The Kentucky Grouse Hunters Association was formed for educational and habitat purposes. At that time there were two important issues that small game hunters (grouse, quail and rabbit) were concerned about, those were the closing of small game season on December 31 and the trapping of grouse in Eastern Kentucky. The KGHA worked with KDFWLR on both of these issues, which left our season as they are today and the trapping program has cease. During the AGRP the KGHA worked directly with the biologist over the Kentucky study area to gain knowledge of grouse, their diets, age structure and cover preference.
KGHA has worked for small game habitat, particularly grouse, be improved on our public lands in the grouse zone of Kentucky, along with the purchase of additional land be bought for public use. KGHA works closely with the LKS (HILAF) and KHLT to add public lands in which to hunt and fish across Kentucky. We’ve worked with the LKS and DBNF to improve habitat for upland game species and will continue our work with both organizations.
Habitat on our public lands have improved, six of our Eastern Kentucky WMA’s currently have improvement projects in progress. Work is being done on the DBNF to improve upland game species at the time. KGHA has supported quail habitat across the state and will continue to work for upland game improvements along with other small game species.
a. Protect and improve Grouse hunting in Kentucky through education and awareness,
b. Improve habitat for small game, particularly grouse on
public and private land in Ky.
c. Introduce youth to grouse hunting in Kentucky and preserve
the right to hunt, trap and bare arms.
Membership to KGHA also includes membership to LKS.
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Support habitat improvement with the purchase of a Kentucky Sportsmen plate.
Sportsman of the year award will be given at the annual banquet.
If you would like to nominate a club member for sportsman of
the year, you can do so by submitting their name to the right.
For rules and guidlines look below.
Kentucky Grouse Hunters Assoc.
Sportsman of the Year
Recognizes: A KGHA paid member that has made a significant contribution toward
the betterment of the Kentucky Grouse Hunters Association and displayed more of
a commitment than required by mere membership. This display, or displays of commitment
contributed to the goals and progression of the Kentucky Grouse Hunters Association.
Eligibility: Any paid member of the KGHA in good standing and
did not receive the award in the previous calendar year.
(Current Board Members are not eligable for nomination)
Nomination criteria - The nominee must meet two or more of the following:
Has made measurable contributions to the success of the KGHA.
Promotes and models a spirit of teamwork and sportsmanship.
Displayed willingness, dependability and loyalty to help further the KGHA's mission.
Represents the KGHA with a positive image of pride and dignity.
Anyone can make a nomination. Nominations must be made by February 1st of each year to allow the selection committee time to review the nominees and make a selection prior to the banquet. The selection committee will consist of 3 members from the Board of Directors or substituted by the Director and President at their discretion. Confidentiality of the selection process is required and shall not be discussed outside the selection committee meeting.
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Kentucky Grouse Hunters Association and League of Kentucky Sportsmen (HILAF) donates KDFWR with a new Kubota, 3 Stihl 250 Chainsaws, extra chains, gas cans, fuel mix, bar oil, tools, tool box and a new trailer to hall everything on. Also presented was a $4,000 check for 8,000 Alder seedlings that will be planted in habitat areas currently being developed by Scott Freidhoff on the Morgan County side of Paintsville Lake. Scott Freidhoff, KDFWR employee, will be utilizing the equipment in Eastern Kentucky to create and manage additional grouse habitat in Eastern Kentucky Counties. Scott has become a valuable asset to the KGHA with his dilegent work toward grouse populations and habitat. Scott was instrumental in providing and gathering information in the Appalachian Grouse Study with the results being recently released. The study can be read in its entirety on the members only page, The study goes into great detail as to the decline of the Appalachian grouse population.
This donation was funded jointly by the KGHA and the LKS HILAF fund. Membership dues and member donations helped fund the KGHA portion and the sell of League of Kentucky Sportsmen License plates helped match these funds. To continue to create small game habitat your upport and donations will make this possible. Join the Kentucky Grouse Hunters and become an automatic member of the League by doing so and when renewing or purchasing your annual license plates ask the clerk for a League of Kentucky Sportsmens plate. Each plate issued generates $10 toward habitat work.
Ask the County Clerk today about your League plate. While at it Join the KGHA and automatically become a member of the LKS at the same time. This also gives you access to 2 free magazines. The Kentucky Angler magazine and Kentucky Outdoors the Magazine. Where else can you get this deal for $15.00.
Who says you have to be a grouse hunter to join!!!!!
We are Grouse Hunters, Quail Hunters, Field trialers, Fishermen, small game hunters,
outdoorsmen and even wives that support our husbands and attend meetings. Become a part of the voice of Kentucky sportsmen today.
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