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New fishing, hunting regulations proposed; based on recommendations of Fish and Wildlife Commission

The Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission proposed new steps to make it more convenient for people to obtain their hunter education certification, set elk permit quotas for the 2020-21 season and adopted fishing regulations for newly introduced cutthroat trout at its June 7 quarterly meeting. Provided photo The commission is a nine-member board, comprised of volunteers who serve four-year terms after...

Prestonsburg’s Mountain Arts Center to host special unveiling of Kentucky elk hunt winners event May 18

The Mountain Arts Center in Prestonsburg will host its second annual reveal event to announce winners of the Kentucky elk hunt drawing beginning at noon (Eastern time) on May 18. For those unable to attend, the Mountain Arts Center will carry the event live on its Facebook page. The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources plans to share the feed on its Facebook page. WPRG TV also will air...

Time running out to apply for a Kentucky elk hunt; deadline is midnight on April 30

Time is running out to apply for the most coveted elk hunt in the eastern United States. Hunters have until midnight (Eastern time) on Tuesday, April 30, to apply for Kentucky’s quota elk hunt. Applications are available online at fw.ky.gov, or by clicking this link. Hunts are open to Kentucky residents and non-residents. Adults and youth may apply. The cost is $10 per application. Although hunters...