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Kentucky Bird Hunting

Seasons Span November 1 – 
February 28, 2017

Kentucky Bird Hunting


Resident License Fees:
1-Day $7

Non-Resident License Fees:
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
Ruffed Grouse

Kentucky Ruffed Grouse Season

Select Areas: November 1 – February 28, 2017 

*Dates dependent upon area hunted 

Limits: 4 per day, 8 possession

Bobwhite Quail

Kentucky Bobwhite Quail Season

Select Areas: November 1 – November 11, 2016 and November 14 – February 28, 2017

Limits: 8 per day, 16 possession


Kentucky Woodcock Season

October 22 – November 11, 2016 and November 14 – December 7, 2016

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

Brian Koch
Drought Image

Upland Birds Seeing Red

The US Drought Monitor Map gives a pretty depressing view for more than half the country. There is a distinct yellow to deep red tone painting most of the areas west of the Mississippi and south of the Oregon Trail. The Drought Monitor uses a number of factors – soil moisture, streamflow, precipitation and more … Read more

Brian Koch
Montana Bird Hunting

Kicking Off the 2013 Upland Season in Montana

When you are about to drive 1500 miles to hunt birds, the last thing you want to do is forget something. Rural Montana isn’t the easiest place to find gear that you left behind. Because it’s the first hunt of the year, I try and pack over the course of a couple weeks. Sounds crazy, … Read more

Brian Koch