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Posting to let anyone who has a Bass Pro credit card know that your points expire over a period of time. BUT if you ask them at the service desk they will re-activate all of your expired points. I did this last week and they went all the way back to when I opened the account in 2009!

After a few minutes I took my $421 and went shopping. I hope this helps someone else.
Howdy all, I've been interested in hunting feral hogs for a while and have read that Kentucky has a pretty sizable population. I'm just wondering if anyone on here hunts them or sees any regularly. I realize that the kdnr doesn't want to encourage people to hunt em, but I'm sure there are those that do. My buddy and I are always looking for a "cheap" adventure, especially when it comes to hunting, and I figure this is probably about as cheap as it gets. :D
Any input is appreciated, thanks all!
I was out green apple hunting the other day...
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After a few shots I noticed this Hunter sneaking away...
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I didn't fuss much but I did ask him to leave..
Does anyone have any information on a good outfitter or just a buddy who has a good hunt and wouldn't mind 2 extra people who are willing to pay? I'm wanting to buy a hunt the first day of dove season for my dad and I to go on as a Father's Day present this year. We went a lot when I was a kid but as I've gotten older and pursued my career as well as dad pursuing his, we just can't ever seem to find the time.

My thought is if I plan it all out now then we will have plenty of time to hammer out the vacation days and details.

Thanks for any info about a friend or links of good outfitters!

Happy hunting!
I'm hoping someone out there in the Livingston County area can help me. I've been at war with the Beavers on our property for two years. They have completely made half of my property inaccessible and had taken down hundreds of tree's. I keep blowing but and digging out their dams but I'm pretty sure they have them built back by the time I load the truck up.

Would anyone be willing to volunteer their trapping services to help me get rid of these nuisances? I'm losing my mind.

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It's Green Apple hunting season in Ky...
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So I grabbed me a Green Bow and went hunting...
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I thought it might be good for all of us to share our response to LBL and try to send a common sounding statement to those in charge.

Here is the email address i used:
'comments-southern-land-between-lakes@fs.fed.us'

To whom it may concern:

I am 48 years old live 4 hours away and have made one to two trips to the LBL area since I was 10 years old. This means that is at least 38 motel rooms rented, 38 tanks of gas, permit fees, restaurant bills paid etc etc. I know my annual contribution to the local economy isn?t much in the grand scheme of things but I also anticipate that I am not the only one who has this type of testimony. Why have I taken this trek religiously over almost 4 decades? To hunt the whitetail deer on LBL. Now what I listed above is the minimum, being the CFO of a bank I tend to lean to the conservative side. Just last year myself and 8 other individuals of my immediate family spent two weeks using the LBL facilities in late October and the middle of November. We rented 2 cabins at the Kenlake State Park in November, campsite at Wranglers in October. Dined at Kenlake and in Murray. Traveled to Grand Rivers and visited Patti?s, again none of this happens if not for the quota hunts and bonus tags. We already had planned this year?s October trip and were going to reserve a cabin at Wranglers.

After the regulation change, which I know is needed, none of the above is going to happen. Again I doubt I am the only one to have this testimony as well.

Now don?t get me wrong I too see a decline in the deer herd on LBL. I have seen it have ups and downs before. What I have noticed since the TVA is no longer in charge of management is a change in the management practices. Those changes are what have caused the decline in the deer herd. Now maybe that is this groups goal, if so mission accomplished. I sincerely though that a balance can be found between groups. I am not going to say that my wants are any more important than those of another...
Anyone have an extra coupon laying around they are not using I would appreciate it
There's some pretty interesting stuff on this CA site. And I thought I was nuts when I went deer hunting with a K-Bar knife when I was 20. LOL

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Bear Hunting with a Spear


The following story is from Dustin Prievo, he highlights Josh Bowmar epic adventure while hunting a bear with a spear.

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Here?s the excerpt:
The words of excitement from Josh Bowmar of Bowmar Bowhunting after he speared a bear on May 19th, 2016 in Alberta, Canada. Here?s the crazy part: he did it with no blind, no guide, no backup weapon and from the ground, all on film.

Bowmar, an All-American Javelin thrower in college, had always dreamed of hunting with a spear. Placing Top 6 in the nation having thrown javelins over 200 feet, this 12-15-yard spear toss, was one for the record books.

The day before, May 18th, his wife Sarah, shot a bear with her bow in which they left overnight to track the next morning. As they battled the weather, they found Sarah?s bear, but by the time they quartered it and got it back to camp, it was too late for Josh to be picky as to where he was to set up for the evening and had to choose the bait closest to the camp.

?I wanted to spear a bear without back up and the entire time we were there, the guide was telling me basically I was crazy because they had just recently heard of a guy being mauled by a bear. With that, I agreed, and every other time we hunted, we had a guide with us who carried a shotgun. However when we finished with Sarah?s bear I spoke with the guide and because of the situation, he told me since it was pouring down rain and bears tend to be fair weather animals, if I wanted to take the chance and go hunt without backup, I could if I wanted to. He told me how bears are mostly curious so if one comes in just keep the spear out there and nudge him with it...
Has anyone heard of any hairless bear spottings in ky before?
Does anyone know if the new law that allows the sell of wildlife mount would cover deer and or elk sheds and if so how would you do the paperwork to register them since deer and elk are some of the ones that have to be registered
My brother and myself are considering taking our father on a Tn Russian boar hunt. I have researched several options and it seems like it would be a fun way to spend time together. Does anyone have any experience with this type of thing?? Is a Russian even worth taking for eating purposes?? Any experience would be appreciated. Thanks
What hunting tool or accessory do you now have that you can't imagine not having, nor why you ever did without it?
Anyone been out passing by the clay wma booth dove field this year? Last year the dove fields failed and there were 0 birds. I hope this year is not a bust. Just wondering if the state has started anything out there?
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This is our first private dove field and I don't know how many days before our shoot I should that we should now our millet field? I was guessing 5-7 days. That should give them plenty of time to find it and feed for a bit to get a good shoot. What do you all do?

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draw results came out Friday. i got another "sorry, license number ######## did not draw". my family is 0 for 19 this year and i just put us in 8 more times in Arizona.
Why do you hunt?
This is the absolute best insect repellent I have ever used. I have never picked up a chigger or deer tick when using this. It is hard to find. The guys at the phone company use it.
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It appears that three wildlife commissioner positions are open for election by the sportsmen. 1st District with Terry Tietloff is one that is up for grabs and I want to talk about Vernon Anderson who is running for that position.

Vernon is a retiree from KDFWR and was involved in many of the positive actions for sportsmen while he was employed.

He h stood p or expanded hunting opportunites and against the corruption.

Hopefully he gets the votes ad then s chose by the Matt Bevin!
Anyone have any info on DIY Pronghorn hunting in Wyoming?
Thanks!
Had to share this! My brothers boss' ex girlfriends brothers best friends cousins daddy seen this on little shepherds trail.
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I wanted to invite everyone to a free Louisville event for all outdoorsman.

Date: May 14th
Time: 4-7 PM

Admission is free and there will be tons of door prizes (including a free fishing pole to the first 50 kids)

Join us at 4401 Breckenridge LN, Louisville, KY 40218 (Ninth & O Baptist Church) for the 2016 Beast Beast. Attendees will be able to enjoy activities such as shooting archery, BB gun ranges, play realistic duck hunt simulators and much more. Booths with industry experts from Cabela's, the NWTF, Ducks Unlimited, and the KDFW will be set up. We will feed our "inner Beast" through Louisville's finest food trucks (food at regular menu prices). The night will finish with our guest speaker, Steve Chapman, author of "A Look at Life from a Deer Stand."

For more information you can go to http://naobc.org/#/events/mens-beast-feast

Hope to see you there
Ive seen this 3d die cut camo fabric for sale in stores. Anyone ever use it and how do you use it? What I mean is, do you attach it to some sort of wood stakes then set it up where you want to hunt? Just curious on ideas on how to use this material.
I lease all of farms out but 2. I've caught a lot of flack for that on here, and it doesn't bother me. We all do what we do, and I do that. Iniatially started, because I was tired of being taken advantage of by family and friends. Figured if I was going to have people on me, I might as well get paid for it. Any way, long story short that broke a lot of hearts, and upset a lot of people. The 2 farms I kept out were for my kids hunt (I don't personally hunt, but enjoy taking them). Caught a lot of flack on here for that to. I'm not a tree hugger, I just got too much to do to to have my own hobby. I'd rather take the kids. My kids have filled their turkey tags (Thanks to my wife's over zealous posting on Facebook, people know that). Well the phone starts ringing. A family member wants to take his daughter. Hard to say no, so I say yes. Ends up the boyfriend brings the daughter. Then the boyfriend comes without the daughter. This morning, him and a cab full of young men who are skipping school show up hunting. I've got food plots, I've got permanent blinds, I'm pretty invested in hunting (as most of you are). Really don't mind helping a young person, it's not like that at all. Just get so sick and tired of being ran over.
I was looking around at different turkey chokes. I was wondering if two chokes are the same internal diameter, would they preform the same?
Finally ready to ship...

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Anyone? Would like to stay in the $200 range. Thanks.
Waste of time and money . I wonder how much they will raise with go fund me page .A dime would solve that problem

Coyote found shot in head, starving delivers healthy pups
http://www.lex18.com/story/31715832/coyote-found-shot-in-head-starving-delivers-healthy-pups
Montgomery County Fish and Game Club inc. www.mcfgcinc.com. Club Email mcfgcinc@live.com
6701 Old Nest Egg rd
Mt Sterling Ky 40353
We Will be having rifle matches this year .
May 7th Rimfire
June 4 th Centerfire
July 16 th Rimfire
August 4 th Centerfire.
Call or text James at 859-585-2252 for more information
or private message me on here to my e mail.
12 and under shoot for free.
$10 a match and we shoot several different classes.
Sporter barrel factory
Heavy varmint or target barrel factory
10/22 or semi auto class factory
Open class
Harlan KY
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Just passing this on. I still got .22 from before the shortage when it was in the .014 a round range. But this is .066 a round and one of the better prices I have seen in a while.

https://www.slickguns.com/product/1...mington-22-lr-40-grain-golden-bullet-prn-9998
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More tales of the strange from California. Video at the link.

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A Bear Climbed your Treestand, How would you React?

That?s Right, What if a bear climbed into your tree stand?

If you?re this brave hunter, you allow it to get just a few feet from you before reacting.

And, of course, you capture the whole incident on video because no one will believe you if you don?t.

I?ve never had a bear climb into my tree stand. Heck, I?ve never even seen a bear while in a tree stand.

I?d like to think I?d be as cool and calm as the hunter in this video, but I somehow doubt that would be possible. Adrenaline alone would probably send me over the edge. How about you?

by Tony Hansen

http://calsportsmanmag.com/a-bear-climbed-your-treestand-how-would-you/
Hello all Kentucky sportsman, I am looking to set up an exchange hunt with someone from the State of Kentucky in exchange for a Black Bear hunt in Nova Scotia. I am registered with the Province of Nova Scotia as a registered guide and my hunting/guiding experience has given me the opportunities to be part of some great hunts in different Provinces across Canada. Nova Scotia has a great fall season for Black Bear hunting, with a high percentage of success as we are allowed to use baited sites during the Black Bear season. If you are interested in trying this exchange hunt or can give me some suggestions on how this may work I would be open to comments and/or suggestions. I thank you in advance for considering and reading this post and again I would like some input regarding this exchange hunt. Cheers Trufire
I've caught these kinds of snakes before but I'm not sure what kind they are. Anyone know?
https://youtu.be/d07e2ZqONas

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More tales of the weird...from the land of fruit and nuts. Just proves--never go in the woods without packing.

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Bears, Bare Arms, and a Sidearm Bared
A Socal Bear Hunt is Interrupted by a Naked man, then a Staredown with 3 "Hikers"
http://calsportsmanmag.com/bears-bare-arms-sidearm-bared/
Silly Californians. They'll eat you too if you fall into a pen full of them...even if they're not feral. They'll eat everything.


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Do Hogs Eat Deer?
http://calsportsmanmag.com/whitetail-predators-do-hogs-eat-deer/
A friend of mine called me all excited and said a local gun shop owner told him there was, or was gong to be, a state coyote bounty paid for each killed. The bounty payment was what made me really question this. He said the guy told him there would be $90.00 paid for each coyote. Have any of you heard this?
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My question is with the new license being bought for this new season do we get a new HIP number? Or do we keep the one we got last year to put on the new license?
Hay guys and girls Cabelas is opening their new store in Lexington on March 16th going to be a fun time get there early.
Hey guys I am looking for some fields to hunt arrowheads .i have a 11 year old girl who is crazy about Indians .just woundering if there anyone would let a daughter and father look for arrowheads.i live in lee county we find them in fields here but would like to look around Powell ,Clark estill owsley fayette county's .just thought I would give it a try.thanks for any help.
i have the 13th edition, 2011, does anyone know if the 14th is out or when the expected year it will come out?

.....even though a lifetime member of B&C, i don't have a membership anymore to query the records, could someone look something up for me? thanks.
WTVF, channel 5, out of Nashville had an excellent piece on all the recent cougar sightings in the state. the TWRA acknowledged that cougars were in middle Tennessee, along with west Tennessee as well. There have been numerous sightings, both on trail cam and people seeing them. I have some friends in one of the counties cougars have been spotted in, and they told me that the game warden more or less told them that they think a breeding population has been established.
Hi - New to the Forum. Looking for any personal feedback on a reputable outfitter in Western Kentucky? My son is a senior this year and would like to take him on a deer hunt. He plays hockey so he has not been able to hunt in WI very much due to his schedule. Due to his hockey, I am looking at the early muzzleloader season. Any input on outfitters as well as if the early muzzleloader can be productive would be much appreciated.
I'm hoping were just a bit over a month out before the first blacks start showing up. Several getting the morel fever on social media I noticed. Last year was close to a bust. I'm shooting for 2,000 this spring and think I can get there if it's a decent year. My wife has already signed off for me to go a lot under the heading of cardiac rehab. Lol

Found 2-3 new spots while hunting I can hardly wait to get into and see if there are any there.
While doing some scouting on Saturday I pulled a complete set of keys out of the mudd. On the bass pro shop awards tag it had the name Aaron Cook. It also had a 2012 emblem on it with several ford and other keys on it. I know I can drop it off at kroger and they will send it to the owner(there was also a kroger card on it) but I would like to contact the person myself to get a story on where they lost them. I was in Taylorsville at the WMA.
Over the past year. Still into it with a group of horse people (about 25 of them) here in Muhlenberg wanting fish and wildlife to hand over several thousand acres of Peabody WMA for them to ride on year round anyplace at any time with not just horses but also ATV's and UTV's now. I would just like to have some numbers to throw out there as to how much money the sportsmen put into Peabody in the permit fee each year. As a lot of other groups they want things but on OPM (other peoples money) and not willing to stick their necks out to aquire the amount of money it would take to buy or lease the number of acres they feel they need. I gave them a heads up on a Lake Malone state park contact that was willing to work with them towards horse trails but that would require them to help maintain trails and do other upkeep but they are like talking to a brick wall when all they can see is the amount of land F&W has.