hunting http://wkms.org en LBL to Close Some Wildlife Refuges for Winter http://wkms.org/post/lbl-close-some-wildlife-refuges-winter <p></p><p>Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area is closing nine wildlife refuges for the winter starting next month.</p><p>The refuges include portions of Duncan Bay, Smith Bay, and Rushing Bay on Kentucky Lake; Fulton and Honker bays on Lake Barkley; and Long Creek Refuge at the back of Elbow Bay. Mon, 28 Oct 2013 11:57:27 +0000 Austin Ramsey 36091 at http://wkms.org LBL to Close Some Wildlife Refuges for Winter Coyote Hunting Bill Approved by State Senate Committee http://wkms.org/post/coyote-hunting-bill-approved-state-senate-committee <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Legislation that would allow Kentuckians to hunt coyotes has been approved by the Senate Natural Resources and Environment Committee.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 27 Feb 2013 20:53:48 +0000 Dan Conti (KPR) 28639 at http://wkms.org Coyote Hunting Bill Approved by State Senate Committee Sandhill Crane Hunting Season Ends With Record Numbers http://wkms.org/post/sandhill-crane-hunting-season-ends-record-numbers <p></p><p>Hunters killed 92 sandhill cranes in Kentucky's second hunting season for the bird. That's 42 more than last season. Tue, 15 Jan 2013 14:30:00 +0000 Erica Peterson (KPR) 26786 at http://wkms.org Sandhill Crane Hunting Season Ends With Record Numbers Sandhill Crane Hunting Season Opens http://wkms.org/post/sandhill-crane-hunting-season-opens <p></p><p>Kentucky’s second annual sandhill crane hunting season is officially underway. 332 hunters were granted permits to bag two birds each.&nbsp; The season will last until Jan. 13, or until 400 birds are killed. Rocky Pritchert is a migratory bird specialist for the Division of Fish and Wildlife. The initial plan is for sandhill crane hunting to last at least three years, and Pritchert says the state evaluates the results of the hunt every year. Mon, 17 Dec 2012 14:27:40 +0000 Erica Peterson (KPR) 25773 at http://wkms.org Sandhill Crane Hunting Season Opens KY Hunters Kill 11 Black Bears http://wkms.org/post/ky-hunters-kill-11-black-bears <p></p><p>Kentucky hunters killed 11 black bears last weekend, including one that set a record for its size. Doug Adkins of Jenkins killed the state-record bear estimated at more than 450 pounds in Letcher County. All the bears killed came from Harlan and Letcher counties. The hunting season was scheduled to continue through Monday but wildlife officials closed it down Sunday night because hunters killed the maximum number of bears. Thu, 13 Dec 2012 13:49:35 +0000 The Associated Press & Whitney Jones 25634 at http://wkms.org KY Hunters Kill 11 Black Bears IL Hunters Take More Deer This Season http://wkms.org/post/il-hunters-take-more-deer-season <p></p><p>The Illinois Department of Natural Resources says deer hunters in the state have killed more than 5,000 deer than they did last year. Just in last week’s firearm season opening weekend hunters killed more than 72,000 deer. Wed, 21 Nov 2012 13:08:51 +0000 Whitney Jones & The Associated Press 24772 at http://wkms.org IL Hunters Take More Deer This Season Illinois Deer Season Ready to Start http://wkms.org/post/illinois-deer-season-ready-start <p></p><p>The Illinois firearm deer season begins tomorrow and runs through Sunday.&nbsp; It will conclude November 29th through December 2nd. Hunters harvested more than 98,000 deer during 2011's seven-day hunt. So far this year, about 334,000 permits have been issued. Thu, 15 Nov 2012 14:14:53 +0000 Shelly Baskin & The Associated Press 24543 at http://wkms.org Illinois Deer Season Ready to Start