Kentucky Bird Hunting

Seasons Span October 28 – February 29, 2024

Resident License Fees:

1-Day $7

Non-Resident License Fees:

1-Day $25
7-Day $65

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

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*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, 2023 and November 13 – February 29, 2024

*Grouse Zone only

Limits: 4 per day, 8 possession

Bobwhite Quail

Kentucky Bobwhite Quail Season

Eastern Zone: November 1 – November 10, 2023 and November 13 – January 31, 2024

Western Zone: November 13 – February 10, 2024

Limits: 8 per day, 16 possession


Kentucky Woodcock Season

October 28 – November 10, 2023 and November 13 – December 13, 2023

Limits: 3 per day, 9 possession

Charlie the Shorthair


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Final West Virginia Hunt

End of Season Omens

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