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Got the hog scalded and ice down yesterday. Was going for butterflied, but hog dressed out 225 + so we split him. Weather is killing us we may break him down some more. Light the hickory at 3 pm. Inject him and dry rub 4 pm. Hopefully on smoker by 5 pm Friday.
Here in Ky there's a lot of Old Kentucky Families like mine we've lost kin in every war the USA has been involved with. May God Bless the families of those who have sacrificed all for America. This holiday let us remember those who have passed on before. To all the graduates cinch that bull rope down tight and hang on, life is as fast as 8 seconds. Good Luck.
I hope everyone has a safe one.
Shout out to Capttrea, if you have that boat docked around Maysville Saturday holler at me. I got a shot of woodford double oak and pig pickins waitin on ya.
Went 4wheeling last sat here in Harlan Co. on black mountain to try to spot some bears and did I ever. In one short stretch of no more than a mile I saw 11 bears. Mom & 2 cubs, then Mom & 2 cubs, then a loner, then a Mom and 3 cubs. Conditions were perfect and I figure it was a rare day, them probably picking fresh grass on the strip roads, but I see them in these same areas plus others all the time in often in numbers.
But it just goes to show how many we really have. Far more than they claim. The rifle season here is a joke as far as timing, almost mid December. The bow season is a good time, I believe late oct, but the gun season needs to be changed. Who even wants to hunt then. Bear in my garbage 2wice just in last couple weeks.
just my opinion..i believe kentucky should allow the disabled (like me) (have medical records to prove it) (and the elderly) who are not able to use a regular compound bow to use a crossbow all deer season due to our disabilities...not doing so would hinder our chances of getting in the woods and enjoying this might rub some of you the wrong way and i do apologize but i think the dept of fish and game should allow it as long as you have medical records to back up your claim..i really hope they pass a law like this..when i lived in kentucky i was exempt from using a regular bow and i strictly hunted with a crossbow because as i said before i was "exempt" and had a disabled if they dont pass that law this year i guess i will have to suffer and take a chance on tearing my shoulder or screwing up more discs in my back by having to draw a regular compound bow..i dislocated my left shoulder and then 3 months later had a car wreck (hit 2 two deer) and fractured that same shoulder. and also i suffer from a disease that degenerates the discs in my back(thus the reason i am on disability)
so i think it would be a fair law..but you will have "those" guys crying "thats not fair"..well for those guys, who can work, who have a good job, make good money and own thier own house, at least they can walk, at least they don"t have to wake up every morning with thier legs and feet feeling like they have been set on fire and at least they dont lose feeling in thier lower extremities and pray to god that he dont let them wake up one morning numb from the waist down with "NO" feeling and have to wonder if this is the last time they will ever be able to take another step in the great outdoors without the aid of a wheelchair...think on what i have just really is food for thought!
This Monster Buck was taken this past Archery season by Mr Terry Isaacs of McKee, KY It Gross scored 181 7/8. I just mounted it today so it's not finished yet.

I drug out the rear tine Husky tiller yesterday afternoon and tilled for about an hour or so. I noticed the motor starting to really struggle and I shut it down. When I went to restart it, the pull rope wouldn't budge an inch. I meant to change out the oil from last year, but just topped it off and it is still full. I wonder if the engine is toast or if there is a way to unseize it. I also wonder how much damage it took, like a bent rod. Any suggestions or am I screwed. I realize it is awfully hard to diagnose something like this over the internet, but all I really want is some input here. Thanks in advance.
On the side of the road at the beginning of the eastbound lanes of the Cumberland Pkwy, south of Park City. He's squashed and quite dead, so it's not going anywhere. I knew they were in the western part of the state, but that's getting pretty central when you figure right outside of Glasgow......
I had posted awhile back regarding hunting in the Independence area and recently just went to the Curtis Gates Lloyd WMA this weekend to see the layout. I was pleasantly surprised with the acreage, as well as the set up. I was wondering if anyone on here knew how much pressure it tends to get? I missed getting there for Turkey season but am interested in other upcoming seasons. Any information would be greatly appreciated!
Can you shoot this Rabbit from 282 Yards out?

What you are about to witness is an amazing feat of shooting with a .17 HMR as a rabbit at 282 yards away goes down with no problem.
We know that the .17 HMR was made to shoot accurately at long distances, but because the bullet is so small, it’s hard for most people to hit longer shots. But if you really know what you are doing, and know the science of long range shooting, hitting something like this 282 Yard shot on a rabbit is no problem. Most people won’t even be able to spot the rabbit from that far away, much less actually pull off this amazing shot.

It’s absolutely amazing how when a person knows exactly what the conditions are and how to account for them you are able to hit such a difficult shot with such ease. If you can hit a shot like this, well done on you; if not, it looks like you need to spend a little more time out on the range practicing your technique.

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Ok, that’s 282 yards away, I’ve got an 8-mile an hour wind going from left to right (the wind at ground level is less), and I’ve got 42 clicks left and 40 clicks up. I’ll just show you what that looks like.

That’s a long way. [chuckles] Ok, I’ll be eating that later, it won’t go to waste. And to all you people who don’t like seeing these sorts of videos, either don’t watch them, or just learn that that’s the way things happen.

And as always, once you’ve adjusted for elevation, always make sure that you take it back off again. Ok. So we’re now gonna wind it back down.

Some of the kit I’m using to pull off a shot like that is the Kestral 1000 wind gauge, with the HMR, it’s absolutely critical that those sorts of distances, that you get the wind bang on. Ok, at those sorts of distances, one mile an hour...
Any one use a Pellet gun for small game ,I'm thinking of getting one to try for squirrels been looking at the steel eagle 22. any of you have experience with one .
This doe was taken by a very young fellow in Perry Co. Just mounted up and will need some adjustments over the next couple days. Very unique deer.
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When people would ask me (usually from some grocery clerk I was buying a hunting mag from) why I deer hunted, I used to say jokingly "because they're evil flesh eaters and would eat you if they caught you".

Looks like I was right after all!


Field Cameras Catch Deer Eating Birds—Wait, Why Do Deer Eat Birds?
Esther Inglis-Arkell

3/04/15 3:40pm
Filed to: animals

Deer aren’t the slim, graceful vegans we thought they were. Scientists using field cameras have caught deer preying on nestling song birds. And it’s not just deer. Herbivores the world over may be supplementing their diets.

When researchers in North Dakota set up “nest cams” over the nests of song birds, they expected to see a lot of nestlings and eggs get taken by ground squirrels, foxes, and badgers. Squirrels hit thirteen nests, but other meat-eaters made a poor showing. Foxes and weasels only took one nest each. Know what fearsome animal out-did either of those two sleek, resourceful predators?

White-tailed deer.

These supposed herbivores placidly ate living nestlings right out of the nest. And if you’re thinking that it must be a...
I remember reading the diaries of Lewis and Clark, as they pushed further west, an Indian tribe (can't remember which tribe) warned them of 'Great Bears'. They pretty much blew this off thinking the Indians were basically "joking around and just trying to scare them". They found out soon enough this was no joke.


Grizzly Bear Attack
May1, 2017 jhines Leave a comment

There are many ghost stories to hear about but for this Montana hiker, you’d have live a lifetime of scary tales in a single, death-defying day. Todd Orr survived, but barely and he had a firearm that he chose not to use in respect for the bear. If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to be attacked by a bear, here’s the story in vivid detail as posted on his Facebook:


Hello everyone.

Thought I should share yesterday morning’s Grizzly incident.

I took an early morning hike in the Madison valley to scout for elk. Knowing that bears are common throughout southwest Montana, I hollered out “hey bear” about every 30 seconds so as to not surprise any bears along the trail.

About three miles in, I stepped out into an open meadow and hollered again. A few more steps and I spotted a sow Grizzly bear with cubs on the trail at the upper end of the meadow. The sow saw me right away and they ran a short distance up the trail. But suddenly she turned and charged straight my way. I yelled a number of times so she knew I was human and would hopefully turn back. No such luck. Within a couple seconds, she was nearly on me. I gave her a full charge of bear spray at about 25 feet. Her momentum carried her right through the orange mist and on...
Any ideas on States that want hunters to help thin the herd?
Bought some Property back in 2014 and hoping to start building soon . Would like to see some nice HAMMERS that people have gotten . Heard there are some good ones around but haven't seen any HAMMERS on trail camera
Put this together for my wifes Christmas present. Found some old pecky cypress and got to work. She liked it!!

Disabled hunter looking for a place to hunt deer and turkey in Boyd County Kentucky. Greenup county would be acceptable also. Thank you.
Delta Waterfowl is looking to rejuvinate some older chapters as well as start some new ones. If you are a passionate outdoorsman or woman then consider volunteering with a chapter. We all need to give back to the sport we love and secure the future of waterfowl hunting for generations to come.
Delta offers a great program that gives the chapter the ability to use a portion of their proceeds locally.

If you are interested in finding out more about Delta and what we do please give me a shout.
Call or text 662-420-0902 or email at
Looking for a guide service for some flying carp bow fishing. All info appreciated. Thanks
His face says it all! I have been hunting close to twenty years and this was the best hunt I have ever been on. My dad was with us too...
For the guys that have this gun does the reducer help that much, can you even tell a difference. im shooting 3 1/2 shells
Just wanted to see if anybody harvested a bird on the quota hunt?
I was left alone for the weekend with no adult supervision, so I had to fend for myself.

Trout rubbed with olive oil, sprinkled with lemon pepper seasoning, with lemon slices on a red hot grill. With steamed veggies, instant rice and ginger ale...

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Awesome weekend! Both of my boys laid the hammer down on some fine birds! My oldest boy was hunting with my brother opening morning and he killed a great bird. 21lb, 10" beard, 1-5/16 and 1-1/4" spurs. The boys were able to pull off a double yesterday morning. We never heard a single gobble on the roost. At about 8am, a jake gobbled not 30 yards from the blind. Then the rest of the gang showed up. Every decoy we had was getting bred. It was a crazy situation there for a few minutes. Both of their birds were shot off of a decoys back. One was a 16lb Jake and the other was a 23lb, 9.5" beard and 1-1/4 and 1-3/16 spurs. There were a lot of questions after that hunt! LOL!
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we roosted a bird Friday evening that i thought was by himself but yesterday morning i had him come to the other side of the hill about 70 yards away but before he got up enough to see the decoys we had some hens move in and take him off. we stayed in the blind till 10:30 and decided to run out a grab a bite to eat. after eating he wanted to go back out so we headed back out, after not striking anything we moved up on top of a ridge and i cutt a few times and 1 starts gobbleing like crazy across a big holler up on the other ridge. connor looks at me and says can we go after him and i told him if you want to so we made a big circle going through a thicket and a swamp. we get about where i thought we needed to be and set up but nothing happened. so after making it back to the truck he said lets go get a snack and head back out. we get the blind set up about 4:30.around 6 that evening, 3 hens flew down into the holler where we are, i could some hear more up behind us and 1 drumming. all of a sudden about 15 fly off the hill landing right at the decoys, the looked them over before moving off but i could hear the drumming getting closer. then i hear 1 start doing a fighting purr and here comes a tom to the decoys. connor starts getting the gun up and the tom catches a little movement and streches his head and i told connor you better be getting on him. he takes his time and busted him at 15 yards. he weighted 23 pounds even had an 11 in bear and 1 1/16 curved hooks. so last night he said i really want to go in the morning but i dont care if i fill my tag so we decided to go to a farm i hadnt scouted this year and i figured if nothing else we should hear some birds and he could spend some time in the woods. right as we are setting up 1 gobbles probably 65 yards over the hill. i called to him a little and then shut up. i hear him fly down below us, then i see him heading away from us so i called and he turned and started up the ridge. the bird finally decides to come...
Since I take care of all things computer for my dad, I handle the online purchase of his hunting license. I received a survey from KDFWR regarding these licenses, which are currently $5/year.

My understanding is that KDFWR receives federal funds based on sales and its really the only reason that mom and dad purchase theirs since they hunt only on their own land.

It appears that they are planning to increase these fees to $47.50/year.

Does anyone know if and how much federal funding they receive based on sales? I'm just wondering if they'll be shooting themselves in the foot with this change. I know not everyone has the choice of not buying at all but I suspect there will be many that choose to not buy if they hike rates. There will be three in my family alone that will not be buying licenses if this goes through.

Hog Hunting Goes Wrong

Things don’t always go as planned on a hog hunt. These hunters captured awesome and hilarious footage of hog hunting gone wrong.
Feral hogs are intelligent animals.

Couple this intelligence with their size, speed, and strength, and a hog can quickly turn the tables on an unprepared hunter.

As these hunters demonstrated, you always need to be on your toes when hunting feral hogs, especially when they are at close range. A hog is not as dangerous as an angry big trophy like a buffalo or elephant, but a charging hog can quickly turn an ordinary hunt into a dangerous situation. There are some hunters have had their day ruined by a very angry feral hog.
What's the most toms you've seen in one flock?
Just curious if anyone else on this site is a "flint- head." I do a lot of rock hunting after bow season. I have a small collection compared to some of the other rock hounds I know. Mine consists of about 90 "case" pieces and probably more than 1,000 broken ones. My boss has more than 7,000 pieces in cases; 95% of which he found himself. Holler at me if you like this kind of "hunting."
Was wondering if the Redbird WMA would be a good area for a DIY Elk hunt. All info appreciated, thanks.
Aim small, miss small!
I'm 37 live in Lexington ky. I don't know anyone around here that has much of an outdoor intrest. I grew up in eastern ky where a mountain was right behind you. I know that the only really good hunting for large game is deer so I also have an intrest in going out of state hunting something else? I'm all for getting with a group that wants to hunt big game that's not in ky or a fishing trip of some kind? Or go down the road and hope for the best.
Anyone on here hunt Butler or Logan county?
How often do you all change you boat trailer bearing's?
Hey folks, just wanted to let you know we now have a KentuckyHunting Facebook page. I'll be posting links to threads here on the forum, various links to interesting outdoors-related news, and links to sponsors or deals. Stop in, hit the Like button and join the group to follow. While you are there, post up from time to time. Let us know what you are up to. Here is a link to the page
Putting out feelers to see if anyone would be interested. 112 acres in prime Knott Co. Accommodations and all meals provided in a family owned property. No need to drive to the hunt as the land is right out the back door. Self guided, however very familiar with area. Mousie area.
20170301_085144.jpg 20170301_085144.jpg 20170301_085730.jpg January 2015 my wife and I took our first trip to Maui. As breathtaking as the beaches are, I was even more struck by the beautiful mountains and volcanoes. We spent the first few days exploring and came across a great little taco truck north of Lahaina. While we were waiting for our tacos, we noticed a brochure for Lopaka’s Hawaiian Adventures. Lopaka guided wild boar hunts. This wasn’t what piqued my interest. The hook was the hunting method, no guns or archery. The traditional island method utilizes only spears or knives.

Now I’m interested.

I called Lopaka and he was very personable. He was a native to Maui, had hunted this land his entire life, and clearly had a passion for his work. We set a date for our hunt and met at a strip mall parking lot that day at 5:30AM. Lopaka took us up to the mountains and we worked the dogs through some punishing terrain. Steep mountain sides and rocky ravines were no problem for the dogs; they are primarily pit bull mixes and are fantastic athletes. Each dog is fitted with a GPS collar and Lopaka keeps track of them with a hand held GPS location unit. After hunting for more than four hours, we called it a day. The dogs did get on a pig for a short time. They were on a trail on a ridge far above us, when rocks the size of bowling balls started rolling down toward us. Lopaka quickly moved us behind a tree to block any potential accidents. Not something you have to worry about when hunting whitetail in the Midwest!

Lopaka said the lack of rain made it more difficult for the dogs to get on pigs and said if I ever get back to Maui, we should try again. Not thinking I’d ever return, I resigned myself to the likelihood that my hog hunting experience in Hawaii had ended.

Thankfully, the story didn’t end there.

February 2017 and thanks to frequent flier miles and credit card points we have finagled another trip to Hawaii!

I reach out to Lopaka...
anybody see where kdfw killed that mt lion in bourbon co.? A 125lb male.
Has anyone seen more quail activity this year? The last couple of weekends while shed hunting I jumped couple of cubby of quail's. One had about 20 and the other had about 15. I hunted this property for 15 years and never seen a single quial till this year.
Haven't seen one of these in a while. I was going to shut the windows in out shooting house today. Found this little guy inside. So I left them open for now.
I am visiting Kentucky before I head over to my first duty station and I want to bag a Kentucky hog, don't know when the next time, I'll get to go again.
I found this hog dead on the road in the New Haven area this morning. I called fish and wildlife and that said they was going to come pick it up to see if it's a wild hog. Hope it's not because it's 1 mile from where I live
My wife found a tick on her today. I don't recall ever seeing one this time of year. On Sunday my granddaughter and I were getting out of the truck to take a 4 wheeler ride & walk on the farm. As we were getting out of the truck she asked me if we needed to
spray on some bug spray and I replied "not this time
of year". Guess I was wrong.
Any hunting club around Lexington looking for new members
How is the best way to stop a weasel from killing My chickens???
Is predator camo worth the money? I know I can get mossy oak or realtree a little cheaper but I like the predator for something different. Guess it's just a personal preference thing.