Kentucky Bird Hunting

Seasons Span October 22 – February 28, 2023

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 11, 2022 and November 14 – February 28, 2023

*Grouse Zone only

Limits: 4 per day, 8 possession

Bobwhite Quail

Kentucky Bobwhite Quail Season

Eastern Zone: November 1 – November 11, 2022 and November 14 – January 31, 2023

Western Zone: November 14 – February 10, 2023

Limits: 8 per day, 16 possession


Kentucky Woodcock Season

October 22 – November 11, 2022 and November 14 – December 7, 2022

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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