Department of Fish and Wildlife - Recent Headlines
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- Dam repairs to cause temporary closure of Benjy Kinman Lake boat ramp
Friday, August 28, 2015
The boat ramp at Benjy Kinman Lake in Henry County will close Sept. 14 while repairs are being made to the lake’s dam. The project is expected to be completed in time for the spring fishing season.
- Kentucky Afield Outdoors: New procedures for the Harvest Information Program (H.I.P.) benefit future hunting
Thursday, August 27, 2015
Hunters possess a long history of taking actions that benefit wildlife conservation. They tax themselves and buy licenses, permits and stamps that support the vitality of both game and non-game animals.
- Parking lot expansion may create temporary closures of Wildcat Ramp on Kentucky Lake
Thursday, August 27, 2015
An expansion project for the parking area at Wildcat Creek Boat Ramp on Kentucky Lake is currently underway. Due to the ongoing construction, the ramp will close intermittently over the next four to six weeks.
- Three dove fields removed from public hunts; new field added in Johnson County
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Three dove fields listed in Kentucky’s 2015 dove guide will not be open for public hunting this year. However, the department is adding an extra field in Johnson County that was not listed in the guide.
- Salato Center adds new bobcat kitten, young bald eagle for visitors to see
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
The Salato Wildlife Education Center in Frankfort invites visitors to come and see the two most recent additions to its collection of exhibit animals.
- Kentucky Fish and Wildlife ending active mountain lion investigation as leads dry up
Monday, August 24, 2015
Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife law enforcement officials are ending their active investigation into the circumstances surrounding the appearance last December of a 125-pound mountain lion on a Bourbon County farm.
- Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission proposes waterfowl seasons for 2015-2016
Friday, August 21, 2015
The Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission today proposed waterfowl seasons for 2015-16.
- Ky Fish and Wildlife News: Waterfowl blind drawings coming up
Thursday, August 20, 2015
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).
- Rifle tube range at Kleber WMA closes for repairs; to reopen Sept. 5
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
The rifle tube range at the John A. Kleber Wildlife Management Area (WMA) in Owen County will remain closed until Sept. 5 while repairs are underway.
- Rare mussels released into Big South Fork of Cumberland River
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
A collaborative effort between the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Park Service placed three endangered species of freshwater mussels into the Big South Fork of Cumberland River on Aug. 12.
- Kentucky Afield Outdoors: September is quota hunt application month
Thursday, August 13, 2015
The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources administers deer, pheasant, quail, upland bird and waterfowl quota hunts on state wildlife management areas (WMAs) and other public lands. The first week of September starts the clock on the quota hunt application period.
- Kentucky Afield Outdoors: Blue Water Trails – Little South Fork of Cumberland River
Thursday, August 06, 2015
Slices of Kentucky still retain the patina of times long ago. Powerful economic and cultural forces of the 20th Century reshaped the landscape of Kentucky, but there are still areas that look and feel similar to what those who traveled in horse-drawn buggies witnessed in their daily lives.
- Mentor-youth dove hunt sign-ups begin Aug. 10
Tuesday, August 04, 2015
Registration for mentor-youth dove hunts sponsored by the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources will begin Monday, Aug.10.
- Kentucky Afield Outdoors: Fall fishing carries new meaning this summer
Thursday, July 30, 2015
Anglers become conditioned to expect high water on lakes in spring and stable conditions in summer before the fall drawdowns to winter pool.
- Public meeting on Lake Malone marina request set for Aug. 26
Friday, July 24, 2015
The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources will host a public meeting at Muhlenberg County South Elementary School Aug. 26 to discuss an application to build a 24-slip marina at Lake Malone. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. (Central time).
- Kentucky Afield Outdoors: Water safety important now with rain swollen lakes and rivers
Thursday, July 23, 2015
The middle of July usually means less grass mowing because of the parched, brown conditions of most lawns. Streams normally run low and clear in mid-summer and concern about drought clouds people’s minds.
The Kentucky River at Frankfort looks like a flowing ribbon of foamy chocolate milk. This week, Buckhorn Lake in eastern Kentucky’s Leslie and Perry counties rose 13 ½ feet above normal summer pool while central Kentucky’s Taylorsville Lake swelled to 18 ½ feet above it. The unusually high water makes for unsafe conditions for boating, canoeing and kayaking as well as swimming on Kentucky lakes and rivers.
- Native walleye stocked in Kentucky River; part of ambitious restoration project
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Native walleye have returned to the Kentucky River after a decades-long absence.
- Memorial to honor former Salato Wildlife Education Center director set for Aug. 14
Monday, July 20, 2015
A memorial ceremony to honor former Salato Wildlife Education Center Director Laurie Davison will be held at the center in Frankfort at 2:30 p.m. (Eastern time) Friday, Aug. 14.
- Tips to keep bugs from bugging you this summer
Friday, July 17, 2015
After a wet spring and a soggy start to the summer across parts of Kentucky, outdoors enthusiasts should expect to encounter more mosquitoes, ticks and chiggers. That won’t necessarily translate into an increased disease risk, but it could ruin an outing for the unprepared. A good bug-fighting strategy includes multiple lines of defense.
- Salato Wildlife Education Center in Frankfort delays opening on July 18
Friday, July 10, 2015
The Salato Wildlife Education Center in Frankfort will open at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 18.