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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Kentucky Afield Podcast allows you to explore Kentucky’s wildlife and learn new fishing or hunting techniques or outdoor opportunities from the convenience of your mobile device or computer. Join host Chase Wininger and co-host Lee McClellan as they sit down with a variety of guests to discuss a wide array of topics that relate to outdoors enthusiasts across the Bluegrass state.​​ Tune in, subscribe, and stay in the loop when it comes to everything Kentucky outdoors!​

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​Chase Wininger

Executive Producer 

KY Afield TV 

Chase is an executive producer for the Emmy Award-winning TV show Kentucky Afield and is an avid outdoorsman himself. He enjoys hunting everything from small game and turkey to deer, coyotes, and bears. In the warmer months, you can also find him wading or kayaking streams and rivers across the state in pursuit of smallmouth bass, musky, and every species in between.

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​Lee McClellan

Associate Editor 

Kentucky Afield Magazine

Lee is the associate editor for Kentucky Afield Magazine with a strong passion for fishing. He is the author of the award-winning Blue Water Trails series of articles profiling fishing and paddling opportunities across Kentucky. He is the author of dozens of stories for Kentucky Afield magazine, ranging from how-to stories on fishing or hunting as well as historical and wildlife-focused pieces.​


On this episode of the Kentucky Afield Podcast, we're joined by one of the leading experts on flora and fauna in the Southeast United States, KDFWR's John MacGregor. John has lived a lifetime catching and studying critters both for fun and as a professional. Although he's never listened to a podcast before, he was nice enough to join us on ours, and we're essentially just seeing where the conversation takes us. Thanks for listening, and feel free to email John any and all pictures of unusual creatures that you might find... Just don't be surprised if he asks for a GPS coordinate for his records.

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small game, hunting, science

Episode #128 - Cody Rhoden

On this episode of the Kentucky Afield Podcast we're joined by Cody Rhoden, Small Game Program Coordinator for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife. Cody's an expert on all things small game (and a few other things too), and today we're picking his brain about the hunting, science, and management of these critters. We'll also touch on how outdoors people can make positive changes that bolster small game numbers in their area... Thanks for listening!

 

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Coyote Hunting Day & Night, LE

Episode #127 - Sgt. Rufus Cravens

On this episode of the Kentucky Afield Podcast we're joined by Sgt. Rufus Cravens, who's both an avid predator hunter and a conservation officer with nearly 20 years of experience... We're talking all things coyotes and coyote hunting, and are definitely taking a dive into night hunting, the rules/regs, and the tactics associated with it. Thanks for listening!

 

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2023 Review & 2024 Resolutions​​

Episode #126

We're discussing the past 363 days on this episode of the Kentucky Afield Podcast! We'll take a look back at episodes from the past year, discuss what we found interesting, and make some resolutions for 2024... Also, we want feedback from YOU! Shoot us an email or a social media message and let us know how we can make the podcast better for you as we move into the new year. Thanks!

 

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we found cwd in ky, what next?​

Episode #125 - Gabe Jenkins

On this episode of the Kentucky​ Afield Podcast we're joined by Gabe Jenkins,​​​​ Deputy​ Commissioner for KDFWR and Kentucky's CWD Response Lead. Gabe has been involved in the management and conservation of whitetail deer and elk in the state for years, and is a wealth of knowledge when it c​​​omes to these topics.

 

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ky deer hunt to date, bears

Episode #124 - Tommy Apostolopoulos

On this episode of the​ Kentucky Afield Podcas​t we're joined by KDFWR Deer Program Biologost, Tommy Apostolopoulos! Tommy's a wealth of knowledge when it comes to deer, and specifically deer and deer hunting in the state of Kentucky... In addition to whitetails he also has experience with bear and elk in the state, and is a lot of fun to talk to!

 

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Episode #123 - Chad Miles

On this episode of the Kentucky Afield Podcast we're joined by Chad Miles, host of Kentucky Afield TV! Chad is not only the host of the worlds longest running outdoors TV show, but has been a lifelong outdoorsman of the bluegrass state as well... We're talking about a newly-found and cost-saving hobby, upcoming and recent hunts, and just what it's like hunting with a camera in general. Enjoy!

 

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Episode #122 - Rich Storm

On this episode of the Kentucky Afield Podcast, we're joined by the commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, Rich Storm! We'll find out who the commissioner is, look back on his tenure to this point, and look ahead to the future... Enjoy!

 

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ky hunters for the hungry​

Episode #121 - Roger LaPointe

On this episode of the Kentucky Afield Podcast we're joined by Roger LaPointe,​ executive director of KY Hunters for the Hungry! This organization donates hundreds of thousands of meals to those in-need each year, and those meals are made of venison that comes from the state's deer hunters... He's here to tell us how their operation works, and how individuals can get involved!

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