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  • Dozens of children line up with bows and arrows preparing to shoot at targets down range.

    The longest day of play

    July 18, 2018 | 2 minute readKids love to have fun outside in the summer but sometimes the lure of electronics is more appealing. The Longest Day of Play event at Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery is designed to spark the imagination of the participants and give them hands-on games and activities to do at home. This event, co-sponsored by the local Russell County Health Coalition and its partners, attracted more than 325 participants from the local community, three summer school groups, and a nursing home summer day camp. Learn more...

    More than 300 kids learned the basics of archery. Photo by USFWS.

  • Three men help unload a 20ft tall pole from a flatbed truck.

    Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery adds bat habitats

    July 18, 2018 | 1 minute readThe next time you visit Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery, you may notice some tall wood poles near the outdoor classroom and Hatchery Creek. In a joint effort with the Service’s field office in Frankfort, Kentucky, and Clarks River National Wildlife Refuge, Wolf Creek added two new habitats to attract bats. The artificial habitats consist of 20-foot wooden poles fitted with BrandenBark, an artificial bark designed to mimic a dead standing tree. Learn more...

    Staff members unload the new bat habitat poles. Photo by Moria Painter, USFWS.

  • Hundreds of visitors line a stream with fishing poles

    Wolf Creek hosts 32nd Annual Catch a Rainbow Kids’ Fishing Derby

    July 18, 2018 | 2 minute readWolf Creek National Fish Hatchery hosted its 32nd annual Catch a Rainbow Kids’ Fishing Derby in Jamestown, Kentucky on June 2. Each year, this event coincides with National Boating and Fishing Week and Free Fishing Weekend in Kentucky, offering residents and non-residents the opportunity to fish Kentucky waters without a license or permit. Alexandria Bevans, age 5, proudly shows off her catches. Photo by Ashley Buffington, USFWS Since the derby’s beginning in 1986, it has grown into one of the largest of its kind in the nation. Learn more...

    Children and their families surround Hatchery Creek during the 32nd Annual Catch a Rainbow Kids’ Fishing Derby. Photo of Ashley Buffington, USFWS.

  • A fly fishing expert demonstrates how to cast a fly.

    Saturday fly fishing at Hatchery Creek

    May 31, 2018 | 1 minute readAn increased affection for fly fishing has grown with the popularity of the newly extended Hatchery Creek that flows from Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery. Last year, Moria Painter partnered with fly fishing experts throughout Kentucky to offer monthly fly fishing workshops on topics ranging from basic rigging and knots to fly tying. These workshops sparked an appetite for fly-fishing with newcomers to the sport from Kentucky and nearby states. Learn more...

    Mark Lamberth teaches basic casting. Photo by USFWS.

  • Two Service employees investigate a bag for illegal wildlife parts.

    Service’s Kentucky offices hold annual meeting

    May 31, 2018 | 2 minute readEmployees from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service offices in Kentucky met in Louisville, Kentucky, in February for their annual meeting that provides updates about projects throughout the Commonwealth. The meeting allows Kentucky offices an opportunity to highlight their successes from the previous year. The connections formed from the meeting produce year-long interaction and involvement among the offices. Represented at the meeting were the Kentucky Ecological Services Field Office, Clarks River National Wildlife Refuge, Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery, and the Office of Law Enforcement, Port of Louisville. Learn more...

    Role-playing an inspection for illegal wildlife products. Photo by Bob Herndon, USFWS.

  • A woman and child playfully splashing a puddle in the pouring rain

    Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery hosts Trout Trot 5K

    May 31, 2018 | 1 minute readMore than 100 participants gathered at Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery on April 14, to experience the third Annual Trout Trot 5K. Even in the rain, these dedicated runners had a great time. Participants came from as far as Florida to join in the hatchery run along picturesque Hatchery Creek. Participants comment that the race course is one of the best in Kentucky. Moria Painter attributes the continued success of this event to many race sponsors including, Friends of Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery, Russell County Health Coalition, Stantec, Ridgewater, Eco Grow, and Sweetlife Natural Food. Learn more...

    Two race participants splashing in the puddles after the race. Photo by Moria Painter, USFWS.

Faq

  • A small black bird flies over a lush green marsh

    Proposed listing for the eastern black rail

    October 5, 2018 | 12 minute readWhat action is the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service taking? The Service is proposing to protect the eastern black rail, a small secretive marsh bird native to the United States, as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Partially migratory, the eastern black rail is known in as many as 36 states, plus multiple territories and countries in the Caribbean and Central and South America. It is one of four subspecies of black rail, which live in salt, brackish, and freshwater marshes. Learn more...

    Eastern black rail in flight – Texas, April 2016. Photo © Jesse Huth, used with permission, Huth Avian Services.

News

  • A small black bird with red eyes walks in the marsh grasses.

    Service proposes to list the eastern black rail as threatened under the Endangered Species Act

    October 5, 2018 | 5 minute readThe U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and its partners are working to protect a small, secretive marsh bird that is in steep decline. Some populations of the eastern black rail along the Atlantic coast have dropped by as much as 90 percent, and with a relatively small total population remaining across the eastern United States, the Service is proposing to list the subspecies as threatened under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Read the full story...

    Eastern black rail. Photo © Tom Johnson, used with permission, The Macaulay Library at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

  • Secretary Zinke expands hunting and fishing opportunities at 30 of America’s National Wildlife Refuges

    September 7, 2018 | 6 minute readWashington, DC — Continuing his efforts to increase access to public lands, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke will open more than 251,000 acres to new or expanded hunting and fishing opportunities at 30 national wildlife refuges across the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s National Wildlife Refuge System. This will now bring the number of units where the public may hunt to 377, and the number where fishing is permitted to 312. Read the full story...

  • Hundreds of people surround a small stream with fishing poles

    Upcoming events at Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery

    May 18, 2018 | 4 minute readJamestown, Kentucky – Lots of exciting things are happening at Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery! Ranger the Skunk’s First Birthday Party - Saturday, May 19 Our little stinker is turning one! Come on out at 12:00 p.m. CDT on Saturday, May 19 to help us celebrate. Grab a complimentary cupcake; create an animal track work-of-art; and watch Ranger play. Gifts and donations welcome, but certainly not required. Wish list items: gently used towels, World’s Best Kitty Litter, cat toys (no catnip please). Read the full story...

    Hundreds turned out for the 2017 Catch a Rainbow kids fishing derby. Photo by USFWS.

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