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River levels could affect waterfowl quota hunts at Ballard WMA as duck season reopens statewide

Rising water levels along the Ohio and Mississippi rivers will affect hunting access this weekend at some state-operated wildlife management areas. Duck season reopens statewide this Saturday (Dec. 7). Biologists are closely monitoring conditions for this weekend’s quota hunts at Ballard Wildlife Management Area (WMA) in the far western end of the state. Ballard hunts are subject to cancellation...

New deer hunting regulations proposed for 2019 season at Fish and Wildlife Commission meeting

New public land deer hunting regulations highlighted the quarterly meeting of the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission on Dec. 7. The commission recommends all hunting, fishing and boating regulations to the Kentucky General Assembly for approval. The Legislature must approve regulation recommendations before they become law. The commission proposed changes for deer quota hunts on several wildlife...

Art Lander’s Outdoors: Central Ky.’s small lakes, ponds ideal for hunting Canada geese

‘Resident geese’ raise their young and spend most of their lives in the Central Kentucky region. They generally fly short distances in search of food. (Photo provided)   Central Kentucky’s many ponds and small lakes are home to a growing number of temperature nesting Canada geese.   These birds raise their young and spend most of their lives in the region. “We’re hunting...