In its final quarterly meeting of the year held earlier this month, the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission proposed updates to an existing regulation regarding the transportation and holding of live exotic wildlife and also elected the board’s officers for the coming year.
Commission bylaws require the board’s members to annually elect a chair, vice chair and secretary and in a unanimous vote, 9th District representative Dr. Karl Clinard, of Pulaski County, was re-elected as Commission chair. Clinard represents Russell and several surrounding counties as well as several eastern Kentucky counties on the commission.
In the Dec. 2 meeting, the commission proposed an amendment to update a reference to a related regulation and to specify that only captive cervids, which include deer, elk, moose and caribou, may be held in captive enclosures as a measure to avert potential disease transmission.
The Commission is a nine-member volunteer board that represents anglers, hunters and other fish and wildlife-related recreationists of the Commonwealth. The board recommends hunting, fishing and boating regulations. Any recommendations must receive legislative approval before they become law.
The next quarterly meeting of the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission is scheduled for March 3, 2023. Agendas will be posted at fw.ky.gov when available.