Kentucky Hunting News

Kentucky Searching for Clues in Black Bear Death
Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources officials are seeking information about a black bear struck and killed on U.S. 23 in Lawrence County Monday evening, Nov. 20.
Kentucky May Have New State Records for Elk
It's all but official. Both state records – typical and non-typical – apparently fell during the opening weekend of the 2006 Kentucky bull elk season.
Kentucky Clarifies Crossbow Confusion on LBL
Kentucky's expanded crossbow season for 2006-07 is causing some confusion, as it does not apply to Land Between the Lakes (LBL) National Recreation Area.
Kentucky Has Quota Hunts Available
Kentucky hunters who want to participate in deer, pheasant and waterfowl quota hunts must apply for these hunts by calling toll free at 1-877-598-2401 before September 30, 2006.
Several Kentucky Hunting Seasons Begin in September
Many hunting seasons begin re-opening in September, including the Sept. 1 opener for doves and the Sept. 2 opening day for deer and turkey archery seasons.
Kentucky to Issue 200 Elk Permits this Year
Elk hunters in Kentucky have twice the opportunity this season. The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources will issue 200 elk hunting permits this year, double the number permitted last year.
Spring Turkey Harvest on Pace for Record Season
Last year’s mild winter and strong acorn crop have poised Kentucky turkey hunters for a memorable spring season this year. With less than one week remaining in the 2006 season, current numbers are on pace for a potential record spring harvest.
New Acreage Added to Clay WMA
Two new tracts of public land totaling nearly 700 acres in Fleming County will be open to turkey, small game, grouse and deer hunting. The tracts, recently acquired by the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources (KDFWR), are located near the main tract of Clay Wildlife Management Area (WMA) and the Marietta Booth tract of Clay WMA.
Commission Sets 2006-07 Deer Season Dates
The Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission, at its March 3 quarterly meeting, proposed deer season dates and zone changes for 2006-2007. Commissioners also proposed a minimum size limit for crappie at Buckhorn Lake beginning next year.
Gassett Plans to Suspend 2005 Crossbow Season Expansion
Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources Interim Commissioner Dr. Jon Gassett will inform the Fish and Wildlife Commission at its quarterly meeting Friday that the March decision to expand the 2005 crossbow season will be temporarily set aside.