Department of Fish and Wildlife
History of state’s deer herd airs this weekend on “Kentucky Afield” TV
FRANKFORT, Ky. – Kentucky ranks among the top hunting destinations in the nation for white-tailed deer. How we achieved that status – nearly 100 years in the making – we reveal on “Kentucky Afield” television this weekend, September 4 and 5.
In 1916, Kentucky was home to fewer than 1,000 deer – a factor leading to a 40-year ban on deer hunting. This weekend, experts including David Yancy, wildlife biologist and unofficial deer historian for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, will give us a look into the science and practicality of deer management. Although slow in coming, all 120 counties now share in the success story.
Also on the show, a professional angler lets you apply his wisdom to your local fishing hole. Wayne Dial, a long-time pro bass fisherman from Elizabethtown, meets with host Tim Farmer at Barren River Lake for a refresher. The two discuss lure selection, line weight and a casting style that Dial calls flipping-and-pitching. These basics are useful to casual anglers or to those who earn a living by what’s in the live well.
“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 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.