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Kentucky Fish Consumption Advisories

The Kentucky Departments for Environmental Protection, Health Services and Fish and Wildlife Resources jointly issue a fish consumption advisory to the public when fish are found contaminated. Trace contaminants such as polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and mercury are found in some fish in Kentucky. An advisory cautions people about potential health problems that may result from eating […]

Freshwater Jellyfish in Kentucky; Can They Sting?

Freshwater jellyfish have been observed in numerous water bodies in Kentucky, mainly locations that possess relatively high water quality. They have a clear or translucent white bell-shaped body about the size of a dime or nickel. Unlike some marine jellyfish, the freshwater jellyfish does not pose a hazard to swimmers. Freshwater jellyfish can occur in […]

Has Our Military Released Weaponized Ticks?

Ticks are swarming, carrying myriad diseases such as Lyme and Rocky Mountain spotted fever and making people ill. And the House is calling for an investigation into whether these ticks came from secret Pentagon experiments to turn ticks into biological weapons. Rep. Christopher Smith, R-N.J., is so concerned about an alleged tick-bioweapon project that he […]

Copperhead bites man under couch in Nicholas County

A Nicholas County man was bitten by a snake under his couch. NICHOLAS COUNTY, W.Va.– A Nicholas County man survived a bite from an unwelcome house guest. West Virginia Natural Resources Police (WVDNR) officers met with the man in late June. The department just posted about the incident on Facebook Monday. According to the post, […]

Finding Bass in Hot Weather During Different Times of the Day in Kentucky

In the heat of summer in Kentucky, most of us move as little as possible. Bass are just the opposite: Because their metabolism speeds up as the temperature climbs, they are more active and must feed regularly. But when and where you fish are key because bass develop particular habits in hot weather. Here’s how […]

The Trump administration plan would expand hunting & fishing in wildlife refuges

The Trump administration proposed opening up more federally protected land for hunting and fishing in what it called a major expansion of those activities in the nation’s wildlife refuges. The plan affects 1.4 million acres on federal public lands, including 74 national wildlife refuges, U.S. Interior Secretary David Bernhardt said at the Ottawa National Wildlife […]

Illinois DNR paying $100 for catching an invasive fish species

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Calling all fishermen! The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will pay you hard-earned cash for catching black carp. The foreign, invasive species is swimming dangerously close to Indiana waters. Black carp are in the Asian carp family, and several of its cousins are already Hoosiers. Black carp eat mussels and snails, […]