KGHA

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 KDFWR on both of these issues, which left our season as they are today and the trapping program has ceased. 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, to be improved on our public lands in the grouse zone of Kentucky along with the purchase of additional land 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 has improved, and 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. See Graphic

Goals:

  • Protect and improve Grouse hunting in Kentucky through education and awareness
  • Improve habitat for small game, particularly grouse on public and private land in Kentucky
  • Introduce youth to grouse hunting in Kentucky and preserve the right to hunt, trap, and bear arms

If you would like to support our work, you may donate any amount by clicking the button below. Even just a couple of bucks would be put to good use. Thank you so much for your support !


  • Did you know:
  • – The KGHA is 100% locally funded, managed and maintained
  • – The KGHA is the only upland hunting group in the state with no national affiliate
  • – The KGHA has been responsible for all grouse habitat and restoration work in the eastern grouse zone
  • – The KGHA has worked diligently with lawmakers, representatives and the KDFWR to devise a plan for successful grouse habitat restoration and development
  • – The KGHA is the third oldest continually active upland bird conservation group in the entire US.
  • – The KGHA ia s 501(c)(3) Organization, and no Officers of the Association take a salary.

Board:

Chairman of the Board:

Ronnie Wells606-789-7125 or ronnie.wells@kygha.com

President

Ronnie Wells606-789-7125 or ronnie.wells@kygha.com

Vice President

Roger Varney606-625-6120

Director:

Roger Varney606-625-6120

Secetary

Kristin Beerskristin.beers@kygha.com

Youth Coordinator:

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Treasurer:

Judy Robinson606-789-7125

Secretary: Kristin Beers kristin.beers@kygha.com

Board Members:

Larry Robinson606-793-2199
John Cantrelladmin@kygha.com
Roland Beers859-457-5310
Jim Potter606-547-6979
Larry Cornett606-438-5359
Danny Daniels 606-789-8327

Webmaster:

Larry Gadmin@kygha.com

Also visit our Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/493876230662670/
Visit our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuB45vK9LO45YPx2CHdyYtw


25 Replies to “KGHA”

  1. Larry GeeLarry Gee Post author

    Reminder of the upcoming Banquet on the 24th of February. You can now purchase your membership plus admission to the event right here on the web site. (Note: you can now purchase individual memberships on line also) Avoid the line and register online. Also… you can purchase Raffle Tickets for the rifles right here on the site now. Use your PayPal account, or ANY of the major credit cards, and your tickets will be waiting for you when you arrive at the banquet. Hope to meet everyone there.

  2. Larry GeeLarry Gee Post author

    You may have noticed the website is changing. I have accepted the responsibility for maintaining and further developing the website. If you have any suggestions on how to make the website more usable and informative, or simply have any thoughts or suggestions about the site… please post them here, or, send an email to admin@kygha.com. This is also the new email address for any club business inquiries, thoughts or suggestions. Kentucky Grouse Hunters Association is an association OF the members, FOR the members, and BY the members… your thoughts and suggestions are always welcomed.
    And, as a reminder, this years Banquet is next month. Hope to see and meet you there. Visit the “2024 Banquet” page for details.

  3. Kristin Beers

    The KGHA will once again be offering tickets for the shotgun raffle. The Stevens 555 standard will be offered in 28 gauge with blued receiver, satin finished wood and shell extractors. Tickets are $1 each and may be purchased from any board member or at the banquet on February 29th, 2020.

  4. Kristin Beers

    We are pleased to announce that the 24th Annual KGHA Banquet will be held at Meadowview Weddings and Events near Morehead, Ky on Saturday, February 29, 2020. BBC This venue offers easy access from I-64 and is directly across Ky-801 from Comfort Inn and Suites. Doors will open at 5:00 and dinner will be served at 6:00. There will be gun raffles, door prizes, guest speakers, silent auction items and a live auction. Please make arrangements to attend. We hope to make this the biggest and best banquet yet! Remember this event is offered at no cost to paid members and memberships may be purchased at the door. Individual memberships are $15 and Family memberships are $25 for up to 4 members.

    The address is 2575 Ky Hwy 801 North, Morehead, Ky 40351.

  5. Kristin Beers

    Here are a few did you know facts about the KGHA courtesy of KGHA President Derek Caudill:

    Did you know:
    – The KGHA is 100% locally funded, managed and maintained
    – The KGHA is the only upland hunting group in the state with no national affiliate
    – The KGHA has been responsible for all grouse habitat and restoration work in the eastern grouse zone
    – The KGHA has worked diligently with lawmakers, representatives and the KDFWR to devise a plan for successful grouse habitat restoration and development
    – The KGHA is the third oldest continually active upland bird conservation group in the entire US.

  6. David Dooley

    I have a great bird dog that I need to find a good home for. She is an 8 year old German short hair, fully trained. Good home is a must. Preferably an only dog.

  7. Allen Blankenship

    Recently sent email requesting how to get involved with your organization, haven’t heard anything so thought I may have put wrong email address. I have a life long love of grouse hunting, first hunting I did as a boy, and since I’m recently retired I would love to pursue your goals with you. Please let me know how I can get involved. Thank you, Allen

  8. allen blankenship

    Grew up hunting grouse in eastern Pike Co. Moved to Harrison Co 27 years ago and visited often to see family and hunt. Now that I am retired I would love to be involved in helping preserve grouse hunting for future generations as well as enjoy the experience I grew to love . Please let me know how I can get involved. Thank you.

    • jimmy smith

      allen, we are having a dinner, at paintsville recreation center, Feb. 28th. the doors open at 4:00 pm with blue grass bands playing. Dinner starts about 7:00pm there is no cost, or call one of the board members listed above. thanks for your interest.

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