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Dale Hollow Lake boat ramp renamed for angler who caught world record smallmouth bass

Dale Hollow Lake boat ramp renamed for angler who caught world record smallmouth bass

July 14, 2011 Author Lee McClellan FRANKFORT, Ky. – On the morning of July 9, 1955, angler David L. Hayes of Leitchfield began a trolling run in the Phillip’s Bend area of Dale Hollow Lake. After Hayes cleared a point near what is now Dale Hollow Lake State Resort Park, the biggest smallmouth bass...
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Cumberland River still great trout fishery

Cumberland River still great trout fishery

July 14, 2011 Author Lee McClellan FRANKFORT, Ky. – Monsoon rains this past spring pushed Kentucky Lake, Lake Barkley, Nolin River Lake, Rough River Lake, Cave Run Lake and Taylorsville Lake to water levels never before witnessed. Water flowed over the emergency flood spillway at Rough River Lake for the first time. Lake Cumberland...
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Bowhunter education program meeting the needs of Kentucky archers

Bowhunter education program meeting the needs of Kentucky archers

Author Art Lander Jr. July 7, 2011 FRANKFORT, Ky. – Bowhunter education is not mandatory here, but it’s likely that more Kentuckians who hunt with archery equipment will want to take the course in the future. “Our focus is on offering more opportunities for certification,” said Bobby McKee, state bowhunting education coordinator for the...
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Blue Water Trails – Upper Green River

Blue Water Trails – Upper Green River

Author Lee McClellan editors note (This article is the eighth in the periodic Blue Water Trails series highlighting the floating, fishing and tourism opportunities on Kentucky’s streams and rivers). FRANKFORT, Ky. – Flowing off the edge of the Knobs in Lincoln County to its confluence with the Ohio River near Henderson, the Green River’s...
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Surveys help biologists monitor and manage wildlife populations

Surveys help biologists monitor and manage wildlife populations

Author Art Lander Jr. Wildlife surveys have a simple goal – to gather information. “They help biologists monitor non-game species, and effectively manage populations of the animals we hunt,” said David McChesney, federal aid program coordinator for the wildlife division of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. “This ensures the overall well-being...
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Tips for using personal pontoon boats to float Kentucky streams

Tips for using personal pontoon boats to float Kentucky streams

Author: Lee McClellan Floating a stream and catching smallmouth bass after smallmouth bass, a few spotted bass, rock bass, green sunfish and even an occasional white crappie is the one of the best ways to spend a summer afternoon. On a blistering hot day, you can beach your boat, wander out into a flowing,...
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Watch out for deer fawns and nesting wild turkeys when mowing this spring

Watch out for deer fawns and nesting wild turkeys when mowing this spring

June 9, 2011 Contact: Art Lander, Jr. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 1-800-858-1549, ext. 4414 FRANKFORT, Ky. – Everything is “growing like a weed,” as the old saying goes, because of heavy rainfall in April and early May followed by unseasonably high temperatures in early June. Fields of fescue grass, timothy, clover and alfalfa are tall...
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Sandhill Crane season Set

Sandhill Crane season Set

Kentucky Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Resources Breaking News Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission proposes sandhill crane season, early migratory bird dates June 7, 2011 Contact: Lee McClellan FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 1-800-858-1549, ext. 4443 FRANKFORT, Ky. – The Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission voted June 3 to implement a sandhill crane hunting season beginning...
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Good places to fish now that it’s hot

Good places to fish now that it’s hot

June 2, 2011 Author: Lee McClellan 1-800-858-1549, ext. 4443 FRANKFORT, Ky. – It seems Mother Nature just flipped a switch. It was jacket wearing cool just two weeks ago and now the daytime highs flirt with the 90s. Summer fishing patterns are upon us. Although hot, the summer weather is a welcome relief after...
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Kentucky Will Dedicate Marion County WMA September 16

Kentucky Will Dedicate Marion County WMA September 16 FRANKFORT, Ky. – The public is invited to the dedication of the new 1,293-acre Marion County Wildlife Management Area (WMA) and State Forest at 6 p.m. Eastern time Thursday, September 16. The ceremony is being held at the WMA parking lot, located southeast of Lebanon off...
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