January 29, 7 p.m. (one hour broadcast)
AGREE TO DISAGREE
- A live Town Hall Meeting launches an all-new season of Prairie Sportsman with host Bret Amundson, who takes questions from the live and viewing audience. Experts are on hand to address how we balance the interests of sportsmen and women, natural resource managers and farmers. Broadcast from the Black Box Theatre in Morris.
FOWL IN THE AIR, FIRE ON THE GROUND
- Hiding in the brush, duck hunting with host Bret Amundson. Feeling the heat at prescribed burns set to restore natural habitat. Exploring Swan Lake, the state’s most impressive duck habitat with 10,000 acres of restored wetland.
GIRL WITH A BOW
- Bow hunting for deer and wild turkey with Anita Zelenka, who started daily archery practice five years ago to enjoy the outdoors with her husband and sons; now she’s the most dedicated hunter in the family. Crossbow hunting with Richard Halterman, patriarch of four generations of bow hunters. In the studio with hunter, bow maker and scrimshaw artist Doug Pederson, and his son Brook, an accomplished wood carver.
FOR LOVE OF THE RING-NECK
- Seeing birds a’plenty when Bret Amundson hunts near Aberdeen SD with Pheasants Forever hosts. Trapping hens late at night with spotlights, nets and pheasant researcher Nicole Davros and her crew who capture and collar hens to study their habitat.