Hunting Seasons Closing

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Now that it is mid-January, Kentucky hunters are faced with dwindling hunting opportunities for the statewide 2002-2003 seasons. Archery turkey and deer hunting ends after January 20 and rabbit and quail seasons close January 31 in the eastern zone and February 10 in the western zone. Grouse season closes on February 28.

Waterfowl seasons are also winding down. All duck seasons close after January 26. Canada Goose season closes after January 31.

Snow goose season closes statewide February 2, except for Fulton County, which closes February 15. The conservation order snow goose season opens February 3, but may open earlier if all other waterfowl seasons are closed. The conservation order snow goose season opens February 16 in the part of Fulton County in the Western Goose Zone. The conservation order snow goose season closes March 31.

Youth waterfowl season for the Western Zone is February 1-2. Hunters 15 and younger who are accompanied by an adult (adult can't hunt) may hunt ducks, coots, mergansers and geese on these days. Juniors hunting during these seasons must comply with hunter education and hunting license requirements. Bag limits are the same as the regular duck and goose seasons.