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Hunting Season Dates

2015-16 Kentucky Hunting Season Dates

Note:  The following dates are for Kentucky's Zone 1 only.  Zone 1 includes all the counties surrounding Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley to the Mississippi River, as well as Crittenden, Caldwell and Christian counties.

Kentucky's Zone 1 Deer Hunting Season

Modern Gun:  November 14-29, 2015 (either sex)
Archery:  September 5, 2015 through January 18, 2016 (either sex)
Crossbow:  Not set yet
Muzzleloader:  November 14-29, 2015 (either sex)
Youth-Only Firearms:  Not set yet
Free Youth Weekend:  Not set yet

Zone 1 Restrictions

  • A hunter may take an unlimited number of antlerless deer. Two (2) deer may be taken using the statewide deer permit and an unlimited number of antlerless deer may be taken using Additional Deer Permits.
  • A hunter is limited to one (1) deer with visible antlers (excluding button bucks) per license year statewide.
  • Hunters shall abide by the equipment restrictions in place for each season. 

Kentucky's 2015 Statewide Turkey Hunting Season

Spring Turkey Season, Youth Only:  April 4-5, 2015
Spring Turkey Season:
 April 18 through May 10, 2015

Bag Limits:  A hunter may take a male turkey or a turkey with a visible beard. No more than one (1) bird may be taken per day. No more than two (2) birds may be taken per spring season. Any combination of male turkeys, or female turkeys with visible beards, may be included in this two-bird season limit. Turkeys taken by youth during the youth-only season count toward the spring turkey bag limit.

2015-16 Tennessee Hunting Season Dates

Deer Hunting:  To be announced.

Waterfowl Hunting:  To be announced.

Spring Turkey Hunting:  April 4 through May 17, 2015.  One bearded turkey per day, no more than four per season.

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Honker Bay
Photo by John Mahler

Honker Bay, located near The Nature Station, is a great place to hike or simply stop to observe a beautiful sunset.