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 begins September 1.  Read the 2014-15 Dove Hunting Guide before hunting.​

 Squirrel Hunting

This is a summary of hunting laws, intended solely for informational use 
and is applicable from March - June, 2014
 

This page is dedicated to turkey hunting but you may download the

Entire 2014 Spring Hunting Guide here

SPRING HUNTING SEASON

Season Dates 

Searchable Season Dates application

Bag Limit

Daily limit is 6 squirrels; possession limit is 12

Shooting Hours

Shooting hours are one half hour before sunrise to one half hour after sunset.  Hunters may be in the field before and after shooting hours.

LEGAL EQUIPMENT

Hunters may only use the following equipment to take squirrels during the spring season:

  • Rifles that shoot rimfire ammunition, or .22-caliber handguns.
  • Muzzle-loading or breech-loading shotguns no larger than 10 gauge.  Breech-loading shotguns must be plugged to hold a maximim of three shells (two in magazine and one in chamber).
  • Lead or non-toxic shot no larger than number 2.
  • Muzzle-loading rifles.
  • Archery or crossbow equipment.
  • Pellets fired from .177, .20, .22 or .25-caliber airguns.
  • Dogs may be used to aid in the hunt.

PROHIBITED METHODS OF TAKING SQUIRRELS

  • Trapping squirrels during the spring season, or hunting squirrels at any time with slingshots or blowguns is prohibited.