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Art Lander’s Outdoors: When using a treestand, deer hunters must focus on safety, pay attention to details

With bow season underway, hunters are making final preparations or may have already hunted a time or two on the few cool mornings we’ve had since the season started September 7. If you are planning on taking to the trees, stay focused on treestand safety. While it’s still too hot to hunt most days, now is a good time to check out your treestand, and re-familiarize yourself with its safe use. When...

Kentucky’s crossbow deer season extended; changes take effect during 2019-20 season

Kentucky deer hunters will have a longer period in the field with their crossbows, after a proposal to expand the season went into effect May 31. The new crossbow season will open the third Saturday in September and close the third Monday in January. This year that timeframe begins Sept. 21, 2019, and continues through Jan. 20, 2020. The proposal to lengthen the season went through the legislative...

Kentucky Afield Outdoors: 2018 deer season update, early muzzleloader season opens this weekend

By Kevin Kelly Special to KyForward Many deer hunters rejoiced this past weekend over a break in a weather pattern that had been alternating between stifling heat and soaking rains. A cool down coincided with the two-day gun season for youth deer hunters. It also excited archery and crossbow hunters getting into the woods, blinds and tree stands. Difficult hunting conditions defined the first month...