FRANKFORT, Ky. – The fisheries division of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources is holding a public meeting at 6 p.m. Dec. 19 to explain an upcoming habitat project on Cave Run Lake. The meeting is being held at the Morehead Conference Center, located at 111 East Main St. in Morehead.
“This is the largest habitat project we’ve attempted,” said Ron Brooks, director of fisheries for Kentucky Fish and Wildlife. “We will have mile-long stretches of sunken habitat in Cave Run Lake. It will take several years to complete.”
Kentucky Fish and Wildlife will seek input from the public about finding suitable material to sink for use as fish habitat, such as root wads, wooden and plastic pallets, tree tops, stumps and wooden wire spools. Officials also want to discuss the need for volunteers to help assemble materials and place it in the lake.
Sunken habitat serves a vital role in providing places for young fish to hide from larger predators. The plant and microscopic life associated with the habitat boosts populations of forage fish that sport fish eat. This eventually leads to more and larger sport fish such as largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass, muskellunge and crappie.
Habitat will be placed in Scotts Creek and the Shallow Flats Bank Fishing Area, Stoney Cove and Adams Point, Ramey’s Creek, Warix Run, Buck Creek and Poppin Rock.
“We will be working with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the U.S. Forest Service and local fishing clubs in the completion of this project,” Brooks noted.
Press Release Date: Monday, December 09, 2013 Contact Information: Lee McClellan 1-800-858-1549, ext. 4443
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Western Kentucky deer hunter drops dead after calling family to tell about deer kill;
By Dave TaylorHancock ClarionAn excited phone call turned tragic last week after a man out deer hunting called to tell his family about the deer he'd just shot, then fell dead of an apparent heart attack.Eric A. Bartley, 41, was hunting on his family's Hancock County farm when he snagged a seven-point deer, then called his grandmother in Florida to tell her the good news.While on the phone with his grandmother, Bartley became short of breath, his mother, Teresa Bartley, said. "He said 'Mammaw, I think I'm having a heart attack. I'm going to call 911,'" his mother said." As soon as he said it, he was gone, Teresa Bartley said.Teresa Bartley, also a Florida resident, called a former neighbor in Hawesville and asked her to call 911. The neighbor, Angie Hall, called the emergency number and then took her son, Jacob, on a hunt to find Eric Bartley."Eric had been sick with the flu a week and a half before gun season started, plus he had bronchitis with it and we really kind of feel like Eric wasn't really as well as he thought he was," his mother said.Rescuers arrived on scene and began the search. They used his cell phone to be able to find him, Teresa Bartley said.Rescuers found Eric Bartley sitting on the ground with his arm around a tree. His deer was about a hundred yards away."I really feel that the rescue squad and the people involved should get some sort of recognition for trying to find my son and being very professional about everything," Teresa Bartley said.
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