Department of Fish and Wildlife
The Salato Wildlife Education Center Celebrates Deer Hunting Nov. 6
FRANKFORT, Ky. – More than 200,000 Kentuckians hunt deer. Their purchase of hunting licenses and permits fund the conservation of all wildlife and contribute hundreds of thousands of dollars to the state’s economy each year.
The public is invited to celebrate the sport of deer hunting at the Salato Wildlife Education Center from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6 for hunting tips and activities for all ages. Modern gun season opens Nov.13 statewide.
Kentucky is home to more than just trophy bucks; our state offers an excellent overall deer hunter success ratio. Whether you are a seasoned hunter or a beginner, knowledgeable Kentucky Fish and Wildlife staff will show you numerous tricks of the trade from deer tracking techniques to safe tree stand set up and use.
Talk to one of the department’s deer biologists about hunting tips from 1 – 2 p.m. Other hunting-related activities will be offered for kids, too, that will hopefully result in a reason for you to celebrate success this season. The program is free and no registration is needed.
The Salato Center has native wildlife for the public to see, including a black bear, an eagle, bobcats, elk, deer, bison, snakes and fish. The center has numerous indoor exhibits and miles of hiking trails. Fishing is available at two lakes. General admission is free.
For more information, call 1-800-858-1549, ext. 4445, or log on to fw.ky.gov. The Salato Center, operated by the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, is located at the department’s headquarters at #1 Sportsman’s Lane (formerly #1 Game Farm Road), off U.S. 60 in Frankfort, 1.5 miles west of U.S. 127. Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. The center is closed Sundays, Mondays and state holidays.