ATTENTION BEAR HUNTERS: Modern guns season for bears opens December 14th. Please call 800-858-1549 after 9pm each night of the bear season to determine if the season will be open the following day. After dialing 800-858-1549, press 4 for special season information.

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: