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KDFWR releases trout in Wayland

STEVE LeMASTERslemaster@civitasmedia.com

May 2, 2013

WAYLAND - The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, with Conservation Officer Eric Thomas, released 500 trout in Mill Creek at Wayland on Tuesday evening. Fishermen took advantage of the stocking as Cameron Crider caught the first fish.


The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, in addition to a pair of releases in Floyd County, also stocked fish in Letcher, Knott, Harlan and Pike counties on Tuesday.


Anglers throughout Kentucky have an opportunity to reel in fish.


Fishermen can log on to the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife webpage at fw.ky.gov and click on Fishing and Boating, then Where to Fish to find the closest small lake.


The license year expired Feb. 28, 2013. You’ll need to buy a new fishing license, available in the sporting goods section of department stores and tackle shops, to fish now. Licenses and permits may also be purchased online from the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife homepage at fw.ky.gov or by calling 1-877-598-2401. The entire Spring Fishing Frenzy series will be posted at this same website for future access to these articles.


Kentucky Fish and Wildlife summer conservation camp registration deadline extended to May 15: Students in the fourth through sixth grade still have time to apply for summer conservation camps operated by the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources.


The camp application deadline was recently extended to May 15 to allow families more time to plan summer activities for their children. Each weeklong camp session offers kids a healthy dose of outdoor fun along with skills designed to build self-sufficiency.


Kentucky Fish and Wildlife operates three camps on Cumberland, Grayson and Kentucky lakes.


“There are still spots available,” said Laura Burford, assistant director of Kentucky Fish and Wildlife’s Information and Education Division. “There are available weeks at all three camps. Parents should contact their local conservation educator, call the department at 1-800-858-1549 or visit our website at fw.ky.gov for more information.”


Camps include overnight lodging, three nutritious meals a day and a variety of fun activities such as swimming, fishing, boating, archery and more for less than $50 a day. Locations include Camp John Currie on Kentucky Lake, Camp Earl Wallace on Lake Cumberland and Camp Robert Webb on Grayson Lake.


The $230 weekly fee also includes camper insurance, transportation to camp from a drop-off point in a home county and a junior sportsman’s license.


At camp, kids learn to fish, cast a fishing rod, paddle a canoe, identify plants and wildlife, survive in the wilderness, swim and handle firearms safely. A week at conservation camp is gift that provides many memories and a firm foundation for a lifetime of enjoyment in the outdoors.


“My older son loved conservation camp so much, he attended three times,” Burford said. “My younger son will attend conservation camp for the second time this year.”


Visit Kentucky Fish and Wildlife’s main webpage at fw.ky.gov for more information, including a map of conservation education districts, contact information for conservation educators, applications and more