ATTENTION BEAR HUNTERS: Modern guns season for bears opens December 14th. Please call 800-858-1549 after 9pm each night of the bear season to determine if the season will be open the following day. After dialing 800-858-1549, press 4 for special season information.

Sample - Summer 2018 issue


Summer 2018

Kentucky Afield Fall 2017Kentucky Afield celebrated the joys of summer with articles on how to catch catfish and a healthy recipe for cooking them. We profiled the sprawling 46,000-acre Peabody Wildlife Management Area, in an article filled with habitat map and insider tips on hunting and fishing this western Kentucky collection of properties.

Kentucky Afield continued its storied tradition of bringing you the best fishing floats for canoers and kayakers in our Blue Water Trails series. Read about our latest expedition on the Tug Fork of the Big Sandy River straddling the Kentucky-West Virginia border in Pike County.

Readers received a double dose of information about the growing threat of hydrilla to the state’s waterways. Read about the plant itself in Nature Notebook, and why it hurts bass fishing in our Ask the Experts column.

Finally, Kentucky Afield brought its readers a behind-the-scenes look at what it took to gather fish from a lake in danger of being drained and relocating them to a lake where they were needed. Read about this effort in Mission Possible.


Every issue of Kentucky Afield features columns on hunting and fishing, a feature about public areas for hunting or fishing, answers from the experts on your outdoor questions, the latest news from Kentucky Fish and Wildlife, plus our popular Nature Notebook section, which features art and interesting facts about an animal or fish that you might encounter in the wild.

Kentucky Afield is published four times a year. Your subscription includes the popular outdoor calendar, which comes out every December.      

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