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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...

Kentucky Afield Outdoors: New fishing regulations to take affect across Kentucky beginning March 1

By Lee McClellan Special to KyForward An old blues song “High Water Everywhere” lamented the damage caused by the great 1927 Mississippi River flood. Kentuckians so far this winter can empathize with those sentiments. Many rivers still run high, Lake Cumberland is at summer pool in January and other reservoirs are well above winter pool. The weather forecast calls for more rain, followed by wicked...

Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission proposes new fishing regulations for 2018 season

The Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission proposed several new fishing regulations at a special called meeting. The commission recommends all hunting, fishing and boating regulations for approval by the General Assembly and approves all expenditures by the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. All recommendations must be approved by legislators before they become law. If approved by legislators,...

Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission proposes early migratory bird, waterfowl season dates

The Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission proposed the 2016-2017 early migratory bird and waterfowl season dates and fishing regulations at its quarterly meeting. The commission recommends all hunting, fishing and boating regulations for approval by the General Assembly and approves all expenditures by the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. All recommendations must be approved by legislators...

Kentucky Afield Outdoors: Find out about new fishing regulations before you cast that first line in the water

By Lee McClellan Special to KyForward This is the second installment of the “Spring Fishing Fever” series of articles, detailing productive fishing techniques and opportunities across Kentucky. The series will continue until early summer. An archive of past articles is available on the department’s website at www.fw.ky.gov). It is no longer getting dark at dinner time. We are beginning to have...