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Effective July 15, 2008, Kentucky became a member of the Interstate Wildlife Violator Compact (IWVC). The IWVC is an agreement in which member states reciprocate regarding the suspension or revocation of licenses and permits resulting from violations concerning hunting, fishing and trapping laws. If a person's license or permit privileges which come under the scope of the Compact are suspended or revoked in one member state, they are subject to suspension or revocation in all member states. In addition to license and permit suspensions and revocations which result from a conviction for the illegal pursuit, possession or taking of mammals, birds, fish, reptiles, amphibians, mollusks, shellfish and crustaceans, failing to appear in court or to otherwise answer a ticket or summons issued for such violations will also result in license or permit suspension. Compact member states also agree to recognize convictions for violations within the scope of the Compact which occur in all other member states and to apply them toward license and permit suspension and revocations in the state in which the person resides.
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The Fourth of July weekend was a busy one on Kentucky waterways for boaters and conservation officers with the Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources.
Conservation officers investigated four boating-related accidents, but we’re thankful to report that there were no boating-related fatalities or drownings on Kentucky waterways from July 2-4.
The holiday weekend coincided with Operation Dry Water, a nationwide campaign designed to educate the public about the danger of boating while impaired. Kentucky Fish and Wildlife increased the presence of conservation officers around the state’s lakes and rivers, both as a reminder not to boat under the influence and to help ensure public safety on Kentucky’s waterways.
Download the KFWLaw smartphone app to anonymously report suspected illegal activity related to fish, wildlife or boating.
Anonymous tips also can be submitted from non-smartphones with texting capability. Text the keyword “KFWLAW” along with your message or tip to 847411 (tip411).
Majority of time is spent outside. Conditions are consistent with other law enforcement officers.
Must have the ability to run, swim, bend, stoop, lift, push and pull heavy objects and individuals. Must be able to be trained in the use of weapons and defensive tactics and in the use of other law enforcement related equipment.