Kentucky Afield Outdoors:

Posted May 11, 2017 at 10:06 am

Three things to consider for spring fishing

The weather forecast calls for a redbud winter to hit this week. This old saying refers to cold snaps that occur in early April when the redbud trees bloom.

The up and down nature of spring weather can cause consternation among anglers when planning fishing trips. Concerns about the weather is one of three things to consider when planning fishing trips this spring.

1. Barometric pressure is key to unlocking fish behavior in spring:

Barometric pressure is the measurement of the weight of an entire column of air pressing down upon the Earth. Approaching storm fronts in spring ease this weight, resulting in low barometric pressure. The low pressure

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    31st Annual Catch A Rainbow Kids Fishing Derby at Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery

    What began as a small event in 1986 has now blossomed into one of the largest events of its kind in the country! This year’s 31st Annual Catch A Rainbow Kids Fishing Derby is scheduled for Saturday, June 3, 2017 and will take place at the Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery.

    Designed as a way to get kids outdoors and connected to fishing, this event provides an opportunity for families to have fun with a rod and reel! Last year’s event included approximately 1,400 participating children. Support

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    Kentucky Afield Outdoors:

    Coyotes coexist in the urban landscape

    An expansion from its historic range in the interior plains brought the coyote to Kentucky where as recently as the early 1970s sightings of these animals were still considered rare.

    Coyotes are now common across the state but their presence in urban and suburban areas can surprise residents.

    “People in cities like Los Angeles, Chicago and Denver have grown accustomed to seeing a coyote strolling through

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    Turkey Harvests for 2017

    Richard York harvested this 24 pound bird Monday. It had a 10 3/4 inch beard with one spur being one and a quarter inches and the other spur was one and one eighth inches.

    Kentucky Afield Outdoors:

    Hunters log another top-five deer season

    It’s often said these are the good old days for deer hunting in Kentucky, but for those of a certain age, or new to hunting, it’s all they have ever known.

    The world was tip-toeing into a new millennium the last time Kentucky’s deer harvest did not break 100,000 for a season. The 2016-17 season cleared that mark and surpassed 130,000 for the fifth consecutive season.

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