RegulationsOpen under statewide regulations for all squirrel, furbearer, deer and turkey seasons. Open during quota elk hunts to person who possess the appropriate elk hunting permit.
Rabbit & Quail: Nov. 1 - Dec. 31.
Grouse: Oct. 1 - Dec. 31.
Elk: Portions open during quota elk hunts to persons who possess the appropriate elk hunting permit.
Wild Pig: Open for wild pigs from the first Saturday in September through the end of February, but a National Park Service hog hunting permit is required at times. Call for specific dates. Permits may be purchased at park visitor centers or online at www.nps.gov/biso/planyourvisit/hog-hunting.htm.
To learn more about the Department's effort to rid the state of wild pigs, click here.
Night hunting for coyotes is prohibited.
Hunting is permitted except in those areas designated as safety zones. Safety zones are marked with yellow and red signs. In Kentucky, Yahoo Falls, Alum Ford Campground and River Access, Yamacraw Bridge, Worley River Access, Blue Heron Campground Area and Bear Creek Horse Camp are designated as safety zones.
Year-round seasons: Open under statewide regulations for groundhogs, English sparrows and starlings. No other species may be taken.