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Information icon Hatchery Creek during the 24th Annual Catch a Rainbow Kids Fishing Derby. Photo by Alex Hoover, USFWS.

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  • Hundreds of people huddle around the banks of a shallow creek with fishing rods.
    Information icon Hatchery Creek during the Catch a Rainbow Fishing Derby. Photo by Alex Hoover, USFWS.

    33rd Annual Catch a Rainbow Kids Fishing Derby at Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery

    May 16, 2019 | 2 minute read

    Jamestown, KY – What began as a small event in 1986 has now blossomed into one of the largest events of its kind in the country. This year’s 33rd Annual Catch A Rainbow Kids Fishing Derby is scheduled for Saturday, June 1, 2019, at Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery. Designed as a way to get kids outdoors and connected to fishing, this event provides an opportunity for families to have fun with a rod and reel.  Read the full story...

  • Shadow of a man fishing from a bank.
    Information icon A man fishing. Photo by Steve Corey, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.

    May activities at Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery

    April 26, 2019 | 2 minute read

    Jamestown, Kentucky – Looking for some great activities in May? Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery is the place to be! May 11, 2019 - Calling all budding photographers. Join us from 8 a.m. – 12 noon CDT for a free Nature Photography Workshop. Instruction provided by Cindy Burton, visual communications professor at Somerset Community College. The class will include a beginner’s guide to the DSLR camera, lenses and their uses, shooting modes, good composition, hands-on nature photography and processing your photos.  Read the full story...

  • Shadow of a man fishing from a bank.
    Information icon A man fishing. Photo by Steve Corey, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.

    Spring events at Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery

    March 20, 2019 | 3 minute read

    Jamestown, Kentucky — Spring is in the air at Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery. We are excited to announce our upcoming events. Times for all events are Central. Calling all runners! April 13 is set for our fourth annual Trout Trot 5K trail run. Early registration (before March 28th) is $20, late registration is $25; kids 12 and under are free with a paid adult. Race day registration 8 – 8:45 a.  Read the full story...

  • New regional director to head southeastern conservation efforts Fish and Wildlife Service

    December 10, 2018 | 2 minute read

    Service officials announced late last month that Leopoldo “Leo” Miranda will head the Service’s Southeast Region. The tract encompasses 10 southeastern states as well as Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.  Read the full story...

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

    September 7, 2018 | 6 minute read

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

    Upcoming events at Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery

    May 18, 2018 | 4 minute read

    Jamestown, 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...

  • A uniformed employee upturns a net of fish into a white bucket.
    Wolf Creek NFH staff member Chris Murphy is shown filling buckets with trout. Photo by Alex Hoover, USFWS.

    April happenings at Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery

    March 24, 2016 | 3 minute read

    Jamestown, Kentucky – Break out your running shoes for the exciting events at Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery (NFH) in April. Wolf Creek is happy to announce that the new catch and release section of Hatchery Creek will be open to the public on April 29th; we will be commemorating the historic milestone with a Trout Trot 5k on Saturday, April 30th . April 12 – Friends of Wolf Creek NFH monthly meeting, 1-2 pm CDT at the Lake Cumberland Tourist Commission.  Read the full story...

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