Youth Squirrel Hunt Featured This Weekend on “Kentucky Afield” TV

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Youth Squirrel Hunt Featured This Weekend on “Kentucky Afield” TV Frankfort, Ky. –The importance of introducing kids to hunting at an early age is the focus this weekend, August 30 and 31 on “Kentucky Afield” television.

While deer and elk are our state’s prize game animals, helping youth to appreciate hunting’s role in managing wildlife is the reward in the eyes of the members of the Dewey Lake Fish and Game Club in Prestonsburg. We join the group’s Johnny Lafferty as he introduces youngster Michael Blackburn to squirrel hunting and to a future in conservation.

Elsewhere, we find a fellow who puts a modern twist on an age-old firearm: the flintlock shotgun. Franklin County’s Terry Heichelbech welcomes our cameras to his shop, where pioneer weaponry meets a pioneering spirit.

The Emmy Award-winning “Kentucky Afield” television show 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 Saturday at 8:30 p.m. Eastern /7:30 p.m. Central and is repeated Sunday at 4 p.m. Eastern/3 p.m. Central 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 then click onto the Kentucky Afield Newsletter icon at the bottom of the page.