Thursday, March 26, 2009

News from KDFWR

We have a little news concerning the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources (KDFWR).

First, congrats are in order after the KDFWR received the Northern Bobwhite Conservation Initiative Award from Quail Unlimited (QU).

"We are humbled and honored by the recognition that this award brings to our Commonwealth,” Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commissioner Jon Gassett said in a press release. “It reinforces and strengthens our mission to restore the northern bobwhite to the numbers enjoyed by our parents and grandparents."

QU cited numerous reasons for the award. Since the launch of the department’s private lands program two decades ago, biologists have helped more than 11,000 landowners and managers improve their property for wildlife. During that time, Kentucky Fish and Wildlife has restored more than 163,500 acres of quail habitat in the state through federal farm bill programs alone.

Also from the KDFWR, they are holding an archery event at the Salato Center on Saturday April 4th from 11 a.m. to3 p.m.

The event is open to the public and there is no cost. If you are a beginner wanting to learn how to shoot a bow or a veteran who just wants to get in a little practice, it should be a good time by all.

The event could be cancelled by bad weather. If you would like more information you can call KDFWR at 1-800-858-1549 or check out

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