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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.

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License and Permit needed:

  • Annual* hunting license and Bear permit

*Included in Sportsman's and Disability/Senior License

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Archery & Crossbow

Upcoming Season

Location: Harlan, Letcher, McCreary, Bell, Zone 2 West, Zone 2 East, Wayne.
Season Dates: Oct 24 2020 - Oct 30 2020
 
Closed in Zone 3. Season will end in each zone when the quota is met. Please check the Fall Hunting Guide or the Bear page for information on zone quotas.


Chase-Only

Currently in Season

Location: Bell, Harlan, Letcher, West Zone 2, East Zone 2, Zone 3 and Wayne
Season Dates: Jun 1 2020 - Aug 31 2020
 
Closed in McCreary Zone. Season will end in each zone when the quota is met. Please check the Fall Hunting Guide or the Bear page for information on zone quotas.

Upcoming Season

Location: Bell, Harlan, Letcher, Zone 2 West, Zone 2 East, Zone 3 and Wayne.
Season Dates: Sep 9 2020 - Sep 30 2020
 
Closed in McCreary Zone. Season will end in each zone when the quota is met. Please check the Fall Hunting Guide or the Bear page for information on zone quotas.


Modern Gun

Upcoming Season

Location: All Bear Zones
Season Dates: Dec 12 2020 - Dec 18 2020
 
Season will end in each zone when the quota is met. Please check the Fall Hunting Guide or the Bear page for information on zone quotas.


Quota Hunt with Dogs

Upcoming Season

Location: Bell, Harlan, Letcher, Zone 2 West, Zone 2 East, Zone 3 and Wayne
Season Dates: Oct 19 2020 - Nov 1 2020
 
Any legal equipment may be used during the Quota Hunt with Dogs. Chase-Only season continues after quota is met. Please check the Fall Hunting Guide or the Bear page for information on zone quotas. Closed in McCreary Zone.
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Daily limit (noon to noon) is 15. Possession limit 30.

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License needed:

  • Day (1 or 7 day) hunting license or annual* hunting license (If taken by gun or bow/arrow)
  • Day (1 or 7 day) fishing license or annual* fishing license (If taken by pole and line)
  • Fishing or Hunting license (If taken by gig or hand)

*Included in Sportsman's and Disability/SeniorLicense

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General

Currently in Season

Location: Statewide
Season Dates: May 15 2020 - Oct 31 2020
 
Beginning at Noon on May 15, 2020
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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.
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  • License needed:


    Hunting:

    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:

    Younger than 12:

    • License exempt

    Youth 12-15:

    • Youth trapping license

    Ages 16 and older:

    • Trapping license


    Click here for exemptions and requirements and Spring Hunting Guide.

    Buy your 
    license.



Hunting

Currently in Season

Location: Statewide - year round
Season Dates: Mar 1 2020 - Feb 28 2021
 


Trapping

*** Proposed Season Date Upcoming Season

Location: statewide
Season Dates: Nov 16 2020 - Feb 28 2020
 
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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

Click here for exemptions and requirements and Spring Hunting Guide.

Buy your 
license.



Hunting

Currently in Season

Location: Statewide - year round
Season Dates: Mar 1 2020 - Feb 28 2021
 


Trapping

*** Proposed Season Date Upcoming Season

Location: statewide
Season Dates: Nov 16 2020 - Feb 28 2021
 

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