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Farmers can earn $10,000 in Cooperative Dove Field Program; enrollment period extended to March 10

Farmers can earn extra money and support Kentucky’s hunting heritage by participating in the Cooperative Dove Field Program offered by the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. The program leases privately owned and managed fields for public dove hunting in the fall. Enrollment is open through March 10. “This creative program gives our farmers an additional income opportunity, and...

Waterfowl blind drawing set for mobility-impaired hunters at Doug Travis Wildlife Management Area

Applications will be accepted beginning Sept. 1 for two specially constructed waterfowl blinds for mobility-impaired hunters at Doug Travis Wildlife Management Area (WMA) in Hickman and Carlisle counties. Applications for these quota hunts must be postmarked by Sept. 30. “One blind, Blind 19, is a boat-in site with a handicap-accessible boat ramp. Hunters must hunt within 10 yards of the location...

Kentucky farmers can earn extra cash by enrolling in Fish and Wildlife Cooperative Dove Field Program

Kentucky farmers can earn some much-needed extra cash by enrolling in the Cooperative Dove Field Program. Enrollment is underway and continues through March 1. The Cooperative Dove Field Program pays landowners to lease fields on their property for public dove hunting. “Landowners may earn up to $10,000 in the Cooperative Dove Field Program,” said Wes Little, migratory bird biologist for the Kentucky...

Kentucky Afield Outdoors: Squeezing out the last waterfowl hunting of the season

By Lee McClellan Special to KyForward In Kentucky, the coldest weather of the year often coincides with the best waterfowl hunting. This should prove especially true this year with the unusually warm start to the waterfowl hunting season that opened Thanksgiving Day. “Late winter seems to be our best duck and goose hunting due to the lower temperatures,” said Wes Little, migratory bird biologist...

Kentucky Afield Outdoors: Waterfowl season looks promising, but state needs some cold weather

By Lee McClellan Special to KyForward The moderate drought conditions across Kentucky brought baked, cracked yards, dust, fires and streams as low as any time in recent memory. This would seem a negative for the upcoming waterfowl season, but the summer’s ample rains provided a cushion against the fall dry spell. “We had a good summer growing season across Kentucky,” said Wes Little, migratory...

State accepting applications for extra waterfowl blind drawing for mobility-impaired hunters

Doug Travis Wildlife Management Area (WMA) in Hickman and Carlisle counties will hold a special quota hunt for one blind accessible by mobility-impaired hunters. This opportunity became available after the publication deadline of the current Kentucky Hunting Guide for Waterfowl. It is not listed with the other mobility impaired quota hunts cited in the guide. “This blind (Blind #13) is built and...