2 Wicked Spiders You Need To Watch Out For In Kentucky

Out of the hundreds of spider species found in Kentucky, the black widow and brown recluse are the only two whose poisonous bites may cause serious health threats. Fortunately, both spiders are relatively uncommon and have distinctive markings that make them easy to identify from other species. “The black widow and brown recluse are timid […]

Lyme and Other Tickborne Diseases Increasing in 2019

Tickborne diseases increasingly threaten the health of people in the United States. The growing threat includes newly discovered disease-causing germs, an increasing number of reported tickborne illnesses, expanding geographic ranges for ticks, and a novel tick species found in the US. New tools for preventing tickborne diseases are urgently needed, and everyone should take steps […]

Prevention methods ease most common bear issues in East Ky

– FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 2019) — The arrival of spring means bear activity is on the rise in Kentucky. An increase in activity can also mean an increase in bear complaints for those living in areas with established populations. For those experiencing bear problems, it may be easier to change your own habits, rather than […]


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Cutthroat Trout Added to Cumberland River

Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife –800-858-1549 FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 16, 2019) — Hatchery crews with the Fisheries Division of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources stocked 38,000 cutthroat trout in late March in the Cumberland River below Wolf Creek Dam. “These are surplus Yellowstone strain cutthroat trout from Norfork National Fish Hatchery […]

Largemouth Bass – What do I need to catch a few?

Almost every type of gear available can catch bass. Bait-casting and spinning equipment are popular choices. Make sure the gear you choose is easy to use and you are comfortable using it.  Many anglers use spinning reels to cast lighter lures into or under habitat. Bait-casting reels work well to cast lures into precise locations or flip, pitch and cast lures […]

Floyd Central High School Wins 2019 Bass Pro Shops FLW High School Fishing Lake Cumberland Open

April 14, 2019  by FLW Communications BURNSIDE, Ky. – The Floyd Central High School duo of Zach Rose of Prestonsburg, Kentucky, and Cameron Crider of Dwale, Kentucky, brought a five-bass limit to the scale Saturday weighing 16 pounds, 10 ounces to win the 2019 Bass Pro Shops FLW High School Fishing Lake Cumberland Open. A field […]

New Bear Hunting Regulations Proposed for Kentucky

FRANKFORT, Ky — The Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission proposed several new bear hunting regulations at its March quarterly meeting. The commission recommends all hunting, fishing and boating regulations for approval by the General Assembly. Legislators must approve all recommendations before they become law. In bear-related business, the commission recommended adjusting bear hunting zones and […]