Kentucky Hunting News

Test Results Show No CWD
Results from testing 2, 465 hunter-harvested deer and elk for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) confirm there are no signs of this fatal disease in Kentucky’s herds.
Ban on In-state Deer/Elk Movement Lifted
Officials with the Kentucky Departments of Fish and Wildlife Resources (KDFWR) and Agriculture (KDA) announce the removal of a six-month ban on in-state movement of live cervids (deer and elk) within Kentucky, effective May 13, 2003. Importing cervids into Kentucky from other states is still prohibited.
2003-2004 Deer and Fall Turkey Seasons Set
The Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission set the 2003-2004 deer and fall turkey hunting seasons and established a new free hunting weekend for junior hunters at its quarterly meeting March 7 in Frankfort. The commission recommends all hunting, fishing and boating regulations for approval by the General Assembly and approves all expenditures by the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources (KDFWR).
Illegal Deer Operation Shutdown
Law enforcement officers with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources (KDFWR) charged a Clark County man today with operating an illegal deer farm on Big Stoner Road.
Hunting Seasons Closing
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.
Two Men Plead Guilty to Illegal Wildlife Possession
Two Rockcastle County men have pled guilty to 14 counts each of illegal possession of wildlife, and were ordered by the court to pay fines totaling $25,000, complete 150 hours of community service and serve jail time.
2002 Cow Elk Quota Hunt Results
Kentucky's second cow elk hunt in 150 years conducted from December 7 through December 9, 2002 was a tremendous success for all six Kentucky resident hunters. The biggest of the six total elk taken during the cow-only hunt was Waddy resident David Casey's 530-pound animal. Casey harvested his large, adult cow at 8:40 a.m. on opening day with a 315-yard shot from a Remington Model 700 30.06 caliber rifle.
AEP & KDFWR Team to Create Wildlife Habitats Under Transmission Lines
American Electric Power (AEP) and the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources (KDFWR) have entered into a partnership to encourage private property owners to develop wildlife habitats in transmission rights-of-way on their lands.
Live Deer Species Importation Banned
To protect the state's high quality deer and elk herds, Gov. Paul Patton signed an executive order today to ban the importation, and restrict the exportation and transportation of all live deer species in Kentucky, effective immediately.
Modern Gun Deer Season Opens on November 9th
More than 250,000 hunters are expected to take to the field during the upcoming Kentucky modern gun deer season which opens statewide on Saturday, November 9. Deer hunters will generate about $350 million to the state's economy while enjoying this recreational opportunity and helping to manage this valuable natural resource.