Bear Hunters: The 2015 bear season with dogs opens Saturday November 28.  All hunters must check the KDFWR homepage or call the Info Center at 1-800-858-1549  after 9:00 PM each day of the season to learn if the black bear quota was met.  For information about checking bears, click here.

Aquatic Education

Aquatic Education Two Girls FishingThe Kentucky Aquatic Resource Education (KARE) program has three essential parts. Most of this web page is dedicated to the first part, formal education. Here you will find several teacher's guides for posters that are available free of charge from the Department. The second part of KARE is providing help for youth programs such as 4H or scouts to allow camp attendees to have fishing opportunities while they camp. Finally, Community Based Fishing provides guidance for establishing fishing programs for any target audience in any community in Kentucky.