White-tailed Deer Rut in Kentucky, Love is in the Air!

It’s going on in the woods near you — the rut — the white-tailed deer’s annual mating season. It doesn’t play out on the silver screen, but the story that unfolds is filled with emotion, ritual, and romance, like some award-winning movie. Halloween is the unofficial kick off of the deer rut in Kentucky, and […]

Defend Against Chronic Wasting Disease This Fall

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 2019) — As hunters return to the woods and fields for the fall seasons, the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources is increasing its efforts to monitor the state for chronic wasting disease (CWD) at the same time. Seventeen years ago, the department recognized an encroaching threat to Kentucky’s deer and elk […]


Have you seen the explosion of moon phase charts, tables, books and articles? That’s a lot of moonisms to wade through! However, are any of the dozens of tips right for you and in particular, your future level of deer hunting success?  While some moon phase information is relevant there is a large portion of the recommendations that can […]

You have to try this Venison Stromboli!

Ingredients 2 loaves (1 pound each) frozen bread dough, thawed 1 pound ground venison 1 medium onion, chopped 1/2 medium green pepper, chopped 1 can (4 ounces) mushroom stems and pieces, drained 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning 3 tablespoons prepared Italian salad dressing, divided 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese 1 cup shredded […]

7 Things to Know About Temperature and Deer Movement

Fall is my favorite time of year, with the leaves changing color to brilliant yellow and crimson red and those frosty clear mornings that give way to comfortable, 60-degree days. It never gets old and it never lasts long enough. With fall comes a change of temperature and weather. It’s no secret that this has […]

How to Turn Cooling Weather into a Hot Bass Bite

Among all the different factors that affect bass behavior, none has more impact than the seasons. Fish – especially bass – are ruled by the weather. Just like all creatures, two things drive fish: survival (food, safety) and reproduction. But the first step to catching any fish is knowing where to find them. To find […]

Hemorrhagic Disease Confirmed In Graves County Deer

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 22, 2019) — A white-tailed deer from western Kentucky is the state’s first confirmed case of hemorrhagic disease this year. Murray State University’s Breathitt Veterinary Center recently confirmed to the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources that a deceased female deer recovered from Graves County tested positive for hemorrhagic disease, sometimes […]