Bear

BEAR ZONES

McCreary County Zone

Letcher County Zone

Harlan County Zone

Bell County Zone

Wayne County Zone

Zone 2 West: Clinton, Jackson, Laurel, Pulaski, Rockcastle, Russell and Whitley counties

Zone 2 East: Breathitt, Clay, Floyd, Johnson, Knott, Knox, Lawrence, Leslie, Magoffin, Martin, Owsley, Perry and Pike counties

Zone 3: Adair, Bath, Boyd, Carter, Casey, Clark, Cumberland, Elliot, Estill, Fleming, Garrard, Greenup, Lee, Lewis, Lincoln, Madison, Menifee, Montgomery, Morgan, Powell, Rowan and Wolfe.


***Proposed Zones***


Zone 1: McCreary, Bell, Harlan and Letcher County 

Zone 2: Clinton, Jackson, Laurel, Pulaski, Rockcastle, Russell, Whitley, Breathitt, Clay, Floyd, Johnson, Knott, Knox, Lawrence, Leslie, Magoffin, Martin, Owsley, Perry, Pike, Adair, Bath, Boyd, Carter, Casey, Clark, Cumberland, Elliot, Estill, Fleming, Garrard, Greenup, Lee, Lewis, Lincoln, Madison, Menifee, Montgomery, Morgan, Powell, Rowan, Wolfe and Wayne County


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License and Permit needed:

  • Annual Hunting License (Hunting/Sportsman's/Disability/Senior)
  • Bear Permit

Click here for exemptions and requirements and Fall Hunting Guide.

Buy your 
license.


Archery & Crossbow

*** Proposed Season Date

Location: Bear Zone 1
Season Dates:
either sex

*** Proposed Season Date

Location: Bear Zone 2
Season Dates:
either sex


Chase-Only

*** Proposed Season Date

Location: Bear Zone
Season Dates:
either sex


Firearm

*** Proposed Season Date

Location: Bear Zone 1
Season Dates:
either sex

*** Proposed Season Date

Location: Bear Zone 2
Season Dates:
either sex


Hunt with Dogs

*** Proposed Season Date

Location: Zone 1 and 2
Season Dates:
either sex

*** Proposed Season Date

Location: Zone 2
Season Dates:
either sex