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.​

 Kentucky's Threatened and Endangered Species

KEY TO STATUS:
E - Endangered
T - Threatened
PE - Proposed Endangered
PT - Proposed Threatened

This list includes only federally listed species

NAME SCIENTIFIC NAME STATUS
PLANTS
Price's potato-bean Apios priceana T
Braun's rock cress Arabis perstellata var. perstellata E
Cumberland rosemary Conradina verticillata T
Eggert's sunflower Helianthus eggertii T
Cumberland sandwort Minuartia cumberlandensis E
White-haired goldenrod Solidago albopilosa T
Short's goldenrod Solidago shortii E
Virginia spiraea Spiraea virginiana T
Running buffalo clover Trifolium stoloniferum E
MUSSELS
Cumberland elktoe Alasmidonta atropurpurea E
Fanshell Cyprogenia stegaria E
Cumberlandian combshell Epioblasma brevidens E
Oyster mussel Epioblasma capsaeformis E
Catspaw Epioblasma obliquata obliquata E
Northern riffleshell Epioblasma torulosa rangiana E
Pink mucket Lampsilis abrupta E
Ring pink Obovaria retusa E
Little-wing pearlymussel Pegias fabula E
Orange-foot pimpleback Plethobasus cooperianus E
Clubshell Pleurobema clava E
Rough pigtoe Pleurobema plenum E
Fat pocketbook Potamilus capax E
Cumberland bean Villosa trabalis E
CRUSTACEANS
Mammoth cave shrimp Palaemonias ganteri E
INSECTS
American burying beetle Nicrophorus americanus E
FISH
Relict darter Etheostoma chienense E
Duskytail darter Duskytail darter E
Palezone shiner Notropis albizonatus E
Blackside dace Phoxinus cumberlandensis T
Pallid sturgeon Scaphirhynchus albus E
REPTILES
Copperbelly water snake Nerodia erythrogaster neglecta PT
BIRDS
Bald eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus T
Red-cockaded woodpecker Picoides borealis E
Interior least tern Sterna antillarum athalassos E
MAMMALS
Virginia big-eared bat Corynorhinus townsendii virginianus E
Gray bat Myotis grisescens E
Indiana bat Myotis sodalis E