The folks from the radio station were there broadcasting live, and the hamburger wagon also was there for folks to get a free meal.
It seems a given that if you have a special event outside it will rain, and that was certainly the case about 2 p.m. Everything on the outside had to be brought to the inside quickly.
Still, there were numerous customers, and I guess it was a successful day for Sunrise Outfitters.
If I had been in the market for a new bow, especially one of the more expensive bows, I would have tried my best to make a deal on Saturday. Ten percent can make quite a difference on the bottom line, with some of the bows running $600 or more.
Arrows, too, can be quite expensive per dozen. While not in the same category as the bows, some brands of arrows can run more than $100 per dozen, a price that can be prohibitive to a pocketbook, especially mine. There are arrows in all price ranges; you just have to shop and make the best selection for your archery needs.
Deer archery season opens in a week
The opening day of the archery deer season is one week away now, and all of your final preparations should just about be completed.
I am in the process of washing my camouflage in a new washing machine. Some of these newfangled washing machines have so many bells and whistles on them that they are confusing.
I have chosen the hand wash cycle for this task. The only problem I can see is that, unlike most of the other cycles, this cycle leaves a considerable amount of water still in the clothing. So, it takes quite a bit of cool air-drying time to dry the camouflage.
I have ordered a scent-proof bag with which to store the camouflage to keep it from getting contaminated with household odors.
There seems to be quite a few commercials on the outdoor channels on satellite TV that expound on the chewing gum breath deodorant. This appeals to me since I have a receding gum line in my old age, and at times have a problem with mouth odor. I do wonder what the price of a package of the gum is. I would like to take this opportunity to wish good luck to those who venture into the field for the new season.
New regulations in hunting, trapping guide
There are a few new regulations in the new Kentucky Hunting and Trapping Guide that hunters need to be aware of.
There are new restrictions on handgun usage for elk, and a special youth-only quota elk hunt will begin in 2007. Two tags are available, and the application process is the same for regular elk quota hunt drawing.
Crossbows can be used for deer and turkey beginning Oct. 1 through early muzzleloading deer season (Oct. 22), and from the opening of modern gun deer season (Nov. 11) through Dec. 31. Crossbows also are legal for turkey hunting during shotgun turkey season.
There also are three new wildlife management areas: Ashland, Clear Creek and Livingston County.