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Bear regulations are still undergoing legislative review. The proposed Bear Zones are listed below. The information will be updated prior to the season beginning.

Proposed BEAR ZONES

McCreary County Zone

Letcher County Zone

Harlan County Zone

Bell County Zone

Zone 2 West: Clinton, Jackson, Laurel, Pulaski, Rockcastle, Russell, Wayne 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.


Archery & Crossbow

*** Proposed Season Date Upcoming Season

Location: Bear McCreary Zone, Bell Zone, Harlan Zone, Letcher Zone, Zone 2 East, Zone 2 West
Season Dates: Oct 26 2019 - Nov 1 2019
either sex
 
Bear regulations currently under legislative review. Dates are proposed until dates are finalized prior to the season start.


Chase-Only

Currently in Season

Location: Bear Bell Zone, Harlan Zone, Letcher Zone, Zone 2 East, Zone 2 West, Zone 3
Season Dates: Aug 1 2019 - Aug 31 2019
 
Closed in McCreary County

Upcoming Season

Location: Bear Bell Zone, Harlan Zone, Letcher Zone, Zone 2 East, Zone 2 West, Zone 3
Season Dates: Sep 9 2019 - Sep 30 2019
 
Closed in McCreary County


Modern Gun

*** Proposed Season Date Upcoming Season

Location: All Bear Zones; McCreary Zone, Bell Zone, Harlan Zone, Letcher Zone, Zone 2 East, Zone 2 West, Zone 3
Season Dates: Dec 14 2019 - Dec 20 2019
 
Bear regulations currently under legislative review. Dates are proposed until dates are finalized prior to the season start.


Quota Hunt with Dogs

*** Proposed Season Date Upcoming Season

Location: Bear Bell Zone, Harlan Zone, Letcher Zone, Zone 2 East, Zone 2 West, Zone 3
Season Dates: Oct 21 2019 - Nov 3 2019
 
Bear regulations currently under legislative review. Dates are proposed until dates are finalized prior to the season start. Any legal equipment may be used during the Quota Hunt with Dogs. Chase-Only season continues after quota is met.
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General

Currently in Season

Location: Statewide
Season Dates: May 17 2019 - Oct 31 2019
 
Opens noon on May 17; closes at midnight Oct. 31
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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 - year round
Season Dates: Year Round
 


Trapping

Upcoming Season

Location: Statewide
Season Dates: Nov 11 2019 - Feb 29 2020
 
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Hunting

Currently in Season

Location: Statewide
Season Dates: Year Round
 


Trapping

Upcoming Season

Location: Statewide
Season Dates: Nov 11 2019 - Feb 29 2020
 
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Hunting

Currently in Season

Location: Statewide
Season Dates: Aug 17 2019 - Nov 8 2019
 

Upcoming Season

Location: statewide
Season Dates: Nov 11 2019 - Feb 29 2020
 


Trapping

Upcoming Season

Location: statewide
Season Dates: Nov 11 2019 - Feb 29 2020
 

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