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Hunting Licenses Needed:


Younger than 12:

  • License exempt

Youth 12-15:

  • Annual youth hunting license*

*Included in Youth Sportsman's License


Ages 16 and older:

  • Day (1 or 7 day) hunting license or annual hunting license**

**Included in Sportsman's and Disability/Senior License




Trapping Licenses Needed:


Younger than 12:

  • License exempt

Youth 12-15:

  • Youth trapping license

Ages 16 and older:

  • Trapping license

For more information, click exemptions and requirements or check our current Hunting Guide. Buy or renew your license here.




Hunting

Currently in Season

Location:
Statewide
Season Dates:
Nov 14 2022 - Feb 28 2023

*** Proposed Season Date Upcoming Season

Location:
Statewide
Season Dates:
Nov 13 2023 - Feb 29 2024
either sex
One-half hour before sunrise Nov. 13, 2023 - Feb. 29, 2024.


Trapping

Currently in Season

Location:
Statewide
Season Dates:
Nov 14 2022 - Feb 28 2023

*** Proposed Season Date Upcoming Season

Location:
Statewide
Season Dates:
Nov 13 2023 - Feb 29 2024
either sex
One-half hour before sunrise Nov. 13, 2023 - Feb. 29, 2024.
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Bag Limit is 5; no more than 3 of which shall be taken with a gun.


Hunting License needed:


Younger than 12:

  • License exempt

Youth 12-15:

  • Annual youth hunting license*

*Included in Youth Sportsman's License


Ages 16 and older:

  • Day (1 or 7 day) hunting license or annual hunting license**

**Included in Sportsman's and Disability/Senior License




Trapping License needed:


Younger than 12:

  • License exempt

Youth 12-15:

  • Youth trapping license

Ages 16 and older:

  • Trapping license

For more information, click exemptions and requirements or check our current Hunting Guide. Buy or renew your license here.





Hunting

Currently in Season

Location:
Statewide
Season Dates:
Nov 19 2022 - Feb 28 2023
Bobcat hunters must carry a valid hunting license (unless license exempt) and a valid bobcat hunting permit while hunting. Bobcat permits are free. Permits are available online at fw.ky.gov in the license purchase section. Hunters and trappers are asked to submit jaws of all harvested bobcats for population studies. Bobcat age will be provided to the harvester. A hunter or trapper who submits lower jaws from all their harvested bobcats in a single season to the department may receive one (1) additional bobcat to the bag limit for the following season for every two animals harvested. Jaw samples from all harvested bobcats must be received by the department by March 15 per instructions provided to qualify for the increased bag limit. Increased bag limits are non-transferable. Hunters and trappers must confirm an increased bag limit for the following season online through MyProfile at fw.ky.gov.

*** Proposed Season Date Upcoming Season

Location:
Statewide
Season Dates:
Nov 18 2023 - Feb 29 2024
either sex
Bobcat hunters must carry a valid hunting license (unless license exempt) and a valid bobcat hunting permit while hunting. Bobcat permits are free. Permits are available online at fw.ky.gov in the license purchase section. Hunters and trappers are asked to submit the jaws of all harvested bobcats for population studies. Bobcat age will be provided to the harvester. A hunter or trapper who submits lower jaws from all their harvested bobcats in a single season to the department may receive one (1) additional bobcat to the bag limit for every two animals harvested the following season. The department must receive jaw samples from all harvested bobcats by March 15 per the instructions to qualify for the increased bag limit. Increased bag limits are non-transferable. Hunters and trappers must confirm an increased bag limit for the following season online through MyProfile at fw.ky.gov.


Trapping

Currently in Season

Location:
Statewide
Season Dates:
Nov 14 2022 - Feb 28 2023
Bobcat hunters must carry a valid hunting license (unless license exempt) and a valid bobcat hunting permit while hunting. Bobcat permits are free. Permits are available online at fw.ky.gov in the license purchase section. Hunters and trappers are asked to submit jaws of all harvested bobcats for population studies. Bobcat age will be provided to the harvester. A hunter or trapper who submits lower jaws from all their harvested bobcats in a single season to the department may receive one (1) additional bobcat to the bag limit for the following season for every two animals harvested. Jaw samples from all harvested bobcats must be received by the department by March 15 per instructions provided to qualify for the increased bag limit. Increased bag limits are non-transferable. Hunters and trappers must confirm an increased bag limit for the following season online through MyProfile at fw.ky.gov.

*** Proposed Season Date Upcoming Season

Location:
Statewide
Season Dates:
Nov 13 2023 - Feb 29 2024
either sex
Bobcat hunters must carry a valid hunting license (unless license exempt) and a valid bobcat hunting permit while hunting. Bobcat permits are free. Permits are available online at fw.ky.gov in the license purchase section. Hunters and trappers are asked to submit the jaws of all harvested bobcats for population studies. Bobcat age will be provided to the harvester. A hunter or trapper who submits lower jaws from all their harvested bobcats in a single season to the department may receive one (1) additional bobcat to the bag limit for every two animals harvested the following season. The department must receive jaw samples from all harvested bobcats by March 15 per the instructions to qualify for the increased bag limit. Increased bag limits are non-transferable. Hunters and trappers must confirm an increased bag limit for the following season online through MyProfile at fw.ky.gov.
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Coyotes may be hunted year-round with no bag limit.


A person may take a coyote after daylight hours, except that:

  1. It shall not be allowed in a county or area where a deer or elk firearm season is open;
  2. A person shall not use artificial light or other means designed to make wildlife visible at night from June 1 through November 30;
  3. Any artificial light or other means designed to make wildlife visible at night shall not be connected to or cast from a mechanized vehicle;
  4. A person shall not use any weapon other than a shotgun on public land;
  5. A person shall not use any weapon other than a shotgun, or a rifle of 6.5mm Creedmoor caliber or smaller (equivalent to a .264 caliber; .223 and .243 calibers may be used) on private land from December 1 through March 31;
  6. A person using a shotgun shall not use a shell with a single projectile.



HUNTING

Ages 16 and Older:

  • Day Hunting License (1 or 7 Day)
    - OR -
  • Annual Hunting License
    - OR -
  • Sportsman's License
    - OR -
  • Disability/Senior License

Youth (12-15):

  • Annual Youth Hunting License
    - OR -
  • Youth Sportsman's License

Younger than 12:

  • License Exempt



TRAPPING

Ages 16 and Older:

  • Trapping License

Youth (12-15):

  • Youth Trapping License

Younger than 12:

  • License Exempt

For more information, click exemptions and requirements or check our current Hunting Guide. Buy or renew your license here.



Hunting

Currently in Season

Location:
Statewide
Season Dates:
Mar 1 2022 - Feb 28 2023
Coyotes may be hunted year-round, day or night, with no bag limit. Hunters may only use artificial light or other means designed to make wildlife visible at night from Dec. 1 – May 31. Artificial light or other means designed to make wildlife visible at night cannot be connected to or cast from a mechanized vehicle. Coyote hunters with valid Mobility-Impaired Access Permits or Hunting Methods Exemption Vehicle Permits may use a stationary vehicle as a hunting platform, and may use lights or other means designed to make wildlife visible at night so long as the means used are not connected to the vehicle. On public land after daylight hours, a person shall not use any equipment other than a bow, crossbow, or shotgun loaded with a multipleprojectile shell. On private land after daylight hours, coyote hunters may not use any equipment other than a bow, crossbow, or shotgun loaded with a multiple-projectile shell, except that from Dec. 1 – March 31 hunters may also use a rifle of 6.5mm (.264 caliber) or smaller bullet diameter; a muzzleloader of .54 caliber or less; or a shotgun shell with a single-projectile. Night hunting shall not be allowed in a county or area where a deer or elk firearm or muzzleloader season is open. Night hunting for coyotes is prohibited on Kentucky lands managed by Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area, Daniel Boone National Forest, George Washington and Jefferson National Forests, Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area, Clarks River National Wildlife Refuge and Reelfoot National Wildlife Refuge, including Beaver Creek, Cane Creek, Mill Creek, Pioneer Weapons and Redbird wildlife management areas (WMAs). Hand or mouth-operated calls and electronic calls that imitate wounded prey or coyote calls are legal. It is legal to hunt coyotes over animal carcasses. Animal carcasses are considered bait. A hunter shall not place or distribute bait or otherwise participate in baiting wildlife on all WMAs, Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area, Daniel Boone National Forest, Jefferson National Forest, Land Between The Lakes and state parks open to hunting.

*** Proposed Season Date Upcoming Season

Location:
Statewide
Season Dates:
Year Round
either sex
Coyotes may be hunted year-round, day or night, with no bag limit. Hunters may only use artificial light or other means designed to make wildlife visible at night from Dec. 1 – May 31. Artificial light or other means designed to make wildlife visible at night cannot be connected to or cast from a mechanized vehicle. Coyote hunters with valid Mobility-Impaired Access Permits or Hunting Methods Exemption Vehicle Permits may use a stationary vehicle as a hunting platform and may use lights or other means designed to make wildlife visible at night so long as the means used are not connected to the vehicle. On public land after daylight hours, a person shall not use any equipment other than a bow, crossbow, or shotgun loaded with a multiple projectile shell. On private land after daylight hours, coyote hunters may not use any equipment other than a bow, crossbow, or shotgun loaded with a multiple-projectile shell, except that from Dec. 1 – March 31, hunters may also use a rifle of 6.5mm (.264 caliber) or smaller bullet diameter; a muzzleloader of .54 caliber or less; or a shotgun shell with a single-projectile. Night hunting shall not be allowed in a county or area where a deer or elk firearm or muzzleloader season is open. Night hunting for coyotes is prohibited on Kentucky lands managed by Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area, Daniel Boone National Forest, George Washington and Jefferson National Forests, Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area, Clarks River National Wildlife Refuge and Reelfoot National Wildlife Refuge, including Beaver Creek, Cane Creek, Mill Creek, Pioneer Weapons and Redbird wildlife management areas (WMAs). Hand or mouth-operated calls and electronic calls that imitate wounded prey or coyote calls are legal. It is legal to hunt coyotes over animal carcasses. Animal carcasses are considered bait. A hunter shall not place or distribute bait or otherwise participate in baiting wildlife on all WMAs, Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area, Daniel Boone National Forest, Jefferson National Forest, Land Between The Lakes and state parks open to hunting.


Night Hunting - No Lights Allowed

*** Proposed Season Date Upcoming Season

Location:
Statewide
Season Dates:
Jun 1 2023 - Nov 30 2023
either sex
***Changes pending; check the hunting guide for current information.*** Coyotes may be hunted year-round, day or night, with no bag limit. Hunters may only use artificial light or other means designed to make wildlife visible at night from Dec. 1 – May 31. Artificial light or other means designed to make wildlife visible at night cannot be connected to or cast from a mechanized vehicle. Coyote hunters with valid Mobility-Impaired Access Permits or Hunting Methods Exemption Vehicle Permits may use a stationary vehicle as a hunting platform, and may use lights or other means designed to make wildlife visible at night so long as the means used are not connected to the vehicle. On public land after daylight hours, a person shall not use any equipment other than a bow, crossbow, or shotgun loaded with a multipleprojectile shell. On private land after daylight hours, coyote hunters may not use any equipment other than a bow, crossbow, or shotgun loaded with a multiple-projectile shell, except that from Dec. 1 – March 31 hunters may also use a rifle of 6.5mm (.264 caliber) or smaller bullet diameter; a muzzleloader of .54 caliber or less; or a shotgun shell with a single-projectile. Night hunting shall not be allowed in a county or area where a deer or elk firearm or muzzleloader season is open. Night hunting for coyotes is prohibited on Kentucky lands managed by Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area, Daniel Boone National Forest, George Washington and Jefferson National Forests, Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area, Clarks River National Wildlife Refuge and Reelfoot National Wildlife Refuge, including Beaver Creek, Cane Creek, Mill Creek, Pioneer Weapons and Redbird wildlife management areas (WMAs). Hand or mouth-operated calls and electronic calls that imitate wounded prey or coyote calls are legal. It is legal to hunt coyotes over animal carcasses. Animal carcasses are considered bait. A hunter shall not place or distribute bait or otherwise participate in baiting wildlife on all WMAs, Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area, Daniel Boone National Forest, Jefferson National Forest, Land Between The Lakes and state parks open to hunting.


Night Hunting with Lights

Currently in Season

Location:
Statewide
Season Dates:
Year Round
Coyotes may be hunted year-round, day or night, with no bag limit. Hunters may only use artificial light or other means designed to make wildlife visible at night from Dec. 1 – May 31. Artificial light or other means designed to make wildlife visible at night cannot be connected to or cast from a mechanized vehicle. Coyote hunters with valid Mobility-Impaired Access Permits or Hunting Methods Exemption Vehicle Permits may use a stationary vehicle as a hunting platform, and may use lights or other means designed to make wildlife visible at night so long as the means used are not connected to the vehicle. On public land after daylight hours, a person shall not use any equipment other than a bow, crossbow, or shotgun loaded with a multipleprojectile shell. On private land after daylight hours, coyote hunters may not use any equipment other than a bow, crossbow, or shotgun loaded with a multiple-projectile shell, except that from Dec. 1 – March 31 hunters may also use a rifle of 6.5mm (.264 caliber) or smaller bullet diameter; a muzzleloader of .54 caliber or less; or a shotgun shell with a single-projectile. Night hunting shall not be allowed in a county or area where a deer or elk firearm or muzzleloader season is open. Night hunting for coyotes is prohibited on Kentucky lands managed by Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area, Daniel Boone National Forest, George Washington and Jefferson National Forests, Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area, Clarks River National Wildlife Refuge and Reelfoot National Wildlife Refuge, including Beaver Creek, Cane Creek, Mill Creek, Pioneer Weapons and Redbird wildlife management areas (WMAs). Hand or mouth-operated calls and electronic calls that imitate wounded prey or coyote calls are legal. It is legal to hunt coyotes over animal carcasses. Animal carcasses are considered bait. A hunter shall not place or distribute bait or otherwise participate in baiting wildlife on all WMAs, Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area, Daniel Boone National Forest, Jefferson National Forest, Land Between The Lakes and state parks open to hunting.

Currently in Season

Location:
Statewide
Season Dates:
Dec 1 2022 - May 31 2023
Coyotes may be hunted year-round, day or night, with no bag limit. Hunters may only use artificial light or other means designed to make wildlife visible at night from Dec. 1 – May 31. Artificial light or other means designed to make wildlife visible at night cannot be connected to or cast from a mechanized vehicle. Coyote hunters with valid Mobility-Impaired Access Permits or Hunting Methods Exemption Vehicle Permits may use a stationary vehicle as a hunting platform, and may use lights or other means designed to make wildlife visible at night so long as the means used are not connected to the vehicle. On public land after daylight hours, a person shall not use any equipment other than a bow, crossbow, or shotgun loaded with a multipleprojectile shell. On private land after daylight hours, coyote hunters may not use any equipment other than a bow, crossbow, or shotgun loaded with a multiple-projectile shell, except that from Dec. 1 – March 31 hunters may also use a rifle of 6.5mm (.264 caliber) or smaller bullet diameter; a muzzleloader of .54 caliber or less; or a shotgun shell with a single-projectile. Night hunting shall not be allowed in a county or area where a deer or elk firearm or muzzleloader season is open. Night hunting for coyotes is prohibited on Kentucky lands managed by Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area, Daniel Boone National Forest, George Washington and Jefferson National Forests, Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area, Clarks River National Wildlife Refuge and Reelfoot National Wildlife Refuge, including Beaver Creek, Cane Creek, Mill Creek, Pioneer Weapons and Redbird wildlife management areas (WMAs). Hand or mouth-operated calls and electronic calls that imitate wounded prey or coyote calls are legal. It is legal to hunt coyotes over animal carcasses. Animal carcasses are considered bait. A hunter shall not place or distribute bait or otherwise participate in baiting wildlife on all WMAs, Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area, Daniel Boone National Forest, Jefferson National Forest, Land Between The Lakes and state parks open to hunting.

*** Proposed Season Date Upcoming Season

Location:
Statewide
Season Dates:
Year Round
either sex
***Changes Pending; check hunting guide for current information*** Coyotes may be hunted year-round, day or night, with no bag limit. Hunters may only use artificial light or other means designed to make wildlife visible at night from Dec. 1 – May 31. Artificial light or other means designed to make wildlife visible at night cannot be connected to or cast from a mechanized vehicle. Coyote hunters with valid Mobility-Impaired Access Permits or Hunting Methods Exemption Vehicle Permits may use a stationary vehicle as a hunting platform and may use lights or other means designed to make wildlife visible at night so long as the means used are not connected to the vehicle. On public land after daylight hours, a person shall not use any equipment other than a bow, crossbow, or shotgun loaded with a multipleprojectile shell. On private land after daylight hours, coyote hunters may not use any equipment other than a bow, crossbow, or shotgun loaded with a multiple-projectile shell, except that from Dec. 1 – March 31 hunters may also use a rifle of 6.5mm (.264 caliber) or smaller bullet diameter; a muzzleloader of .54 caliber or less; or a shotgun shell with a single-projectile. Night hunting shall not be allowed in a county or area where a deer or elk firearm or muzzleloader season is open. Night hunting for coyotes is prohibited on Kentucky lands managed by Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area, Daniel Boone National Forest, George Washington and Jefferson National Forests, Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area, Clarks River National Wildlife Refuge and Reelfoot National Wildlife Refuge, including Beaver Creek, Cane Creek, Mill Creek, Pioneer Weapons and Redbird wildlife management areas (WMAs). Hand or mouth-operated calls and electronic calls that imitate wounded prey or coyote calls are legal. It is legal to hunt coyotes over animal carcasses. Animal carcasses are considered bait. A hunter shall not place or distribute bait or otherwise participate in baiting wildlife on all WMAs, Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area, Daniel Boone National Forest, Jefferson National Forest, Land Between The Lakes and state parks open to hunting.


Trapping

Currently in Season

Location:
Statewide
Season Dates:
Nov 14 2022 - Feb 28 2023

*** Proposed Season Date Upcoming Season

Location:
Statewide
Season Dates:
Nov 13 2023 - Feb 29 2024
either sex
One-half hour before sunrise on Nov. 13, 2023 - Feb. 28, 2024.
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License needed:


Younger than 12:

  • License exempt

Youth 12-15:

  • Annual youth hunting license*

*Included in Youth Sportsman's License


Ages 16 and older:

  • Day (1 or 7 day) hunting license or annual hunting license**

**Included in Sportsman's and Disability/Senior License


For more information, click exemptions and requirements or check our current Hunting Guide. Buy or renew your license here.




Hunting

Currently in Season

Location:
Statewide
Season Dates:
Jan 4 2023 - Feb 28 2023
either sex

*** Proposed Season Date Upcoming Season

Location:
Statewide
Season Dates:
Sep 1 2023 - Nov 7 2023
either sex
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Hunting

Currently in Season

Location:
Statewide
Season Dates:
Feb 1 2023 - Feb 15 2023

*** Proposed Season Date Upcoming Season

Location:
Statewide
Season Dates:
Mar 1 2023 - Mar 30 2023

*** Proposed Season Date Upcoming Season

Location:
Statewide
Season Dates:
Sep 1 2023 - Mar 30 2024
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Hunting License needed:


Younger than 12:

  • License exempt

Youth 12-15:

  • Annual youth hunting license*

*Included in Youth Sportsman's License


Ages 16 and older:

  • Day (1 or 7 day) hunting license or annual hunting license**

**Included in Sportsman's and Disability/Senior License




Trapping License needed:


Younger than 12:

  • License exempt

Youth 12-15:

  • Youth trapping license

Ages 16 and older:

  • Trapping license

For more information, click exemptions and requirements or check our current Hunting Guide. Buy or renew your license here.




Hunting

Currently in Season

Location:
Statewide
Season Dates:
Nov 14 2022 - Feb 28 2023

*** Proposed Season Date Upcoming Season

Location:
Statewide
Season Dates:
Nov 13 2023 - Feb 29 2024
either sex
One-half hour before sunrise Nov. 13, 2023 - Feb. 29, 2024.


Trapping

Currently in Season

Location:
Statewide
Season Dates:
Nov 14 2022 - Feb 28 2023

*** Proposed Season Date Upcoming Season

Location:
Statewide
Season Dates:
Nov 13 2023 - Feb 29 2024
either sex
One-half hour before sunrise Nov. 13, 2023 - Feb. 29, 2024.
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Hunting License needed:


Younger than 12:

  • License exempt

Youth 12-15:

  • Annual youth hunting license*

*Included in Youth Sportsman's License


Ages 16 and older:

  • Day (1 or 7 day) hunting license or annual hunting license**

**Included in Sportsman's and Disability/Senior License




Trapping License needed:


Younger than 12:

  • License exempt

Youth 12-15:

  • Youth trapping license

Ages 16 and older:

  • Trapping license

For more information, click exemptions and requirements or check our current Hunting Guide. Buy or renew your license here.




Hunting

Currently in Season

Location:
Statewide
Season Dates:
Nov 14 2022 - Feb 28 2023

*** Proposed Season Date Upcoming Season

Location:
Statewide
Season Dates:
Nov 13 2023 - Feb 29 2024
either sex
One-half hour before sunrise Nov. 13, 2023 - Feb. 29, 2024.


Trapping

Currently in Season

Location:
Statewide
Season Dates:
Nov 14 2022 - Feb 28 2023

*** Proposed Season Date Upcoming Season

Location:
Statewide
Season Dates:
Nov 13 2023 - Feb 29 2024
either sex
One-half hour before sunrise Nov. 13, 2023 - Feb. 29, 2024.
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You must fill out your HIP survey before you go hunting. Go to "My Profile" to access this survey.


License and permit needed:


Younger than 12

  • License and permit exempt

Youth 12-15

  • Annual youth hunting license*

*Included in Youth Sportsman's License


Ages 16 and older

  • Day (1 or 7 day) hunting license or annual* hunting license
  • Kentucky Migratory Bird/Waterfowl Permit**
  • Federal Duck Stamp

*Included in the Youth Sportsman License / **Included in Resident Sportsman's License


Ages 65 and older OR Disabled

  • Senior/Disabled License
  • Federal Duck Stamp

**Included in Sportsman's and Disability/Senior License


For more information, click exemptions and requirements or check our current Waterfowl Hunting Guide. Buy or renew your license here.




Hunting

Currently in Season

Location:
Statewide
Season Dates:
Nov 24 2022 - Feb 15 2023

*** Proposed Season Date Upcoming Season

Location:
Statewide
Season Dates:
Sep 16 2023 - Sep 30 2023
either sex
Check Hunting Guide for potential changes

*** Proposed Season Date Upcoming Season

Location:
Statewide
Season Dates:
Nov 23 2023 - Feb 15 2024
either sex
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You must fill out your HIP survey before you go hunting. Go to "My Profile" to access this survey.


License and permit needed:


Younger than 12

  • License and permit exempt

Youth 12-15

  • Annual youth hunting license*

*Included in Youth Sportsman's License


Ages 16 and older

  • Day (1 or 7 day) hunting license or annual* hunting license
  • Kentucky Migratory Bird/Waterfowl Permit**
  • Federal Duck Stamp

*Included in the Youth Sportsman License / **Included in Resident Sportsman's License


Ages 65 and older OR Disabled

  • Senior/Disabled License
  • Federal Duck Stamp

**Included in Sportsman's and Disability/Senior License


For more information, click exemptions and requirements or check our current Waterfowl Hunting Guide. Buy or renew your license here.




Hunting

Currently in Season

Location:
Statewide
Season Dates:
Nov 24 2022 - Feb 15 2023

*** Proposed Season Date Upcoming Season

Location:
Statewide
Season Dates:
Nov 23 2023 - Feb 15 2024
either sex
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License needed:


Younger than 12:

  • License exempt

Youth 12-15:
  • Annual youth hunting license*

*Included in Youth Sportsman's License

Ages 16 and older:

  • Day (1 or 7 day) hunting license or annual hunting license**
**Included in Sportsman's and Disability/Senior License


For more information, click exemptions and requirements or check our current Hunting Guide. Buy or renew your license here.




Hunting

Currently in Season

Location:
Statewide
Season Dates:
Mar 1 2022 - Feb 28 2023

*** Proposed Season Date Upcoming Season

Location:
Statewide
Season Dates:
Year Round
either sex


Trapping

Currently in Season

Location:
Statewide
Season Dates:
Nov 14 2022 - Feb 28 2023

*** Proposed Season Date Upcoming Season

Location:
Statewide
Season Dates:
Nov 13 2023 - Feb 29 2024
either sex
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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.


License needed:


Younger than 12:

  • License exempt

Youth 12-15:

  • Annual youth hunting license*

*Included in Youth Sportsman's License


Ages 16 and older:

  • Day (1 or 7 day) hunting license or annual hunting license**

**Included in Sportsman's and Disability/Senior License


For more information, click exemptions and requirements or check our current Hunting Guide. Buy or renew your license here.


Hunting

Currently in Season

Location:
Statewide
Season Dates:
Nov 14 2022 - Feb 28 2023

*** Proposed Season Date Upcoming Season

Location:
Statewide
Season Dates:
Nov 1 2023 - Nov 10 2023
either sex

*** Proposed Season Date Upcoming Season

Location:
Statewide
Season Dates:
Nov 13 2023 - Feb 29 2024
either sex
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Hunting License needed:


Younger than 12:

  • License exempt

Youth 12-15:

  • Annual youth hunting license*

*Included in Youth Sportsman's License


Ages 16 and older:

  • Day (1 or 7 day) hunting license or annual hunting license**

**Included in Sportsman's and Disability/Senior License


Trapping License needed:

Younger than 12:

  • License exempt

Youth 12-15:

  • Youth trapping license

Ages 16 and older:

  • Trapping license

For more information, click exemptions and requirements or check our current Hunting Guide. Buy or renew your license here.




Hunting

Currently in Season

Location:
Statewide
Season Dates:
Nov 14 2022 - Feb 28 2023

*** Proposed Season Date Upcoming Season

Location:
Statewide
Season Dates:
Nov 13 2023 - Feb 29 2024
either sex
One-half hour before sunrise Nov. 13, 2023 - Feb. 29, 2024.


Trapping

Currently in Season

Location:
Statewide
Season Dates:
Nov 14 2022 - Feb 28 2023

*** Proposed Season Date Upcoming Season

Location:
Statewide
Season Dates:
Nov 13 2023 - Feb 29 2024
either sex
One-half hour before sunrise Nov. 13, 2023 - Feb. 29, 2024.
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Hunting License needed:


Younger than 12:

  • License exempt

Youth 12-15:

  • Annual youth hunting license*

*Included in Youth Sportsman's License


Ages 16 and older:

  • Day (1 or 7 day) hunting license or annual hunting license**

**Included in Sportsman's and Disability/Senior License




Trapping License needed:


Younger than 12:

  • License exempt

Youth 12-15:

  • Youth trapping license

Ages 16 and older:

  • Trapping license

For more information, click exemptions and requirements or check our current Hunting Guide. Buy or renew your license here.




Hunting

Currently in Season

Location:
Statewide
Season Dates:
Nov 14 2022 - Feb 28 2023

*** Proposed Season Date Upcoming Season

Location:
Statewide
Season Dates:
Nov 13 2023 - Feb 29 2024
either sex
One-half hour before sunrise Nov. 13, 2023 - Feb. 29, 2024.


Trapping

Currently in Season

Location:
Statewide
Season Dates:
Nov 14 2022 - Feb 28 2023

*** Proposed Season Date Upcoming Season

Location:
Statewide
Season Dates:
Nov 13 2023 - Feb 29 2024
either sex
One-half hour before sunrise Nov. 13, 2023 - Feb. 29, 2024.
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Hunting License needed:


Younger than 12:

  • License exempt

Youth 12-15:

  • Annual youth hunting license*

*Included in Youth Sportsman's License


Ages 16 and older:

  • Day (1 or 7 day) hunting license or annual hunting license**

**Included in Sportsman's and Disability/Senior License




Trapping License needed:


Younger than 12:

  • License exempt

Youth 12-15:

  • Youth trapping license

Ages 16 and older:

  • Trapping license

For more information, click exemptions and requirements or check our current Hunting Guide. Buy or renew your license here.




Hunting

Currently in Season

Location:
Statewide
Season Dates:
Oct 1 2022 - Feb 28 2023
Hunting not allowed during daylight hours during modern gun deer season.

*** Proposed Season Date Upcoming Season

Location:
Statewide
Season Dates:
Oct 1 2023 - Feb 29 2024
either sex
Hunting is not allowed during daylight hours during modern gun deer season.


Trapping

Currently in Season

Location:
Statewide
Season Dates:
Nov 14 2022 - Feb 28 2023

*** Proposed Season Date Upcoming Season

Location:
Statewide
Season Dates:
Nov 13 2023 - Feb 29 2024
either sex
One-half hour before sunrise on Nov. 13, 2023 - Feb. 29, 2024.
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License needed:


Younger than 12:

  • License exempt

Youth 12-15:

  • Annual youth hunting license*

*Included in Youth Sportsman's License


Ages 16 and older:

  • Day (1 or 7 day) hunting license or annual hunting license**

**Included in Sportsman's and Disability/Senior License


For more information, click exemptions and requirements or check our current Hunting Guide. Buy or renew your license here.




Hunting

Currently in Season

Location:
Western Zone
Season Dates:
Nov 14 2022 - Feb 10 2023

Past Season

Location:
Eastern Zone
Season Dates:
Nov 14 2022 - Jan 31 2023

*** Proposed Season Date Upcoming Season

Location:
Eastern Zone
Season Dates:
Nov 1 2023 - Nov 10 2023
either sex

*** Proposed Season Date Upcoming Season

Location:
Eastern Zone
Season Dates:
Nov 13 2023 - Jan 31 2024
either sex

*** Proposed Season Date Upcoming Season

Location:
Western Zone
Season Dates:
Nov 13 2023 - Feb 29 2024
either sex
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Rabbit trapping is permitted only when rabbit hunting season is open in each zone. Quail may not be trapped.


Hunting License needed:


Younger than 12:

  • License exempt

Youth 12-15:

  • Annual youth hunting license*

*Included in Youth Sportsman's License


Ages 16 and older:

  • Day (1 or 7 day) hunting license or annual hunting license**

**Included in Sportsman's and Disability/Senior License




Trapping License needed:


Younger than 12:

  • License exempt

Youth 12-15:

  • Youth trapping license

Ages 16 and older:

  • Trapping license

For more information, click exemptions and requirements or check our current Hunting Guide. Buy or renew your license here.




Hunting

Currently in Season

Location:
Western Zone
Season Dates:
Nov 14 2022 - Feb 10 2023

Past Season

Location:
Eastern Zone
Season Dates:
Nov 14 2022 - Jan 31 2023

*** Proposed Season Date Upcoming Season

Location:
Eastern Zone
Season Dates:
Nov 1 2023 - Nov 10 2023
either sex

*** Proposed Season Date Upcoming Season

Location:
Eastern Zone
Season Dates:
Nov 13 2023 - Jan 31 2024
either sex

*** Proposed Season Date Upcoming Season

Location:
Western Zone
Season Dates:
Nov 13 2023 - Feb 10 2024
either sex


Trapping

*** Proposed Season Date Upcoming Season

Location:
Eastern and Western Zone
Season Dates:
Nov 13 2023 - Feb 29 2024
either sex
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Hunting License needed:


Younger than 12:

  • License exempt

Youth 12-15:

  • Annual youth hunting license*

*Included in Youth Sportsman's License


Ages 16 and older:

  • Day (1 or 7 day) hunting license or annual hunting license**

**Included in Sportsman's and Disability/Senior License




Trapping License needed:


Younger than 12:

  • License exempt

Youth 12-15:

  • Youth trapping license

Ages 16 and older:

  • Trapping license

For more information, click exemptions and requirements or check our current Hunting Guide. Buy or renew your license here.




Hunting

Currently in Season

Location:
Statewide
Season Dates:
Oct 1 2022 - Feb 28 2023
Hunting not allowed during day light hours during modern gun deer season

*** Proposed Season Date Upcoming Season

Location:
Statewide
Season Dates:
Oct 1 2023 - Feb 29 2024
either sex
Hunting is not allowed during daylight hours during modern gun deer season.


Trapping

Currently in Season

Location:
Statewide
Season Dates:
Nov 14 2022 - Feb 28 2023

*** Proposed Season Date Upcoming Season

Location:
Statewide
Season Dates:
Nov 13 2023 - Feb 29 2024
either sex
One-half hour before sunrise on Nov. 14, 2022 - Feb. 29, 2024.
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Bag Limit is 10; only 6 of which can be taken from Otter Zone 2.


Hunting License needed:


Younger than 12:

  • License exempt

Youth 12-15:

  • Annual youth hunting license*

*Included in Youth Sportsman's License


Ages 16 and older:

  • Day (1 or 7 day) hunting license or annual hunting license**

**Included in Sportsman's and Disability/Senior License




Trapping License needed:


Younger than 12:

  • License exempt

Youth 12-15:

  • Youth trapping license

Ages 16 and older:

  • Trapping license

For more information, click exemptions and requirements or check our current Hunting Guide. Buy or renew your license here.




Hunting

Currently in Season

Location:
Statewide
Season Dates:
Nov 14 2022 - Feb 28 2023

*** Proposed Season Date Upcoming Season

Location:
Statewide
Season Dates:
Nov 16 2023 - Feb 29 2024
either sex
One-half hour before sunrise on Nov. 16, 2023 - Feb. 29, 2024.


Trapping

Currently in Season

Location:
Statewide
Season Dates:
Nov 14 2022 - Feb 28 2023

*** Proposed Season Date Upcoming Season

Location:
Statewide
Season Dates:
Nov 16 2023 - Feb 29 2024
either sex
One-half hour before sunrise on Nov. 16, 2023 - Feb. 29, 2024.
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Gigging and Snagging

*** Proposed Season Date Currently in Season

Location:
Statewide
Season Dates:
Feb 1 2023 - May 10 2023
Some exceptions apply. Please check the current Kentucky Fishing and Boating Guide for more information.


Tickling and Noodling

*** Proposed Season Date Upcoming Season

Location:
Statewide
Season Dates:
Jun 1 2023 - Aug 31 2023
Some exceptions apply. Please check the current Kentucky Fishing and Boating Guide for more information.
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License and Permit needed:

  • Day (1 or 7 day) hunting license or annual* hunting license

*Included in Sportsman's and Disability/Senior License


For more information, click exemptions and requirements or check our current Hunting Guide. Buy or renew your license here.




Hunting

Currently in Season

Location:
Statewide
Season Dates:
Nov 14 2022 - Feb 28 2023

*** Proposed Season Date Upcoming Season

Location:
Statewide
Season Dates:
Aug 19 2023 - Nov 10 2023
either sex

*** Proposed Season Date Upcoming Season

Location:
Statewide
Season Dates:
Nov 13 2023 - Feb 29 2024
either sex
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Hunting License needed:


Younger than 12:

  • License exempt

Youth 12-15:

  • Annual youth hunting license*

*Included in Youth Sportsman's License


Ages 16 and older:

  • Day (1 or 7 day) hunting license or annual hunting license**

**Included in Sportsman's and Disability/Senior License




Trapping License needed:


Younger than 12:

  • License exempt

Youth 12-15:

  • Youth trapping license

Ages 16 and older:

  • Trapping license

For more information, click exemptions and requirements or check our current Hunting Guide. Buy or renew your license here.




Hunting

Currently in Season

Location:
Statewide
Season Dates:
Nov 14 2022 - Feb 28 2023

*** Proposed Season Date Upcoming Season

Location:
Statewide
Season Dates:
Nov 13 2023 - Feb 29 2024
either sex
One-half hour before sunrise Nov. 13, 2023 - Feb. 29, 2024.


Trapping

Currently in Season

Location:
Statewide
Season Dates:
Nov 14 2022 - Feb 28 2023

*** Proposed Season Date Upcoming Season

Location:
Statewide
Season Dates:
Nov 13 2023 - Feb 29 2024
either sex
One-half hour before sunrise Nov. 13, 2023 - Feb. 29, 2024.
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General

Currently in Season

Location:
Statewide
Season Dates:
Sep 1 2022 - Mar 30 2023

*** Proposed Season Date Upcoming Season

Location:
Statewide
Season Dates:
Sep 1 2023 - Mar 30 2024
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Catch and Release

Currently in Season

Location:
Trout Stream except Swift Camp Creek
Season Dates:
Oct 1 2022 - Mar 31 2023

Currently in Season

Location:
Swift Camp Creek
Season Dates:
Oct 1 2022 - May 31 2023

*** Proposed Season Date Upcoming Season

Location:
Trout Stream except Swift Camp Creek
Season Dates:
Oct 1 2023 - Mar 31 2024
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Hunting License needed:


Younger than 12:

  • License exempt

Youth 12-15:

  • Annual youth hunting license*

*Included in Youth Sportsman's License


Ages 16 and older:

  • Day (1 or 7 day) hunting license or annual hunting license**

**Included in Sportsman's and Disability/Senior License


Trapping License needed:


Younger than 12:

  • License exempt

Youth 12-15:

  • Youth trapping license

Ages 16 and older:

  • Trapping license

For more information, click exemptions and requirements or check our current Hunting Guide. Buy or renew your license here.




Hunting

Currently in Season

Location:
Statewide
Season Dates:
Nov 14 2022 - Feb 28 2023

*** Proposed Season Date Upcoming Season

Location:
Statewide
Season Dates:
Nov 13 2023 - Feb 29 2024
either sex
One-half hour before sunrise Nov. 13, 2023 - Feb. 29, 2024.


Trapping

Currently in Season

Location:
Statewide
Season Dates:
Nov 14 2022 - Feb 28 2023

*** Proposed Season Date Upcoming Season

Location:
Statewide
Season Dates:
Nov 13 2023 - Feb 29 2024
either sex
One-half hour before sunrise Nov. 13, 2023 - Feb. 29, 2024.

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