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Survey concerning horsepower restrictions on state-owned lakes released

Tuesday, 11 12, 2013

Lee McClellan
1-800-858-1549, ext. 4443

FRANKFORT, Ky. – The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources is seeking input by means of an online survey regarding horsepower restrictions on several state-owned lakes.

“This survey is open for anyone to take,” said Jeff Ross, assistant director of fisheries for Kentucky Fish and Wildlife. “We want feedback from the public about changes to the boat motor restrictions.”

Currently, the following eight lakes have a 10 horsepower restriction on boat motors: Beaver Lake in Anderson County; Boltz Lake and Bullock Pen lakes in Grant County; Elmer Davis Lake in Owen County; Kincaid Lake in Pendleton County; Shanty Hollow Lake in Warren and Edmonson counties and Swan Lake in Ballard County.

The information gleaned from the survey will help Kentucky Fish and Wildlife determine if these restrictions could be amended by allowing boats with motors larger than 10 horsepower to operate on some or all of these lakes at idle speed only.

The fisheries division mailed 2,000 of surveys to random fishing license holders a few weeks ago. The online survey will close at midnight on Dec. 30.

To take this survey, visit the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife webpage at fw.ky.gov and click on the “Proposed Small-Lake Boat Motor Regulation Changes, Take the Survey” tab on the rotating banner in the middle of the page. The survey should take less than 10 minutes to complete.