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Print American Woodcock Information
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Hunting

Currently in Season

Location: Statewide
Season Dates: 11/13/2017 - 12/13/2017
 
Print Beaver Information


Hunting

Currently in Season

Location: Statewide
Season Dates: 11/13/2017 - 2/28/2018
 


Trapping

Currently in Season

Location: Statewide
Season Dates: 11/13/2017 - 2/28/2018
 
Print Bobcat Information
Bag Limit is 5; no more than 3 of which shall be taken with a gun.


Trapping

Currently in Season

Location: Statewide
Season Dates: 11/13/2017 - 2/28/2018
 
Print Coyote Information

Coyotes may be hunted year-round with no bag limit.

Coyotes may be hunted after daylight hours using lights or night-vision equipment from Feb. 1 - May 31.

Other items of note:

  • Artificial lights and night-vision equipment shall not be connected to or cast from a mechanized vehicle.
  • Only shotguns may be used to hunt coyotes after daylight hours.
  • Single projectiles (slugs) are prohibited at night.


Hunting

Currently in Season

Location: Statewide
Season Dates: 3/1/2017 - 2/28/2018
 
Coyote hunting is open year round hunting, night and day. Artificial light and night vision allowed only between Feb 1 - May 31.


Trapping

Currently in Season

Location: Statewide
Season Dates: 11/13/2017 - 2/28/2018
 
Print Deer Information
RESTRICTIONS BY ZONE:
Zone 1
  • A hunter may take an unlimited number of antlerless deer. Two (2) deer may be taken using the statewide deer permit and an unlimited number of antlerless deer may be taken using Additional Deer Permits.
  • A hunter is limited to one (1) deer with visible antlers (excluding button bucks) per license year statewide.
  • Hunters shall abide by the equipment restrictions in place for each season.

Zone 2
  • A hunter may take no more than four (4) deer total and combined in Zones 2, 3 and 4. Two (2) deer may be taken using the statewide deer permit and two (2) deer may be taken using one Additional Deer Permit.
  • A hunter is limited to one (1) deer with visible antlers (excluding button bucks) per license year statewide.
  • Hunters shall abide by the equipment restrictions in place for each season.

Zone 3
  • A hunter may take no more than two (2) deer with a firearm, and no more than four (4) deer total and combined in Zones 2, 3, and 4. Two (2) deer may be taken using the statewide deer permit and two (2) deer may be taken using one Additional Deer Permit.
  • All four (4) deer may be taken with archery or crossbow equipment.
  • A hunter is limited to one (1) deer with visible antlers (excluding button bucks) per license year statewide.
  • Hunters shall abide by the equipment restrictions in place for each season.

Zone 4
  • A hunter may take no more than two (2) deer with a firearm (one with a modern firearm and one with a muzzleloader, or both with a muzzleloader).
  • Antlerless deer can only be taken with a firearm during the last three days of the December segment of the muzzleloader season.
  • A hunter may take no more than four (4) deer total and combined in Zones 2, 3 and 4. Two (2) deer may be taken using the statewide deer permit and two (2) deer may be taken using one Additional Deer Permit.
  • All four (4) deer may be taken with archery or crossbow equipment.
  • A hunter is limited to one (1) deer with visible antlers (excluding button bucks) per license year statewide.
  • Hunters shall abide by the equipment restrictions in place for each season.


Archery

Currently in Season

Location: Zone 4
Season Dates: 9/2/2017 - 1/15/2018
either sex
 
Exceptions: Either sex may be taken, except Oct. 21-22, Nov. 11-20 and Dec. 9-14, when hunters may take antlered deer only.

Currently in Season

Location: Zone 1, 2 and 3
Season Dates: 9/2/2017 - 1/15/2018
either sex
 


Crossbow

Currently in Season

Location: Zones 1, 2 and 3
Season Dates: 11/11/2017 - 12/31/2017
either sex
 

Currently in Season

Location: Zone 4
Season Dates: 11/11/2017 - 12/31/2017
either sex
 
Exceptions: Either sex may be taken except Nov. 11-20 and Dec. 9-14, when hunters may take antlered deer only


Modern Gun

Currently in Season

Location: Zones 1 and 2
Season Dates: 11/11/2017 - 11/26/2017
either sex
 

Currently in Season

Location: Zone 4
Season Dates: 11/11/2017 - 11/20/2017
antlered
 

Currently in Season

Location: Zone 3
Season Dates: 11/11/2017 - 11/20/2017
either sex
 
Print Elk Information
*Youth-only Quota Hunt may hunt any of the listed seasons


Archery

Currently in Season

Location: Elk Zone
Season Dates: 9/16/2017 - 12/31/2017
Bull (antlered)
 
Exceptions: No archery hunting during elk firearm seasons Sept. 30-Oct. 13 and Dec. 9-22

Currently in Season

Location: Elk Zone
Season Dates: 10/14/2017 - 12/31/2017
Cow (antlerless)
 
Exceptions: No archery/crossbow hunting during elk firearm seasons Sept. 30-Oct. 13 and Dec. 9-22


Crossbow

Currently in Season

Location: Elk Zone
Season Dates: 9/23/2017 - 12/31/2017
Bull (antlered)
 
Exceptions: No archery/crossbow hunting during elk firearm seasons Sept. 30-Oct. 13 and Dec. 9-22

Currently in Season

Location: Elk Zone
Season Dates: 10/14/2017 - 12/31/2017
Cow (antlerless)
 
Exceptions: No archery/crossbow hunting during elk firearm seasons Sept. 30-Oct. 13 and Dec. 9-22
Print Falconry Information


Hunting

Currently in Season

Location: Statewide
Season Dates: 9/1/2017 - 3/30/2018
 
Small game
Print Fox-Gray Information


Hunting

Currently in Season

Location: Statewide
Season Dates: 11/13/2017 - 2/28/2018
 


Trapping

Currently in Season

Location: Statewide
Season Dates: 11/13/2017 - 2/28/2018
 
Print Fox-Red Information


Hunting

Currently in Season

Location: Statewide
Season Dates: 11/13/2017 - 2/28/2018
 


Trapping

Currently in Season

Location: Statewide
Season Dates: 11/13/2017 - 2/28/2018
 
Print Groundhog Information


Hunting

Currently in Season

Location: Statewide
Season Dates: 3/1/2017 - 2/28/2018
 
Groundhog season is year round, legal shooting hours only.
Print Grouse Information
*In Grouse Zone only. Grouse hunting is also allowed on Pennyrile State Forest, Tradewater WMA and Ft. Knox during the month of December, except during quota deer hunts.


Hunting

Currently in Season

Location: Grouse Zone
Season Dates: 11/13/2017 - 2/28/2018
 
Print Mink Information


Hunting

Currently in Season

Location: Statewide
Season Dates: 11/13/2017 - 2/28/2018
 


Trapping

Currently in Season

Location: Statewide
Season Dates: 11/13/2017 - 2/28/2018
 
Print Muskrat Information


Hunting

Currently in Season

Location: Statewide
Season Dates: 11/13/2017 - 2/28/2018
 


Trapping

Currently in Season

Location: Statewide
Season Dates: 11/13/2017 - 2/28/2018
 
Print Opossum Information


Hunting

Currently in Season

Location: Statewide
Season Dates: 10/1/2017 - 2/28/2018
 


Trapping

Currently in Season

Location: Statewide
Season Dates: 11/13/2017 - 2/28/2018
 
Print Quail Information


Hunting

Currently in Season

Location: Western Zone
Season Dates: 11/13/2017 - 2/10/2018
 

Currently in Season

Location: Eastern Zone
Season Dates: 11/13/2017 - 1/31/2018
 
Print Rabbit Information
Rabbit trapping permitted only when rabbit hunting season is open in each zone. Quail may not be trapped.


Hunting

Currently in Season

Location: Western Zone
Season Dates: 11/13/2017 - 2/10/2018
 

Currently in Season

Location: Eastern Zone
Season Dates: 11/13/2017 - 1/31/2018
 
Print Raccoon Information


Hunting

Currently in Season

Location: Statewide
Season Dates: 10/1/2017 - 2/28/2018
 


Trapping

Currently in Season

Location: Statewide
Season Dates: 11/13/2017 - 2/28/2018
 
Print River Otter Information
Bag Limit is 10; only 6 of which can be taken from Otter Zone 2.


Hunting

Currently in Season

Location: Statewide
Season Dates: 11/13/2017 - 2/28/2018
 


Trapping

Currently in Season

Location: Statewide
Season Dates: 11/13/2017 - 2/28/2018
 
Print Squirrel-Fall Information


Hunting

Currently in Season

Location: Statewide
Season Dates: 11/13/2017 - 2/28/2018
 
Print Striped Skunk Information


Hunting

Currently in Season

Location: Statewide
Season Dates: 11/13/2017 - 2/28/2018
 


Trapping

Currently in Season

Location: Statewide
Season Dates: 11/13/2017 - 2/28/2018
 
Print Trout Fishing Information


Catch and Release

Currently in Season

Location: Various Streams
Season Dates: 10/1/2017 - 3/31/2018
 
Bark Camp Creek, Beaver Creek, Big Bone Creek, Cane Creek, Casey Creek, Clear Creek, East Fork Indian Creek, Elk Spring Creek, Floyd's Fork, Left Fork Beaver Creek, Middle Fork Red River, Otter Creek, Fort Knox Otter Creek ORA, Rock Creek, Swift Camp Creek, Trammel Creek
Print Turkey-Fall Information
Bag Limits

Four (4) birds total, either sex:

  • No more than two (2) of which may be taken with a shotgun.
  • No more than one (1) bird may have a beard length of three (3) inches or longer.
  • No more than one (1) bird may be taken per day.


Archery

Currently in Season

Location: Statewide
Season Dates: 9/2/2017 - 1/15/2018
either sex
 


Crossbow

Currently in Season

Location: Statewide
Season Dates: 11/11/2017 - 12/31/2017
either sex
 
Print Weasel Information


Hunting

Currently in Season

Location: Statewide
Season Dates: 11/13/2017 - 2/28/2018
 


Trapping

Currently in Season

Location: Statewide
Season Dates: 11/13/2017 - 2/28/2018
 
Print Wild Pig Information


Hunting

Currently in Season

Location: Statewide
Season Dates: 3/1/2017 - 2/28/2018
 
Wild Pig hunting is open year round. Legal shooting hours only.

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