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Monthly Archives: January 2012

Trapping is the most effective way to control wild pigs

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Trapping is the most effective way to control wild pigs

By Art Lander Jr FRANKFORT, Ky. – In Kentucky, wild pigs may be hunted with firearms year-round with no daily bag limit, but wildlife biologists believe trapping is the most effective way to control the feral pests. “In established populations, hunting often educates more pigs than it removes,” said Chad Soard, a wildlife biologist...
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White-nose syndrome killing more bats

White-nose syndrome killing more bats

By Chris Erwin White-nose syndrome is killing bats, lots of bats. Exactly how the disease spreads has been confounding researchers for years and has prompted caving bans in many areas. The disease has continued to spread and has now reached western Kentucky and nearby Lawrence County in Ohio. We reported on this problem last...
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Eagle Watch Weekends

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Eagle Watch Weekends

By Lee McClellan FRANKFORT, Ky. – The bow of the CQ Princess barely cleared the no-wake zone at Kenlake State Resort Park Marina when Lake Barkley State Park Naturalist Mary Schmidt spotted them. “There are two juvenile eagles to our right,” she announced over a microphone on the second deck of the excursion yacht....
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Eastern Kentucky Fishing Report

Eastern Kentucky Fishing Report

This fishing report was compiled for Jan. 23 to Jan. 29, 2012 Editor’s note; While our area has had limited opportunities for good fishing due to high water this winter, many lake across the state are still reporting good fishing.  Dale Hollow, Cumberland, Laurel and Paintsville Lake are all reporting good fishing for smallmouth...
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Locks and dam: A day to remember

Locks and dam: A day to remember

By Chris Erwin I thought I would take you along this week on a trip to the Greenup Dam to get a good look at the Sauger fishing. When I arrived, the picnic area was completely blocked off. I’m not sure if this was because of the terrorist threat or just because of the...
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Carter Caves offers Winter Adventure Weekend

Carter Caves offers Winter Adventure Weekend

By Carrie Stambaugh OLIVE HILL – Spend the night inside a cave, descend past a soaring natural sandstone arch, squeeze through corrugated cardboard, or learn how to identify trees without their leaves. These are just a few of the more than 100 activities and workshops being offered at this year’s Winter Adventure Weekend at...
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State Forestry, Fish and Wildlife acquire 2,500 acres for public use in Union County

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State Forestry, Fish and Wildlife acquire 2,500 acres for public use in Union County

BY Mark Marraccini FRANKFORT, Ky. – The Kentucky Division of Forestry and the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources have jointly acquired nearly 2,500 acres in Union County at the confluence of the Ohio and Tradewater rivers. The property will become the state’s newest wildlife management area (WMA) and state forest. The 2,484-acre...
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Hunters find sandhills challenging during Kentucky’s inaugural crane season

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Hunters find sandhills challenging during Kentucky’s inaugural crane season

By Mark Marraccini FRANKFORT, Ky. – Larry Dreamis Hill failed in his quest to take a bird during Kentucky’s inaugural sandhill crane hunting season but says it wasn’t for lack of effort. “These birds were extremely challenging and seemed to change their patterns a little every day. I really enjoyed the challenge and look...
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Parasites found on Lake Cumberland striped bass; fish still safe to eat

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Parasites found on Lake Cumberland striped bass; fish still safe to eat

By Art Lander Jr FRANKFORT, Ky. – Fisheries biologists at Lake Cumberland found a parasitic copepod is the cause of unusual sores on the tongue and mouth of striped bass in the lake. “When we sampled the lake’s striped bass fishery in mid-December, every fish we handled was infested,” said John Williams, southeastern district...
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A look back at 2011

A look back at 2011

By Chris Erwin The year 2011 is in the history books, but it doesn’t seem possible as we head deeper into 2012. Now is a good time to take a last look back and take a sneak peak forward. This past year was a record-setting year for rain and high water. Many of our...
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