2018 Bear Seasons: The muzzleloader season for bears opens December 8 in zone 3 only. The modern gun season for bears opens December 15 in zones 1 and 2. Please call 800-858-1549 after 9pm EST each night of the season to determine if the season is open the following day.​ 
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Common Carp

Common Carp 
 
Identification:  A large, deep-bodied fish with two short barbels on each side of the mouth, large scales, and long dorsal fin. Color is olive to brassy on the back and sides with a pale yellow belly, and orange tinted lower fins. Adults grow to about 4 ft. (80 lbs.), but individuals in the 12-30 in. (1-20 lb.) size range are most common.
 
Distribution and Habitat:  Native to Europe and Asia, the Common Carp was widely introduced in North America in the mid-1800’s. It occurs in a variety of habitats throughout Kentucky, but is most abundant in reservoirs and main channels of rivers.