Kentucky Bird Hunting

Seasons Span November 1 – 
February 28, 2018

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
Ruffed Grouse

Kentucky Ruffed Grouse Season

Select Areas: November 1 – November 10, 2017 and November 13 – February 28, 2018

*Grouse Zone only

Limits: 4 per day, 8 possession

Bobwhite Quail

Kentucky Bobwhite Quail Season

Eastern Zone: November 1 – November 10, 2017 and November 14 – January 31, 2018

Western Zone: November 14 – February 10, 2018

Limits: 8 per day, 16 possession

Woodcock

Kentucky Woodcock Season

October 28 – November 10, 2017 and November 13 – December 13, 2017

Limits: 3 per day, 9 possession

Public Land Ptarmigan

To the Edge with Friends and Dogs

We all have limits. But that edge is never static. It’s a river that rages perilously close or meanders docile and aimless in the distance. Most people are perfectly comfortable keeping a healthy distance—there is absolutely nothing wrong with that. But there is something about that torrent that is captivating and revealing. What we see … Read more

Brian Koch
New Mexico Sunset

Embrace the Hunting Curve

I kicked off this season hunting the entire month of September without ever pulling the trigger—for birds, not for big game, not for a once-in-a-lifetime tag draw. I never even came close. True, the Himalayan Snowcock might be the most challenging hunt in the country. This was my second attempt at those demons and I … Read more

Brian Koch
Dogs on Water Break

On the Road Again

Driving endless hours. It’s the not-so-glamourous part of this upland hunting pursuit. Thankfully the days afield tend to erase the days of pavement. The two longest drives of the year are always the first and last of the season. The anticipation of getting underway and the dread of completion make the toughest slogs. The 4,200 … Read more

Brian Koch