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Kentucky Afield Outdoors: Safe experience on the water should be priority for state’s boaters


  By Kevin Kelly Special to KyForward   FRANKFORT, Ky. – Memorial Day weekend serves as the unofficial start to summer and draws boaters to Kentucky’s lakes and rivers in droves.   “There’s nothing better than a weekend or a …

Bluegrass Adventures: Human-powered watercraft provide unique view of outdoors


  Editor’s note: Veteran outdoorsman and adventurer Daniel Leathers joins KyForward’s regular contributors with “Bluegrass Adventures,” a column highlighting the many and varied outdoor recreation opportunities in Kentucky.   By Daniel Leathers KyForward columnist   The bow of the canoe …

Art Lander’s Outdoors: Allure of bullfrog season is experiencing the outdoors at night


  The season opens in spring, but the nightly chorus of bullfrogs is considered by many to be the song of summer.   In the still night air the bullfrog’s deep, raspy call sounds like “jug-o-rum, jug-o-rum.”   The allure …

Results of the Kentucky quota elk hunt drawing now available to applicants online


Applicants for the 2015 Kentucky quota elk hunt may now go online to see if they were drawn.   This year, 34,001 people from as far away as Hawaii submitted 70,348 applications for the hunt. Kentucky, which supports the biggest …