Frankfort, Kentuckyy – -(TheOutdoorWire.com)- This weekend, January 17 and 18, “Kentucky Afield” television looks at hunting methods that pair man with dogs, raptors and success.
We’re reminded in this episode that animals hunt, too. Predator/prey relationships exist in every corner of the wilderness. In Jefferson County, Dave Campbell, who works with elephants at the Louisville Zoo, is an expert falconer. With his Harris’ hawk, we head to the field to pursue rabbit and squirrel. It’s teamwork that works when we rely on instincts apart from our own.
While on the subject of hunter helpers, host Tim Farmer participates in a more traditional hunt with the help of beagles. In Shelby County, Clinton Cook and crew help bag a delightful day.
Elsewhere, with January temperatures, few are thinking of boating. Jason Russell, fisheries biologist with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, says it’s time for boat trailer maintenance. Russell logs hundreds of miles each year with a boat in his rear view mirror. He points out a few winter tips that won’t leave you on the side of the road.
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