area.

Broste was using two hands to move through heavy brush and alders. His friend was about a hundred and fifty yards away. It is a common and successful hunting technique.

Broste saw the bear as it lifted its head from its bed. Then, the bear charged. Broste had his rifle slung. It was not in his hands and at the ready. He tried to get the rifle off of his shoulder. He was only able to interpose it partly between the bear and his body before the bear was on him.

Broste said he did not have a plan for a bear attack. He said it was mere seconds from the time he saw the bear until it was on him.

A practiced rifle shot, with a rifle in his hands, can hit a close, moving target in less than a second and a half, if he is ready.

Anders Broste
Once Broste was down, He might have been able to use a handgun or bear spray, if they had been holstered for easy access. He is not clear if he kicked the bear. He remembers shouting. After mauling Broste in both arms and legs, the bear ran off....
anyone know of a place in ky to get a bear hide tanned?
thinking about buying a new pair of boots. Lacrosse is having a sale. Anyone have experience with Alphaburley Pro? Should I go with 800 gram or 1600? Price difference isn’t much. I deer hunt in Kentucky and Illinois from October - January. Thanks for advice.
Reagan has had an absolute Awesome season! She killed her 1st deer, a doe with her .223, this past youth season. Then she killed her 1st Buck, with her sister's 7mm-08, Sunday on the 2nd day of Gun Season.
First off these pics have been saved over the years. All from public forums, mostly this one. so none taken off private facebook pages or anything.
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B284A6E3-E96D-4D4B-AA2E-D5E5A61936B5.jpeg where are the leafs when one needs them.... in the woods of course!
I have been a long time member short time poster of this site for quite some time ( really just enjoy cruising the photos and the stories mostly) but last night a post about some moron and his 50 we experiment struck me to my core and I just wanted to express my appreciation for the moderator of this site to see fit to not allow such banter and child like behavior to inhabit this forum. So to ever took hat post down I thank you
Why did the bear cross the road?
I guess to get hit by my Chevy pickup..hit one today 5 minutes from the house..pretty good size bear..didn't kill it, but I bet he will have a headache..
Thank god it did not hurt the truck at all
I drove all the way across the state this week from the west end to Pikeville and back. There is a lot of great hunting land in our state, but we aren't doing a very good job of controlling our deer numbers by hunting as the dead deer on the road side proves. Oh well at least we have plenty when we do hunt so the success rate is high:)
Just got
through reading about the fatal grizzly attack that the bowhunter and guide god how awful!
I feel terrible for the guides family and also for the bowhunter.
I have to say that it was awful odd that the sow reacted the way she did, you would think that if one was going to do so something in that manner, there would be a valid reason such as protecting a cub or a kill.
I have to say that I think dept of fish and game did the right thing by dispatching both animals, and I can't blame the bowhunter for his reaction..its easy for someone to call him a coward for running away but honestly if it was me I can't say what my reaction would be as I have never had to deal with such a dangerous situation...I'm sure when something that crazy is going on its hard to get your mind to work right.
For some reason I think back to Timothy Treadwell and his girlfriend. Amy hugenot.
But as you all know they were told to leave. Or suffer the consequences and they did .
Such a tragic story to what should have been a great elk hunt..
May the guide rest in peace....
30 yard Shot
50 yard Recovery

Didn’t have scales to weigh it, maybe green britches will weigh it when they come look at it. Was over 6’ from back feet to tip of its nose in length.
I haven’t got past the cracking and picking out pieces until you’re blue in the face part yet. Anybody got any tricks to make getting the meat easier to remove from the shells?
whats all seasons hunters number?
Has anyone had any luck this year at Pennyrile? I live down in Alabama and I'm heading up that way towards the end of the month. Just curious how the hunting has been. I know the Quota hunt was this past weekend but I can't seem to find any information on the deer harvest results.
Is any of you fellas on here from Union county or Webster county? Shoot me a PM if ya dont mind id appreciate it
This will be my son’s last Eastern KY Youth waterfowl hunt. They got after’em pretty good! We were loaded up and leaving at 8:15am.
I was able to get my first public land buck at Ft. Knox this evening. Not monster but a trophy in my books and a extra buck tag. Both g2’s are bladed in the back.
Morning arrived too soon (as expected) and off we went to a field Frank had scoped for geese the day before. The plan called for shooting both graylag and pinkfoot geese. The greylags are mostly local birds.
After a long 2 year wait, a 7 hour overnight plane ride, and a much delayed 2 hour flight to Inverness I was finally back in the Highlands. After claiming my “right up to the limits” baggage full of gear and gifts, I could see my brother and Frank sitting in the coffee shop awaiting my arrival. A quick load and off we went to the Snow Goose Inn Fish and Chips with a pint before heading north to Caithness.

Arriving at the cottage we unloaded, got squared away, and passed out.

Morning came much too early – especially since my body said it was still the middle of the night. We walked out the truck and noticed with great joy the trailer on the back contained an Argo Cat.

Our destination was just over the shire (county) border into Sutherland, and as we got nearer the omens were good. We saw stags and hinds everywhere alongside the road . Crossing the bùrn (small creek) I looked across the clearcut to see a sika stag standing within the boundary of the area we were to hunt.


Scott had Sika on his wish list, having only killed a spike on our previous trips. We made our plans and stalked into the wind. My brother went towards the clearcut while my friend and I dropped over the edge of the berm and down onto the margins of a very small creek.

We had gotten about ½ mile along when we bumped a sika female. This turned out to be a blessing in disguise because we realized we were moving too fast. Less than 100 yards further along, our slow movement was rewarded.

Not 200 yards away (later ranged at 171 yards) stood a majestic stag, looking directly toward us. With the strong wind in our face he could not scent us, and it was obvious his rut clouded brain had not identified us as danger.

Slowly but deliberately I put my tripod stick down and rested the rifle. This is when problem number 1 arose. The ground was soft, very soft, and the sticks kept sinking. After about 8-10 inches of downward movement, they appeared to come...
I seem to remember reading somewhere at some point that there was a minimum distance that you could hunt from a dwelling (with a firearm). I have done some searching but have been unable to locate any reference to it now.

Is anyone aware of such a law or regulation?
Does anyone have any info on West Kentucky WMA? My group got selected for December 15-18th. Never hunted it before just looking for any possible info that could help!
Thanks in advance!
IMG_0998.JPG cant have a feeder or a cam. Tear them up.
We were hunting here in Magoffin County on youth weekend and we were lucky enough to get a nice 7 point.
Few minutes ago behind the house,small 6pt
Yesterday I saw 2 dead and 1 live buck on the highway in central ky .
post up what youve seen and round about location .
Do you have any tips on how to hunt small game on public land during deer season and still be courteous?

Should I consider doing more mid-day rabbit hunts this year? I've noticed between 12pm-3pm WMA's are mostly empty. Noon isn't a great time to hunt squirrel but rabbit hunting still may be good at that time...

My fear is that I'll start rabbit hunting a field that someone has been overlooking in a stand since 5:00am, and I just can't see their stand.

Rabbit hunting can be really noisy, and I can cover miles and miles when squirrel hunting. What, other than simply not hunting, can be done to enjoy public small game hunting while having no or minimal effects on big game hunters?
What’s you guys favorite places to stay overnight when hunting in Fort Knox. Doesn’t have to be fancy just clean with bed and shower, thanks!
What bow would you guys recommend for my 16 year old step daughter? She has never shot one before and wants to give it a try. I am afraid she won’t stick with it so don’t want to spend a fortune on one. There is a couple decent looking ones on but just not sure what to get.
Hey all I'm in Louisville KY from georgia until this Sunday, 10-21-2018 and have had no luck finding flint on my own and wondered if anyone close by had some that I could take off your hands or hunt on land that you have. We're don't have much flint down in GA, just let me know....
I recently was lucky enough to be drawn for tags through the lottery for Sandhill Cranes this year. I've never hunted them before and was looking for tips on these guys, as well as any information where I can begin looking for WMA's or land to hunt. Any and all information is welcome. Thanks in advance!
Well when your 75yr old mother n law tells u she drew a Ky elk tag An she lives n Indiana u don’t even know what to say other than WOW! Congrats and kill a biggin! Well she did!
ive got noaa weather radar but it’s raining right now but app shows it’s done past it’s not a hard rain but it’s enough I’m not going yet. Now if it’s spring turkey I will don’t care but any other time I’m not. Been several times this app has screwed me up. Lol What app do some of y’all have? Soon has it breaks I’m hittin the woods coyote huntin.
And I am reminded of something I had to do to bowhunt in NH.. You had to put your name , Addy and number on your arrows for whatever reason
Stole this off facebook. Thought you guys might like it
Got this 9 pointer about 6pm this evening. Ran cameras here year round and this is the first time I have laid eyes on him.
Figured I’d post here in this forum as it covers a broad range of hunting.

Which I’ve been thinking hard about purchasing a good quality portable ground blind. Probably won’t bite the bullet on the purchase till after Christmas... unless I find a really good deal.

My specific wants... hub style, good quality material & camo that’s wont fade out too quickly, fairly waterproof, room for 2, enough ceiling height to shoot a bow with adequate window height as well... but not necessarily needing surround view types.

It’s not anything I’m going to leave out for months, maybe only a few days or maybe a week. Weight not too big a deal, probably throw on atv to transport most times. Probably be used for turkey hunting but may see use with deer on occasion. Price range ... up to $500.

Most things I’ve read point toward a Double Bull but heard good things on the Rhino blinds as well.

Just wondering if anyone has opinions on those or others that i may be overlooking. Open to any suggestions... including the good or bad.

Everyone is invited to come out and meet with old and new friends and get to know a great organization dedicated to our public lands and waters.
Backcountry Hunters and Anglers is just starting our Kentucky chapter and we are interested in hearing about the importance of your public lands and waters to you.

Hope you can make it.