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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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La Center, KY
8,015 acres,hunting, 9 fishing lakes, some boat restrictions, wildlife viewing,
Lucas, KY
8,799 acres in Barren and Allen counties, hilly to gently sloping terrain, fishing access, hunting for a number of species, primitive weapons hunting areas and impaired mobili...
Whitley City, KY
17,753 acres, located within Daniel Boone National Forest boundaries, only 150 acres are open fields, hunting and trout fishing, primitive camping allowed in some areas
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New Concord, KY
119 acres, mostly wetland, open to statewide hunting regulations & seasons
Sturgis, KY
6,732 acres, Crittended & Union counties, mix of upland and bottomland hardwood forests and open agricultural lands, bordered by Ohio River and Tradewater Rivers, hunting for ...
Stearns, KY
Paddling with rapids up to class IV-V depending on season, 180+ miles of horse trails, overnight boarding and stalls for horses, IMBA "Epic" designated mountain bike trails, f...
Owenton, KY
240 acre farm on Kentucky River peninsula, 1850s Greek Revival Home, hiking trails, boating, canoe & kayaking, fishing, hunting,
Owenton, KY
Hunting and fishing outfitter, whitetail deer & turkey, partner with Blue Wing Landing Inn, Owen County
Wickliffe, KY
8,389 acres, 8 separate tracts, creeks and ponds offer fishing for numerous species, 18 duck blinds, mobility impaired hunting
Harlan, KY
30,038 acres in Bell, Harlan and Leslie counties, seperated over many tracts of land, numerous species available for hunting
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