Donation from League of Kentucky Sportsmen will improve grouse

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  1. GSP

    GSP 14 Pointer Staff Member

    Dec 12, 2001
    Kentucky Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Resources News

    Donation from League of Kentucky Sportsmen will improve grouse, small game habitat
    June 17, 2014 Contact: Lee McClellan
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 1-800-858-1549, ext. 4443

    FRANKFORT, Ky. – A generous donation of two pieces of equipment from the League of Kentucky Sportsmen to the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources will produce better upland and small game hunting in the future.
    The League of Kentucky Sportsmen donated $142,000 for two front-end loaders equipped with tree shears for improving habitat for species such as grouse.
    “The League of Kentucky Sportsmen always has been focused on wildlife conservation and the development of habitat,” said Mark Nethery, immediate past president of the League of Kentucky Sportsmen. “This seemed a natural progression.”
    The shears allow for cutting smaller trees to create open spaces in forested habitat. This benefits upland species such as grouse and quail, as well as small game species such as cottontail rabbits.
    “This generous donation from the League of Kentucky Sportsmen will enable us to greatly enhance our forest management activities,” said Karen Waldrop, director of wildlife for Kentucky Fish and Wildlife. “This equipment will improve grouse habitat and other wildlife habitat across the state.”
    The League of Kentucky Sportsmen presented a check to the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission at its quarterly meeting earlier this month.
    “We see this donation further solidifying the relationship between the League of Kentucky Sportsmen and the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources,” Nethery said. “The wildlife and sportsmen of Kentucky are the beneficiaries of this continuing relationship.”

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  2. fcfishking

    fcfishking 8 pointer

    Apr 11, 2010
    Fairdale, KY
    Very nice......good to see Sportsman's dollars going back into direct habitat work. Good job LKS!
  3. uplandchessies

    uplandchessies 10 pointer

    Mar 20, 2002
    Florence, Ky, USA.
    Caught this yesterday. Kudos to LKS.
  4. grouseguy

    grouseguy 12 pointer

    A big hand for those LKS leaders who had the foresight and the stones to pony up the $22K it took to make the license plates a reality, in the face of staunch criticism from the KDFWR apologists that were still involved with the LKS at that time. If I'm not badly mistaken, I would suppose the LKS has received around $750K for land acquisition and habitat improvement from that initial $22K investment. A pretty fair return for the sportsmen of KY, I'd say.:eagerness:
  5. Birdman

    Birdman Cyber-Hunter

    Feb 26, 2002
    Paintsville, KY, USA.
    With the help of the sportsmen and others that have bought the plate thank you from the setting board and past board members that made this happen. Hopefully there will be better days to come. If you don't have one of the deer plates on your truck or car please buy one when you get tags again. Work should start this fall with the equipment that was bought to improve habitat. If your not a member of the LKS please join, if you don't know how to join contact the league office or a member. Thanks again.
  6. brettfrancis1

    brettfrancis1 6 pointer

    Oct 26, 2006
    Danville, KY
    That may be the best step towards habitat improvement that any group has ever made.

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  7. grouseguy

    grouseguy 12 pointer

    Exactly ... Many TALK about habitat issues, but this is tangible "boots on the ground" action made possible. There are no excuses for not having "horizontal timber" on KDFWR lands now.

    KUDOS to the LKS for REAL habitat improvement.

    Well played, gentlemen!!!

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