GRAND RIVERS, Ky. (Nov. 8, 2019) – An experimental project designed to keep invasive Asian carp from moving farther up the Cumberland River was unveiled Friday at Lake Barkley. A bio-acoustic fish fence (BAFF) was deployed on the downstream side of Barkley Lock. U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell and U.S. Congressman James Comer along with project partners, ceremonially inaugurated the BAFF system as part of a three-year evaluation to deter Asian carp from migrating through the navigation lock.Continue reading Bio-acoustic fish fence now operational at Lake Barkley
One of the favorite times of the year for tens of thousands of Kentuckians begins Nov. 9 as modern gun deer season opens statewide. The 16-day season closes Nov. 24.
The season sits squarely in the rut, when male deer are most actively pursuing does to breed.
“Our modern gun season this year starts very early in November,” said Gabe Jenkins, deer and elk program coordinator for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. “The timing is perfect. We should have pre-rut, the peak of the rut and the post-rut all within the 16 days of the season. It should be a great modern gun season.”Continue reading Modern Gun Season for Deer Opens Statewide Nov. 9
Nov. 09: 2nd Saturday Fly Fishing Clinics: Two hour sessions, Must Pre-register – 10 AM and 1 PM CST
Nov. 09: Make it, Take it, Give it Nature Craft Workshop
– Must Pre-register, fee will apply – 8 AM– noon CST
Nov. 12: Friends of Wolf Creek NFH Monthly Meeting – 1-2 PM CST
Dec. 10: Friends of Wolf Creek NFH Monthly Meeting 5 PM CST (Russell County SKRECC)
Dec. 14: 2nd Saturday Fly Fishing Clinics: Two hour sessions, Must Pre-register – 10 AM and 1 PM CST
Dec. 14: Holiday Open House: FREE for the entire Family – 10 AM – noon CST
– Create nature themed ornaments, enjoy refreshments, door prizes and entertainment.
For more information or to preregister for any of the above mentioned programs, please contact:
Moria Painter, Environmental Education Specialist or Ashley Buffington, Environmental Education Specialist
(All Events begin at the Visitor Center unless otherwise noted.)
The lock chamber of the Lake Barkley tailwater in western Kentucky has closed to fishing, bowfishing and boat anchoring in order to protect an experimental barrier being installed to block movement of Asian carp into the lake.Continue reading Protective Zone Implemented Below Lake Barkley Lock
As hunters return to the woods and fields for the fall seasons, the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources is increasing its efforts to monitor the state for chronic wasting disease (CWD) at the same time.Continue reading Defend Against Chronic Wasting Disease This Fall
Champion Standardbred, Staying Together, died October 28, 2019, at the Kentucky Horse Park where he had been retired after a successful pacing career. At the age of 30, the gelding was euthanized due to infirmities of old age. The champion known as “Stanley” came to the Kentucky Horse Park in September 1995.
“Staying Together became a close member of the Kentucky Horse Park family during his years at the Hall of Champions,” said Laura Prewitt, Executive Director of the Kentucky Horse Park. “As a member of the family, he will be missed terribly, and never forgotten.”Continue reading Champion Standardbred Staying Together Died at the Kentucky Horse Park
Online applications are being taken Nov. 1-15 for youth and mobility-impaired waterfowl quota hunts at two state-owned fish hatcheries near Frankfort and Morehead. Hunts will be available each Saturday and Sunday in January 2020.
Hunts will be conducted at the Minor Clark Fish Hatchery in Rowan County and the Peter W. Pfeiffer Fish Hatchery in Franklin County.Continue reading Apply Soon for Youth-Mentor and Mobility Impaired Waterfowl Quota Hunts at State Fish Hatcheries
A generous donation of 15,000 blue catfish from the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources boosted fish populations in the Kentucky River.
“We’re grateful to West Virginia for helping us fortify blue catfish populations in areas where numbers are low and catfishing is popular,” said Paul Wilkes, acting director of fisheries for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources.Continue reading West Virginia donates blue catfish to Kentucky