Department of Fish and Wildlife - Recent Headlines
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- Kentucky Afield Outdoors: Scouting for a successful deer hunt
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Work, family and school commitments can leave little free time in a day, but hunters can help themselves by carving out some time to scout an area.
- Kentucky Afield Outdoors: New teal-only season gives waterfowlers additional opportunity
Thursday, September 11, 2014
A teal-only season that is new for 2014 runs from Sept. 22 through Sept. 25. A combined wood duck and teal season opens Sept. 17 and closes Sept. 21.
- Governor appoints three members to Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission
Tuesday, September 09, 2014
A Louisville veterinarian and a former regional supervisor for the Kentucky Division of Water are the newest members of the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission.
- Salato Wildlife Center to host free National Hunting and Fishing Day celebration Sept. 13
Friday, September 05, 2014
The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources invites folks of all ages to participate in a celebration of hunting, fishing and the great outdoors at the Salato Wildlife Education Center in Frankfort on Saturday, Sept. 13. Activities and demonstrations will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern time). Admission into the center is free during this event.
- Kentucky Afield Outdoors: Archery deer, wild turkey seasons on deck
Thursday, September 04, 2014
For Kentucky hunters, it started weeks ago with the opening of early fall squirrel season. Labor Day ushered in the start of dove season, and the onrush of hunting opportunities continues this weekend.
- Apply now for quota deer, small game, waterfowl and bear hunts
Wednesday, September 03, 2014
Hunters may apply throughout September for a variety of quota hunts in Kentucky.
- New mobile app for boater safety information released
Thursday, August 28, 2014
The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources’ new Boat Sober mobile app for smart phones and tablets informs boaters about boating under the influence and overall boating safety. Boaters planning to enjoy the upcoming Labor Day weekend can download the app now.
- Kentucky Afield Outdoors: Blue Water Trails – West Fork of Drakes Creek
Thursday, August 28, 2014
The Warren County Blueways website at www.trailsrus.com/blueways provides information on floating the streams of the Drakes Creek system. Brown metal markers at the put-in and take-out locations correspond with the map provided on the website as well as the map that accompanies this article.
- Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commissioner Johnson names Bush, Waldrop as deputy commissioners
Friday, August 22, 2014
Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources Commissioner Gregory K. Johnson announced today the appointments of Charles O. Bush Jr., and Dr. Karen A. Waldrop to deputy commissioner positions at the department. Both will begin their new duties Sept. 1.
- Kentucky Afield Outdoors: Reminders for Labor Day boating safety
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Boaters who plan to hit the water should keep in mind some important considerations before they launch their motor boat, canoe or kayak over the holiday weekend and the upcoming fall fishing season.
- Waterfowl blind drawing dates set for several wildlife management areas
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
The dates are now set for the annual waterfowl blind drawings for Doug Travis, Lake Barkley, Barren River Lake, Green River Lake and Sloughs Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs).
- Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission recommends waterfowl seasons for 2014-15
Monday, August 18, 2014
The Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission today proposed waterfowl seasons for 2014-15. New recommendations included a four-day increase of teal-only hunting during the September wood duck and teal season.
- Kentucky Afield Outdoors: Perfect weather conditions portend a great dove season
Friday, August 15, 2014
Dove season opens on Labor Day, Mon., Sept. 1 statewide. This season, hunters have an additional 20 days to pursue doves, with most of those days scheduled for the last two segments of the season. The opening segment of dove season closes Oct. 26. Dove season opens again Nov. 27 and closes Dec. 7. The third segment opens Dec. 20 and closes Jan. 11, 2015.
- Kentucky Afield Outdoors: Choosing a first shotgun
Thursday, August 07, 2014
My first shotgun was an old .410-gauge Mossberg with a bolt action and pistol grip that once belonged to my grandmother. A decent squirrel gun, yet working the bolt to get off three shots at incoming doves was nearly impossible for me when excited. Doves flying nearby had little to fear when I shouldered that old .410.
- Kentucky Fish and Wildlife sets dedication of Kentucky River WMA tract for Aug. 15
Thursday, August 07, 2014
The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife will mark the official opening of the Kentucky River Wildlife Management Area’s newest tract in Henry County with a dedication Friday, Aug. 15.
- Mentor-youth dove hunt sign-ups begin Aug. 11
Tuesday, August 05, 2014
Registration for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources mentor-youth dove hunts opens Monday, Aug.11.
- Online scheduling allows fishing tournaments to avoid congestion on ramps and on the water
Friday, August 01, 2014
Fishing tournament anglers have a handy tool that can prevent congestion at boat ramps and on the water: the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources’ online registration site.
- Kentucky Afield Outdoors: Another good fall squirrel season expected
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Generations of hunters have honed basic hunting skills and techniques and provided tasty table fare by stalking the forest for squirrels.
- Groundbreaking for Hatchery Creek project scheduled for Aug. 8
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
U.S. Corps of Engineers Lt. Col. John L. Hudson and Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources Commissioner Gregory Johnson will join the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, state legislators and Russell County officials Friday, Aug. 8, in breaking ground for Kentucky’s newest in-lieu fee program wetlands and stream restoration project just below the Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery at Jamestown.
- Kentucky Afield Outdoors: Fishing options for the dog days
Monday, July 28, 2014
The dog days of summer settled over Kentucky in the last week, bringing the hottest temperatures of the year. The summer heat in July and August make fishing reservoirs a tough prospect.