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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.​


This episode of the Kentucky Afield Podcast is a special one for me (Chase) as I tell the story of my recently passed beagle "Hunter." He was an excellent hunting dog and companion who did a lot for me personally... In addition to that, we're discussing what we've been up to lately and spring fishing opportunities!

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The Parklands Of Floyds Fork

Episode #133 - Josh Bender

On this episode​ of the Kentucky Afield Podcast we're joined by Josh Bender of The Parklands of Floyds Fork! We talk to Josh for a bit about the mission of the park and the opportunities that it provides, and then we head out to do a little smallmouth stream fishing in Floyds Fork itself!

 

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About Turkeys, Turkey Hunting

Episode #132 - Zak Danks

On this episode of the Kentucky Afield Podcast we're joined by Zak Danks, Turkey Program Coordinator for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources! Zak is involved in all things related to turkey management and turkey hunting in the state of Kentucky, and he's lending us his knowledge on both as we pick his brain just days before the 2024 general season opens... Thanks for listening!

 

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bananas on boats, mushroom hunting​​

Episode #131

On this episode of the Kentucky Afield Podcast we're talking about bad luck and beneficial skills, or in other words, bananas on boats and foraging... We'll give you a "banana boat" experience or two, as well as the backstory on why they're bad luck, and then we will dive into one of the most beneficial skills that a woodsman can learn, foraging. Thanks for listening, and please use those additional resources!

 

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State Record Fish, 2024-25 Changes​​

Episode #130 - Jeff Ross

On this episode of the Kentucky Afield Podcast, we're joined by Jeff Ross, Assistant Director of Fisheries for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. We talk about a newly certified state record fish, the process for documenting a record, fish recruitment, the importance of habitat, and much more!

 

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Non-game species, conservation​​

Episode #129 - John MacGregor

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 asked 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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