Bear Hunters: The quota for the 2016 archery/crossbow season for bears WAS MET on Sunday Oct 23. Therefore, the archery/crossbow season for bears is now CLOSED. For information about checking bears, click here.​​​


Upcoming Issue

Fall 2016

Fall 2016 Kentucky Afield Magazine Cover
Hunters won't want to miss the fall issue of Kentucky Afield. Inside, you’ll read the stories of five deer hunters who took monster bucks last year. We’ve long said a hunter can take a big buck from nearly any county in the state – you’ll see why in this issue.

When seasons fall on the same weekend, how can you decide what to hunt? Our experts pitch their cases on whether your time is best spent flinging arrows at deer, wing shooting for doves or plinking at squirrels in the fall woods.

Inside our fall issue, you’ll discover why the department doesn’t rely on income taxes, property taxes or other General Fund money to operate its fisheries programs. Instead, license sales and federal excise taxes on fishing equipment foot the bill. Learn how this came about and how anglers, hunters and boaters pay for conservation.

Every issue of Kentucky Afield features columns on hunting and fishing, a feature about public areas for hunting or fishing, answers from the experts on your outdoor questions, the latest news from Kentucky Fish and Wildlife, plus our popular Nature Notebook section, which features art and interesting facts about an animal or fish that you might encounter in the wild.

Kentucky Afield is published four times a year. Your subscription includes the popular outdoor calendar, which comes out every December.

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