Wildlife in Kentucky
Spot a Kentucky elk herd, local birds and much more!
If you're looking for wildlife you've come to the right place. The Kentucky elk herd is the largest east of the Rocky Mountains. Over 360 species of birds can be seen in the bluegrass state. John James Audubon State Park is a must visit for those interested in bird identification and observation. The dark biosphere, of our vast cave systems, shelter species of wildlife in Kentucky that can't be found anywhere else in the world.
Hunters will find good populations of the most popular wildlife in Kentucky like whitetail deer, eastern wild turkey, rocky mountain elk and migratory birds plus a number of small game animals. For a list of public hunting opportunities in Kentucky, visit the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources here.