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Gayle Pille: Our little ground squirrel is everywhere, overlooked; get ‘chipmunk’ names from their sounds

Some species of wildlife are so familiar that we just seem to take them for granted. They’re everywhere. The interesting but often overlooked Eastern Chipmunk is one such critter. The chipmunk is our only striped squirrel. They are ground squirrels like their much larger cousin the woodchuck, though they can easily climb trees. And even though we seem to see chipmunks everywhere, they are for...

New land acquired for public use by hunters and anglers, expected to be open in August

  Bald eagle’s nest (Photo from Wikimedia Commons)   The Kentucky River Wildlife Management Area just grew by more than a third in size.   Earlier this month, the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources completed its 18-month-long effort to acquire the 926-acre property of Stephen Boone in Henry County. It is located along KY 389 about three miles north of Gratz.   “What...