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I was watching a video from the Military Arms Channel and noticed they offer a 25% discount on a Gun Owners of America membership. The link is below if anyone is interested.

I used it to buy Dad and the little lady a membership.

Greg Johnson announced his retirement this morning. Tourism/Commerce Department Chief of Staff Frank Jemley announced as interim director.
Had a great time down in Florida. Capped it off with a successful hog hunt. My buddy also got one.
I'm from Indiana and fightin' proud of the Hoosier state. That said, I love this forum, and got to wondering:

What is your favorite aspect of outdoor Kentucky?
Down south for a couple days. Caught a few yesterday. Ive never inshore. Caught my first sheepshead ladyfish and some kinda catfish.
Since I live in Nelson County/Bardstown bourbon capital I figured I make a bourbon themed display for my 2017 buck.

mine is a 20 yr old crystal call by mad calls.
Just did the Kentucky Wildlife survey. You guys know I am NR and they had a ton of questions on there about where I hunt, who owns it, co-owners, how many days I hunt etc etc. Maybe my voice will be heard.
Start calling Monday!
Ask for the office of House Majority Floor Leader "Jonathan Shell".
Let Representative Shell know that you appreciate him and the other House Leadership for standing up for the Sportsmen by opposing SB 8 and all the other Animal Rights Extremist Bills.

SB 8 gives Animal Rights Extremist the right to break into our vehicles and take our hunting dogs with no liability.
Should be ready in about a month. I always keep home made kraut on hand. Although the boss makes me keep it stored in the basement refrigerator.
Sold to Don Wolf today, was very pleased with what he offered me.
The recent warm rains have gotten me curious enough to check the soil temps. I checked the soil temperature change for Warren county over this past week.
My son's next deployment will be at Elmendorf AFB in Alaska. I see a bear and moose hunt in my future.
An early trailcam shot before youth season. Not many folks would be impressed with this buck.

The buck suited a 9 year old boy during the early youth season just fine. Backstraps for the holidays and jerky after Thanksgiving. On Christmas morning, a wide eyed youth retold the story of his first buck to family and friends. Showed off his Christmas present too !
Ready for next year's buck for sure !
I ran out of time before Parkerizing both blades, didn't think the dual sheath would be in by Christmas but it was and all worked out. I didn't need to gift wrap it, he recognized the antlers immediately.
new vortex 10x42 im really liking theese
If you want to keep your right to bear arms and you are not a member of the NRA now is a good time to join. These little Tide Pod eating activist are really making their voices heard. I joined today.
I got first place, best strutting, and best of show at the grand national Taxidermy championship
I just finished up my dads biggest deer. I couldn't be happier being able to share that special day with him, and making memories that last forever.
Anybody know what this is. It started coming up a week or so ago here in the front yard. I know it's some type mushroom I just don' know what kind. rps20180223_165655_367.jpg rps20180223_165724_685.jpg
Hello All.

I’m a newbie to the forum. To be honest I did not know this place existed. Long story (aren’t they all) hopefully short my neighbor Dave and I had some interesting shots on our trail cam recently. We are in Bourbon County off 57 near the Montgomery line. Basically we each own about 40 acres and the neighbor in between us owns closer to 60. In exchange for some helps around her place, she lets the 2 of us hunt her lot. We have trail cams setup around the various trails through all 3 of properties. I admitt, we don’t check em like we should. Once rifle season is over we almost never do. Dave decided to check em this passed weekend. The photo we had is linked (im no good with computers. Hope that worked). I called F&W and they said they get these calls every once in awhile and look into em when they can. I put the search to google and couldn’t find much on big cats in Kentucky. Can anyone confirm if this is the KY wildcat or a cougar. Dave swears by the tail it’s a cougar (or puma or painter. He calls them a different name every time). I’m no expert on the different cat species. Never had any around here before. Anyways the google search brought up this forum. I see there are a few threads on here. Any help would be great.


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I was driving along I-65 South Sunday afternoon. About 3-4 miles north of the first BG exit, I saw a yote trotting down the fence line on the state side of the fence. I immediately hit my brakes, and went to the emergency lane. I grabbed my pistol and started to jump out. Then I questioned what I was doing, and just sat and watched the dog continue trotting along... Had I jumped out, moved off the emergency lane into the grass, and fired, would I have been breaking the law?

Both in season last fall, compound bow, Rage® broadhead and empty freezer.
OMG... they turned out AMAZING!!! We'll be making another batch in a few weeks!!!!

Used our little old grinder since it was just going to be a small batch. HUGE mistake! It took FOREVER... Next time, we'll haul out the big boy for sure...
Found this one the back side of my farm. This tree is probably 14-16 inches across and the bark is gone over 6 ft high. I am in Pendleton county. It doesn't look like a rub, more like it was chewed on.
Here's a pic of the haul from last weekend's annual coyote hunt. 9 coyotes were taken plus a bobcat. The attendance was down this year but those that made the trip had a great time.

End of season barn pic
Venison ham. 'Bout 20 lbs or so. Brine injected, hickory smoked...
thinking about taking a boat here this spring. anyone ever turkey hunted here?
As hard as I tried, I couldn’t get the breech plug unclogged on my new CVA optima. So I took my smallest drill bit and drilled it out. It may have been a tiny bit larger than the original orifice, but I figured it couldn’t hurt. Any thoughts?
Homemade chicken noodle soup. The boy said he loves carrots, so I made sure that there was plenty in there. I'm sure the 2 gallons of soup was well under $5.
We cut down a maple tree 2 years ago in my back yard that was dying. At that time it was producing oysters so decided to save 2 foot sections on the edge of the woods behind my house. The logs have produced 6 flushes of oysters since then. Picked this bunch yesterday before the freezing temps. Sorry my pic won't load.
Fresh one. Typical 12 from Letcher Co.
When I bought my senior license today at Walmart today, was told new prices don’t go into effect until March 1st. May apply to all license.
This is the largest hog I've shot and was able to recover in Henry county.

I'm 5'11 and weighed about 230 lbs in these pics. This hog was not weighed but I believe it to be about 325 lbs on the hoof.
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I think I have posted this video before, but since the hogs in Henry county have been discussed here lately, I thought I would post again.

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Does anyone know where I can purchase a permit to hunt on Penn Virginia (formally Reynolds) old strip mine land in Eastern Henderson County, KY?

I bought a permit at a barber shop in Henderson about 7 years ago.

They need to tell biologist that everybody on ky hunting has seen a dozen or so.
I am always interested in the reasons we hunt. Some are after meat ,others anything with antlers etc. The question I want to pose is “What is a trophy to you?”
I am a licensed Kentucky Fur Processor (buyer). If any of yall have some fur put up that you'd like to sell, reply here or shoot me a PM. My daughter makes hats, bags, etc out of them. She runs her own trapline, but we only get so many every year ourselves.

Let me what you have, know how you have it put up, and what you'd like for it. Doesn't have to be perfect fur, but hopefully you still put it up correctly. No carcasses unless you're real close and they're real cheap, lol.
Photos from the trapline
I’m looking at a used CVA Optima Pro for $175. Any pro’s and con’s of this model? Does this sound like a decent deal? My current inline muzzleloader has a messed up breech plug and while my face might not be so pretty, I kinda like having the right side of it. Thanks.

Got this picture and video of Smokey this morning on a solo squirrel hunt.
this morning i looked out behind the house and there was a coyote out in the back field so i grabbed my rifle and went upstairs. he was out in the field mouseing and not coming any closer and i could hold on him steady so i ranged him at 460 yards. when the gun went off he never moved.
Im looking to buy one, any suggestions?
After killing a few hog I just got off the phone with a Biologist for Henry County. We will be meeting next week to see about trap placement and getting these things off our land. They have ran the deer out this season.
I have a question regarding a gun safe: is a Liberty safe from Cabelas worth the several hundred dollars more in expense over a Cannon safe from Tractor Supply? Thanks in advance for the help!
It has begun!
These guys have been creating some really good videos. Here’s one about bear hunting with Plotts in Appalachia that I enjoyed.

I don’t believe a body could ever get tired of hearing a pack of hounds balling the jack. It gets in your blood.