Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources http://wkms.org en Kentucky Wraps Up Third Year of Controversial Sandhill Crane Hunting Season http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-wraps-third-year-controversial-sandhill-crane-hunting-season <p>Kentucky’s third annual sandhill crane hunting season wrapped up yesterday and Fish and Wildlife officials are calling it a success.</p><p>The most recent numbers show&nbsp;87 birds were killed in this year’s sandhill crane hunting season, mostly in Barren County. That’s slightly lower than last year,&nbsp;when 92 birds were killed. But both years, the actual hunt fell far below the quota of 400 birds the Department of Fish and Wildlife set.</p><p> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 19:57:57 +0000 Erica Peterson (KPR) 37997 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Wraps Up Third Year of Controversial Sandhill Crane Hunting Season Inspector General Finds Misuse of Property by Ky. Agency http://wkms.org/post/inspector-general-finds-misuse-property-ky-agency <p>A federal review released Monday has found widespread misuse of government property and employees at the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources.</p><p>The Office of Inspector General's findings from a months-long investigation concludes top leaders were involved in the misapplication of resources at the agency.</p><p> Mon, 09 Dec 2013 22:28:47 +0000 John Null & The Associated Press 37203 at http://wkms.org Inspector General Finds Misuse of Property by Ky. Agency Big Rivers Wildlife Area Addition Being Dedicated http://wkms.org/post/big-rivers-wildlife-area-addition-being-dedicated <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A massive addition to the Big Rivers Wildlife Management Area and State Forest is being dedicated this week.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Kentucky Division of Forestry and the state Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources is meeting with lawmakers, local officials and funding partners Wednesday on the more than 4,000 acre property.</span></p><p> Mon, 21 Oct 2013 12:36:23 +0000 Whitney Jones & The Associated Press 35892 at http://wkms.org Big Rivers Wildlife Area Addition Being Dedicated State Adds To Big Rivers Wildlife Area http://wkms.org/post/state-adds-big-rivers-wildlife-area <p></p><p>The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources and the Kentucky Division of Forestry have purchased more than 4,200 acres of property in western Kentucky for $12.6 million dollars to preserve it for activities such as hunting, fishing and wildlife viewing.</p><p>The two agencies purchased the property from the Nature Conservancy of Kentucky last week. Along with 2,488 acres acquired in Union County in 2011, the Big Rivers Wildlife Management Area and State Forest will cover more than 6,700 acres. Mon, 30 Sep 2013 11:57:33 +0000 John Walker & The Associated Press 35300 at http://wkms.org State Adds To Big Rivers Wildlife Area Nature Conservancy Group To Make $13.4 Million Land Purchase In Crittenden County http://wkms.org/post/nature-conservancy-group-make-134-million-land-purchase-crittenden-county <p>The Nature Conservancy of Kentucky is planning to close on a deal today to acquire 4,241 acres of forest in Crittenden County. The $13.4 million deal is the largest in the Conservancy’s 38-year history in the state.</p><p>The parcel is being bought from The Forestland Group, a timber investment company. Referred to as Phase 2 of the Big Rivers Corridor Project, the parcel of land was ranked as the number one priority in the United States Forest Service’s Forest Legacy Program. The transaction is funded through the Conservancy’s land protection fund and in part by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 11 Sep 2013 19:22:26 +0000 Rob Canning 34793 at http://wkms.org Nature Conservancy Group To Make $13.4 Million Land Purchase In Crittenden County Ky. Fish and Wildlife Commissioner Resigns http://wkms.org/post/ky-fish-and-wildlife-commissioner-resigns <p>Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources Commissioner Jonathan Gassett has resigned. Gassett had held the position since 2005.</p><p>Commission chairman Stuart Ray said Gassett submitted his letter of resignation Thursday evening, stating his intention to pursue outside interests.</p><p> Fri, 06 Sep 2013 20:56:23 +0000 John Null & The Associated Press 34665 at http://wkms.org Ky. Fish and Wildlife Commissioner Resigns