Spring 2020 Kentucky Chapter News


Above: Green River National Wildlife Refuge

The Kentucky Chapter of Backcountry Hunters and Anglers is proud to report that on November 22nd, the nation’s 568th national wildlife refuge, Green River National Wildlife Refuge, was officially created in Henderson County. It is only the second such area completely in Kentucky. The first 10-acre tract was donated by the Southern Conservation Corporation and served as the dedication site. Kentucky BHA will actively support the future growth and promotion of the outdoor activities this addition to our public land kingdom provides. All Kentuckian’s should be excited about this sustainable engine of economic opportunity and outdoor recreation that the National Wildlife Refuge system is across our great nation.


  • KY BHA members did our second public lands work day, along with a biologist: stocking a remote mountain stream in Eastern KY.

  • KY BHA members did an adult mentored hunt at Taylorsville WMA through KDFWR's Field to Fork event. We took them out on public lands and both got shot opportunities on bucks.

  • On opening day of modern gun deer season KYBHA members did our third work day helping a biologist collect deer brain samples for CWD testing.


  • In December, KYBHA partnered with the League of Kentucky Sportsmen to host an annual sportsmen Christmas get together dinner, along with Wildlife Women, Trout Unlimited, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and the Kentucky Traditional Bowhunters Assoication.


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