Frankfort, Kentucky – With elk fever already hitting our state, “Kentucky Afield” television spells out what is new for the 2009 season. The show airs this weekend, January 10 and 11.
For those who love elk hunting, we spend a winter weekend in anticipation of next fall. First, we share the joy of a 10-year-old Bowling Green boy on his first expedition, and then we look at the new state record non-typical elk. Also, host Tim Farmer updates us on registering for the upcoming elk hunt lottery. This year, the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources plans to issue 1,000 quota elk hunting permits – more than double the 400 quota permits issued in 2008.
Also on the show, it’s never too cold to catch fish. We travel to the Tennessee River with Jim Doom for a day pursuing big catfish.
Lastly, with Kentucky’s 2008 deer harvest the third largest on record, you may be wondering what to do with all that venison. Farmer shows how canning can be the answer.
“Kentucky Afield” is a production of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. It is the longest continuously-running outdoor television show in the nation. The program airs Saturday at 8:30 p.m. Eastern /7:30 p.m. Central and is repeated Sunday at 4 p.m. Eastern/3 p.m. Central on KET 1 and on the web 24/7 at fw.ky.gov. To see the latest news about “Kentucky Afield” television and view your favorite show segments from the past, sign up today for the electronic newsletter. Visit fw.ky.gov on the Internet and click the Kentucky Afield Newsletter icon.
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