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Kentucky Bird Hunting

Seasons Span November 1 – 
February 28, 2017

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 – 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

Woodcock

Kentucky Woodcock Season

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

Limits: 3 per day, 9 possession

Winter Bird Hunting

Hunting the Polar Vortex

The first half of the 2014 Upland Season is over and it’s been a whirlwind of travel all across the country. But this last trip to South Dakota hunting in brutally cold conditions was a great reminder that some of the best memories afield come from facing adversity and overcoming.

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
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