Bear Hunters: The quota for the 2014 archery/crossbow season for bears WAS NOT MET today.  Therefore, the bear season will remain open tomorrow.  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.

 Restricted entanglement fishing gear zones on the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers

Downloadable Text File with GPS markers for the restricted zones

Restricted Entanglement Fishing Gear Zones in Google Maps

 

In accordance with “301 KAR 1:155: Commercial fishing requirements”, Kentucky restricts use of commercial entanglement gear within 50 yards of a tributary on the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers. In order to assist fishers with determination of these boundaries KDFWR is providing the GPS coordinates in two forms. 1) A direct link to Google Maps showing the delineated boundaries for online use: and 2) A downloadable text file with GPS markers every 25 feet along the restricted boundaries for use with hand-held GPS units and chartplotters. This list includes most tributaries on the Ohio and Mississippi rivers, but some smaller tributaries may have been omitted. The smaller tributaries are also subject to this regulation.