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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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Grayson, KY
1,510 acre lake, variety of game species, hunting, 22 miles of hiking trails ranging in difficulty, 9 miles of horse trails
Campbellsville, KY
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...
Campbellsville, KY
8,120 acre lake, hunting, fishing, camping, 10+ miles of hiking trails, boating, 3 campgrounds
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Henderson, KY
1,106 acres, bottomland with swamplands and rolling uplands, hunting for a variety of species, open under statewide regulations, gravel trails throughout forest
Greenup, KY
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...
Cynthiana, KY
746 acres, blue ash-oak savanna-woodland community common to this area at the time of European settlement, portion of the property containing an old family cemetary is still...
Whitesburg, KY
4,849 acres, hunting under statewide regulations, 10 miles long on crest of Pine Mountain, accessed by Little Shepherd Trail,
Stanton, KY
551 acres, owned by Kentucky National Guard, open to public hunting with special regulations and hunting dates, area may close for training purposes and hunters should check b...
Morganfield, KY
5,450 acres, special hunting regulations, 23 miles of hiking only trails, 9 miles deisgnated horseback and hiking, 80 acre Mauzy Lake with bank access and boat ramp, shooting ...
Jamestown, KY
Lake Cumberland, Guide for: striped bass, smallmouth bass, deer & turkey
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