Department of Fish and Wildlife
Turkey Season’s Opening Day Delight On "Kentucky Afield" TV This Weekend
Wild turkey success, calling tips and a booming day on Lake Barkley with hungry crappie are all on the next “Kentucky Afield” television show, this weekend, April 24 and 25.
The hills of Greenup County set the backdrop for an awesome opening day of Kentucky’s spring wild turkey season, thanks to good scouting and a little patience. Host Tim Farmer heads back to the area of his youth for this hunt. Even with decoys afield, we see how these game birds still operate only on turkey time.
For anyone still in pursuit of Mr. Tom, calling can be the key. We catch up with the experts from Cane Creek Calls in southeastern Kentucky for tips on calling in turkeys.
Also on the show, we head to Lake Barkley. Farmer and Eddyville’s Jim Freeman troll stakebeds for crappie. Their catch, using the spider-rigging technique, was enough to make any angler green with envy; fitting as this feature was shot on St. Patrick’s Day.
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