Apply online for Mentor-Youth Dove Hunts

Online applications are being accepted through Aug.12 at fw.ky.gov for special mentor-youth dove hunts offered by the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources.

The department offers these hunts to allow adults to provide youths with a quality dove hunting experience. Participation is limited to avoid crowding of fields. Hunts allow an adult to take up to two youths under the age of 16 along for the experience. Youths are not required to hunt but at least one youth must accompany each adult.

Although the statewide dove season opens Sept. 1, the special mentor-youth fields will not be hunted until Saturday, Sept. 3. The department will offer these limited-entry hunts at three locations: in Green, Union and Owen counties.

Kentucky Fish and Wildlife randomly draws hunters from among the pool of applicants. There is no charge to apply for a mentor-youth dove hunt. All hunters must meet licensing and permit requirements.  

Drawing results will be posted online at fw.ky.gov by Aug. 19.​

Fields managed for dove hunting on public and private lands are made possible through hunting license and permit sales and special grants. ​


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