Since March 1, 1999, senior and disabled residents
previously exempt from license requirements are required to purchase a $5.00 license to hunt
and fish. The license allows you to hunt and fish and covers the following state
permits: deer, turkey, migratory bird, waterfowl, and trout. Qualifications
for purchasing the discounted license are the same as the qualifications were for the
exemption. For senior residents, they simply need to give their date of birth.
The Senior/Disabled selection will only show when the date of birth indicates the
customer has reached his/her 65th birthday.
Disabled residents must be a veteran with at least a
50% service-connected disability or be declared totally and permanently disabled by the
Federal Social Security Administration, the State Department of Worker's Claims,
United States Railroad Retirement Board, the Kentucky Teacher Retirement system
or the United States Office of Personnel Management. They must provide the department with
certification of their disability from the appropriate agency. Once the department
receives the correct certification, the hunter/angler will be issued an authorization
card. The card will be valid for a period of 3 years and can be renewed at the end
of the period by re-applying for a disabled authorization card. You
must go to any license agent or the internet and purchase your $5.00 discounted
license each year to be legal to hunt or fish.
When purchasing the
discounted license, the hunter/angler will present the authorization card to the license
agent. The license agent will be required to enter the card number to access the
Senior/Disabled license table and make the sale. For more information, go
to Disability License Exemption Information.
In both cases, the resident will be asked for a date of
birth. The disabled resident also will be asked to supply the authorization
card. In both cases, documentation of their qualification to purchase the discounted
license must be carried in addition to the license itself while
hunting or fishing. For the disabled resident, the authorization card is the proof
needed. For the senior resident, a driver's license is all the proof needed, but
other documentation of residency and age is acceptable.