Department of Fish and Wildlife
In The Den With Black Bears, This Weekend On "Kentucky Afield" TV
Bear studies and turkey season are in our sights on “Kentucky Afield” television this weekend, Feb. 27 and 28.
Follow “Kentucky Afield” television to Letcher County, where snowy mountainsides set the backdrop for black bear research. Biologists with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, with assistance from University of Kentucky researchers, climb into the bears’ winter dens to count cubs and place radio-tracking collars on hibernating mother bears. Research on bears - one of the forest’s most secretive animals - helps us to better understand growth and travel patterns of these mammals.
Also on the show, host Tim Farmer goes to Trigg County to join old friends Harold Knight and David Hale, who are itching for opening day of turkey season. The trio focuses on turkey calling techniques and innovative all-weather equipment to help any hunter take home a trophy.
“Kentucky Afield” is a production of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife. It is the longest continuously running outdoor television show in the nation. The program airs at 8:30 p.m. Eastern /7:30 p.m. Central Saturdays, and repeats at 4 p.m. Eastern/3 p.m. Central Sundays on KET 1. 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.