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Bobcat permit required for bobcat hunters
(dove, snipe, woodcock, moorhens, rails, sandhill crane and gallinules)
Before hunting migratory birds, hunters must go
online and fill out the Harvest Information Program (HIP) survey before they are legal migratory bird hunters.
(ducks, geese, coots and mergansers)
(dove, snipe, woodcock, moorhens, rails, and gallinules)
In order to hunt in Kentucky, anyone born on our after January 1, 1975 and age 12 or older must carry a Hunter Education card in their possession while hunting. The KDFWR now has a permit that allows someone to hunt without a Hunter Education card for up to one year. View details regarding the One-Year Hunter Education Exemption Permit.
*Youth Sportsman’s License includes Youth Hunting License plus 2 deer and 2 turkeys.
**Sportsman’s License includes Annual Hunting and Fishing Licenses, plus Deer Permit, Spring Turkey Permit, Fall Turkey Permit, Migratory Bird/Waterfowl Permit, and Trout Permit. (Annual Combination Hunting/Fishing License also includes Annual Hunting License.)
Available License and Fees