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Landowners honored for improving wildlife habitat

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Landowners honored for improving wildlife habitat

BY Kevin Kelly As it works to conserve and enhance fish and wildlife resources across the state, the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources doesn’t do it alone. Private landowners, businesses and other groups are key players. “They are critical to us being able to manage the state’s resources,” said Dan Figert, assistant...
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Kentucky reels exhibit spotlights important contribution to angling history

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Kentucky reels exhibit spotlights important contribution to angling history

BY Lee McClellan Many anglers in Kentucky don’t realize our state’s rich contribution to fishing technology and angling history. Those who use a baitcasting reel to flip a 1/2-ounce black and blue jig to an isolated stump owe a debt of gratitude to Kentucky’s capital city. “The multiplying reel was refined and perfected in...
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Carp Blitz Set for Kentucky, Barkley Lakes

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Carp Blitz Set for Kentucky, Barkley Lakes

Netting effort being held Nov. 8-10 to help gauge number of Asian carp FRANKFORT, Ky. (Oct. 25, 2016) — State and federal agencies, working in cooperation with volunteers, commercial anglers and fish processors, are launching a “Carp Blitz” on Nov. 8-10 to help gauge the population of invasive Asian carp in Kentucky and Barkley...
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Kentucky Opens More Land for Public Hunting

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Kentucky Opens More Land for Public Hunting

Public land hunting opportunities in Kentucky just grew by more than 4,600 acres. The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources announces the opening of six new properties ranging from Ballard County in the west to Bath County in the east. Newly opened properties include one new wildlife management area in Nelson and LaRue...
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Fishing For Freedom 3rd Annual Tournament

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Fishing For Freedom 3rd Annual Tournament

By Chris Erwin Fishing for Freedom will be held Sept. 10 on the Ohio River near Ashland. Fishing for Freedom is a Military Appreciation Tournament that has been also extended to First Responders, which includes firefighters, police and ambulances personal. The tournament is completely free for these individuals. They will be a guest in...
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Bob Riggs is the product of five generations of Gunsmiths

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Bob Riggs is the product of five generations of Gunsmiths

By Chris Erwin I got a chance to drop in and see my old friend Bob Riggs. We worked together for over 15 years at National Mine Service Co. where we were both were machinists. Bob worked mostly day-turn and ran his gun repair shop anytime he wasn’t working at the plant. While guns...
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Some changes for the upcoming early migratory bird seasons

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Some changes for the upcoming early migratory bird seasons

BY Lee McClellan (July 21, 2016) – Although Kentucky is baking in the hottest temperatures of the year, hunters will be afield in a little over a month pursuing migratory birds such as dove, wood duck, American woodcock and resident Canada goose. Those planning to hunt during these seasons must be aware of some...
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Crash’s Landing Lives on Reopening under new ownership

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Crash’s Landing Lives on Reopening under new ownership

By Chris Erwin In recent times, we have only had two men who have been inducted into the Fishing Hall of Fame in Kentucky: Soc Clay, of South Shore, and Crash Mullins, of Olive Hill. On Sept the 19, David “Crash” Mullins passed from this life to the next. Crash was a personal friend...
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Young Wildlife Should Be Left Alone

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Young Wildlife Should Be Left Alone

BY Kevin Kelly – Recently, a photo of a wild bison calf standing in the back of an SUV at Yellowstone National Park made national news after first going viral on social media. The story illustrated an extreme scenario of compassion blurring common sense as the well-intentioned tourists took it upon themselves to “help”...
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Catching up with pro angler Jimmy Houston

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Catching up with pro angler Jimmy Houston

BY Kevin Kelly (This is the fifth installment of the “Spring Fishing Fever” series of articles, detailing productive fishing techniques and opportunities across Kentucky. The series will continue until early summer. An archive of past articles is available on the department’s website at www.fw.ky.gov). The growth of outdoor television and an expanding library of...
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