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Kentucky Hunters for the Hungry increase amount of venison donated to state’s charitable food agencies

Kentucky Hunters for the Hungry (KHFH) recorded another banner year in 2018 during which the organization increased the amount of venison donated to Kentucky’s charitable feeding agencies. “Kentucky’s sportsmen and women, like our farm families, are great conservationists and stewards of the land,” Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles said of the effort. “As part of the Kentucky...

Art Lander’s Outdoors: Field to Fork workshop aimed at helping inexperienced hunters learn archery skills

Designed for adults with little or no experience hunting white-tailed deer with bows and arrows, the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources (KDFWR) will host a Field to Fork workshop on Saturday, July 28, from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Field to Fork workshops have been held in Kentucky for several years.This is the first year for an archery workshop, but in the past workshops have been held...

Art Lander’s Outdoors: Deer season’s prime time opens this weekend across Kentucky

Depending on a county’s zone status, modern gun season is either 16 of 10 days long. (Graphic provided)   Deer season’s prime time — modern gun season — opens this weekend across Kentucky. The season is 16 days long, Nov. 8-23, in the 36 Zone 1 counties and 27 Zone 2 counties. In the remaining 57 Kentucky counties of Zones 3 and Zone 4, the season is 10 days long, Nov. 8-17.   Hunters...

Art Lander’s Outdoors: Modern gun season for deer comes with optimism for big harvest

Modern gun season, the main event of Kentucky’s deer season, opens Saturday Nov. 9, with optimism for another big harvest.   “I think we’ve going to have another big season for three reasons,” said Tina Brunjes, deer program coordinator for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. “The weather forecast for opening weekend is good, we had a record harvest in September and...