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Hunting Season Dates

2018-19 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, Christian, Hopkins and Webster counties.  In 2018-2019, Zone 1 saw the addition of Todd, Muhlenburg, McLean, Henderson and Union counties.

Kentucky's Zone 1 Deer Hunting Season

Modern Gun:  November 10-25, 2018
Archery:  September 1, 2018 through January 21, 2019
Crossbow:  October 1, 2018 through October 21, 2018;  November 10, 2018 through December 31, 2018
Muzzleloader: October 20-21, 2018; December 8-16, 2018
Youth-Only Firearms:  October 13-14, 2018
Free Youth Weekend:  December 29-30, 2018

Kentucky's 2018-19 Statewide Turkey Hunting Season

Fall Archery:  September 1, 2018 through January 21, 2019
Fall Crossbow:
  October 1 - October 21, 2018 and November 10 through December 31, 2018
Fall Shotgun: 
October 27 - November 2, 2018 and December 1 through December 7, 2018

Bag Limits & Restrictions

Download the 2018-2019 Kentucky Hunting Guide for detailed information on deer quotas and bag limits for Kentucky.  If you are interested in hunting in Land Between The Lakes, make sure you check out their special quota hunt.

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Photo by Ray Stainfield

No camping excursion is complete with a serenade from the resident bullfrog. There are a vast variety of amphibians to be found throughout the Land Between The Lakes Area.