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Information icon Take a minute to enjoy the visitor's center at Wolf Creek NFH. Photo by Alex Hoover, USFWS.

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  • Two women in USFWS uniforms supervise a booth at the Kentucky State Fair.
    Information icon Moria Painter and Jane Herndon ready for visitors at the Kentucky State Fair. Photo by Bob Herndon, USFWS.

    Showing off some trout at the Kentucky State Fair

    August 30, 2019 | 1 minute read

    Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery maintained a booth at the 116th Annual Kentucky State Fair. The booth displayed rainbow, brown and brook trout, event flyers, hatchery literature, and educational booklets. More than 600,000 people attended the 10-day fair and had access to the hatchery booth.  Learn more...

  • Tiny fish swim out of a plastic bag aand into a stream
    Information icon Barrens topminnows being released into Short Springs. Photo, Erin Johnson, USFWS.

    Barrens topminnows released into Short Springs

    August 22, 2019 | 1 minute read

    This spring, 67 Barrens topminnows were released into Short Springs located near Tullahoma, Tennessee. These Barrens topminnows were spawned at Conservation Fisheries Inc. (CFI). The Tennessee Aquarium and CFI provide Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery with the topminnows when they reach about 10-12 millimeters in length for grow-out. Cultured fish are released at about 25 millimeters, and Wolf Creek typically makes one or two releases during the year. The program is coordinated with the Cookeville, Tennessee, Ecological Services Field Office.  Learn more...

  • A handmade bottlecap ornament hanging from a tree with a child in the background.
    Information icon A snowman ornament made from recycled bottle caps. Photo by Moria Painter, USFWS.

    Celebrating the season with nature crafts

    December 20, 2018 | 1 minute read

    Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery and the Friends of Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery hosted a Holiday Open House that drew more than 200 people to the hatchery on a chilly December day.  Learn more...

  • A Service employee in uniform pains a boys face at a fishing event
    Information icon Ashley Buffington paints Bear Bales face at a fishing event. Photo by Teresa Devore, USFWS.

    Wolf Creek hosts Annual Reaching for Rainbows Derbies

    October 24, 2018 | 2 minute read

    Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery and the Friends of Wolf Creek hosted two annual fishing events for moderately to severely disabled students: the fourth annual Reaching for Rainbows Kids Fishing Derbies for Adair and Cumberland Counties; and the 11th annual Reaching for Rainbows Kids Fishing Derby for Russell and Clinton Counties.  Learn more...

  • An elderly woman showing off three rainbow trout while others fish a small stream.
    Information icon Dot McPherson shows off her stringer of rainbow trout. Photo by Makenzie Back, USFWS.

    Wolf Creek hosts annual Catch a Smile Senior Fishing Derby

    October 23, 2018 | 1 minute read

    Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery and the Friends of Wolf Creek hosted the 11th annual Catch a Smile Senior Fishing Derby on September 25, for anyone 62 years of age or older. More than 140 participants joined us for this event. Most participants were able to catch at least one fish during the three hour time-period, with many catching their limit within the first hour. A complimentary lunch was provided for all participants and their accompanying families.  Learn more...

  • A man standing in front of a television screen in a conference room giving a talk
    Information icon NCTC’s Randy Robinson talks about Conservation Connect. Photo by Moria Painter, USFWS.

    Wolf Creek assists in environmental education conference

    October 17, 2018 | 1 minute read

    The 42nd annual Kentucky Association for Environmental Education conference was held in early September. Environmental education specialists Moria Painter and Ashley Buffington attended the conference and staffed a booth that provided information on the national fish hatchery system and the biologist-in-training program. Painter was joined by Randy Robinson from the National Conservation Training Center to give information to 23 educators about the online toolkit Conservation Connect.  Learn more...

  • An instructor shows three onlockers how to properly tie a fly
    Information icon Brad Redmon teaches students how to tie knots. Photo by Moria Painter, USFWS.

    Fly fishing is the rage at Wolf Creek

    October 15, 2018 | 1 minute read

    Wolf Creek hosted a two-day, intensive Fly Fishing Conclave in mid-August. Twenty-eight eager anglers were immersed in learning from some of the best fly fishing experts in Kentucky. The conclave began with a presentation from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Wolf Creek Powerhouse Superintendent on the flow of the Cumberland River. Other topics included basic gear and rigging, casting, entomology for the fly Angler, reading the water, nymphing, fishing with dry flies and streamers, tenkar and fly tying, and a question and answer town hall talk.  Learn more...

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