Archery season for deer and fall turkey begins 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.​

 Barred Owl (Strix varia)

Status:  Common
Seasonal Occurrence:  Year-round resident
Distribution:  Statewide
Preferred Habitat(s):  Forested areas, especially bottomland areas
Nesting Habits:  Nests in hollow trees, but will occasionally use nest boxes


Adult Barred Owl
Photo by:  Kate Heyden
 
 
Adult Barred Owl
Photo by:  Kate Heyden
 


This young Barred Owl has fallen from its nest tree.
Photo by:  Kate Heyden