The spring squirrel season in Kentucky, which started as an experiment on four state wildlife management areas in 1994, went statewide in 1999. The season opens on the third Saturday in May, is 28 days long, and continues through the third Friday in June.
This year, the season dates are May 19-June 15. A hunting license is required unless the hunter is license exempt.
Squirrels are Kentucky’s most stable and abundant small game species.
WHITAKER BANK BALLPARK (Lexington, KY) The Lexington Legends will open their 12th season Thursday, April 12 at Whitaker Bank Ballpark, and the fun will include baseball and much more.
The Legends, a class A affiliate of the Houston Astros, will play the Kannapolis Intimidators, a Chicago White Sox affiliate, at 7:05 p.m. Gates will open at 5 p.m., and fans can enjoy live music from the Chris Campbell Band both before and after the game.
The April 12 game will be the first of nine “Thirsty Thursdays,” presented by Urban Active, at which beer and Pepsi products will be available for one dollar each.
Following the game, fans can remain in their seats and enjoy the first of 15 Ford fireworks shows that will follow Legends games this season.
“Opening Day is our favorite day of the year, and we can”t wait to kick off the 2012 season in style,” said Legends general manager Seth Poteat. “From the post-game fireworks to the new and improved kids area, from the live music pre and post-game to the $1 beverages, we feel we”ve got something for everyone, and it”s sure to be a blast! And I haven”t even mentioned the ballgame itself!”
For ticket information, call (859) 422-7867 or go online to www.lexingtonlegends.com.
The City of Berea Parks and Recreation Department is accepting applications for the position of LIFEGUARD.
Applicants MUST be 16 years of age or older, be available to work nights, weekends and holidays and hold a current American Red Cross Lifesaving certificate and a current American Red Cross CPR certificate.
If you do not hold these certificates, we can assist you.
The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources (KDFWR) created the Fishing in Neighborhoods(FINs) program in 2006 to provide anglers with quality fishing opportunities close to home.
In 2012 the program includes 35 lakes statewide. The aim of the program is to create quality fishing opportunities near cities of all sizes throughout the state. Lakes are regularly stocked with catfish and rainbow trout throughout the year. In addition to these lakes being stocked with catfish and trout, the sunfish and bass populations are regularly sampled to ensure natural reproduction is meeting the needs of anglers. Stocking of hybrid sunfish and/or largemouth bass occur if needed.
Youth-Only Season: The youth-only hunting weekend opens on the first Saturday in April. This year the season dates are April 7-8. The youth-only hunting weekend is open to hunters 15 years of age or younger.
General Statewide Season: The general season opens on the Saturday closest to April 15 and lasts 23 days. This year the season dates are April 14-May 6.
Shooting Hours: Shooting hours for the spring turkey seasons are one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset. However, hunters may be in the field before and after shooting hours.
March 1st is opening day of the 2012 Fishing Season. March to Kentuckians not only means the tip-off to the NCAA Championship, but it also represents the tip-off to the 2012 fishing season. March and April are two of the best months of the year to land a fish of a lifetime.
Check out The Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife each Thursday from late February through the end of March for columns detailing not only what species of fish are biting, but also where and how to catch them. http://fw.ky.gov/