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

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Archery

Upcoming Season

Location:
All Bear Zones, Except Zone 3. No Archery in Bear Zone 3
Season Dates:
Oct 23 2021 - Oct 29 2021
either sex


Chase-Only

Currently in Season

Location:
Bear Zones
Season Dates:
Jun 1 2021 - Aug 31 2021
either sex

Upcoming Season

Location:
Bear Zones
Season Dates:
Sep 9 2021 - Sep 30 2021
either sex


Firearm

Upcoming Season

Location:
Bear Zones
Season Dates:
Dec 11 2021 - Dec 17 2021
either sex


Quota Hunt with Dogs

Upcoming Season

Location:
All Bear Zones, except McCreary Zone. Quota with dogs season closed in McCreary Zone
Season Dates:
Oct 18 2021 - Oct 31 2021
either sex
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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 21 2021 - Oct 31 2021
Opens at noon on 5/21/2021
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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
Season Dates:
Mar 1 2021 - Feb 28 2022
Daylight Hours Only - Open Year round


Night Hunting - No Lights Allowed

Currently in Season

Location:
Statewide
Season Dates:
Jun 1 2021 - Nov 30 2021


Night Hunting with Lights

Upcoming Season

Location:
Statewide
Season Dates:
Dec 1 2021 - Mar 31 2022
Modern Firearms of 6.5mm or smaller legal


Trapping

Upcoming Season

Location:
Statewide
Season Dates:
Nov 15 2021 - Feb 28 2022
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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.

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license.



Hunting

Currently in Season

Location:
Statewide
Season Dates:
Mar 1 2021 - Feb 28 2022
Year Round Hunting


Trapping

Upcoming Season

Location:
Statewide
Season Dates:
Nov 15 2021 - Feb 28 2022

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