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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. A healthy whitetail deer herd that produces trophy bucks each and every year. A revitalized eastern wild turkey population gives turkey hunters in every county 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. The Kentucky hunting and fishing scene makes for a true sportsmen's paradise. For more information, including Kentucky hunting seasons, licenses and permit details, visit the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources.

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Frankfort, KY
3.66 miles of hiking trails, indoor & outdoor educational exhibits, numerous wildlife & fish species on display, picnic shelters
Centre Family Dwelling, 1824-1834
Harrodsburg, KY
3,000 acres, 40 miles of multi use trails, canoe and kayak access at Shaker Landing - must bring your own boat, bird and wildflower observation stations, Stables have 20 fully...
Jamestown, KY
Lale Cumberland, fishing guide for Striper, Trout, Walleye & bass, campground, 14 RV sites, full hook ups, hunting cabin rentals, deer & turkey hunting available
Middlesboro, KY
2,535 acres, 4x4 may be required to reach WMA, rugged terrain, steep, old-growth forests, ends at Hensley Settlement
Hopkinsville, KY
Whitetail & turkey hunts, organizied Arkansas duck hunts,
Henderson, KY
10,998 acres, multiple tracts, mostly wetland, Sauerheber Wildlife Refuge, wildlife observation platforms, special hunting regulations
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