Fishing and Hunting Still Open:
Fishing and hunting for 2020 are still open per statewide seasons/regulations.  Licenses and permits to fish and hunt are required as usual.  Boat registrations may be renewed at county clerks offices by mail or drop-box.  Open-air sites such as public lakes/streams and wildlife management areas remain open.

State Offices Closed to In-Person Contact but Still Available to Help:
State offices and facilities are closed to in-person contact with the public to minimize health risks. Until further notice, please use this website, call us at 800-858-1549, or email Info.Center@ky.gov for assistance. 

Additional Information
For the latest information on the novel coronavirus in Kentucky, please visit kycovid19.ky.gov. Coronavirus and Kentucky Fish and Wildlife: answers to Frequently Asked Questions.

Take Someone Hunting




Encourage others who are unfamiliar to hunting to share in the rewards of your efforts; complete the hunting experience by taking them hunting! 

If you're an experienced hunter, you taking new people hunting is more important than ever for our hunting heritage and for conserving wildlife—now and in the future.   Hunting licenses and fees pay for state wildlife programs!

If you’re new to hunting, going with an experienced hunter that you know is invaluable to help you get started and develop your hunting skills.   It’s also safer to hunt with others, and more enjoyable to most hunters. One way to network with deer hunters is to join a local branch of the Quality Deer Management Association​, whose purpose is to promote deer conservation and ethical hunting. Similarly, joining a local chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation is a great way to meet other turkey hunters, learn more about hunting wild turkeys, and get involved in local habitat conservation and participation enhancement efforts.

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