Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission Meets March 8

FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 6, 2019) — Members of the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission will conduct their spring quarterly meeting starting at 8:30 a.m. (Eastern) Friday, March 8, on the campus of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources in Frankfort. The meeting is open for the public.

Agenda items include:

  • Changes to the Hunter Education program. Proposals include making range day, or hands-on firearms training, optional for participants.
  • Setting waterfowl season dates and regulations for 2019-20.
  • Modifying black bear seasons and requirements. Proposals include adjustments to harvest quotas, the creation of new hunting zones, removal of hunting restrictions for landowners near the town of Cumberland and reopening select public lands in McCreary County to bear hunting.
  • New carcass disposal requirements for taxidermists. This proposal is designed to prevent the introduction of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) into Kentucky. Taxidermists would be required to bury or landfill carcasses of deer, elk and other cervids.
  • Setting a 10-inch size limit on crappie in Barren River Lake.
  • Allowing the sale of Asian carp taken by bow fishing.
  • Proposal to remove the restriction on commercial netting of Asian carp on weekends from April through September. Several fishing organizations support this proposal as a way to control Asian carp numbers.

The complete agenda for the commission meeting is available online at A video replay of the meeting also will be posted online via the “Commission and Committee Meeting Archive” link on the department’s homepage.

The meeting 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.