A dog training area permit is required to designate an area to allow dog training and shooting of captive-reared bobwhite quail year round.
Annual renewal required.
- Applicant would complete the Dog Training Permit Application.
- Local Conservation Officer visits property to ensure that all requirements are in place (see regulations below).
- Once Conservation Officer signs off, applicant would enclose payment of $50.00 to KDFWR and return to #1 Sportsman’s Lane Frankfort, KY 40601 attn: Dog Training Area Permits.
- 301 KAR 2:041. Shooting areas, dog training areas, commercial foxhound training enclosures, and bobwhite shoot-to-train season.
The dog training area must be a mowed area of at least 10 acres, and no greater than 75 acres, with less than 10% in grain or food plots.
One hundred (100) or fewer bobwhite quail may be possessed for personal use without a captive wildlife permit, provided the birds are not propagated or sold. Proof of purchase shall be retained as permission to possess. A transportation permit must be obtained from KDFWR before bobwhite quail are imported into Kentucky.
Captive-reared bobwhite quail may be taken year-round on a dog training area.
Daily record keeping and boundary signage required for dog training areas (signage every 150’).
A permit holder shall maintain a daily record of people using the area which includes each person’s:
- Address; and
- Hunting license number.
A permit holder shall retain previous year’s records and receipts for at least one (1) full year.
A person using a dog training area shall possess:
- A bill of sale or receipt for any bobwhite quail released on the area; and
- A captive wildlife permit, if applicable, pursuant to 301 KAR 2:081.
A field trial may be held on a dog training area year-round.