Fishing and Hunting Still Open:
Fishing and hunting for 2020 are still open per statewide seasons/regulations.  Licenses and permits to fish and hunt are required as usual.  Boat registrations may be renewed at county clerks offices by mail or drop-box.  Open-air sites such as public lakes/streams and wildlife management areas remain open.

State Offices Closed to In-Person Contact but Still Available to Help:
State offices and facilities are closed to in-person contact with the public to minimize health risks. Until further notice, please use this website, call us at 800-858-1549, or email Info.Center@ky.gov for assistance. 

Additional Information
For the latest information on the novel coronavirus in Kentucky, please visit kycovid19.ky.gov. Coronavirus and Kentucky Fish and Wildlife: answers to Frequently Asked Questions.

Habitat How-To's

The "Habitat How-To" documents below cover some of the more common habitat management practices when developing an overall farm plan. These publications were designed to give the reader a good understanding of why, where and how to implement each of the practices covered. On the last page of each document is a "Summary of Options" section, which gives a general overview of options to consider for each practice. There is also a list of "Related Habitat How-To References", which lists other management practices that are often associated with the maintenance of or enhancement of the management practice in question.

Each of the management practices described will benefit wildlife to some degree, but having the right combination of practices in the right location is the key to having a complete wildlife management plan. Please take time to read over the Habitat How-To's that interest you and then contact one of our Private lands biologists to help in developing an overall wildlife management plan for your property.