Outdoors with the Commissioner

Commissioner Johnson loves to be outdoors and enjoys interacting with the employees and our sportsmen and women. Here are a few pictures that show the great memorable experiences the Commissioner experiences with folks while he is out in the state. 

Spent time fishing this weekend on Lake Cumberland
with friends Bruce Jasper and Charlie Guffey


Spent time fishing this weekend on Lake Cumberland
with my son Ryan


Caught lots of fish on Lake Cumberland with friends and family!

Commissioner Johnson and his friend Adam Walton
Just got back from Wisconsin and fishing with my good friend Adam Walton of Pike Pole Fishing.   We fished for Walleye on Lake Koshkonong.  They stock 3 million Walleye per year in that lake through a joint venture of WI DNR and fishermen on Lake Koshkonong.  A great Walleye fishery.

Commissioner Johnson at Clay WMA
Got to spend the day at Clay Wildlife Management Area with eighth
district Commission Member Rich Storm and some of our "top shelf"
biologists discussing Grouse Habitat Improvement.
Busy implementing our Grouse/Young Forest Strategic Plan.
Pictured left to right are Commission Member Rich Storm,
Deputy Commissioner Dr. Karen Waldrop,
Regional Supervisory Biologist Nathan Gregory, yours truly, and
Clay WMA Manager Jacob Stewart.
In the background is a wildlife timber harvest designed for
future grouse habitat.

 Commissioner Johnson at Two Rivers
Department Leadership and Members of the KFW Commission
recently held their Commission Committee Meeting in west KY.
Among activities were touring the Asian Carp processing facilities
and the Ballard WMA.

Tourism Meeting about Asian Carp
Excellent meeting with Tourism Sec Parkinson's, Dep Sec Stivers today about harvesting Asian Carp

Slough WMA
At Soughs Wildlife Management Area with Ducks Unlimited to observe cooperative wetlands and waterfowl work accomplished. Charlie Plush, WMA Manager speaks to a group of DU and KFW about the joint, on the land, accomplishments. Great teamwork for waterfowl and sportsmen!!!

Quail Forever
A historic day for Bobwhite Quail, as KY Fish & Wildlife Commissioner Johnson, in his capacity as Chairman of the National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative, signs a cooperative partnership agreement with Quail Forever's Howard Vincent. This agreement will allow for cooperation and leveraging of resources to combine national efforts for Bobwhite Quail management. 

Lexington Boat Show
Me at the Lexington Boat Show with a few of our Marketing Staff
From left, Brenda Ward-Hill, Carrie Self, Michael Gray and myself

Lexington Boat Show
Another one from the Lexington Boat Show with
Zac Campbell and Josh Robinson from the Law Enforcement Divsion

Lexington Boat Show
Talking with customers at the Lexington Boat Show

Lexington Boat Show
Another one from the Lexington Boat Show

Division of Forestry
I am really proud of the folks from KFW who stepped up and volunteered to help our KY Division of Forestry friends fight the wild fires in east Kentucky.
Thanks crew!!


Deer hunt
A great family deer hunt as my daughter, Kendra, poses with her buck along with my grrandson Max.