Successful deer hunters are advised of the Hunters for the Hungry program now underway here in Henry County.
It’s a great way to donate your deer to a good cause that might help folks who need food throughout the cold winter and throughout the months ahead.
The Henry County Hunters For The Hungry Program is working with Joe Turner of the Kroger store in Paris, along with Jamie Orr, Wells Fargo financial adviser, to give away $1,000 to one of the top five sportsmen who donates the most deer to the program.
Henry County Commissioner Kreg Kyle has also donated a rifle to be given away to a hunter who has donated deer to the program. Sheriff Monte Belew stated the deer processing building at the Henry County Sheriff’s Department will be open every day between now and the end of deer season. The drawing for the gift card and the rifle will be on Facebook live at the end of deer season. Good luck and safe hunting.
For additional info on Hunters for the Hungry call the Sheriff’s Department at 642-1672.
WASDEN BAGS BIG DEER
Michael Wasden of Paris bagged a trophy buck recently here in Henry County. The hefty buck had a rack sporting 16 points and weighed 185 pounds.
Wasden said he spied the buck one morning about 150 yards away. With a grunt call and rattling antlers he got the big guy’s attention, luring the trophy deer right up to perfect range in front of his stand.
“I’d seen this deer last year and decided to let him walk and hopefully get bigger,” said Wasden in describing his successful hunt. He was up on a ridge where he had several rubs.
“No doubt the rut is in full swing as this deer came running ready to do battle with another buck trespassing on his territory”
Wasden said he had seen a few bucks lately in hot pursuit of does.
The big buck was the largest deer taken thus far this year in Tennessee. He said he had bagged a couple of larger ones while bow hunting in Illinois over the years.
“I was really hoping to take this buck during bow season but he never showed himself.”
QUAIL FOREVER HAS GOOD EVENT
Kentucky Lake Quail Forever hosted its second annual youth hunt Saturday at 4-E Kennel and Preserve in Huntingdon. Members brought pointing dogs and served as guides on the hunt. The event was free and open for the young hunters who were hunter safety graduates.
“Our chapter was chosen by the NRA Foundation to fund our 2018 hunt. In addition, the Friends of NRA awarded our chapter a Remington model 11-87 Sportsman Youth Compact 20-gauge shotgun,” said President Clint Ellis.
This shotgun was put to good use during the clay target shooting practice and in the field. Many thanks to the NRA Foundation.
KLQF works with area land owners to improve quail habitat and all wildlife habitat so that area youth will be able to experience the legacy of wild quail hunting as adults. Also, the chapter has a state-certified prescribed control burn team that is able to help land owners promote wildlife habitat by burning CRP and other fields.
To join KLQF, contact Ellis at 731-693-9146. You can also access Kentucky Lake Quail Forever on Facebook for more information.
Today — Deer muzzleloader season closes.
Today — Trapping season opens.
Saturday — Deer gun season opens.
Nov. 24-25 — Statewide duck season opens.