Kentucky Bird Hunting

Seasons Span November 1 – 
February 28, 2019

Kentucky Bird Hunting

Resident License Fees:
$20
1-Day $7

Non-Resident License Fees:
$140
1-Day $15
7-Day $55

Purchase License Online

Visit State DNR Website

*prior to hunting, always verify all local rules and regulations with the appropriate state agencies because these laws are continually changing and are often area specific

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State Drought Monitor – Upland hunting conditions are often highly dependent upon moisture for both habitat production and bird survival.

Ruffed Grouse

Kentucky Ruffed Grouse Season

Select Areas: November 1 – November 9, 2018 and November 12 – February 28, 2019

*Grouse Zone only

Limits: 4 per day, 8 possession

Bobwhite Quail

Kentucky Bobwhite Quail Season

Eastern Zone: November 1 – November 9, 2018 and November 12 – January 31, 2019

Western Zone: November 12 – February 10, 2019

Limits: 8 per day, 16 possession

Woodcock

Kentucky Woodcock Season

October 27 – November 9, 2018 and November 12 – December 12, 2018

Limits: 3 per day, 9 possession

Lab with Ptarmigan

Whitetailed Demons

Something is wrong with me. Any other sane bird hunter would have packed up and moved to the interior where the bird numbers and density are greater. But I’m entrenched in the Kenai and I can’t get away from it. I’ve shot a Whitetailed Ptarmigan already. I’ve seen where they live. I know their confounding … Read more

Kansas Sunset

Kansas Bird Hunting in Perspective

I make the annual pilgrimage to Kansas to reunite with old friends and family.  It reminds me of where my passion for bird hunting was first kindled.  Because this year was no exception to the rule, Kansas seemed like the right place to bring together our young Jornada Llewellin Rio with our veteran flusher Wyatt … Read more