- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 13, 2016

SOMERSET, Ky. (AP) - The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources has purchased 2,900 acres in eastern Pulaski County and could open it as a wildlife area this fall.

The Courier-Journal (https://cjky.it/29J8yI4 ) reports that the nearly 5-square-mile property will be called the Rockcastle River Wildlife Management Area. It is located near the Rockcastle River, a designated Kentucky wild river.

Department spokesman Mark Marraccini says the area will “provide outstanding recreational opportunities for hunters, anglers and wildlife watchers.”

Marraccini says officials will release a map of the property after the department completes parking areas and makes other improvements required for public use.

Officials said they will hold a public meeting July 19 to provide additional information and to ask the public about management ideas for the area, which was purchased using federal funds.

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Information from: The Courier-Journal, https://www.courier-journal.com

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