Department of Fish and Wildlife
An Elk Hunt That Benefits Summer Camp Program For Kids, This Weekend On "Kentucky Afield" TV
See two of the state’s top non-typical bull elk – both taken during the 2009 season – on “Kentucky Afield” television this weekend, Feb. 20 and 21.
We’re off to Somerset, tape measure in hand, for the official scoring of a bull elk taken by hunter Chris Godby. Viewers will remember Godby’s hunt as featured last fall on “Kentucky Afield” television.
Godby won his commission elk tag through a special drawing held by the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Foundation. What makes the story special is that proceeds from the raffle will benefit Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources’ conservation camps. As fifth and sixth graders begin registering a week at summer camp, we talk about the experiences ahead that the raffle helped fund.
Also on the show: Kentucky has a new state record for a bull elk with non-typical antlers. We’ll take a look at Harrodsburg resident Terrell Royalty’s 7x7 elk that scored 372 6/8 in the Boone and Crockett Club scoring system, besting the old record of 367 7/8 taken in Harlan County in 2008. Royalty took his record elk from a wildlife management area in Knott County on Oct. 4, 2009.
Finally, see why reloading gives you more bang for your buck. Custom reloading of rifle and shotgun shells is a time-honored handicraft and a means to keep serious shooters on target with their ammo budget. In Meade County, Walt Kloeppel steps us through the process, the equipment needed and the accuracy gained through a consistent firepower recipe that you control.
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