Special Permits

​​Aside from the general hunting and fishing licenses, the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources also offers several special permits.  Special permits have very specific regulations, application processes, and license calendar years associated with them.  Please check for specific information regarding these permits.

General Information:  

Wildlife Permits:

Research on Public Lands Permit and Application:

Wildlife Management Area Use Permits:

Commercial Fishing Permits:

Hunting Methods Exemptions:

*These permits must be signed by a licensed physician and carried by the permit holder.​