Field Notes



A Guide's Story

Fishing guide Ron Armagost answers a call and alters the course of his life more »

May 28, 2014 Field Notes

Fishing Tools

Kentuckian Matt Grimes makes fishing "reel cool" more »

Apr 17, 2014 Field Notes

Hatchery Creek

Fishing fantasy will soon become trout reality more »

Mar 28, 2014 Field Notes (1 Comments)

A Woodland River Runs Through It

Recreation, conservation and community thrive at The Parklands of Floyds Fork more »

Feb 25, 2014 , Field Notes (1 Comments)

Squirrel Lessons

The squirrel woods used to be the place where young hunters honed their woodsmanship skills, which are not unrelated to life skills. more »

Jan 28, 2014 Field Notes (1 Comments)

Winter Trout

Trout holding in clear water flowing across a shallow, rock-strewn streambed possess an almost translucent quality. A movement. A flash. They’re here. more »

Nov 18, 2013 Field Notes (1 Comments)

Photo courtesy of Kentucky Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Resources

The Importance of Deer Season

Killing is hardly the totality of the hunting experience. Some hunt to keep in touch with where they came from and who they are. more »

Oct 21, 2013 Field Notes (1 Comments)

Biking the Woods

October is the ideal time for traveling Kentucky's great outdoors by bicycle more »

Sep 20, 2013 Field Notes

Concealed Carry

Outdoors columnist Gary Garth trains to receive his Kentucky concealed carry license. more »

Aug 19, 2013 Field Notes

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The Corps and the Cumberland

The Freedom to Fish Act restores Kentuckians' ability to cast off in dam tailwaters more »

Jul 18, 2013 Field Notes

When Cabela’s Comes to Town

A mecca for the outdoors-minded, Cabela's opened its first Kentucky store in April. more »

May 15, 2013 Field Notes

Shore Lunches

Although the fare may not always be happily recalled, the fishing trip memories are. more »

Apr 26, 2013 Field Notes

Crappie Time

Good things happen in April. Turkey season opens. Baseball returns. Crappie spawn. more »

Mar 25, 2013 Field Notes

Making the Call

Self-described “country boys” Harold Knight and David Hale turn friendship and a love of hunting into a decades-long business phenomenon. more »

Feb 20, 2013 Field Notes (3 Comments)

How to Talk Like a Bass Pro

The road to bass fishing stardom is never easy and rarely smooth. more »

Feb 14, 2013 Field Notes

The Big End

Gary's must-see-before-the-reckoning spots: Cumberland Gap and Swan Lake. more »

Dec 20, 2012 Field Notes

The Good Old Days

Thanks to wildlife conservation, the world of rods and guns and dogs and wild game and wild places are today the "good old days" for Kentucky's outdoors men and women. more »

Nov 15, 2012 Field Notes

Courting Brookies

“When it’s all said and done, I think brook trout are my favorite fish.” — from Even Brook Trout Get the Blues by John Gierach more »

Oct 10, 2012 Field Notes

Wing Shooting

There was just a tinge of concern in my wife’s voice. “What are you doing?” I lowered and raised the gun... more »

Sep 17, 2012 Field Notes

Orienting the Map

Before the iPhone and GPS units, there were the map and compass ... more »

Jul 27, 2012 Field Notes

About Gary Garth

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As the Field Notes columnist for Kentucky Monthly and contributing editor for Field & Stream, Gary spends much of his time fishing, hunting, camping and enjoying pretty much all things outdoors. In each issue, he shares his love of Kentucky, as well as an appreciation for the simple blessings of everyday life.

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