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Kentucky Afield News

From KY Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Resources

 May 9, 2003 For more information contact Lee McClellan at (800) 858-1549 

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Kentucky Afield Radio & TV Shows 
Win National Awards

Frankfort, KY, May 9, 2003 - The Kentucky Afield radio and television shows recently batted .1000 by submitting three entries and winning three national Gold Screen Awards at the National Association of Government Communicators convention on April 11 in New Orleans. Kentucky Afield TV and radio are produced by the KY Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Resources (KDFWR).

The Kentucky Afield television show won the national first place award for a news program for their show about the restoration of Rock Creek in McCreary County and the Operation Migration effort for the restoration of the whooping cranes in the eastern United States.

Kentucky Afield Radio won the national first place award for a weekly radio show for the program titled “Frogs: Music of the Night.” The Kentucky Afield for Kids television show won the national second place award for an educational program for the show “Aquatic Ecosystems.”

Kentucky Afield TV is hosted by Tim Farmer, and co-produced for the KDFWR by Farmer, Glenn Waldrop, Brett Billings and Tommy Nighbert. It airs Saturdays at 8 p.m. and again Sundays at 4:30 p.m. on Kentucky Educational Television (KET).

Kentucky Afield Radio is written and produced for the KDFWR by Charlie Baglan, and is aired on numerous radio stations throughout Kentucky, or is available weekly over the web at

Deadline Nears to Get in Quota Elk Hunt Drawing

Application for the two quota elk hunts this fall at the Addington Wildlife Management Area (WMA) near Hazard, Kentucky can still be made until May 31, 2003. The quota bull elk hunt is October 4-10, 2003 and the quota cow elk hunt is December 6-12, 2003.

The $10 permit to be placed in the drawing to hunt may be purchased anywhere hunting and fishing licenses are sold, over the internet at, or by calling 1-877-598-2401. No hunting license is required at the time of purchase, but a drawn hunter must possess a Kentucky hunting license at the time of the hunt.

Residents and non-residents are welcome to apply, but up to one non-resident only may be drawn. Four bull and six cow elk permits will be awarded by random drawing at the Elk Festival in Hazard, Kentucky on July 26, 2003. Hunters may apply at the Elk Festival prior to the drawing.

Kentucky’s elk herd is over 2,500 strong and chances for a successful hunt for a drawn hunter is extremely high. A hunter may only apply one time.

Beyond B.O.W. Family Weekend May 30-June 1, 2003

The Beyond Becoming an Outdoors Woman Family weekend is May 30 through June 1, 2003 at the 4-H Leadership Center at Jabez, KY near Lake Cumberland.

This workshop is primarily aimed at mothers and daughters, but the entire family is encouraged to attend. The workshop is an opportunity for any parent and child to learn and share outdoor skills together.

Workshops on such topics as Backpacking Basics, Beginning Archery, Fly Tying, Nature Photography, Beginning Shotgun, Campfire Cooking, Survival Skills and Small Game Hunting are offered at the workshop.

The workshop fee is $150 for the first registrant and $100 each for additional family member. Up to four other family members may attend. To reserve your spot, call 1-800-858-1549 and make a partial payment of $50 with the remainder due on May 23, 2003.

The fee includes all meals, lodging, use of equipment, program materials and instruction in all sessions.




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