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Kentucky Hunting

Seasons, Licenses, Regulations

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

Known ForTop whitetail hunting state in the country

TerrainVaries from swampy lowlands, rolling hills, and heavily forested hills and mountains

Government Lands1,938,099 acres

Government Lands %7%

Private Lands23,922,869 acres

Private Lands %93%

Kentucky

Hunting Seasons

Deer

Total whitetail deer Boone and Crockett records for Kentucky: 953

Seasons

Licenses & Permits

Statewide Deer Permit

2 deer.

Resident: $35 | Nonresident: $185

Youth Deer Permit

1 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 WMA 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