Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

Sports

August 16, 2012

Bassmasters Tournament

Outdoor enthusiasts should be very busy

GLASGOW — There are a number of events coming up of interest to outdoor enthusiasts over the next few weeks.

The Buck Creek Sportsmen will have a big Field Day on Saturday, Sept. 22, at their clubgrounds off Ky. 1297 near the Railton community.

Activities include a turkey shoot with a 50 percent payback, a rod and reel contest, cake walk, card tournament, yard sale, silent auction, cornhole tournament and antique tractor show. Concessions include homemade ice cream. For information, call 678-9595 or 678-3537.

The fishing tournament benefiting Masonic Charities will be Saturday, Sept. 8, out of Port Oliver from 2 p.m. Saturday until 6 a.m. Sunday with a guaranteed $1,000 first place based on 50 boats.  For information on the Masonic Tournament, call 678-5335, 646-2660, 606-0112 or 459-0786.

And remember the Barren Bassmasters Fall Classic will be Oct. 13 also from Port Oliver with a $1,000 first prize.

 

I spent a pleasant morning on Barren River Lake on Tuesday for an “Oldtimers” event that ended with a cookout. Our luck wasn’t as good as last week, but it was still a great morning on the water.

 

This is the time of year avid dove hunters start looking for a dove field. They are not as plentiful as they once were.

Hunting doves is unique in outdoor activities. It’s the only outdoor sport for many. Anyone who has ever hunted doves has sat in the field and watched someone shoot two or three boxes of shells and never raise a feather.

I remember my first hunt. I was invited by the late Burnis Skipworth who had another guest, the late Bill J. Bumpus, known on Nashville Channel 5 as Bill Jay. Bill was no better shot than I was. I watched him go through about five boxes with nary a hit. I think I came in with two birds after about two boxes, which was my limit.

Through the years, I managed to get a little better but never as good as my friend A.D. Smith. I also remember Steve England who almost never missed. He would often get his limit on the same number of shells.

 

Dove hunters in the southeastern  part of the state have six more public dove fields to enjoy this fall. Dove season opens statewide on Sept. 1.

“We had these fields come in a little late to make the deadline for the dove hunting guide,” said Rocky Pritchert, migratory bird coordinator for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources.

These fields are open to public hunting Sept. 1, Sept. 3 and from Sept. 8 through Oct. 24. One of these fields in Lincoln County is closed Sept. 1 for a Mentor/Youth hunt.

Hunters interested in reserving a space for Mentor/Youth hunts must register by calling the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources at (800) 858-1549 weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Eastern time. Limited spaces are allotted on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration is open through Aug. 27, or whenever all the slots are filled.

These public fields are located in Lincoln, Wayne, Pulaski and Whitley counties.

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