Deer Hunting Seasons
|DEER||Early Season||Late Season|
|Archery||Sept. 4, 2021 – Jan. 17, 2022|
|Crossbow||Sept. 18, 2021 – Jan. 17, 2022|
|Youth-only Gun||Oct. 9-10, 2021|
|Muzzleloader||Oct. 16-17, 2021||Dec. 11-19, 2021|
- 1 What hunting is in Kentucky?
- 2 Does Kentucky have deer season?
- 3 Does Kentucky have a rifle season?
- 4 Can you shoot armadillos in Kentucky?
- 5 Can you shoot blackbirds in Kentucky?
- 6 Where can you hunt elk in Kentucky?
- 7 How many deer can you shoot in Kentucky?
- 8 Is baiting deer illegal in Kentucky?
- 9 Can you hunt with a crossbow in Kentucky?
What hunting is in Kentucky?
Kentucky is home to a variety of smaller game, including squirrels, rabbits, quail, and grouse. Migratory bird hunting opportunities include doves, ducks, geese, sandhill cranes, and more. Wild turkeys, restocked in the state in the 1950s, are flourishing in numbers that allow them to be hunted throughout the state.
Does Kentucky have deer season?
The 2021-22 deer season dates are: Archery: September 4 through January 17. Youth/Senior crossbow: September 4 through January 17. Crossbow: September 18 through January 17.
Does Kentucky have a rifle season?
Modern gun season is November 14-29. Late muzzleloader season is December 12-20. Free youth weekend is December 26-27.
Can you shoot armadillos in Kentucky?
In Kentucky, the nine-banded armadillo is considered an exotic species and may be taken anytime by licensed hunters.
Can you shoot blackbirds in Kentucky?
Birds Tell Us to Act on Climate Histoplasmosis is particularly dangerous for people with weakened immune systems and can be fatal for dogs. The droppings can also contaminate soil for years. Federal law protects most blackbirds, so it’s illegal to shoot or kill them without a federal permit.
Where can you hunt elk in Kentucky?
The elk zone includes the following 16 counties: Bell, Breathitt, Clay, Floyd, Harlan, Johnson, Knott, Knox, Leslie, Letcher, Magoffin, Martin, McCreary, Perry, Pike and Whitley. Inside this 4.3 million-acre zone, elk may only be taken by hunters drawn for a quota hunt as previously described.
How many deer can you shoot in Kentucky?
General Information. The statewide deer permit and youth deer permit allows for the harvest up to four deer. Hunters may take up to one antlered deer and three antlerless deer, or four antlerless deer using the statewide deer permit or youth deer permit. A hunter may take as many deer as allowed for each zone.
Is baiting deer illegal in Kentucky?
Current Kentucky regulations allow hunters to hunt deer using bait while on private property. Hunting deer over bait on public property is not allowed.
Can you hunt with a crossbow in Kentucky?
BREAKING: We have received word that the Kentucky legislators have voted and crossbows are now legal archery equipment for deer hunting with an extended season.