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Outdoors

  • Be ready when fishing opportunities arise
    By Kevin Kelly Kentucky Afield Outdoors FRANKFORT – Planning a fishing trip more than a couple days ahead of time can be a gamble in late winter when the weather is a mixed bag and the favorable conditions here today may be gone tomorrow. With some advance preparation, you can be ready to grab what you need and go when that friend calls at daybreak or the impulse strikes and the schedule allows for a last-minute trip. Performing regular maintenance on your reels can prevent catastrophic problems or costly repairs down the road.
  • Getting to know your new hunting rifle
    By Kevin Kelly Kentucky Afield Outdoors
  • KENTUCKY AFIELD OUTDOORS: Landowners honored for improving wildlife habitat
      By Kevin Kelly Kentucky Afield Outdoors   FRANKFORT – As it works to conserve and enhance fish and wildlife resources across the state, the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources doesn’t do it alone. Private landowners, businesses and other groups are key players.
  • Sandhill crane season opens Dec. 17
  • Local girl runs cloverleafs around racing competitors
    A Grayson County girl recently took top honors at a prestigious barrel racing competition in Texas. Taylor Acia Joyce, 12, was the reserve champion in the First Division of the Josey Ranch Seven-Day Barrel Racing School in June in Karnack, Texas. On her locally bred horse, Spice, Taylor finished the competition with a time of 17.164 seconds, less than half a second behind the first-place finisher. The Grayson County Middle School seventh-grader also finished with the reserve champion buckle at the 2014 Josey Ranch competition.
  • Tailwater recreation area to close
    The Tailwater Recreation Area at Rough River Lake will be closing later this month to all public access – and could remain closed for up to four years. According to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the closing is necessary because of the ongoing dam remediation project. The area will close at 8 p.m. CDT July 26. People will not be able to drive, walk or fish in the area after that time.
  • Spring turkey hunting: The gobblers won the war
    By Sidney Cann Sid's Outdoors Another spring turkey season has come and gone. Some hunters had success, and some of us didn’t. Still, it was a lot of fun to be in the woods at such a beautiful time of the year. I only got to go hunting a few times. The dogwoods and redbuds can make a pretty landscape. After such a hard winter, it was almost a different world to look upon.
  • Changing of the seasons
    By Sidney Cann Sid’s Outdoors It has been a long hard winter; I don’t believe anybody would argue with that. Things are beginning to change as we look out across the fields and woods. My new granddaughter, Eva Rose Cann (I call her Eli), is a month old. Seasons can be full of good things. Spring is on its way and most people can hardly wait.
  • White bass run is just around the corner
    By Lee McClellan Kentucky Afield Outdoors FRANKFORT – Small creeks across Kentucky that normally run placid currently rage with brown froth. Reservoirs now cover marina parking lots and lakeside campgrounds. Most Kentuckians are punch drunk from the blows of the latest salient of the Polar Vortex followed by dreary, cold rain.
  • Buying your fishing license is important
    By Lee McClellan Kentucky Afield FRANKFORT – It is the time of year anglers must make an investment in their future fishing. Current 2014-2015 fishing licenses expired Feb. 28. If you plan to fish after March 1, you’ll need a new fishing license. A Kentucky resident annual fishing license sets you back $20. This isn’t as cheap as it was 20 years ago, but it is still a great bargain for all you receive in return.