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Prescribed burn planned at Taylorsville Lake WMA; controlled fire to improve forest, grassland health

A portion of Taylorsville Lake Wildlife Management Area (WMA) is scheduled to be closed for two days in November for a prescribed burn south of Old Briar Ridge Road (KY 3228) in Spencer County. A prescribed burn is a controlled fire that improves forest and grassland health, thereby enhancing the habitat (including food sources) preferred by native wildlife. As part of an ongoing hardwood forest improvement...

State anglers will get additional access to section of Salt River with opening of new road

Road access to a section of Salt River above Taylorsville Lake is now open for vehicles in preparation for the coming white bass spawning run. The gated accesses at Palmer Road and Old River Road off KY 44 at Taylorsville Lake Wildlife Management Area (WMA) will remain open from daylight until dark through late summer, except for closures during youth and spring turkey seasons. The gates will remain...

Access to Salt River open daylight to dark through mid-April for off-road bank fishing

Seasonal access to the Salt River above Taylorsville Lake reopened this past weekend in preparation for the coming white bass spawning run.   The Palmer Road access on Taylorsville Lake Wildlife Management Area will remain open from daylight until dark through April 11. The gravel road which parallels the Salt River in the WMA is normally gated to vehicles except during quota deer hunts in fall.   The...