Shooting Preserves, Dog Training Areas, and Foxhound Training Enclosures

Shooting Preserves and Dog Training Areas:

  • A dog training area permit ($50.00) is required to designate an area to allow dog training and shooting of captive-reared bobwhite quail year round.
  • 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.
  • A shooting preserve permit ($150.00) is required to operate a business in which animals are held or propagated in captivity and released to be taken by hunters.
  • 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 and August 15 – April 15 on a shooting preserve.
  • Daily record keeping and boundary signage required for dog training areas (sign every 150’) and shooting preserves (sign every 500’).
  • Pheasant and Chukar may be taken year-round as an exotic species and do not require a captive wildlife permit. However, a transportation permit must be obtained prior to importation of these birds into Kentucky.