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Immediate Attention Required...

Sportsmen nationwide must immediately contact their U.S. representatives and senators.
Ask your congressman and two U.S. senators to urge the Obama Administration to stop the National Park Service from its plan to stop the use lead ammunition and fishing tackle on its lands.
The park service, which administers many lands that permit hunting and fishing, including National Preserves, National Recreation Areas and National Rivers, announced March 10 that it would ban lead ammunition and sinkers from its lands.
Acting NPS Director Dan Wenk stated that the NPS goal is to eliminate all lead in ammunition and tackle by the end of 2017.  
Over 20 million acres of NPS land is open to hunting and would be adversely impacted by this decision.
This decision is seen as a blatant anti-hunting move.  It is clearly designed to limit hunting by imposing high priced alternative products like tungsten, copper, and steel.
It will reduce available conservation dollars as sportsmen reduce purchases of hunting and angling gear.
Take Action!  Sportsmen are urged to contact their congressperson and their senators and tell them to ask the Obama Administration to oppose this measure. Tell them banning lead will destroy both part of America’s heritage and reduce conservation dollars. 
To find your Representative’s phone number use the Legislative Action Center.
For more information regarding the U.S. Sportsmen’s Alert Network, call 614-888-4868, or email Greg R. Lawson, director of communications at or Sharon Hayden, assistant director of communications data at

U.S. Sportsmen's Alliancee
801 Kingsmill Parkway
Columbus, Ohio 4322929

Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife Resources News Release

Officers seek information in the deaths of four bull elk in Leslie County
Jan. 9, 2017                                         Media Contact: Mark Marraccini
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                     1-800-858-1549, ext. 4425
            Frankfort, Ky. – Conservation Officers with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources are investigating the illegal shooting of four young Leslie County bull elk in the early morning hours last Sunday, Jan. 4. Kentucky Fish and Wildlife is seeking information from anyone who may know details of the illegal shooting.
            Sgt. Greg Watts said someone shot the three spike bulls and a young 4 x 4 bull elk near an older reclaimed strip mine near the community of Trace Branch just off KY 699, not far from Hyden and Hazard. The perpetrators left the elk to die.
Watts says ballistic evidence recovered at the scene is being analyzed. He requests that anyone with information about the crime to call the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife poaching hotline at 1 -800-25-ALERT (1-800-252-5378).
The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources manages, regulates, enforces and promotes responsible use of all fish and wildlife species, their habitats, public wildlife areas and waterways for the benefit of those resources and for public enjoyment. Kentucky Fish and Wildlife, an agency of the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, has an economic impact to the state of $4.5 billion annually. For more information on the department, visit our web site at

***Notice: Please read the following important information concerning Bowhunting at Land Between the Lakes***


Several members have contacted me about the change in deer season at Land Between the Lakes. This year, you could NOT bowhunt 5 days prior to the quota hunts. This greatly reduced the bowhunting opportunity. In past years it had been only one day of no bowhunting. If you would like to share you thoughts, you can contact;

Steve Bloemer

Wildlife Biologist

Land Between the Lakes NRA

100 Van Morgan Drive

Golden Pond, KY 42211



Mr. Bloemer would like to here from you and prefers you use e-mail. Please remember to be respectful and reasonable. You can see the letter sent for UBK.



For better bowhunting,


Gary R. Williams, UBK pres.


The following Letter was sent on behalf of UBK Members



Steve Bloemer                                                                      Dec. 1, 2017

Land Between the Lakes NRA

100 Van Morgan Dr.

Golden Pond, KY 42211




Dear Mr. Bloemer,


   The members of United Bowhunters of Kentucky have enjoyed deer hunting at LBL for many years. The change this season, to not allow bowhunting five days before the quota hunts has greatly reduced that opportunity. We understand it is a difficult task to provide everyone with a quality hunt and we appreciate your efforts. We believe the bowhunting has a minimal impact on the disturbance of the deer herd. The scouting and stand placement by the quota hunters themselves is more of a disturbance and that will be hard to control. We ask; as you plan the LBL season next year, please consider going back to the no hunting only one day prior to the quota hunts.

   We want to THANK YOU for keeping some BOW ONLY season on the Kentucky side of LBL. We hope you might consider bringing back the quota bow hunt or an area that is bow hunting only. We believe this would attract bowhunters from around the state and nation.

    The next few years could be some changing times for the sportsmen and while we have our individual passions we must stick together to protect our right to hunt and fish. We appreciate your willingness to listen to UBK. Our mission is to protect, promote and preserve the sport of bowhunting, but we do respect the rights of all sportsmen and will always work together for the betterment of all.



For better bowhunting,


Gary R. Williams, UBK pres.


Go to the news page to read about what's going on in Frankfort...

And Check out the Events Page for some Upcoming Shoots across the State...


Note: We have posted the names of several UBK Members on the News Page that we are unable to locate. Please check the names.

***UBK Crossbow Policy Statement is located under the "About Us" Heading Above***

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The League of Kentucky Sportsmen

 Kentucky State Bowfishing Records Program

Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources

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