Attention, deer hunters: Deer hunting regulations, including season dates, zones and bag limits, have been finalized for the 2018-19 season and are effective immediately. Click here to see the updated 2018-19 Kentucky Hunting and Trapping Guide. To view a video about what is new this year, click here​.

Essential Elements of Hunting Safely

FIREARM SAFETY TIPS:
  • Properly store firearms and ammunition when they are not in use.
  • Treat every firearm as if it were loaded, every time.
  • When handling firearms, keep them pointed in a safe direction whether they are loaded or not.
  • Point firearms only at objects that you intend to shoot. This does not include televisions.
  • When hunting, know the location of all hunting partners and others in the field. This includes canine partners.