by Julia Wilson, Edmonson County Extension Office:
Source: Kelly May, senior extension associate
The holiday season is upon us, and many of us are going to shop online for at least some of our holiday purchases. Being smart when and where you shop online can help keep you from falling victim to cybercrime.
Only shop online when you know you have a secure internet connection. Shopping with an unsecure connection can make you an easy target for cyber thieves who can steal your credit card information. Remember public internet connections are not always secure, even if you are on your own device, and their security software may not always be up to date.
When buying online, look for a padlock symbol on the page and shop from sites that start with an https:// web address. This is additional assurance for you that the website encrypts your information as the transaction is processed.
Use credit cards instead of debit cards to make purchases online. The Fair Credit Billing Act limits your responsibility to the first $50 in charges if your credit card is used fraudulently, and many credit card companies will not hold you responsible for any fraudulent charges made online. Review your statements and report any suspicious transactions to your credit card company. You also can request a free credit report from the three credit reporting agencies.
Create strong passwords and PIN numbers. Use different combinations of upper and lowercase letters, numbers and symbols to make your passwords hard to crack. Do not use personally identifiable passwords such as your address, birthday or name in your passwords, as these are easy for thieves to figure out. Keep your passwords private. Do not share them with others or keep them in your wallet or purse as these can be stolen.
Try to use different passwords for each of your online accounts.
Automatically set updates on your device to keep it up-to-date with the latest security features. This includes apps, browsers and your operating system. Keep your home internet network secure by password protecting your connection.
For more ways to protect your financial well-being, contact the Edmonson County Extension office.
Mr. and Mrs. Tracy Vincent celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on October 17th. Bobby and Tracy were married in Lindseyville in 1959 by Rev Willie Douglas. Their witnesses were Betty Byrnes (Basham) twin sister of the bride and Billy Vincent brother of the groom.
The couple have two children Kim Vincent of Brownsville and Jeff and Casie Vincent of Lexington, two grandsons Kris Vincent of Golden, Colorado and Brady Vincent of Tallahassee, Florida and two great-granddaughters Alani and Charlie Vincent of Golden, Colorado.
The couple celebrated their anniversary by having a dinner with their family.
The Edmonson County Chamber of Commerce is encouraging county residents to shop locally with their sponsored program, "Shop EC," which promotes local businesses in Edmonson County.
"When you can, please shop in Edmonson County," said Chamber Director Rhonda Clemmons. "As the holiday season approaches and Christmas shopping may be on your to-do list, always remember your hometown. Many goods and service providers offer gift certificates, as well as their goods for sale. We have new boutiques, and we have restaurants with gift certificates."
Clemmons said that in the county, hardware, hunting supplies, golf courses, lodging, and garden centers are all available. Gift certificates can even be purchased for salon services, and groceries.
"The Edmonson County Chamber Offers an Edmonson Chamber gift certificate, Clemmons said. "You can purchase them from Laura Lindsey at Bank of Edmonson County. It's actually formatted like a check and be used at any Edmonson County business that accepts checks. It’s a unique way to let the gift receiver decide where to use their gift certificate. Promotional signs will be placed around the community to remind us all to support our hometown every chance you can."
column and photo by Josh Boyd:
South-central Kentucky weather appears to have hit its stride in recent weeks. Overbearing heat has given way to brisk mornings, and beautiful room temperature afternoons.
As the area's weather nears perfection, it is only natural for outdoorsmen and women of the bluegrass to seek a reprieve from life's stresses as they venture out for some quality time in the woods and on the water.
Many south-central Kentucky sportsmen have been taking advantage of fall's onset by making their way to a waterway of choice in order to wet a line. Not only does the month of October feature weather that is kind to those looking to spend the day in nature's tranquility, but it also historically offers some of the state's best fishing opportunities for a variety of species.
Fall is notorious for producing quality fishing for a number of reasons. Falling water temperatures, changes in the thermocline, and the predictable schooling of baitfish are just a few reasons why anglers find much in the way of luck during the fall of the year. After months of lethargic behavior, fish are now beginning to feed with a vengeance as the correct conditions align.
Bass can be caught in abundance during the fall of the year as they feed heavily on schools of shad. Creek mouths, points, and ledges are key locations to focus your attention when attempting to fill your livewell with sizable bass.
These notable locations become even more productive if they are found in conjunction with additional structure such as downed trees and brush piles. Crankbaits of various sizes and configurations are well known for their value when fishing during the autumn season.
Crappie can also be caught in excellent numbers during the month of October. The fall season usually sees crappie feeding heavily as water temperatures drop. However, this can be a double edged sword of sorts.
As water temperatures drop, a waterway's oxygen content rises. As this sequence takes place the thermocline, or area of vast change in water temperature and oxygen content, begins to dissipate. As the thermocline dwindles, crappie are now able to suspend at deeper depths and spread across larger portions of a body of water. As a result, an angler is tasked with locating ever moving schools of crappie during this transition period.
An angler can follow the movements of baitfish schools into the mouths of creeks to pinpoint crappie. Once located, minnows, jigs, and small crankbaits can be used to entice hungry crappie to take the hook.
Catfish are yet another species of fish targeted by fall anglers. As water temperatures begin to cool, catfish transition in depth, feeding heavily as they do so. The key to filling a stringer of autumn catfish is discovering the depth at which they are holding.
The use of multiple poles can be helpful in efficiently locating transitioning fall catfish. When using a multiple pole approach, an angler can fish varying depths with each set up, in order to quickly rule out areas void of fish.
Live bait such as bluegill and shad are typically the go-to bait of choice when fishing for flathead catfish, and this is no exception during the fall of the year. Anglers specifically targeting channel cats can find success with the use of nightcrawlers, chicken liver, and store bought stink baits.
As temperatures begin to dip, and leaves continue to fall, venture to a body of water near you to take advantage of the bluegrass state's numerous quality fall fisheries. With heavy stringers, smiling faces, and memories made, a day on the water is sure to be a worthwhile endeavor for all willing to seek its splendor.
Note: the thoughts and opinions expressed by Edmonson Voice guest columnists and authors of submitted articles are their own, not necessarily those of EdmonsonVoice.com
Edmonson Voice Staff Report:
The Edmonson County youth basketball league will be collecting registrations this Saturday, October 19th from 10am to noon at the Parks and Rec office. This will be the final day of registration. Forms can also be turned in to the Judge Executive's office in the courthouse. No forms will be accepted after Saturday.
by: Senator Steve Meredith
Fall is officially upon us, which means the end of the interim is quickly approaching. It is hard to believe that in less than 100 days, the General Assembly will convene at the Capitol for the 2020 Regular Session.
Advancing public policy is one of the cornerstones of the legislative branch. The General Assembly is utilizing this time away from Frankfort to reflect on current structures and better determine which issues should be focused on primarily here in the upcoming session. Several preliminary policy discussions are already underway for 2020, including new measures on education, public safety, economic development, and transportation.
Legislators use this time to meet in groups made up of both Senate and House members called Interim Joint Committees (IJC). Similar to standing committees during the regular session, these meetings are held to introduce new initiatives and policy matters as well as to discuss how current legislation can be improved. Throughout the interim months, committees are hearing from a wide range of constituents, organizational representatives, company officials, and fellow legislators in an effort to gain a deeper understanding of the diverse issues facing our Commonwealth.
In October alone, a pivotal measure to reduce distracted driving has been introduced. While Kentucky law already prohibits drivers from texting while in motion, this measure— Bill Request 166 (BR 166) — would ban drivers from using tablets, mobile phones, laptop computers, and other personal communication devices while operating a vehicle. BR 166 includes exceptions for voice-activated programs such as GPS navigation and Bluetooth features. I look forward to discussing this measure and other pressing safety related legislation in the 2020 Regular Session.
Lastly, I would like to remind everyone that Kentucky is holding elections for statewide offices, including governor, on Tuesday, November 5. The right to cast votes for your democratically-elected officials is one of the great privileges of our society. Please visit Elect.Ky.Gov for information on how to register and where to vote. I strongly encourage everyone go to the ballot box on Election Day and let your voice be heard.
While the interim is slower paced, the General Assembly is gaining momentum for another productive budget session. Thank you for your continued support and for engaging in the legislative process. It is an honor to serve you in Frankfort.
If you have any questions or comments about the issues or any other public policy issue, please call me toll-free at 1-800-372-7181 or email me at Stephen.Meredith@LRC.ky.gov. You can also review the Legislature’s work online at www.legislature.ky.gov.
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Santa’s Helping Hands, INC. has announced the annual SHH Benefit Auction for Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 12 noon.
While the auction has been set, SHH is still looking for donations for their annual event, scheduled to take place at the Brownsville Community Center.
"We prefer new-in-the-box items, but we will consider other items," said coordinator Mark Wardlow. "In the past we have taken used golf carts, boats, and tons of other things. Items and donations are tax deductible."
Please call or text Mark Wardlow 270-991-2972 if you are interested in making a monetary donation or have a item you wish to donate.
"Remember, 100% of all money raised stays in Edmonson County, nobody associated with this charity is paid a cent." said Wardlow.
The annual Edmonson County Lady Cat Volleyball Dig Pink Benefit Auction is set for Tuesday, October 15th at ECHS as the Lady Cats will take on Warren East at 5pm. This year's auction will benefit retired Edmonson County teacher and coach Tracy Meredith, who is currently receiving treatment for Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma.
Featured items are: UK basketball tickets, Tennessee Titans tickets, 2 premium ECHS graduation seats, and tons of gift cards and certificates among dozens of other items.
Edmonson Voice Staff Report:
The annual EC Chamber of Commerce Golf Scramble took place Thursday, October 10th at the Shady Hollow Golf Course.
“It was a light crowd due to Fall break but certainly 'Chamber of Commerce' weather with sunny skies, mild temps and a fall breeze.” said Chamber Director Rhonda Clemmons. “Thank you to Rafferty's for providing a great boxed lunch, Gerald's Printing for free gold towels, Servpro for free sodas and snacks, Triple Crown Auto Glass for door prizes, and Shady Hollow Golf Course."
The 2019 first place winners were: Jeff Rich, Barry Rich, Mitchell Wingfield, and Anthony Browning.
The second place winners were: Daniel Priddy and Mark Love, Corey Culbreth, and Patrick Merritt.
The third place winners were: Herman Mercer, Don Nockerts, Joe Crabtree, and Jeff Crabtree.
The top three winning teams earned cash prizes of $500, $300, and $200.
column and photo by Josh Boyd:
Autumn's cool breeze has finally brought much needed relief to south-central Kentucky, breaking the bounds of a seemingly endless summer. Many hunters, who were held idle due to the stifling heat of early archery season, are now becoming increasingly focused on heading to the woods to put some fresh venison in the freezer.
As we begin to near the half way point of the month of October, an often welcome shift in deer behavior is on the horizon. This ensuing shift is most commonly known as the pre-rut. Bucks begin to ever-increasingly switch their attention from their standard bed to feed regimens, to that more consistent with marking their territory for the upcoming seeking phase of the rut.
This territorial behavior leaves behind easily identifiable calling cards, that if attentive, a hunter can readily locate and identify. A hunter can capitalize upon the discovery of such sign and formulate a strategy to hunt that given buck due to their findings.
One such form of sign left by bucks during the pre-rut period is rubs. Rubs are markings made on a tree's trunk by a buck as they rake their antlers across it. These rubs are made by bucks in an attempt to announce their presence to other deer in the area, by way of visual declaration, as well as with the dispersal of scent.
These rub trees are easily identified by their lack of bark at a certain height, and often feature gouges made by a buck's tines as they rake across the tree's trunk. These rubs are often found on numerous trees within an area, referred to as a rub-line.
Another form of buck sign that becomes increasingly prominent during the pre-rut is scrapes. Scrapes are characterized by bare segments of dirt in a circular or oval pattern that appear to have been raked free of leaf litter and other ground debris.
Bucks use these scrapes as a means of announcing their presence, as well as for assessing the presence of other individual deer in the area. Bucks urinate in these scrape locations to mark their territory. Scrapes almost always also feature an overhead branch known as a "licking branch." These branches are used to facilitate the process of depositing a buck's distinct scent.
When attempting to locate buck sign such as scrapes and rubs, a hunter is wise to focus his or her efforts around known deer travel corridors. Because such markings are made in a buck's effort to mark their territory and to find receptive does, scrapes and rubs are commonly found within areas of high deer traffic.
For this reason, terrain features that form pinch points and funnels are excellent locations to focus scouting efforts. Field edges are also key areas of interest when scouting for pre-rut sign. Fields that are highly utilized as food sources by deer, especially does, can be significant sources for the discovery of scrapes and rubs.
Once buck sign such as scrapes and rubs are located, it is up to the hunter to formulate a plan based upon their findings. It is of value to analyze this sign to estimate how recently it has been made.
While this can be somewhat difficult at times, scrapes especially, can give away their timeline of activity. If scrapes are void of all leaf litter when leaves are falling at a constant rate, odds are good that the scrape is active and activity has taken place recently. Trail cameras are also an effective means of monitoring scrapes and rubs for continuous usage.
Once fresh sign has been located, a hunter can hang a stand in a well hidden manner and plan to hunt the area accordingly. While a buck will typically return to check the status of their handiwork, frequent visits to the site are not always sustained. For this reason, it is advisable to form a strategy and execute upon it accordingly, as soon as an opportunity presents itself.
As the pre-rut phase inches ever closer, scout with intent, and put yourself in firm contention to capitalize on this wonderful phase of season. Don't miss out on this often action packed period of time to be in the south-central Kentucky deer woods.
By: Katie Pratt
University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service agents received national recognition for innovative programming and career accomplishments during the annual meeting of the National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences.
“All across Kentucky, family and consumer sciences extension agents are working to improve the quality of life for individuals and families,” said Jennifer Hunter, UK assistant director of family and consumer sciences extension. “Being recognized on a national level is a testament to the quality of programming they are providing to Kentucky.”
UK FCS agents received distinguished service, continued excellence and program awards.
The Distinguished Service Award recognizes family and consumer sciences educators for their leadership, outstanding programs and personal and professional growth. It is the highest award presented by the association. Award recipients must have 10 or more years of service to the profession and the association. Winners include Crystal Osborne, Owsley County; Christy Nuetzman Guffey, Clinton County; and Melissa Goodman, Hickman County.
The Continued Excellence Award is given to individuals who are actively involved in professional improvement programs, promote the professional development of colleagues and exhibit leadership. Winners must have 12 or more years of service and be a past recipient of the association’s Distinguished Service Award. Award winners include Nanette Banks, Letcher County; Amanda Hardy, Henderson County; and Hazel Jackson, Rockcastle County.
Julia Wilson of Edmonson County and her team won first place in the social media education-online video category. Team members include Rachel Hance of Logan County, Christy Ramey of Simpson County, Tracy Thornton of Butler County, Lynn Blankenship of Metcalfe County, LaToya Drake of Barren County, Janey Cline of Hart County and Jamille Hawkins, formerly of Monroe County.
Sherri Broderick of Gallatin County placed second in environmental education, and Amanda Hardy received second place in communication: TV/video.
Edmonson Voice Staff Report:
Mammoth Cave National Park completed the Cave and Karst Plan Environmental Assessment (EA) with a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) on Friday, October 4. The park worked with the National Park Service, Interior Region 1 to address public comments received regarding the plan, and will continue to coordinate with the United States Fish and Wildlife Service and Kentucky State Historic Preservation Office in executing the plan. The signed FONSI and final EA will be posted at parkplanning.nps.gov/MACA.
The completed Cave and Karst Management Plan will provide a consistent framework and direction for managing and protecting the world-class cave and karst resources found at Mammoth Cave National Park. It will address resource protection issues, particularly those related to visitation, research, and/or above ground activities that can impact cave resources below ground, as well as sustainable public enjoyment and education.
Edmonson Voice Staff Report:
Eight 2019 graduates of Edmonson County High School have been named Senator Jeff Green Scholars by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA). To earn this honor, a student must have a 4.0 grade point average each year of high school and at least a 28 composite on the ACT.
Local scholars are Spencer Bass, Seth Bedwell, Emma Bullock, Mary Cassady, Lillian Davis, Chanley Logsdon, Samuel Treece and Trent Whittle.
The graduates have also earned Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES) awards that they can use to pay for education after high school. They are eligible for $2,500 per year in KEES funds for up to four years of postsecondary education.
The designation honors the late state Sen. Jeff Green of Mayfield, who served in the Kentucky General Assembly from 1992 to 1997.
KEES and other Kentucky student aid programs are administered by KHEAA. KEES awards are funded by net Kentucky lottery proceeds and may be used at most colleges and universities in Kentucky. In some cases, the award may be used at an out-of-state school if the major the student is pursuing is not available in Kentucky. No application is necessary for KEES awards.
For more information about Kentucky scholarships and grants, visit www.kheaa.com; write KHEAA, P.O. Box 798, Frankfort, KY 40602; or call 800-928-8926, ext. 6-7214.
KHEAA also disburses low-cost Advantage Education Loans, the state’s only non-profit private education loan. For more information, visit www.advantageeducationloan.com.
Edmonson Voice Staff Report:
Community Action of Southern Kentucky will begin the “Subsidy” portion of the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) that provides heating assistance to eligible households on November 4, 2019. The significant cost of energy to heat homes leaves many households unable to fully meet heating bills or purchase sufficient bulk fuel to keep their families safe and warm. Community Action of Southern Kentucky stands ready to help.
According to Community Action, Last year, 199 households of Edmonson County received financial assistance from the LIHEAP Subsidy component.
A household shall be considered to be eligible for LIHEAP subsidy when the household meets the basic eligibility criteria:
Applications will be taken in alphabetic order based on the first letter of the head of household’s last name at convenient Community Action offices, where applicants may also pick up the letter day schedule. Applicants must bring the following information to apply:
Applicants are encouraged to apply at the location nearest to them in their county of residence. Days, hours of operation, locations and telephone numbers are listed below:
Edmonson County Community Service Office
108 North Main Street, Brownsville, KY 42210
Ph: 270-597-3912 Fax: 270-597-9742
Monday 8:00 – 4:00
Tuesday 8:00 – 5:00
Wednesday 8:00 – 4:00
Thursday 8:00 – 4:00
Friday 8:00 – 4:00
The benefit amount that each household receives will be based on its level of poverty and the type of fuel used for heating. All eligible households will receive a benefit, although the benefit amount may not pay the household’s entire fuel bill. Benefits will be made payable to the household’s primary or secondary heating fuel vendor. For more information, go to www.casoky.org.
LIHEAP is a statewide initiative sponsored by Community Action Kentucky in partnership with the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS).
Edmonson Voice Staff Report:
The Brownsville Post Office is hosting a Passport Fair on Thursday, October 10th from 10AM to 12 noon to assist international travelers. Customers concerned with the looming REAL ID Act deadline may also consider applying for a passport. Fairs serve customers on a first come, first served basis. No appointments are needed. (There is a limited capacity for acceptance.)
You may need to allow for extra time if you are looking to apply for or renew a passport. According to the State Department, the average time for passport applications and renewals is currently six to eight weeks.
The Postal Service suggests travelers check the expiration date on their U.S. passport. Many countries require a passport have as much as six months’ validity remaining for entry.
The fees listed above must be paid with a personal check or money order. There is a $35 processing/acceptance fee and a $15 fee for photos, which can be paid for by cash, personal check, debit and credit cards or money order. The Passport Fair offices offer passport photo services.
Travelers are encouraged to apply for a passport several months before they are scheduled to travel overseas. However, for an additional fee, the State Department will expedite the application and process it within three weeks.
To apply for a passport, travelers need to complete Passport Application Form DS-11 (unsigned) and provide one of the following: a U.S. birth certificate from the Department of Vital Statistics (not a certificate of birth) or naturalization papers. Applicants must also show either a valid driver’s license, a previous or current U.S. passport book or card, Certificate of Naturalization, Certificate of Citizenship, military I.D. or a federal, state or municipal government employee I.D. card. Applicants 15 & under must be present with both parents unless consent is given; ages 16 & 17 require only one parent be present.
For more information about passport application requirements and to download forms, visit the State Department’s travel website at www.travel.state.gov.
Moriah Peterson, story and photos:
Family, friends, community members, and veterans gathered at the intersection of Briar Creek Rd. and Dickeys Mill Rd. to honor fallen solider, US Army Private First Class Thomas Franklin “Frank” Brooks, who died in captivity on December 10, 1942.
The dedication ceremony of Dickeys Mill Rd. included a welcome from great nephew and US Army CW5 Gerald Carroll, who told the family history and story of Frank Brooks.
The emotional ceremony included a prayer a by VFW Chaplin Brother Paul Vincent, and a speech from Judge Executive Wil Cannon. “I’ve said it before, that I believe Edmonson County is the most patriotic place there is,” said Cannon. “We love our flag and we love our Veterans.” Brownsville VFW Post Commander Floyd Houston did the Recognition of Flags and the Ceremony was concluded with the rifle volley and the playing of Taps by Brownsville VFW members.
The following are veteran descendants of Smith and Fannie Bell Brooks:
Dickeys Mill Rd is the fourth road in the county to be dedicated to a fallen solider. Previous road dedications include Noah Bledsoe Rd to U.S. Army Specialist Elzie Sanders, Jr., who was killed in action during the Vietnam War, Denzil Bullock Road to Private Raymond W. Bullock, who was killed during battle in WWII, and Green Street in Brownsville was dedicated to U.S Marine Corps Co. G, 3rd Marines, Corporal James Larry Hightower who was killed in action in Vietnam.
Edmonson Voice Staff Report:
South Edmonson hosted an etiquette lunch for 3rd grade students to practice their good manners. At the event, students ordered their own food, practiced proper table etiquette, and worked on their communication skills. Prior to the event, students had practiced these skills in class and used the cumulative activity to put their manners into action.
"South Edmonson would like to thank Edmonson County High School volunteers who served as the waiters and waitresses for the event, the Byrd Center and staff for the use of the facilities, and the many volunteers who made this event happen," said event coordinator Shannon Lowe, counselor at South Edmonson.
By: David Embrey, CES Agent for Agriculture & Natural Resources/4-H Youth Development Education
Per regulations under Kentucky Revised Statute 65A.030, The Edmonson County Extension District Board is required to have an audit engagement of District Board Funds every four years. The period of the audit is July 1, 2018-June 30, 2019.
If interested in performing the audit, we invite you to submit a bid. We ask that all bids submitted be a flat rate billing and not a bid calculated at an hourly rate, and that any bid submitted be for “all expenses” including travel. Winning bidder must be aware that they are to adhere to the following:
Bids may be submitted to the address listed below:
Edmonson County Extension Service
116 Mohawk Street
Brownsville, KY 42210
All bids should be submitted by November 4, 2019.
For more information, contact the Edmonson County Extension Office at 116 Mohawk Street, Brownsville, KY or call 270-597-3628.
Educational programs of Kentucky Cooperative Extension serve all people regardless of economic or social status and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnic origin, national origin, creed, religion, political belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, marital status, genetic information, age, veteran status, or physical or mental disability. UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY, KENTUCKY STATE UNIVERSITY, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, AND KENTUCKY COUNTIES, COOPERATING
column and photo by Josh Boyd;
As many area hunters are well aware, Edmonson County has gained quite the reputation for producing trophy bucks on a yearly basis. The Edmonson County countryside offers the perfect blend of agricultural food sources and abundant cover to facilitate the growth of true monarch whitetails. With every passing week, it seems that new stories of successful hunts make their way through the area’s communities.
Although characterized by relentless heat and hampered by the effects of a growing EHD (Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease) outbreak within the local deer herd, the earliest portion of archery season has been relatively eventful in Edmonson County. Despite the obstacles that this season has presented, a handful of area hunters have managed to put their tags on some true Edmonson County giants.
Kyle Culbreth started the season off with a bang right out of the gate. Through diligent scouting and trail camera monitoring, Kyle had become aware of the presence of a true monster whitetail buck that was frequenting a property that he hunts. At dusk the evening before the season began, a photo of the buck was captured on Kyle’s cellular trail camera. The following day, as season opened, Kyle headed to the field in pursuit of the buck. That afternoon Kyle was able to harvest this buck of a lifetime, which green scored 165 4/8”.
Not to be outdone, Corey Culbreth also got the season started in excellent fashion. Going into archery season, Corey had his eyes on a buck that he had watched on trail camera all summer. However, this buck was no stranger to Corey, as he recognized this buck from the previous season. On September 15th, Corey connected on the deer that he had watched patiently during the summer months. Once measured, Corey’s buck green scored 146 ⅛’’
Trevor Davis is another hunter who made his early season efforts count. After relentlessly scouting and studying deer for the duration of the summer, Trevor headed to the field with a sound plan in mind. Trevor had located a buck that had gained his attention, and continued to pursue this buck for the first weeks of season. After several patient sits on stand, and a sighting the weekend before, Trevor was able to harvest his buck on September 26th, which green scored 145 6/8”.
To close out the month of September, Joey Decker was able to capitalize on an opportunity of an enormous Edmonson County buck. This particular buck had quite the history and had become well known to many area hunters. The buck, nicknamed “Traveler” by many in the area, had been widely known for his extensive travels as he moved from one location to another, covering a large expanse of ground. After watching this deer for two years, Joey was able to harvest “Traveler” on September 29th. The buck’s preliminary green score was 175 1⁄8".
With archery season only a month old, and early muzzleloader season right around the corner, it goes without saying that many more Edmonson County hunters will join the ranks of success during the 2019 season. As the temperatures begin to fall and the leaves begin to turn, opportunities for quality hunting will continue to present themselves. For those who have not yet punched their tag, there is no time like the present to stock the freezer, make an abundance of long lasting memories, and enjoy the infinite peace that a day in the Edmonson County woods provides.