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The following are eligible to purchase the Senior or Disabled Sportsman's license (which include the same licenses and permits as the Resident Sportsman’s License, plus additional deer permits):
Persons with disabilities listed above must first obtain a disability authorization card from Kentucky Fish and Wildlife.
If your disability is through the:
Once the proper documentation is processed, applicants will receive their authorization card by mail.
The authorization card is not a license. It must be presented to the license seller, or the authorization number entered online, at the time of purchase.
License vendors cannot sell a disabled license using an expired authorization card. Senior/Disabled Sportsman's Licenses are valid through the end of February each year.
If you lose your card or license, you can print a copy of both at
The disability authorization card is good for 3 years (check the expiration date on your card). Every 3 years , you must provide updated paperwork (following the instructions above) and get a new card. Those who already have a disability authorization card through the Veteran’s Administration, Railroad Retirement Board or Office of Personnel Management may call 1-800-310-1873 to get a new card.
To send disability paperwork to the department:
By Mail:KDFWR Disabled License#1 Sportsman's LaneFrankfort, KY 40601
In Person: You may bring the documentation in person to the department office in Frankfort at #1 Sportsman's Lane during business hours 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. EST, Monday - Friday
Holders of a Disabled License must carry both the license and the authorization card while hunting or fishing. Once a person who qualifies for this license reaches 65, he or she is considered a Senior for licensing purposes, and no longer needs to follow the process of obtaining a disability authorization card - as both Senior and Disabled License are the same cost and have the same permissions.