Members of the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission will conduct committee meetings starting at 8:30 a.m. (Eastern) Friday, Feb. 8, on the campus of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources in Frankfort. Meetings are open for the public.
The agenda for the Administration, Education and Policy Committee includes a planned discussion about proposed changes to hunter education.
The Wildlife Committee meeting will include discussion about potential modifications to small game and furbearer hunting and trapping on public lands, waterfowl seasons and limits, waterfowl hunting requirements on public lands, bear seasons and requirements and the buying and selling of inedible wildlife parts.
The Fisheries Committee agenda includes planned discussions about possible amendments to the crappie size limit on Barren River Lake, the trout regulation for the Middle Fork of the Red River and fishing regulations for the Boone Tract of Kentucky River Wildlife Management Area. The committee also will discuss adding Pennyrile Lake and two ponds on the Boone Tract of Kentucky River WMA to the catfish stocking program, and adding Gunpowder Creek as a seasonal catch and release trout stream. It will review a proposed Kentucky River muskellunge research project and discuss a possible revision to the definition of lake boundary. The committee will also consider designating fish cleaning stations on reservoirs with marinas and state parks. The sale of Asian carp harvested by bow fishing and a potential fishing restriction near an Asian carp deterrent below Barkley Dam also are on the committee’s agenda.
The Public Relations Committee’s agenda includes a planned discussion about the application process for elk quota hunts.
Items that pass out of committee meetings will be heard by the full Commission at its next quarterly meeting on March 8 in Frankfort.
The complete agenda for the committee meetings is available online at fw.ky.gov. A video replay of the committee meetings also will be posted online via the “Commission and Committee Meeting Archive” link on the department’s homepage.
The meetings will be held in the Arnold Mitchell Building on Kentucky Fish and Wildlife’s campus at 1 Sportsman’s Lane in Frankfort. The entrance is off U.S. 60, approximately 1½ miles west of U.S. 127.