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Chapter News - August 15, 2018

Dog TRAINING AREA Open

Dog TRAINING AREA Open

Date: Wednesday, August 15, 2018

After much work with Taylorsville WMA officials our Chapter has made available a 20+ acre Dog Training Area (DTA) off Crooked Creek Rd. Thank You Greg Sagaser & Jack Dahl for  preparing the area for use.

. Our success in creating and maintaing the area could be used as a model for others in the state. Your cooperation and strict adhearance to the guidlines set by the state will determine the future of this and other projects of this kind.

This DTA is ideal for preseason conditioning, puppy training, retrieving ect.

As of 8/15/2018 the Rules are as follows.

                      Dog Training Areas are marked and designated by signage “Dog Training Area”

  1. Dog Training Area (DTA) is open to all legal WMA users.
  2. Unleashed dogs are allowed year round EXCEPT. (May 15-August 15, Youth and statewide turkey seasons, WMA quota hunts.
  3. If quail are to be used in your training aluminum leg bands MUST be used.
  4. Quail MUST be individually placed in the field. 
  5. Immediately prior to training you MUST walk the area to insure no wild quail are present.
  6. If quail are used to train a bill of sale and or a captive wildlife permit MUST be in your possession, pursuant to 301 KAR 2:081
  7. Do Not clean harvested birds on site. 
  8. ATV/UTV’s are prohibited.
  9. Alcoholic beverages are prohibited on WMA property.
  10. Report game violations by calling 1-800-25-ALERT

                                                             ***WARNING***

If you must leave the DTA to retrieve your dog or bird you MAY NOT carry your firearm out of the mentioned area outside the legal hunting season. 

The parking area will eventually have areal view of the property and any pertinant information.

Stay alert to possible changes by KDFW that may be added to or supercede any of these RULES. 

The KDFW is planning on a user info box placed on the DTA to collect usage and data.

PLEASE PLAY BY THE RULES AND ENJOY THIS UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY.

Traveling East on KY 248 after passing Taylorsville State Park Campground and Info Center (KY 3230) go 3.7 mi and turn right on Crooked Creek. Proceed to the end of the road gravel parking area provided.