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.

Magazine

           

 Kentucky Afield magazine is essential reading if you're passionate about the outdoors. Published four times a year, Kentucky Afield gives you insider tips about the best hunting and fishing in the state. You'll also pick up pointers for a better day afield, and keep current with what's going on outdoors. As a bonus, Kentucky Afield subscribers receive the popular outdoor calendar in December. Please note that our magazine and calendar are distributed to the Continental United States and Hawaii only.        

Calendars are mailed once a year to current subscribers. They are not mailed out as a subscription is received. Subscriptions must be current on Nov. 15 for guaranteed delivery of the calendar with the regular mail-out. Subscriptions received after Nov. 15 will miss the mailing deadline. Subscribers who miss the mailing deadline will not receive a calendar with the regular mail-out until the next December. 

For $10, you'll receive four issues of Kentucky Afield and a copy of the Kentucky Afield Outdoor Calendar in December. Save even more with a two-year subscription for just $18. Subscribe online today.

Subscribe/Renew/Change Address

Kentucky Afield Magazine is the official publication of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. Kentucky Afield brings you the best in hunting and fishing in the state. You get 4 issues a year plus a bonus calendar featuring outstanding wildlife photography. The calendar, published in December, is packed with tips and information about Kentucky's outdoors. Kentucky Afield makes an ideal Christmas or birthday gift for the outdoors enthusiast on your list. The best of Kentucky's outdoors only costs you $10 a year, or $18 for two years.

There are two ways to subscribe to Kentucky Afield Magazine or renew your subscription:

  • Subscribe on-line for a New/Renewal Subscription or a Gift Subscription for 1 or 2 years. Please have your credit card handy (we accept Visa and Mastercard).
  • Subscribe by mail. Download a subscription form here. Send the completed form (please print), along with your money order or check made out to Kentucky Afield Magazine to: Kentucky Afield Magazine 1 Sportsman's Lane Frankfort, KY 40601

For more information, please call 800-858-1549.

Don't forget to notify Kentucky Afield about your change of address. Just e-mail us at ky.afield@ky.gov or use the envelope conveniently located in the centerfold of your magazine.

We Want Mail

Send your letters to:

Kentucky Afield Magazine
1 Sportsman's Lane
Frankfort, KY 40601

Include your telephone number and address for verification purposes. Letters may be edited for clarity and length. If we publish your letter, you'll receive a free one-year subscription or renewal to the magazine.

What's Your Story?

Share your favorite story of the outdoors with other Kentucky Afield readers. We're looking for uplifting tales of a good day afield in Kentucky. Stories should be 400-600 words long and include a high quality photo, slide or high-resolution digital image. We reserve the right to edit stories for grammar, clarity and length. E-mail submissions to ky.afield@ky.gov or mail them to Kentucky Afield Magazine, 1 Sportsman's Lane, Frankfort, KY 40601. Include your name, address and telephone number. Stories will not be returned. If we use your article, you'll receive a complimentary one-year subscription and five copies of the magazine in which your article appears.

Your Questions

Do You Have a Question for Our Biologists or Staff? Just e-mail us at ky.afield@ky.gov or write to: Ask the Experts, c/o Kentucky Afield Magazine, 1 Sportsman's Lane, Frankfort, KY 40601. You'll receive a free one-year subscription or renewal if we use your question. You cannot win more than one free subscription a year.

Advertise With Us

Send inquires to:

Outdoor Sales & Marketing Group, Inc.
P.O. Box 429
Sweet Home, OR 97386
Phone: 1-800-564-6818
E-mail: wildlife@centurytel.net

Editor Dave Baker
Associate Editor Lee McClellan
Writer Ciara Knisely
Art/Design Director Adrienne Yancy
Graphic Designer Obie Williams
Artist/Illustrator Rick Hill
Circulation Manager Lisa Tolliver

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