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​.

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Fall 2017

Kentucky Afield Fall 2017The fall 2017 issue of Kentucky Afield magazine featured a wealth of information for the outdoors enthusiast. Biologist Zak Danks outlined Kentucky’s ongoing efforts to bring grouse back to their glory days in the cover story, “Next Up: Grouse.”

Retired biologist Bill Cooper entertained readers with tales from five trophy deer hunters and their quests for the big buck.

Writer Kevin Kelly’s fall hunting preview took a region-by-region look at hunting opportunities throughout the state. Speaking of hunting, first-time hunter Tim Wolfe penned a Your Story essay titled, “Why Field to Fork Worked for Me".

As part of Kentucky Afield’s pledge to bring readers information on public land hunting and fishing opportunities, Kelly explored the unique Meadow Creek WMA in Wayne County, a hardwood wetland forest which also features coastal plains species of oaks.

In the magazine’s Nature Notebook centerfold section, artist Rick Hill teamed with Danks to produce an informative piece about the ruffed grouse, Kentucky’s undercover bird.

Every issue of Kentucky Afield features columns on hunting and fishing, a feature about public areas for hunting or fishing, answers from the experts on your outdoor questions, the latest news from Kentucky Fish and Wildlife, plus our popular Nature Notebook section, which features art and interesting facts about an animal or fish that you might encounter in the wild.

Kentucky Afield is published four times a year. Your subscription includes the popular outdoor calendar, which comes out every December.      

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