Bear Hunters:  The 2014 archery/crossbow season for bears opens Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014.  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. Go here for info about checking bears

 Deer Hunting Preparation

Scouting:   Hunters usually fare better if they spend some time exploring the area(s) they will hunt before hunting season.

Buck or doe?:   Depending on when and where you’re hunting, there may be restrictions on the sex available for harvest.   Be sure to check the regulations.

Public Lands:   If you don’t have a place to hunt or want to try a different place, Kentucky has over 1.5 Million acres of public hunting lands.  Maps are available for these areas.   It is vital that you are aware of public lands regulations for the area you will hunt on. Some public lands have “quota” hunts, which involve an application process for a limited number of hunter slots and hunting periods. Other public lands are open for some or all seasons within the hunting regulations for the prevailing county.