Explore nature through a digital camera at the Salato Wildlife
Kids from ages 8 to 12 can investigate aquatic ecosystems through the lens of a digital camera at the Salato Wildlife Education Center in Frankfort from 9 a.m. until noon, July 16. Kids will learn more about nature while having plenty of fun and creating lasting memories. We will provide cameras to all participants. There is a program limit of 10 participants. Participants will receive a CD of their images. Program cost is $10.
The Salato Center has a variety of native animals for the public to see, including a black bear, bobcats, elk, deer, bison, eagle, snakes and fish. The Center has numerous indoor exhibits and miles of hiking trails open to the public. Fishing is available at two lakes. While some programs may require a registration fee, general admission to the Salato Center is free.
For more information, call 1-800-858-1549, ext. 4445. Learn more about upcoming events at the Salato Center on the Internet at fw.ky.gov. The Salato Center, operated by Kentucky Fish and Wildlife, is located at the department's headquarters on U.S. 60 in Frankfort, 1.5 miles west of U.S. 127. Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. The Center is closed Sundays, Mondays and state holidays.
Angel reappointed to third term on Ky. Fish and Wildlife Commission
Governor Steve Beshear recently reappointed Campbellsville urologist James R. Angel to a second consecutive four-year term on the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission. Angel, who has a lifelong commitment to bettering the fish and wildlife resources of the state, also served on the commission from 1989 through 1993.
Angel represents the Fourth District on the commission, which includes Adair, Barren, Cumberland, Edmonson, Grayson, Green, Hardin, Hart, Larue, Marion, Metcalfe, Monroe, Nelson, Taylor and Washington counties.
Nine members on the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission represent the hunters, anglers and boaters of the state. Candidates are nominated to serve on the commission during public meetings held once every four years within each district represented. The names of up to five nominees for each district are provided to the governor, who appoints the representative.
Become an Outdoors-Woman Sept. 18-20
Channel your inner Annie Oakley through a special Becoming an Outdoors-Woman program being offered Sept. 18-20 at Lake Cumberland.
Women can try their hand at rifle shooting in a relaxed atmosphere where everyone is friends and there's no pressure to hit the most bull's-eyes. This special workshop, hosted by the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, offers beginners and novices a terrific opportunity to learn more about enjoying the outdoors.
In addition to courses on rifle and shotgun shooting, the workshop offers classes on hunting, fishing, archery, canoeing, campfire cooking, tree identification, boating, wilderness survival, orienteering and more. Those brave at heart may even want to try the high ropes challenge. Experienced and understanding instructors lead every course.
Workshop participants often finish the weekend with renewed self-confidence and a greater comfort with outdoor activities.
Registration fees include four workshop sessions, evening programs, accommodations for two nights, six meals and friendships that may last a lifetime. The workshop is being held at the Kentucky 4-H Leadership Center in Jabez, located on Lake Cumberland.
Registration is $165 through July 31, and $185 from August through Sept. 4. For more information or to receive a registration packet, call Kentucky Fish and Wildlife during normal weekday working hours at 1-800-858-1549.