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.​

 Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus)


A close up view of a young Great-horned Owl, Photo by: Kathy Caminiti 

A close up view of a young
Great-horned Owl
Photo by: Kathy Caminiti

Status:  Common
Seasonal Occurrence:  Year-round resident
Distribution:  Statewide
Preferred Habitat(s):  Forested areas, semi-forested areas and semi-open farmland
Nesting Habits:  Nests in old hawk nests made from sticks, but will also use hollow trees
Listen to Calls:  Great Horned Owl call




This adult Great-horned Owl has an injured wing.
Photo by:  Kathy Caminiti 


 Great-horned Owl nest in a dead tree.
Photo by:  Kathy Caminiti
This young Great-horned Owl just fledged!
Photo by:  Kathy Caminiti