Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley Outdoor Guide- Fishing, Hunting and everything outdoors......
   Bass fishing logo duck and deer hunting    


Resorts and Lodging



Boat Sales and Storage

Sporting Goods, Bait and Tackle


Kentucky Lake Maps

Hunting Stories and Information

Fishing Report

Fishing Stories
 and Information

Other Stories and Information


Lake Levels

Land Between
the Lakes


Seasons and regulations



Contact Us


This page brought to you by:

kentucky lake resort rv park



  Henry County’s archery hunters checked in a total of 27 deer on the opening weekend of bow season. The unofficial number taken statewide last weekend stood at 2,548.

  During the opening weekend of the 2014 deer archery-only season, 2,764 deer were harvested statewide. Other recent opening weekend totals have been 3,076 in 2013, 3,128 in 2012, 2,811 in 2011 and 2,404 in 2010.

    Hunters are hoping for some cooler weather soon but did get the rain they asked for earlier in the week. At midweek Henry County’s deer total stood at 40 since season opened last Saturday.


Volunteer State deer hunters take to the woods as the statewide archery season opens. The fourth Saturday in September is the traditional opening day for archery season in Tennessee.

For the last few weeks bow hunters have been fine tuning their equipment and honing their aim. Practicing helps get the bugs out, so to speak, before pulling the string on the real thing once season opens.

Wise are the hunters who spend several afternoons shooting their bow down in the field or back yard at still targets. Local archery shops have been busy helping hunters get ready and setting up their bow with all the accessories or perhaps performing repairs.

Hunters were hoping for some cool, crisp morning to kick start the season. It appears the weekend will offer a little cooler temperatures with increased chances of rain, although no heavy downpours are in the forecast at this time.

Soon frosty mornings will arrive and really stimulate deer fever. And, the foliage will begin to diminish and the seed ticks will go elsewhere.

Deer have been on the move lately so here’s hoping you get the season started on a good note.


Over 100 years ago, hunters and anglers were the earliest and most vocal supporters of conservation and scientific wildlife management. They were the first to recognize that rapid development and unregulated uses of wildlife were threatening the future of many species.

Led by fellow sportsman President Theodore Roosevelt, these early conservationists called for the first laws restricting the commercial slaughter of wildlife. They urged sustainable use of fish and game, created hunting and fishing licenses, and lobbied for taxes on sporting equipment to provide funds for state conservation agencies. These actions were the foundation of the North American wildlife conservation model, a science-based, user-pay system that would foster the most dramatic conservation successes of all time.

Populations of white-tailed deer, elk, antelope, wild turkey, wood ducks and many other species began to recover from decades of unregulated exploitation.

During the next half-century, in addition to the funds they contributed for conservation and their diligent watch over the returning health of America’s outdoors, sportsmen worked countless hours to protect and improve millions of acres of vital habitat—lands and waters for the use and enjoyment of everyone.

In the 1960s, hunters and anglers embraced the era's heightened environmental awareness but were discouraged that many people didn't understand the crucial role that sportsmen had played-and continue to play-in the conservation movement.

On May 2, 1972, President Nixon signed the first proclamation of National Hunting and Fishing Day, writing, "I urge all citizens to join with outdoor sportsmen in the wise use of our natural resources and in insuring their proper management for the benefit of future generations."

By late summer, all 50 governors and over 600 mayors had joined in by proclaiming state and local versions of National Hunting and Fishing Day. The response was dramatic.

National, regional, state and local organizations staged some 3,000 "open house" hunting- and fishing-related events everywhere from shooting ranges to suburban frog ponds, providing an estimated four million Americans with a chance to experience, understand and appreciate traditional outdoor sports.

Over the years, National Hunting and Fishing Day boasted many more public relations successes, assisted by celebrities who volunteered to help spotlight the conservation accomplishments of sportsmen and women. Honorary chairs have included George Bush, Tom Seaver, Hank Williams Jr., Arnold Palmer, Terry Bradshaw, George Brett, Robert Urich, Ward Burton, Louise Mandrell, Travis Tritt, Tracy Byrd, Jeff Foxworthy and many other sports and entertainment figures.

National Hunting and Fishing Day, celebrated the fourth Saturday of every September, remains the most effective grassroots efforts ever undertaken to promote the outdoor sports and conservation.



Tennessee’s deer season looks to have been a pretty good one across the state as unofficial figures this week showed hunters checked in a total of 164,650 this year.

Last weekend’s second special Young Sportsman’s Deer Hunt for youngsters ages 6-16 years of age ended on a decent note and that brought the official end to deer season that started way back on the fourth Saturday in September when archery kicked it off.

Henry County deer hunters fared well again this year. Harvest figures showed Henry ranked third among the state’s 95 counties as hunters here checked in 4,444 deer.

Giles County took the top spot this year with a total of 5,239.


    The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency provides several methods for hunters to report their big game harvests. Recently some hunters have reported problems when using their personal computer to report a harvest. TWRA is offering the following instructions for those persons experiencing time-out issues when accessing the TWRA’s online harvest reporting system.

    In most cases, the issues are connected to the internet browser on your computer and can be resolved by following the steps below. (The specific instructions are based on Internet Explorer because it is the State of Tennessee standard). However, if a different browser is utilized such as Firefox or Chrome, the persons will need to accomplish the same task, but will need to refer to specific instructions posted on those manufacturer websites.

1)  Select "Tools"

2)   Select "Internet Options"

3)   Delete all cookies and temporary internet files

4)   Open a new browser tab and manually type in GOTWRA.ORG (do not use the saved link from a previous session)

    Sportsmen are reminded that big game harvests can also be checked in on the TWRA mobile app from a smart phone or tablet and in person at a traditional check station.

Steve McCadams is a professional hunting and fishing guide here in the Paris Landing area. He has also contributed many outdoor oriented articles to various national publications.



All contents property of
All rights reserved.