Kentucky Hunting News

Kentucky Spring Turkey Harvest Sets State Record
Kentucky's spring turkey hunters set a new state record this year. Hunters telechecked 29,006 birds during the 23-day season, which ended May 10. This surpassed the previous record of 28,797 birds in 2006
Kentucky FWC Discusses Elk Hunting Regulations
The Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission held a special called meeting May 8 to discuss proposed changes to the state's elk hunting regulations.
Kentucky Extends Elk App Deadline
Hunters now have three extra days to apply for the 2009 Kentucky elk hunt. Citing technical problems over the past few days with state government's online payment application, Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources officials today extended the original April 30 deadline to midnight Eastern Time, May 3.
Kentucky DFW Acquires 800 Acres Now Open to Public
Nearly 800 acres of fields and forests in western Kentucky are now open to the public. The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources announced the acquisition of 795 acres of bottomland woods and farmland along the Carlisle-Ballard County line.
Kentucky DFW Youth Only Elk Hunt
The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources is opening one of the state's best places to hunt elk for a special youth-only hunt in September.
1,000 Acres Now Open to Public Hunting in Kentucky
More than 1,000 acres of highly coveted hunting ground in Breckinridge County is now open to the public.
Kentucky FWC 2009-10 Proposed Season Dates
The Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission proposed the 2009-2010 deer season dates and recommended deer zone changes at its quarterly meeting March 6.
Kentucky Afield Addresses Rising Ammunition Costs
With sporting ammunition prices on the rise, an expert takes aim at cutting costs through reloading this weekend, February 21 and 22 on "Kentucky Afield" television.
Kentucky Considers Black Bear Season in 2009
In half a century, Kentucky's white-tailed deer herd grew from 1,000 animals to a million today. Wild turkeys increased from about 800 birds to a quarter-million, and we are now home to 10,000 free-ranging elk, the largest elk population east of the Rocky Mountains. All are now hunted in Kentucky.
Kentucky Trapping Still Useful
While the number of people trapping isn't as high as in the days of our great-grandparents, trapping remains essential to today's wildlife management.