Click here​ to see the 2018-19 hunting guide. Proposed changes to deer hunting seasons, zones and requirements, however, are pending legislative approval. Bag limits and zones remain the same as the 2017-18 season until 2018-19 regulations are finalized. Learn more by clicking onto this video​. Please check back later this summer for finalized 2018-19 deer hunting seasons, zones and requirements.  To stay updated on the proposed changes Click Here. ​​

Report Wildlife Disease

To report disease or mortality events in wildlife, the public is encouraged to contact the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources general line at 1-800-858-1549 or the wildlife biologist in their county.  A list of private and public lands biologists for each county can be found at:

Wildlife Private Lands Biologists

Wildlife Public Lands Biologists

The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources Wildlife Health Program is a branch of the Department whose role is to ensure the health and viability of Kentucky’s wildlife population through wildlife disease surveillance and monitoring, wildlife health related research, and disease mitigation and response efforts. We are particularly interested in reports of animals exhibiting clinical signs of disease, large scale die-offs involving multiple animals, including amphibians, reptiles, or birds, or any unusual mortality events. We appreciate your help with our wildlife health surveillance efforts.