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Art Lander’s Outdoors: A bowhunter’s gear wish list as Kentucky’s archery season for deer approaches

With Kentucky’s 143-day archery season for deer opening in about two weeks, bow hunters are getting their gear ready and honing their shooting skills. The season dates are September 1, through January 21, 2019. The archery industry cranks out improved, high-quality gear every year, but some products stand the test of time. Do you have an archery gear wish list? Here’s some new products, and one...

Kentucky Afield Outdoors: Maintenance makes sure your bow is ready for next season

Lt. Richard Adkins of the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Resources’ law enforcement division with a gorgeous buck he took in central Kentucky with a bow. Properly maintaining your bow now ensures strong performance when you need it during hunting season (F&W Photo)   This is the third of a series of articles detailing essential outdoor skills to learn before the warm winds of spring arrive...

Art Lander’s Outdoors: Treestands a big advantage for deer hunters, but safety needed

Treestands are capable of taking hunters high above the white-tailed deer’s line of sight and smell. That’s a big advantage, especially for archery hunters taking shots at close range.   But climbing into and out of a tree isn’t without dangers. A fall can happen at any time, for a number of reasons. In low light a hunter can take a bad step. Rain or ice can make treestand steps slippery...