Legislation that would overhaul the structure and operation of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources was introduced last week in
Sponsored by State Representative Bob Damron (D-39), House Bill 429 would, among other things, permit a person to carry a firearm for self-defense during bow hunting season. The bill would also create a “no-net-loss” hunting policy for public hunting lands, requiring that the Commonwealth maintain at least the same amount and quality of available public hunting land as currently exists. It requires that additional lands be opened to hunting if land that is currently open to hunting is closed.
HB429 has been assigned to the House Natural Resources and Environment Committee. Please contact the members of the committee and respectfully urge them to support HB429. Contact information for the committee can be found here.