Kentucky Hunting

Everything you need to plan your hunting trips, from maps to regulations and beyond.

Government Lands: 7%

1,938,099 acres

Private Lands: 93%

23,922,869 acres

Kentucky

Hunting Seasons

Deer

Total whitetail deer Boone and Crockett records for Kentucky: 953

Seasons

Licenses & Permits

Statewide Deer Permit

4 deer.

Resident: $35 | Nonresident: $185

Youth Deer Permit

4 deer.

Resident: $10 | Nonresident: $15

Additional Deer Permit

2 deer.

Resident: $15 | Nonresident: $15

Annual Hunting

Resident: $27 | Nonresident: $150

Youth Annual Hunting

Resident: $6 | Nonresident: $10

Bear

Total black bear Boone and Crockett records for Kentucky: 2

Seasons

Licenses & Permits

Bear Permit

Resident: $30 | Nonresident: $250

Youth Bear Permit

Resident: $10

Bear Chase Permit

Resident: $30

Youth Bear Chase Permit

Resident: $10

Annual Hunting

Resident: $27 | Nonresident: $150

Youth Annual Hunting

Resident: $6 | Nonresident: $10

Elk

Total elk Boone and Crockett records for Kentucky: 5

Seasons

Licenses & Permits

Elk Drawing Application

Resident: $10 | Nonresident: $10

Youth Elk Drawing

Resident: $10 | Nonresident: $10

Quota Bull Elk Permit

Resident: $100 | Nonresident: $550

Quota Cow Elk Permit

Resident: $60 | Nonresident: $400

Youth Elk Permit

Resident: $30 | Nonresident: $200

Out-of-Zone Elk Permit

Resident: $30 | Nonresident: $400

Annual Hunting

Resident: $27 | Nonresident: $150

Youth Annual Hunting

Resident: $6 | Nonresident: $10

Hog

Seasons

Licenses & Permits

1-Day Hunting

Not valid for deer, elk, turkey or bear.

Resident: $7 | Nonresident: $25

7-Day Hunting

Not valid for deer, elk, turkey or bear.

Nonresident: $65

Annual Hunting

Resident: $27 | Nonresident: $150

Youth Annual Hunting

Resident: $6 | Nonresident: $10

Turkey

Total NWTF turkey records for Kentucky: 382

Seasons

Licenses & Permits

Spring Turkey Permit

2 turkeys.

Resident: $30 | Nonresident: $85

Youth Turkey Permit

1 turkey.

Resident: $10 | Nonresident: $15

Fall Turkey Permit

4 turkeys.

Resident: $30 | Nonresident: $85

Annual Hunting

Resident: $27 | Nonresident: $150

Youth Annual Hunting

Resident: $6 | Nonresident: $10

Coyote

Seasons

Licenses & Permits

1-Day Hunting

Not valid for deer, elk, turkey or bear.

Resident: $7 | Nonresident: $25

7-Day Hunting

Not valid for deer, elk, turkey or bear.

Nonresident: $65

Annual Hunting

Resident: $27 | Nonresident: $150

Youth Annual Hunting

Resident: $6 | Nonresident: $10

Bobcat

Seasons

Licenses & Permits

1-Day Hunting

Not valid for deer, elk, turkey or bear.

Resident: $7 | Nonresident: $25

7-Day Hunting

Not valid for deer, elk, turkey or bear.

Nonresident: $65

Annual Hunting

Resident: $27 | Nonresident: $150

Youth Annual Hunting

Resident: $6 | Nonresident: $10

Fox

Seasons

Licenses & Permits

1-Day Hunting

Not valid for deer, elk, turkey or bear.

Resident: $7 | Nonresident: $25

7-Day Hunting

Not valid for deer, elk, turkey or bear.

Nonresident: $65

Annual Hunting

Resident: $27 | Nonresident: $150

Youth Annual Hunting

Resident: $6 | Nonresident: $10

Duck

Seasons

Licenses & Permits

1-Day Hunting

Not valid for deer, elk, turkey or bear.

Resident: $7 | Nonresident: $25

7-Day Hunting

Not valid for deer, elk, turkey or bear.

Nonresident: $65

Migratory Game Bird - Waterfowl Permit

Resident: $15 | Nonresident: $15

Federal Duck Stamp

Resident: $25 | Nonresident: $25

Annual Hunting

Resident: $27 | Nonresident: $150

Youth Annual Hunting

Resident: $6 | Nonresident: $10

Goose

Seasons

Licenses & Permits

1-Day Hunting

Not valid for deer, elk, turkey or bear.

Resident: $7 | Nonresident: $25

7-Day Hunting

Not valid for deer, elk, turkey or bear.

Nonresident: $65

Migratory Game Bird - Waterfowl Permit

Resident: $15 | Nonresident: $15

Federal Duck Stamp

Resident: $25 | Nonresident: $25

Annual Hunting

Resident: $27 | Nonresident: $150

Youth Annual Hunting

Resident: $6 | Nonresident: $10

Dove

Seasons

Licenses & Permits

1-Day Hunting

Not valid for deer, elk, turkey or bear.

Resident: $7 | Nonresident: $25

7-Day Hunting

Not valid for deer, elk, turkey or bear.

Nonresident: $65

Migratory Game Bird - Waterfowl Permit

Resident: $15 | Nonresident: $15

Annual Hunting

Resident: $27 | Nonresident: $150

Youth Annual Hunting

Resident: $6 | Nonresident: $10