Department of Fish and Wildlife - Recent Headlines
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- Kentucky Fish and Wildlife seeks 12 conservation officer recruits; applications being taken
Monday, March 02, 2015
Applications are now being accepted for conservation officers at the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. The deadline to apply is Monday, March 9.
- Trout stockings in East Fork of Indian Creek in Menifee County postponed until fall
Friday, February 27, 2015
The March, April and May stockings of rainbow and brown trout in East Fork of Indian Creek in Menifee County will be delayed until October due to a stream restoration project.
- Longest serving host of Kentucky Afield TV dies at age 89
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Former “Kentucky Afield” television host Hope Carleton Sr. died today at his home in western Kentucky. He was 89 years old.
- Kentucky Afield Outdoors: Why buying your fishing license is important
Thursday, February 26, 2015
It is the time of year anglers must make an investment in their future fishing. Current 2014-2015 fishing licenses expire this weekend. If you plan to fish on or after March 1, you’ll need a new fishing license.
- Boat horsepower restrictions lifted on eight small state-owned lakes; idle speed for larger motors
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Boat motor horsepower restrictions have been lifted on eight state-owned lakes.
- Progress report on state’s quail restoration effort now available to public
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
A new report detailing progress at the halfway point of Kentucky’s ambitious 10-year plan to boost quail populations in the state is now available to the public.
The five-year benchmark report shows large scale habitat work to provide quail better living conditions is paying off. In Hart County, for example, quail counts increased by 771 percent.
- Salato Wildlife Education Center reopens for its 20th anniversary on March 3
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
The Salato Wildlife Education Center in Frankfort shakes off hibernation and reopens for its 20th year March 3.
- Public meetings scheduled to discuss forest management to benefit grouse and other wildlife
Friday, February 20, 2015
A series of public meetings to discuss forest management to benefit grouse and other woodland species in eastern Kentucky will begin next week.
- Kentucky Afield Outdoors: Improving fisheries to try this spring
Thursday, February 19, 2015
The deepest snow since Bill Clinton roamed the White House pounded Kentucky this week, leaving in its wake stranded cars, sore backs from shoveling snow and grumbling citizens.
- Kentucky Afield Outdoors: Best weather conditions for planning spring fishing trips
Thursday, February 12, 2015
Studying the long range forecast before planning a fishing trip and looking for the right trends helps bring you a glory day of fishing instead of a day of a thousand casts without a bite.
- Trout stockings in Lexington expand with the addition of West Fork of Hickman Creek
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
More trout are coming to Lexington.
The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources is expanding its stocking of rainbow trout in Fayette County with new sites in the West Fork of Hickman Creek. The department currently stocks the lake at Jacobson Park with trout.
- Shad eradication planned next week for Carpenter Lake in Daviess County
Monday, February 09, 2015
Shad eradication efforts will take place during the week of Feb. 16-20 at Carpenter Lake in Daviess County.
- Kentucky Afield Outdoors: Five ways to save money for spring fishing, turkey hunting
Thursday, February 05, 2015
Although the price of a gallon of gas is lower than at any time in recent memory, not many folks have extra money to burn.
- Kentucky Afield Outdoors: Hunters post Kentucky’s second-highest deer harvest on record
Thursday, January 29, 2015
After two seasons of record harvests, Kentucky’s deer hunters kept the pace up this past season.
- Elk quota hunt drawing applications now on sale
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Now is the time to apply for Kentucky’s elk quota hunts.
- Cooperative Dove Field Program enrollment
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Kentucky farmers can earn much-needed extra cash by enrolling in the Cooperative Dove Field Program. Enrollment is currently underway and continues until March 1.
- Cedar Creek Lake and lake on Kentucky River WMA to receive stockings of trout
Friday, January 23, 2015
The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources will stock 10,000 rainbow trout at two locations in Lincoln and Henry counties next week, among others
- Kentucky Afield Outdoors: Preparing your bow for the offseason
Thursday, January 22, 2015
For those who intend to put their bow up, performing some routine maintenance now can help ensure it’s ready to go when the urge hits to reach for it again.
- Public meeting on proposed deer zone change in Breckinridge County set for Jan. 28
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Officials with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources are inviting the public to attend an informational meeting about a proposed deer hunting zone change for next season in Breckinridge County.
- Kentucky Afield Outdoors: Winter backyard birding basics
Thursday, January 15, 2015
The deepest, darkest, bleakest part of winter is here. The long slog from just after the holidays through the NCAA tournament is one of the toughest to weather, but watching the many species of birds that inhabit Kentucky in your backyard can brighten the most leaden days.