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We've had a lot of great threads.... what is your favorite memory, how old, etc.... But, just for fun, what is your favorite time frame hunting memory? Like, when you were a young lad, early teen, etc? For me, I think my favorite time was while in college. After one year of playing basketball in Juco, I transferred to WKU. For the next 4 years while in school, I deer hunted my arse off. Dad was still young, my uncle still hunted with us, as well as some of my favorite deer hunting buddies. We didn't kill any monsters, didn't really kill many bucks, but 82-86 were probably the most enjoyable years of deer hunting of my life.
on saturday january 2 i lost my best friend my hunting buddy the rock of my life my daddy he loved life to the fullest
loved to hunt fish and any thing outdoors he will be greatly missed every day love you daddy
I usually start looking for sheds the beginning of February for deer but have heard a lot of people talking about seeing deer that have already dropped.
I usually start looking the beginning of March for elk sheds. I guess it's getting time to break out the walking shoes.

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Feb 6-14. if you haven't been, it's a pretty cool place to spend a day or two. everything and anything for hunting fishing. an entire wing of guns since the NRA took over. weekends are nuts, less crowded on weekdays.
Special thanks to loshbough hunting lodge for the awesome hunt, we had a blast
Seen this while hunting. There was several of them in a 10 foot area. They are hollow and are about 3 inches high.



Hi ladies and gents. I am an military recruiter moving to Rowan County in the next few months and was looking for some info on the hunting in the Rowan County area. I am looking forward of getting out of the swamps of the okefenokee seamp and into the hills of eastern Kentucky. Any info will be greatly appreciated.
Is there anyone from around the Big South Fork area that can give me more information about hog hunting? Looking at going there in January or February, the park service fave me some info but I want to be as prepared as possible and hopefully we can have a successful hunt.
I wanted to share the second part of my Dad & I's hunt this fall. I hope everyone enjoys it! There will be a third part but I will try and get it finished quicker than this one.

Seams like we have to replace our sealer every few years was wondering what everyone is using and how long they are lasting? We usually process 3-4 deer a year not at one time and rarely use it for anything else.

In in the past foodsaver brand has been the one we used. Reading reviews I found the foodsaver gamesaver is more for high volume packaging and maybe that is what is causing our issue.

Look at that form LOL.
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I am trying to organize a hunting/storage/workbench type room and trying to get ideas on how to organize it. It's a small basement room with some windows. So far I have a 50 gun safe and a tower organizer with some rubbermaid tubs with mostly clothes and small items in there. I have two other walls to work with. I am thinking of a work table and possibly some drawers. Maybe a bow press in the future and a gun vise? Anyone have any other ideas or possibly things to consider? Pics would also be helpful. Thanks
Did ya'll see this Watching this with tears in my eyes.... The bond between a father and son.... Man oh man. There is nothing I wouldn't do for my dad.
He got his the opening day of rifle season and I killed mine with bow 6 days later. We've gated off the property 2 years ago and I killed a 162" 16 ptr last year then this year we killed these bucks. I've also put out some food plots this year as well. [​IMG][​IMG]

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Bought a cargo carrier for my Jeep so I wouldnt have to pull my trailer and ATV to my hunting spot.I have a question for people with a carrier,I can lift up on the end of the carrier and there is 2 inches of play,not tight at all.Do I need to make some braces for the carrier so it will not have free play.If so,tell me what you do to your carrier!
Since I have another two weeks for crow to open I am going to give late dove season a go this weekend. I have never attempted it though. Anyone have any words of advise on how to approach it this time of year?

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Killed this young coyote this morning,killed a black one a couple weeks ago,place is crawling with coyotes,heard several yiping and barking this morning!!

I figure with it being so warm there will likely be a lot killed again today.
After realizing Casey County does not currently have a Conservation Officer, I got to digging.

There are 103 COs in the state with 13 counties having 2 COs. That leaves 30 counties without a CO. In addition to this, some are Captains or Lieutenants which have added duties that take away from actual patrol and investigation time. Also, nowadays Cos are also being utilized for things such as domestic violence calls, drug busts, traffic stops, etc. The Kentucky COs are way understaffed!
And the bad thing is, according to the Dept?s website, they have no plans to fix this. If you go to ?Career in Law Enforcement? page, you will find (in bold, red letters) ?There are no vacancies at this time?.
Also, Dept. employees have not received a raise for approximately 12 years. I wouldn?t even mention this if it wasn?t for the fact that at the last Commission meeting, the District Commissioners voted to accept Commissioner Gregory Johnson?s contract. That contract included a 5% raise for an individual making a six figure salary, who has been with the Dept. for approximately 1.5 years. For the record, only one District commissioner voiced opposition to the 5% raise included in Commissioner Johnson?s contract. He also called on Commissioner Johnson not to accept the 5% raise. Commissioner Johnsonwas silent on the issue.
I just got done with this.This is one of them I killed opening day of gun season.A little different from a deer,more grissel and the meat little tougher.But I like how it turned out.[​IMG][​IMG]

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a black coyote.I was about to climb down when I saw him coming up the ridge in a trot,shot him at 50 yards


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I know this is last minute but we had a guy that cant go sunday to deer hunt ohio theres three of us so we have one spot open we live close to richmond be gone sun thru wed to jackson co ohio we split gas n board tag is $170 hmu on here if interested should be a good hunt
In perfect shape.
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[FONT=&quot]Here is a picture of the new world record whitetail
buck. It was taken by the cousin of a co-worker's
sister's uncle's best friend's son-in-law's neice's
hairdresser's neighbor's ex-boyfriend's oldest nephew.

Reportedly it will score 2603-1/8 by Boone & Crockett standard
and was shot in West Texas on a really windy day at
a temp of 85 degrees, downhill, around a curve at just
over 1000 yards with a .22 caliber rifle, that was salvaged
from a shipment on its way to Mexico.

Supposedly, this deer had killed a Brahma bull, two Land
Rovers, and six Jehovah's Witnesses in the last two weeks
alone. They said it was winning a fight with Bigfoot when
it was shot. It has also been confirmed that the buck had
been seen drinking discharge water from a nuclear power

All this has been checked and confirmed by my friends at
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How much per acre would you pay to purchase (not lease) a hunting property? What in your opinion is a good price per acre for land? Keep in mind the land is raw and not really quality land for farming or anything.
In a little over 14 hours the orange army will be launching their offensive operations against a very well rounded target.

The target knows their terrain better than the orange army and will do everything possible to avoid confrontation with one of it's soldiers.

But they do not realize that the orange army has archer's, that can silence the enemy without much more than "thwack".

The enemy will not know what is coming at first light, but they will soon learn that no where is safe for them.

Now for the serious part; I wish everyone good luck this weekend. Regardless of whether you're only a rifle hunter, die hard bow hunter, or someone with an exemption to use a crossbow.

We are all in this together, we must band together to take out the enemy mentioned above and to also protect our right to hunt.

Be safe, shoot straight, be sure of the target, and stay on your side of the property lines.
So I bought 21 acres last February and I have been working on shooting lanes and good blind spots all year(it's pretty thick). My buddy just recently bought the 7 acres next to mine about 2 months ago.

We go into his 7 acres about two weeks ago to start cutting away brush and get a blind set up for this upcoming gun season. Well wouldn't ya know someone else had already set up a blind, 5 trail cams, a ladder stand and 2 deer feeders on his property.

So here here we are two weeks from opening day and we have all this stuff on his property. What do we do? Well we went back over and clearly marked the property lines and then hung notes on a lot of the gear asking him to remove this stuff before opening day and that we were gonna hunt here.

I just got back from the property and ALL the gear is still up. So three days before gun season and I don't know what to do. Should I take all the gear down and place it on the other side of the property where we think they are coming from? Do I just leave it and hunt out of it?

i know this was a long post but I just wanted to get some opinions. HOPEFULLY the guys that set this stuff up are on this forum and will see this post and we can work this out without it getting ugly.
Got a new grinder and slicer and it says to lubricate them,would it be okay to use a vegtable spray or something like Pam.Thanks
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Going rabbit hunting tomorrow with my dad (79 on the 15th), and my uncle(61). Dad has always been my best friend, and my uncle was my hero when I was a kid because he was still playing ball in high school... They are my two best friends... Dad asked me if I wanted to deer hunt, then go rabbit hunting.. I said, "No, if i deer hunt and should happen to kill a deer, the rabbit hunt is off...". I'd give up all the deer in the world for these hunts with him... We've got good genes in my family, but I am not going to miss out on these hunts with them. Can't wait... Kiddos, hunt with your elders while you can.... I know when either of them are gone, I'll regret some things, but I hope to not miss out on much...
Whatcha think....
I recently ate at a new restaurant in Elizabethtown called 701 Fishhouse and oyster bar and saw that they were having a wild game dinner on November 12, 2015 at 7pm. It is a ticketed event which get you Elk, wild boar, duck, quail and barracuda. You don't pick get all of them!! I think I will have to definitely have to check this out. If anyone else is interested in this dinner you can call the restaurant at 270-735-9648.

Anoher cool part of the dinner is that they pair each animal with a specific beer to compliment each other. This is all inclusive with the ticket.
Logged onto the KFW website to print me a replacement sportsman's license (mine was ran through the washer). And it showed that I hadn't purchased one this year. I, figuring it was a computer glitch, called the department and was informed that they had no record of my buying one since March of 2014. They ran my name, birthdate, and social security number and still nothing showed up. Having the actual license in my hand, I read him the FW# and still nada. I asked what should be my next step and he said that I would need to purchase another license. No way am I shelling out another $95 for a mistake that wasn’t mine.

So I called my bank and had them pull my transaction history and sure enough on 4/02/2015 there is a debit of $95 made to our local Walmart. I had the paperwork faxed to me and took it to Walmart. After 15-20 minutes the manager comes out with a receipt showing what was purchased on 4/02/2015 and lo and behold it was for a sportsman's license. He stated he didn’t know what had happened but that the transfer of funds was made from my account to Walmart, then from Walmart to the KDFW. Tried to get walmart to print me another license but they wouldn’t. Said it was the departments mistake not theirs. Called the KDFW back and all they know is that there is no record of me purchasing a license this year.

I’m just going to carry the license I have along with the receipt from Walmart and hope for the best.

What would you do?
Just wonted to share a pic of the bear I harvested during KY archery bear season.
Does anyone know how many bears were actually harvested on opening day archery season. I know the season ended with that day only because they must have met heir quota but I can not seem to find any telecheck results for bears. The quota for the hunt is either 5 female bears or 10 male bears. I know they at least had five or more. If I am not mistaken this is the quickest year that they reached the quota limit so the weekend must have been a good weekend to hunt.
Anyone know anywhere in Tennessee or close to there that I could do some hog hunting and not have to give an arm and a leg to do it? It's just one off those things to cross off the bucket list. I don't understand how all these ranches are complaining so much about be over infested with hogs but they want to charge over $500 for you to come hunt them.
Who here does it and what gear do you use?
Found this in the woods this weekend on our 50 acres in LaRue County. Never seen this before. No big trees were fallen around it and i think its too low for a woodpecker. We do have a Bobcat thats in the area we see, could that be it? Any suggestions.

Sorry its sideways.
So, what does it take to knock a scope off zero? How hard a hit, what type of hit? I opened the back door of my truck this morning, and my ML tumbled out. I had it muzzle down in the floor board, stock resting on the seat. It had shifted while driving, and when I opened the door, it tumbled down. Clanked pretty hard on the running board. I figured it was knocked off zero, and I also expected to see one of my target bucks and miss.... I didn't get a shot. When I shot it later in the morning, it was still dead on. 1" high at 50 yards.... Thoughts?
Well my son is off for fall break. He got an oppurtunity to head to fla. To hog hunt with some of our customers. He is pumped up. He arrived this morning and got to spend the day cruising the swamps on a airboat. He headed to the stand this evening and the hogs never showed at the feeder but hes having a blast. He will be hunting tomorrow and saturday also. It was a sudden thing that just came up and i wasnt able to join him. Talk about a jealous dad. What a fall break. Man i hope he busts a big porker. Hes been sending me pics from the stand just pouring salt in my open wound lol. Hes already asked if he gets a boar if he can mount it. Im hoping to lose some $$$$$ in the next couple days.
I've been going to LBL several times this year scouting and today another dog showed up near my truck as I was getting ready to leave. He was a large brown dog without a collar. From the looks of it someone dropped him off. He looked like he was not his ideal weight so he's having a hard time and with winter coming I doubt he will make it.

I HATE the people that will take their dogs in a place like LBL and simply leave them, it's not like dropping them off in a different neighborhood where someone MIGHT take them in. This is a long slow hard death for them. I also HATE those same people for putting me in a position like that. I had my 22 mag rifle with me but it was in the truck unloaded. I had thought if I could put the crosshairs on his brain I could put him down without any pain but I wasn't ready. It should not have been me that had to decide to put him down but the owner of that dog.

Just 4 weeks ago I went to another place and as I was walking across the cut field two dogs came out toward me. This time they had collars so I yelled and shot into the ground to run them off. I talked to a ranger there about it and he told me more and more people are dropping dogs and cats off in LBL. This is wrong.

they nailed it. Thought this would make you guys laugh.
Was fortunate enough to head up to B.C. a few weeks and was able to get a pretty good goat. Here are some pics...

As promised, here is the first part of Dad & I's hunt this fall.
I hope you enjoy!