2018 Bear Seasons: The muzzleloader season for bears opens December 8 in zone 3 only. The modern gun season for bears opens December 15 in zones 1 and 2. Please call 800-858-1549 after 9pm EST each night of the season to determine if the season is open the following day.​ 
2019 Elk Hunt: Click here​ to receive email updates about applying for next year's Elk Hunt Drawing.

Hunting Method Exemptions

The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources may grant any reasonable exemption to normal hunting methods that would allow a person with physical disabilities to hunt when they otherwise couldn’t.  Exemptions that may be granted include using a crossbow to hunt deer during the bow-only deer season and using a vehicle as a hunting platform.  The Vehicle Permit allows a person to hunt from a vehicle on private property.
Persons with qualifying physical disabilities must first have an exemption form completed and signed by a licensed physician certifying why the exemption is necessary and how long it will last. Persons who obtain a hunting method exemption are still required to have the appropriate hunting license or permits. Persons granted a hunting method exemption must also carry the signed exemption along with their hunting license and permits while in the field. (301 KAR 3:026, 3:027)
The Mobility Impaired Access Permit allows hunters to use vehicles on designated wildlife management areas (WMAs).  This permit is good for only one license year.