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

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

Alaska Mountains

The Alaska Standoff

Alaska and I are at odds. I’m here to take her birds. She’s not giving them up easily. I’m to earn them one vertical foot at a time until she has determined that sufficient  toll has been collected. She’s happy to show amazing places, jaw-dropping beauty, an abundance of nature viewing unrivaled anywhere else in … Read more