Archery season for deer and fall turkey began September 6.  Read the 2014-15 Kentucky Hunting and Trapping Guide before hunting.​

The hunting season for dove and some other migratory birds began September 1.  Read the 2014-15 Dove Hunting Guide before hunting.​

 Resident Commercial License Fees

These licenses are only available from the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Frankfort Office.  Call 1-800-858-1549 for information.

 

License Cost Expires
Live Bait Dealers License each place of business $50.00 12/31
Musselling License 400.00 2/28
Mussel Buyers License 600.00 2/28
Taxidermist License 150.00 12/31
Commercial Guide License 150.00 12/31
Fur Processors License 150.00 3/31
e 50.00 Effective 4/1 - 3/31
Commercial Shooting Preserve Operator's License 150.00 Effective 7/1 - 6/30
Non-Commercial Captive Wildlife propagation (3 year) 75.00 3 years from date of issue
Non-Commercial Captive Cervid (3 year ) 75.00 3 years from date of issue
Commercial Captive Wildlife Permit 150.00 1 year from date of issue
Captive Cervid Permit 150.00 1 year from date of issue
Commercial Fish Propagation Permit 50.00 12/31
Wildlife Transportation Permit 25.00 Expiration varies - approval by department
Wildlife Transportation Permit (Annual) 250.00 1 year from date of issue
Scientific Wildlife Collecting Permit (Educational) 25.00 12/31
Scientific Wildlife Collecting Permit 100.00 12/31
Commercial Nuisance Control Permit 100.00 2/28
Commercial Waterfowl Shooting Permit Fee (Operator's License) 150.00 End of waterfowl season
Pay Lake License (First 2 acres, additional acres $20 each) 150.00 12/31
Falconry Permit (3 years) 75.00 3 years from date of issue
Special Commercial Net Fishing Permit 600.00 Effective 11/1 - 2/28
Shoot to Retrieve Field Trial Permit (Per Trial) 75.00 N/A
Shoot to Retrieve Field Trial Permit (Single Day) 25.00 N/A
Commercial Fishing License w/block of 10 150.00 2/28
Gear Tags Blocks of 10 only 15.00 2/28
Rehabilitation Permit 25.00 12/31
Boat Dock Permit 70.00 N/A
Shoreline Use Permit 100.00-300.00 12/31/2024
Peabody Group Permit 25.00 N/A
Peabody Group Permit (Annual) 250.00 2/28
Roe-bearing Fish Harvester's Permit 500.00 Effective 10/15 - 5/31
Roe-bearing Fish Buyer's Permit 500.00 Effective 10/15 - 6/5
Fish Transportation Permit 25.00 Expires 12/31