Bear

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.


Bear 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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Archery & Crossbow

Location: Bear Zone 1
Season Dates:
either sex

Location: Bear Zone 2
Season Dates:
either sex


Chase-Only

Location: Bear Zone
Season Dates:
either sex

Location: Bear Zone
Season Dates:
either sex


Firearm

Location: Bear Zone 1
Season Dates:
either sex

Location: Bear Zone 2
Season Dates:
either sex


Hunt with Dogs

Location: Bear Zone 1
Season Dates:
either sex

Location: Zone 2
Season Dates:
either sex