Department of Fish and Wildlife
Donation from League of Kentucky Sportsmen will improve grouse, small game habitat
FRANKFORT, Ky. – A generous donation of
two pieces of equipment from the League of Kentucky Sportsmen to the Kentucky
Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources will produce better upland and small
game hunting in the future.
The League of
Kentucky Sportsmen donated $142,000 for two front-end loaders equipped with
tree shears for improving habitat for species such as grouse.
“The League of
Kentucky Sportsmen always has been focused on wildlife conservation and the
development of habitat,” said Mark Nethery, immediate past president of the
League of Kentucky Sportsmen. “This seemed a natural progression.”
The shears allow
for cutting smaller trees to create open spaces in forested habitat. This
benefits upland species such as grouse and quail, as well as small game species
such as cottontail rabbits.
donation from the League of Kentucky Sportsmen will enable us to greatly
enhance our forest management activities,” said Karen Waldrop, director of
wildlife for Kentucky Fish and Wildlife. “This equipment will improve grouse
habitat and other wildlife habitat across the state.”
The League of
Kentucky Sportsmen presented a check to the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife
Commission at its quarterly meeting earlier this month.
“We see this
donation further solidifying the relationship between the League of Kentucky
Sportsmen and the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources,” Nethery
said. “The wildlife and sportsmen of Kentucky are the beneficiaries of this