Outdoor weekend activities pick up across the state

The opening day for Kentucky’s Modern Gun Deer season is Nov. 10.

As hunters travel to deer camps across the Commonwealth, many will be going in search of their record-book buck.  Others will be going to fill the freezer with venison.  All will be looking forward to the potential for great adventures.

Hunters are required to wear blaze orange on their chest, back and head during the modern gun season. The small game season closes the first weekend of modern gun season.

Visit the Department of Fish and Wildlife’s website to learn more about all of Kentucky’s hunting, fishing and trapping opportunities at www.fw.ky.gov.

There are new trail opportunities at two Kentucky destinations.

The Mammoth Cave Railroad Bike and Hike Trail is being connected with the Park City Bicycle and walking path. This will increase the total length of the trail to 10 miles and provide a route for trail users to connect to the national park. The Kentucky Rails to Trails Council works to provide trail opportunities like this all over Kentucky.

Traveling west to Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area, trail users will be excited to try out the newly created Central Hardwoods Scenic Trail. This trail totals a little over 11.5 miles and has seven access points so users can tailor their experience. The eastern portion of the trail is paved, and the western end is compacted stone.

Staff report