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Local elk hunt on air this week

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By Todd Martin

Shelby County’s Kathy Smith will make her television debut this week on Huntin’ The World Southern Style on the Outdoor Channel.

Smith filmed the show last October after she was selected in Kentucky’s lottery for elk tags. Not only did Smith receive one of just 1,000 elk tags, but her tag was also one of just 250 bull tags.

After spending a day hunting with the show, Smith bagged a bull that weighed in at more than 800 pounds, field dressed, and was more than 9-feet long.

The show will air at 2 p.m. Thursday and 11:30 p.m. on Jan. 17.

The Outdoor Channel can be seen on Insight digital channel 553, Dish Network channel 153 and DIRECTV channel 606.

Smith and her husband, Kevin, said they enjoyed the experience.

"We had a great time," Kevin Smith said. "We made some great friendships and had a really good hunt with that group."