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.


Kentucky Afield Outdoor 2016 Calendar CoverHunters, anglers and outdoor enthusiasts have enjoyed Kentucky Afield’s Outdoor Calendar for decades. The calendar is packed with useful information ranging from proposed hunting season dates to monthly nature events to fishing tips to help you have a better day in the field. We’ve even included the major meteor showers so you’ll know when to look to the skies.

This year features a special treat: We’ve reduced the size of our popular Kentucky Fish poster to fit into the centerfold of the calendar. This poster features 27 fish commonly found in Kentucky – it’s a great identification tool for all anglers.

Kentucky Afield calendars are not sold in stores, however. They are included with the price of a Kentucky Afield magazine subscription. Calendars are mailed once a year to current subscribers.  Subscriptions must have been current on Nov. 15 for guaranteed delivery of the 2016 calendar with the regular mail-out. Subscribers who missed the mailing deadline will receive the 2017 calendar in December 2016.

Kentucky Afield, the official magazine of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, is a family-friendly publication which emphasizes skill building and enjoyment of the great outdoors. It's a great and inexpensive choice for the grandchildren on your list – or for yourself.

Miss the cut-off date?  Single copies of this calendar are available online for $7.50 each. This includes tax, shipping and handling in the United States. Kentucky Afield calendars make great Christmas gifts for the hunter or angler on your list who already has everything. Order your copy online now!  Calendars will be mailed starting in early December.