​Sandhill Crane Hunters - Hunters must monitor the KDFWR website daily for notices involving season closures.Check sandhill crane harvest totals here.

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 Additional Info
Commercial Hunting/Fishing Guide License 150.00 Last day of February
Live Bait Dealers License (each place of business) 50.00 12/31 Application
Musselling License 400.00 2/28
Mussel Buyers License 600.00 2/28 Application
Taxidermist License 150.00 12/31 Application
Fur Processors License 150.00 3/31 Application
Commercial Shooting Area Permit 150.00 Effective 7/1 - 6/30
Dog Training Area Permit 50.00 July 1 - June 30
Bobwhite Quail Shoot-to-Train Permit Free 12/31
Non-Commercial Captive Wildlife propagation (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 2/28
Commercial Fish Propagation Permit 50.00 12/31 Application
Wildlife Transportation Permit 25.00 Individual Shipment
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 Application
Falconry Permit (3 years) 75.00 3 years from date of issue
Special Commercial Net Fishing Permit 600.00 Effective 11/1 - 2/28
Field Trial Permit  None N/A Application
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 Application
Gear Tags Blocks of 10 only 15.00 2/28 Application
Rehabilitation Permit 25.00 12/31
Boat Dock Permit 70.00 (prorated) 12/31/2017
Boat Dealer/Manufacturer 100.00 4/30
Shoreline Use Permit 100.00-300.00 (prorated) 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 Application
Roe-bearing Fish Buyer's Permit 500.00 Effective 10/15 - 6/5 Application
Live Fish Transportation Permit 25.00 Expires 12/31 Application
Special Net Fishery Permit (For Kentucky Lake and Barkley Lake only) 600.00 Effective 11/1 - 3/31 Application
Fisheries Propagation Permit 50.00 Expires 12/31 Application