• More than 136,000 deer harvested in hunt
    Looking at the total number of deer harvested by hunters in Kentucky during the 2017-18 season, it would appear nothing was out of the ordinary. The season ended earlier this month. When it did, hunters had combined to take more than 136,000 deer across the state, making it the sixth consecutive season with a harvest total greater than 130,000 and the fifth highest total on record in Kentucky.
  • Winter trout fishing
    Consistency is a trait all anglers love in a body of water. Most lakes and rivers in Kentucky go through seasonal temperature swings that make fishing tough during the hottest and coldest months of the year. The Cumberland River below Lake Cumberland fishes as consistently as any body of water in Kentucky. The water temperatures of the Cumberland River at Burkesville ranged from 55 degrees Dec. 11 to 53.5 degrees Dec. 14 to around 53 degrees Dec. 18.
  • Experts anticipate good waterfowl hunting season
      The outlook for the upcoming waterfowl hunting seasons looks as promising as any seasons in recent memory. “It is shaping up to be a phenomenal year,” said John Brunjes, migratory bird coordinator for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. “We are still at all-time highs for duck numbers with as many breeding ducks as we’ve ever had. It’s been that way for a couple of years now.”
  • Gun season for deer begins
      A burst of fall colors, frosty mornings and an uptick in deer activity recently are encouraging and telling signs for hunters. The season that contributes the greatest percentage of Kentucky’s annual deer harvest and fills many freezers with protein-rich venison is almost here. Modern gun deer season began statewide Nov. 11, 2017.
  • Hunting, fishing fees may rise
    The Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission unanimously recommended today that the department increase prices for some resident Kentucky hunting and fishing licenses. The Commission is the guiding body for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. It took the action during its September quarterly meeting. It will be the first resident license price increase in more than a decade, and the first increase of the senior and disabled sportsman’s licenses since their inceptions in 1999.
  • A passion for healing — Local physical therapist loves job, community
    by MEGAN T. BLANEY, Magnet Freelancer Injuries can cause immediate pain, long recovery times, and lasting issues that affect one’s whole body later in life. Dr. Becky House, owner of Spencer County Physical Therapy, wants to help people heal quickly and properly so that the injury doesn’t come back to haunt them later. And in some cases, perhaps prevent the injury before it happens.
  • First Deer
  • Bowhunter education programs meet needs of archers
    Bowhunter education is not mandatory here, but it’s likely that more Kentuckians who hunt with archery equipment will want to take the course in the future.
  • PHOTO: First deer for Goodlett
    Joe Willie Goodlett, 8, of Taylorsville, shot his first deer on New Year's Day with a 223 rifle at 75 yards.
  • Record wild turkey harvest a top story in 2010
    FRANKFORT — A record wild turkey harvest, the return of the alligator gar and south-central Kentucky received two new wildlife management areas, are just some of the highlights of the past year. Here’s a look back at some of the top outdoors stories of 2010: TURKEY HARVEST Hunters took a record 36,094 wild turkeys during the state’s 23-day spring season, which closed May 9.