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Kentucky Fish and Wildlife seeks 20 conservation officer recruits


Kentucky Fish and Wildlife seeks 20 conservation officer recruits; applications being taken


FRANKFORT, Ky. – Applications are now being accepted for conservation officers at the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. The deadline to apply isSunday, Feb.14.

The department plans to fill 20 positions statewide.

Applicants must be 21 years of age, possess a valid driver’s license and meet educational requirements or have experience in related fields.

The first step is to submit an application online at There are nine postings, some with multiple positions.

Specific work counties are listed on each posting. Applicants should apply to Auto Req ID numbers 46121BR, 46122BR, 46123BR, 46124BR, 46125BR, 46126BR, 46127BR, 46128BR and 46129BR. Each number corresponds to specific county assignments. Applicants willing to work anywhere in the state may apply to each posting.

Applicants must meet the position requirements, which can be found on the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources’ website at Search under the keywords, “Career in Law Enforcement.”

Applicants must pass a written test, physical fitness test, swimming test, oral interview, psychological and drug screen, polygraph, background review and medical evaluation to be considered for selection.

Applicants will be notified via email regarding the written test scheduling. Applicants should check their email, including junk mail folders, frequently after the postings close. An initial email to applicants will include important, time sensitive information and recipients will be required to respond by a specific date.


KDWFR news 12/15


Kentucky Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Resources News

Dec. 7, 2015                                                                                                         Contact: Lee McClellan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                            1-800-858-1549, ext. 4443

Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission proposes 2016-2017 deer season dates

FRANKFORT, Ky. – The Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission proposed the dates of the 2016-2017 deer seasons, changes to deer zones and slight modifications for elk hunting at its quarterly meeting Dec. 4.

Commission members proposed deer zone changes for Hardin, Webster and Marion counties. They also recommended modifying deer hunting regulations on four wildlife management areas (WMAs).

The commission also recommended keeping the number of elk permits the same as last year and created two new limited entry areas (LEAs) for elk hunting.

The commission recommends all hunting, fishing and boating regulations for approval by the General Assembly and approves all expenditures by the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. All recommendations must be approved by legislators before they become law.

2016-2017 deer season dates (no changes from last season, dates reflect calendar shift)

All zones:

Archery: Sept. 3, 2016 – Jan. 16, 2017, either sex

Crossbow: Oct. 1 – Oct. 16Nov. 12 – Dec. 31, 2016, either sex

Early Youth Weekend: Oct. 8 – 9, 2016, either sex

Early Muzzleloader:

Zones 1, 2 and 3: Oct. 15 – 16, 2016, either sex

Zone 4: antlered only

Modern Firearms:

Zones 1 and 2: Nov. 12 – Nov. 27, 2016, either sex

Zone 3: Nov. 12 – Nov. 21, 2016, either sex

Zone 4: Nov. 12 – Nov. 21, 2016, antlered only

Late Muzzleloader: statewide: Dec. 10 – Dec. 18, 2016

Zone 4: Dec. 10 – Dec. 18, 2016, antlered only

Dec. 16 – Dec. 18, 2016, either sex

Late Youth Weekend: Dec. 31, 2016 – Jan. 1, 2017, either sex

Bag limits remain the same as last season.

In other deer-related business, the commission recommended a few zone changes. Hardin and Webster counties change from Zone 2 to Zone 1 while Marion County moves from Zone 3 to Zone 2.

They also proposed several changes to deer hunting on some public lands. These changes will be effective for the 2016-2017 deer seasons:

· Open Knobs State Forest and WMA in Bullitt County for the youth firearms deer season.

· Open Grayson Lake WMA in Carter and Elliott counties for the late muzzleloader season under statewide regulations.

· Remove the one deer per season bag limit on Higginson-Henry WMA in Union County and place the area under statewide bag limits.

· On Big Rivers State Forest and WMA in Union and Crittenden counties, create an archery/crossbow only quota hunt from the Monday following the October youth deer weekend through Nov. 30 and close the area to all deer hunting except quota hunts during this period.

· Allow drawn hunters on Kentucky Fish and Wildlife quota hunts to bring one assistant with them on the hunt. The assistant must check in and check out with the drawn quota hunter.


In elk-related business, the Commission recommended keeping the number of elk quota hunter permits at the current level of 910. They also proposed allowing elk landowner permit holders to hunt on private property adjacent to the enrolled land if the adjacent landowner grants permission for elk hunting.

In other elk-related business, the commission proposed creating two Limited Entry Areas (LEAs). One will encompass the new lands as part of the Revelation Energy Hunting Access Area in Floyd, Martin and Pike counties and will be called Tug Fork LEA. The other encompasses the Fishtrap WMA in Pike County and will be called the Levisa Fork LEA. As this area is an active elk release site, it will remain closed to elk hunting until the herd reaches a harvestable population.

The commission also proposed creating an easy to use checking requirement for deer harvested with out-of-season permits. They also proposed allowing Kentucky Fish and Wildlife to establish temporary hunting seasons and regulations for newly acquired properties.

The commission also recommended allowing slingshots as legal equipment for taking small game.

The next Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission meeting is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. (Eastern time) Friday, March 4, 2016. Meetings are held in the Arnold Mitchell Building, located at 1 Sportsman’s Lane in Frankfort.

Last Updated on Monday, 21 December 2015 02:02



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