Goose-Conservation Order

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NOTICE: Mandatory Free permit is required for hunting snow geese during this period. Please submit via our Snow Geese Conservation Order Permit app or call 1-800-858-1549 to obtain a permit. Everyone who obtains a Snow Goose Permit must report hunting activity by April 10, 2024.

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**

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

Ages 65 and older OR Disabled

  • Senior/Disabled License

**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.


Location: Statewide
Season Dates:
either sex
Only Snow and Ross’ geese Must have a Permit to hunt:

Location: Statewide
Season Dates:

Only Snow and Ross’ geese Must have a Permit to hunt: