Bear Hunters: The 2015 bear season with dogs opens Saturday November 28.  All hunters must check the KDFWR homepage or call the Info Center at 1-800-858-1549  after 9:00 PM each day of the season to learn if the black bear quota was met.  For information about checking bears, click here.

Hatchery Creek Stream Restoration Project

Hatchery Creek Located at Wolf Creek Dam, Jamestown, KY

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The Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife Resources in partnership with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is undertaking a project to restore stream and wetland habitat in a stream known as “Hatchery Creek.” 
The project will restore stream and wetland habitat for over one mile from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service-Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery down the valley to the Cumberland River. It was designed to maximize ecological benefits including water quality improvements, restoration of fish and wildlife habitat, and to create stream conditions favorable for trout and other wildlife….read more

NOTICE: The exceptionally harsh winter and wet spring has caused delays in the construction of the Hatchery Creek Stream Restoration Project. As a result, the projected completion date has been pushed to May 1, 2016. This new date is needed to allow the construction to resume plus it will allow vegetation to become established helping to stabilize the site before water is released into the new channel and opened to the public. The extra time will give biologists an opportunity to conduct surveys on trout moving from the Cumberland River into the new stream, which will help with future management decisions for the stream. The upper part of Hatchery Creek nearest the hatchery is open but may experience periodic closures according to construction activity in this section.