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Reflections of Summer: Wild Kiger Mustangs

Todd Sonflieth, Oregon Field Guide's chief videographer has shot and edited hundreds of segments for Oregon Field Guide since the show's inception. Todd reflects on one of his favorite stories filmed in Southwestern Oregon in 1992 - Wild Kiger Mustangs

Oregon Field Guide is OPB’s long-running local weekly TV series covering natural resources, ecological issues, outdoor recreation and travel destinations across the Northwest region.

Join us Thursday, October 1st when Oregon Field Guide will launch it's new season. Until then, enjoy the summer with the Oregon Field Guide crew!  Reflections of Summer takes us down memory lane with a series of behind-the-scenes clips, recommended summer destinations and activities, plus favorite stories and experiences.

This week - Oregon Field Guide's team looks back on one of those amazing wildlife experiences, especially for videographer Todd Sonflieth and producer Steve Amen where on a shoot in Southwestern Oregon, they hoped to capture footage of the legendary Mesteno.

Watch the full story unfold here!

Check back weekly for more web-exclusive video clips as we count down to Oregon Field Guide's new season!

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Additional Support Provided By: Kay Kitagawa and Andy Johnson-Laird, Christine and David Vernier, Coit Family Foundation, Beth Torry Miller Trust, Greenfield/Hartline Habitat Conservation Fund of the Nature Conservancy, The Roundhouse Foundation, Bonnie and Peter Reagan