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Learn about Kentucky hunting seasons, areas and regulations

The rich Kentucky hunting and fishing heritage predates the times of Boone and Walker. Several Native American tribes benefited from Kentucky as a bountiful hunting ground. Fast forward a few hundred years and sportsmen in Kentucky have an abundance of game to hunt in every season. A healthy whitetail deer herd produces trophy bucks each and every year. A revitalized eastern wild turkey population gives turkey hunters in every region the possibility to harvest a bird. Many migratory birds pass through Kentucky along their annual journey through the continent.

A wealth of small game species can also be pursued throughout Kentucky. Now, the largest elk herd in the eastern United States is providing elk hunters with all new opportunities in eastern Kentucky. Over 80 Wildlife Management Areas are open to the public during Kentucky hunting seasons, as well as large portions of the Daniel Boone National Forest and Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area. For more information, including Kentucky hunting seasons, required licenses and permit details, visit the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. The Kentucky hunting and fishing scene makes for a true sportsman's paradise–start planning your trip today!

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Smithland, KY
Enjoy guided whitetail and turkey hunts on land where buffalo once grazed. The accommodations are a cozy and comfortable barn loft packed with modern conveniences and a great ...
Paducah, KY
6,560 acres, mix of old fields, woodlots, crop fields & food plots, 12 fishing ponds, retriever hunt test area, horseback riding trails, wildlife viewing area
Henderson, KY
Whitetail, turkey, waterfowl, predator, bowfishing
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Nicholasville, KY
Bluegrass sportsmen find typical (and non-typical) game, including whitetail deer, wild turkey and year-round coyote guided hunts. Whitetail Heaven also offers five-star food ...
Sturgis, KY
Upland bird hunting, bird dog training, lodge
Bardwell, KY
258 acre WMA, mostly flat creek bottom and wetland, 5 fishing ponds
Providence, KY
Upland bird, duck, whitetail, coyote & rabbit hunts, multiple packages available, trap range, 3-D archery range, lodge
Jamestown, KY
Coldwater fish hatchery, open to group tours, trails on Corps of Engineers property located nearby,
Murray, KY
Kentucky & Barkley lakes, fishing guide for crappie, bass and redear, waterfowl guide
Liberty, KY
whitetail & turkey hunts, guided & self-guided, cabins
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