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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


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Hunting

*** Proposed Season Date Currently in Season

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


Trapping

*** Proposed Season Date Currently in Season

Location: Statewide
Season Dates: Nov 16 2020 - Feb 28 2021
 
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Bag Limit is 5; no more than 3 of which shall be taken with a gun.

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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 Hunting Guide.

Buy your license.


Hunting

*** Proposed Season Date Currently in Season

Location: Statewide
Season Dates: Nov 28 2020 - Feb 28 2021
 


Trapping

*** Proposed Season Date Currently in Season

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

  • (a) It shall not be allowed in a county or area where a deer or elk firearm season is open;
  • (b) A person shall not use artificial light or other means designed to make wildlife visible at night from June 1 through November 30;
  • (c) Any artificial light or other means designed to make wildlife visible at night shall not be connected to or cast from a mechanized vehicle;
  • (d) A person shall not use any weapon other than a shotgun on public land;
  • (e) 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;
  • (f) 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

Additional Information



Hunting

Currently in Season

Location: Statewide - year round
Season Dates: Mar 1 2020 - Feb 28 2021
 
Coyotes may be hunted year-round with no bag limit. A person may take a coyote after daylight hours, except that: (a) It shall not be allowed in a county or area where a deer or elk firearm season is open; (b) A person shall not use artificial light or other means designed to make wildlife visible at night from June 1 through November 30; (c) Any artificial light or other means designed to make wildlife visible at night shall not be connected to or cast from a mechanized vehicle; (d) A person shall not use any weapon other than a shotgun on public land; (e) 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; (f) A person using a shotgun shall not use a shell with a single projectile.


Trapping

Currently in Season

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

    Buy your license.


    Hunting

    Past Season

    Location: statewide
    Season Dates: Sep 1 2020 - Nov 7 2020
     

    Currently in Season

    Location: Statewide
    Season Dates: Jan 4 2021 - Feb 28 2021
     
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    Hunting

    *** Proposed Season Date Currently in Season

    Location: Statewide
    Season Dates: Sep 1 2020 - Mar 30 2021
     
    Season for small game

    *** Proposed Season Date Past Season

    Location: Statewide
    Season Dates: Nov 30 2020 - Dec 6 2020
     
    Waterfowl season: Ducks, mergansers, coots

    *** Proposed Season Date Past Season

    Location: Statewide
    Season Dates: Feb 1 2021 - Feb 15 2021
     
    Waterfowl: ducks, mergansers, coots
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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 Hunting Guide.

    Buy your license.


    Hunting

    *** Proposed Season Date Currently in Season

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


    Trapping

    *** Proposed Season Date Currently in Season

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

    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 Hunting Guide.

    Buy your license.


    Hunting

    *** Proposed Season Date Currently in Season

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


    Trapping

    *** Proposed Season Date Currently in Season

    Location: statewide
    Season Dates: Nov 16 2020 - Feb 28 2021
     
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    You must fill out your HIP survey before you go hunting. Go to "My Profile" to access this survey.
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    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 Sportsman's and Disability/Senior License

    Click here for exemption and requirements and Waterfowl Guide.

    Buy your 
    license.


    Hunting

    *** Proposed Season Date Currently in Season

    Location: statewide
    Season Dates: Feb 16 2021 - Mar 31 2021
     
    Print

    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 Currently in Season

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

     

      Click here for exemptions and requirements and Hunting Guide.

      Buy your license.



      Hunting

      Past Season

      Location: Statewide
      Season Dates: Nov 1 2020 - Nov 13 2020
       

      Currently in Season

      Location: Statewide
      Season Dates: Nov 16 2020 - Feb 28 2021
       
      Print

      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 Hunting Guide.

      Buy your license.


      Hunting

      *** Proposed Season Date Currently in Season

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


      Trapping

      *** Proposed Season Date Currently in Season

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

      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 Hunting Guide.

      Buy your license.


      Hunting

      *** Proposed Season Date Currently in Season

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


      Trapping

      *** Proposed Season Date Currently in Season

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

      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 Hunting Guide.

      Buy your license.


      Hunting

      *** Proposed Season Date Currently in Season

      Location: statewide
      Season Dates: Oct 1 2020 - Feb 28 2021
       
      No daytime hunting allowed during modern gun season Nov. 14-29


      Trapping

      Currently in Season

      Location: Statewide
      Season Dates: Nov 16 2020 - Feb 28 2021
       
      Print

      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 Hunting Guide.

      Buy your 
      license.



      Hunting

      *** Proposed Season Date Currently in Season

      Location: Statewide
      Season Dates: Oct 1 2020 - Feb 28 2021
       
      No hunting allowed during daylight hours during modern gun season Nov. 14-29.


      Trapping

      *** Proposed Season Date Currently in Season

      Location: Statewide
      Season Dates: Nov 16 2020 - Feb 28 2021
       
      Print
      Bag Limit is 10; only 6 of which can be taken from Otter Zone 2.

      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 Hunting Guide.

      Buy your license.


      Hunting

      *** Proposed Season Date Currently in Season

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


      Trapping

      *** Proposed Season Date Currently in Season

      Location: Statewide
      Season Dates: Nov 16 2020 - Feb 28 2021
       
      Print
      License and Permit needed:
      • Day (1 or 7 day) hunting license or annual* hunting license
                      *Included in Sportsman's and Disability/Senior License

      Click here for exemption and requirements and Fall Hunting Guide.

      Buy your license.


      Hunting

      Past Season

      Location: Statewide
      Season Dates: Aug 15 2020 - Nov 13 2020
       

      Currently in Season

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

      Upcoming Season

      Location: Statewide
      Season Dates: Year Round
       
      The full fall squirrel season is Aug. 21, 2021 through Feb. 28, 2022. However, squirrel and small game seasons close during the opening weekend of modern gun season for deer, Nov. 13-14, 2021.


      Trapping

      Currently in Season

      Location: Statewide
      Season Dates: Nov 16 2020 - Feb 28 2021
       
      Print

      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 Hunting Guide.

      Buy your license.


      Hunting

      *** Proposed Season Date Currently in Season

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


      Trapping

      *** Proposed Season Date Currently in Season

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


      Catch and Release

      Past Season

      Location: Swift Camp Creek
      Season Dates: Jan 1 2020 - May 31 2020
       

      Currently in Season

      Location: Designated Streams
      Season Dates: Oct 1 2020 - Mar 31 2021
       

      Upcoming Season

      Location: Trout Streams, except Swift Camp Creek
      Season Dates: Oct 1 2021 - Mar 31 2022
       

      Upcoming Season

      Location: Swift Camp Creek
      Season Dates: Oct 1 2021 - May 31 2022
       
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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 Hunting Guide.

      Buy your license.


      Hunting

      *** Proposed Season Date Currently in Season

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


      Trapping

      *** Proposed Season Date Currently in Season

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

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