Bear Hunters: The 2015 bear season with dogs opens Saturday November 28.  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.  For information about checking bears, click here.

Northern Saw-whet Owl (Aegolius acadicus)

Status:  Uncommon/Rare
Season Occurrence:  Usually observed in the fall and spring, but also (sometimes) during the winter
Distribution:  Likely occurs statewide
Preferred Habitat(s):  Forested areas, wooded edges, semi-forested areas and semi-open farmland
Nesting Habits:  This species does not nest in Kentucky.  It nests in Canada and the Northern U.S.  It migrates through and may occasionally winter in Kentucky.

Northern Saw-whet Owl
Northern Saw-whet Owl
Photo by:  Kate Hayden