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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14 mile horseback trail open to horse riders and hikers, 30 miles of trails open to ATV use by mobility impaired hunters, campground at Grapevine Area, boat launch ramp
1907 acres, open to statewide hunting seasons, hiking & horseback trails on wma, small pond with carry down ramp
36,113 acres, gently rolling to steep and hilly terrain, good forest and farm habitats, 2 lakes, trout stream, special hunting and fishing regulations/permits
Fort Knox, KY
Active Military Reservation, 108,618 acres about 60% open to hunting, special regulations for access and hunting, contact the hunt control office for more information
1,358 acres, Bell County, Mostly forested land with some reclaimed mine sites, steep and rugged, opportunities to hunt deer, turkey and small game.
1,510 acre lake, variety of game species, hunting, 22 miles of hiking trails ranging in difficulty, 9 miles of horse trails
1,331 acre park, 8,200 acre lake, fish for bass, bluegill, crappie, catfish and muskie, marina with boat rentals, 28 miles of multi-use trails, 157 site campground, quota hunt...
8,120 acre lake, hunting, fishing, camping, 10+ miles of hiking trails, boating, 3 campgrounds
1,106 acres, bottomland with swamplands and rolling uplands, hunting for a variety of species, open under statewide regulations, gravel trails throughout forest
225 acre lake, species include: bass, bluegill, crappie, cartfish, and trout, lake is idle speed only for boats, swimming is available, 58 camp sites with utility hook ups, 35...
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