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

 Hunting Method Exemptions

The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources may grant any reasonable exemption to normal hunting methods that would allow a person with physical disabilities to hunt when they otherwise couldn’t.  Exemptions that may be granted include using a crossbow to hunt deer during the bow-only deer season and using a vehicle as a hunting platform.  The Vehicle Permit allows a person to hunt from a vehicle on private property.
 
Persons with qualifying physical disabilities must first have an exemption form completed and signed by a licensed physician certifying why the exemption is necessary and how long it will last. Persons who obtain a hunting method exemption are still required to have the appropriate hunting license or permits. Persons granted a hunting method exemption must also carry the signed exemption along with their hunting license and permits while in the field. (301 KAR 3:026, 3:027)
 
 
The Mobility Impaired Access Permit allows hunters to use vehicles on designated wildlife management areas (WMAs).  This permit is good for only one license year.