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Kentucky Hunting Seasons

The NWTF Hunt Guide is your complete source for turkey season dates, application deadlines and other related hunting information across North America. As you plan your upcoming season, be sure to use the agency Web addresses and phone numbers to contact the folks who can best confirm the dates and laws of the places you plan to hunt. They can help you make the most of your trip. Have a great season.

If you're looking to track down gobblers outside of your own state, get a complete list of hunt guide information here. Click here for a pdf version of the 2009 Fall Hunt Guide.

Members Only: If you are a NWTF member, click here for the members only hunt guide which has commentary from our regional wildlife biologists.

Dates:Fall 2009 Proposed Dates: Archery: Sept. 5 - Jan. 18; Crossbow: Oct. 1 - 18 and Nov. 14 - Dec. 31; Shotgun: Oct. 24 - 30 and Dec. 5 - 11
Hunter Ed.
Safety Req.:
Required if born on or after January 1, 1975
Bag Limit:Four birds total: No more than two birds may be taken during archery and crossbow seasons
Legal Hours:half-hour before sunrise to half-hour after sunset. No more than two birds may be taken during shotgun season, regardless of weapon. No more than one bird may have a beard length of 3 inches or longer. No more than one bird may be taken per day.
Population:210,000
Harvest:32131
Contact:fw.ky.gov/
or (800) 858-1549
Poacher Hotline:(800) 252-5378

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