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2022 Year in Review; K-9 officers join Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Law Enforcement; Kentucky River WMA project creates new wetland habitat; Public access enhanced at Yellowbank WMA; Mark Your Calendars!; Staff Spotlight: Adrienne Yancy, Graphic Design Coordinator; Wright on target; Kentucky Fish and Wildlife in the news; Meeting recaps; Deer season harvest highest since 2019; CWD testing update; Disability licensing update
Hellbender release makes history; Avian influenza detected in Jefferson County; Bear hunting regulations streamlined; Mast survey report available online; Fall bass population surveys; Deer season update; Kentucky Afield Outdoors: Fall is hybrid striped bass time; Staff Spotlight: Scott Horn, Conservation Officer Sergeant; Kentucky Fish and Wildlife in the news; Recent news releases; Conservation officers graduate from Academy of Police Supervision; Employee mentoring program reminder
Commissioner's Office staffing update; Commissioner highlights staff and department's work in legislative committee presentation; Salato Center's National Hunting and Fishing Day event draws hundreds; Voluntary deer and elk check stations planned for Harlan, Bell counties; Staff Spotlight: Gerald Burnett, Fish and Wildlife Technician III; This week's 'Kentucky Afield' fishing report; End of month deadlines; Angler R3 efforts among 10 best nationwide; Kentucky Wild members help tag mussels; Kentucky's economy benefits from hunting, target shooting
Becoming an Outdoors Woman fall workshop draws 80 participants; By the numbers: Deer season-opening weekend; Jackson joins Kentucky Fish and Wildlife staff; New employees experience dove hunting through the mentoring program; Fisheries foursome wins golf scramble; Mark your calendars: September 24 is National Hunting and Fishing Day; Lexington Public Library hosts Kentucky Afield Illustrated exhibit; Public shooting ranges reopened at Kleber WMA in Owen County
Fisheries staff teams with local anglers to improve Paintsville Lake fish habitat; Annual clean-up event held at Peabody Wildlife Management Area; Quail Forever chapter donates carport for wildlife management area; Great Outdoor News: New Courtesy Dock at Barren River Lake State Park; Recent retirements; Staff Spotlights: Tony Smith; Fall Fishing Festival returns; Looking back to the 2022 Kentucky State Fair
Commission to hold quarterly meeting Aug. 26; Recently amended regulations; Video: Setting up for the Kentucky State Fair; Hunting, trapping seasons poster available
Conservation officer dies while off-duty; Fisheries staff, volunteers mark this year's lake sturgeon 'crop'; Kentucky Fish and Wildlife at the state fair; Great Outdoor News: New Courtesy Dock at Barren River Lake State Park Marina; Dove season nears; Kentucky Afield TV: Fishing, stocking report
UPDATE: Eastern Kentucky Flood Response
Fish and Wildlife staff respond after flash floods hit eastern Kentucky; Couch receives regional award; Staff spotlight: Kevin Osborne; Great Outdoors News: Conserving Endangered Bats; Wildlife biologist retires
Video: Kentucky Afield TV goes walleye fishing with WAVE news anchor; 1st District town hall scheduled Sunday; Staff Spotlight: Conservation Officer Alex Kidd; Step right up
Report your wild turkey observations; Conservation officer recruits complete basic training at DOCJT; Online now: 2022 fall hunting, trapping guide; Staff Spotlight: Zack Couch; Great Outdoors News: Green River Lake pier; Alligator sighting leads to charges against Harlan County man; Dreves completes National Conservation Leadership Institute
Life jacket loaner station opens at Madison County's Lake Reba; Staff Spotlight: Jessica Morris, Corrie Joyce and Jason Smith; Kentucky Afield TV adds stocking information to weekly fishing report; Great Outdoors News: Pollinator habitats; Operation Dry Water scheduled July 2-4
Free Fishing Weekend June 4-5; Ceremony commemorates opening of new accessible fishing pier at Green River Lake; Staff Spotlight: Conservation Officer Clint Cox; Great Outdoors News: Welcome to the Reel World; Commission meeting replay available; Video: How long does it take for a bass to reach 15 inches in Kentucky Lake?
Commission to hold quarterly meeting June 3; Staff Spotlight: Dr. Matt Thomas; Free fishing days are June 4-5 in Kentucky