For a map of the KYDFW Districts, please click here.
All Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife (KDFW) officers are dispatched thru Frankfort and linked to the district's office tower by wire.
Officers are dispatched thru Frankfot and also receive messages thru their district office.
KDFW officers unit numbers are: (for example)
• 308 for District 3, Unit 8
• 611 for District 6, Unit 11
...and would call Frankfort (for example: "611 To Frankfort")
KDFW operates a 24-channel radio system for statewide operations consisting of wide area repeaters (with different input tones) and simplex channels.
These frequencies may be utilized by multiple KDFW districts in different parts of the state.
Some districts may/may not utilize all four (4) channel designators of A, B, C, and/or D.
STATE/TA is the statewide car-car channel. Other TA channels may be utilized statewide as needed (these are low power).
BALLARD is for the Ballard Wildlife Resource Area in far western Kentucky.
For example, District 4 and District 8 utilize 4/8A, 4/8B, 4/8C, 4/8D, and 4/8TA:
4/8A - 1st Repeater Channel
4/8B - 2nd Repeater Channel
4/8C - 3rd Repeater Channel
4/8D - 4th Repeater Channel
4/8TA - Talkaround/Car-Car (hence the "TA" label)
KDFW Districts are as follows.
District 1 Counties:
Ballard, Caldwell, Calloway, Carlisle, Christian, Crittenden, Fulton, Graves, Hickman, Livingston, Lyon, Marshall, McCracken, Trigg
District 2 Counties:
Allen, Butler, Daviess, Hancock, Henderson, Hopkins, Logan, McLean, Muhlenberg, Ohio, Simpson, Todd, Union, Warren, Webster
District 3 Counties:
Breckinridge, Bullitt, Jefferson, Meade, Oldham, Shelby, Spencer
District 4 Counties:
Adair, Barren, Cumberland, Edmonson, Grayson, Green, Hardin, Hart, Larue, Marion, Metcalfe, Monroe, Nelson, Taylor, Washington
District 5 Counties:
Boone, Bracken, Campbell, Carroll, Gallatin, Grant, Harrison, Henry, Kenton, Owen, Pendleton, Robertson, Trimble
District 6 Counties:
Anderson, Boyle, Casey, Clark, Estill, Fayette, Franklin, Garrard, Jessamine, Lee, Lincoln, Madison, Mercer, Powell, Rockcastle, Scott, Woodford
District 7 Counties:
Breathitt, Floyd, Harlan, Johnson, Knott, Lawrence, Leslie, Letcher, Magoffin, Martin, Owsley, Perry, Pike
District 8 Counties:
Bath, Bourbon, Boyd, Carter, Elliot, Fleming, Greenup, Lewis, Mason, Menifee, Montgomery, Morgan, Nicholas, Rowan, Wolfe
District 9 Counties:
Bell, Clay, Clinton, Jackson, Knox, Laurel, McCreary, Pulaski, Russell, Wayne, Whitley