Summer ‘17 could be one of the worst years for tick problems

Posted June 7, 2017 at 3:57 pm

Tick season is expected to be more dangerous this year; here are lots of tips to keep you protected

Warm weather and outdoor activities go hand in hand, but it also means tick season is upon us — and it’s expected to be a bad one this year because the winter was so mild. Tick season in Kentucky runs through August.

The lone star tick and the American dog tick are the most common ticks in Kentucky, and are commonly found in wooded or grassy areas.

The dog tick can transmit Rocky Mountain spotted fever, which begins with a sudden onset of fever and headache two to 14 days after being bitten. Other symptoms can include nausea, muscle pain, lack of appetite and

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    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.

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    Kentucky Afield Outdoors:

    Posted May 3, 2017 at 9:22 am

    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.

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    Turkey Harvests for 2017

    Posted April 19, 2017 at 9:10 am

    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.

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    Turkey Harvests for 2017

    Posted April 19, 2017 at 9:09 am

    Mike Gibson harvested this turkey with an 11 3/8 beard and 1 inch spurs.

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