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

Bear Hunters: The quota for the 2014 archery/crossbow season for bears WAS NOT MET today.  Therefore, the bear season will remain open tomorrow.  For information about checking bears, click here.

 Upcoming Issue

Winter 2014

Kentucky Afield Magazine Fall 2014 Cover What happens when a group of college students studying wildlife management go deer hunting for the first time? Kentucky Afield takes you along on a mentor hunt that’s slightly different. The winter issue of the magazine also will feature stories about rabbit hunting without dogs and waterfowl hunting on the Ohio River.

We’ll also highlight Kentucky’s catch and release trout season and go fishing with a guest that you might have seen on television.

Look for these stories along with columns on hunting, fishing, destinations and more in the winter issue. Subscribe now because Kentucky Afield is not sold on the newsstands.