Bear Hunters:  The 2014 archery/crossbow season for bears opens Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014.  All hunters must check the KDFWR homepage or call the Info Center at 1-800-858-1549 AFTER 9:00 PM each day of the season to learn if the black bear quota was met. Go here for info about checking bears

Bear Hunters: The quota for the 2014 archery/crossbow season for bears WAS NOT MET today.  Therefore, the bear season will remain open tomorrow.  For information about checking bears, click here.

 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