From the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife - Apply now for quota deer, small game, waterfowl and bear hunts
Frankfort, Kentucky – Hunters
may apply throughout September for a variety of quota hunts in Kentucky.
hunts help manage hunting pressure on popular public areas by limiting numbers.
The deadline to apply for these opportunities is midnight (Central time) Sept.
for quota deer, small game and waterfowl hunts at state wildlife management
areas and other public lands may be submitted online at fw.ky.gov
or by calling 1-877-598-2401. Applications and lists of available quota hunts
are available on the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources’
website by clicking the “hunt” tab.
hunters must apply online for the quota hunt with dogs held in the Western,
Central and Eastern chase areas.
70 percent of hunters who applied for a quota hunt last year utilized the
online application system.
easy to use,” said Chip Quarles, information systems manager with the Kentucky
Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. “By applying online and providing an
email address, hunters will receive a confirmation email. That’s an advantage,
as well as having access to all of our public lands information on the
are 30 quota deer hunts to consider this season, including a new opportunity
Dec. 6-7 at Dewey Lake Wildlife Management Area (WMA) in Floyd County with 150
slots available. For this area’s hunt, there is a one deer limit and a 15-inch
minimum outside antler restriction for bucks.
different this year, the quota deer hunt on Nov. 1 and 2 at Beaver Creek WMA is
for antlered deer only with a one buck limit. At Big Rivers WMA, the quota deer
hunt has been moved to the first weekend in November. The hunt dates are Nov. 1
applying for a WMA quota deer hunt, hunters may pick a first and second hunt
choice, but can only be drawn to participate in one. Antlered deer harvested
during WMA quota hunts count toward the statewide bag limit.
game hunters may apply for pheasant quota hunts scheduled Nov. 21, 22 and 23 at
Green River Lake WMA, Dec. 5, 6 and 7 at Clay WMA and Dec. 12, 13 and 14 at
quail quota hunts on the Ken Unit of Peabody WMA are scheduled Nov. 25 and Dec.
23, 2014 and Jan. 3, 10 and 20, 2015. A mentor hunt is scheduled Nov. 22.
bird quota hunts at Clay WMA are scheduled Nov. 5, Nov. 16, Dec. 14 and Dec.
16. Hunters may take bobwhite quail, ruffed grouse and woodcock during the
upland bird quota hunts, when the seasons for all three species are open.
Woodcock season opens Nov. 1 and ends Dec. 15.
hunters may apply for quota hunts at Ballard WMA and the Sauerheber Unit of
Sloughs WMA. The hunts at Ballard WMA are held Wednesdays through Sundays
(excluding Christmas and New Year’s Day) from Dec. 3, 2014 to Jan. 25, 2015.
Waterfowl quota hunts are held daily at Sloughs WMA from Nov. 27, 2014 through
Jan. 25, 2015, but hunters must apply for a block of dates.
bear quota hunt with dogs season is Dec. 22-26. Hunters must have a bear chase
permit before applying. Applicants may apply as a hunt party of no more than
five people. All persons drawn for this hunt must also obtain a bear permit to
take a bear. An individual hunter or hunt party drawn for the bear quota hunt
with dogs season can take no more than one bear in a license year. The
statewide harvest quota for this hunt is five bears of either sex. If the limit
is reached, the season will close 30 minutes after sunset that day.
of the drawings will be posted on Kentucky Fish and Wildlife’s website by Oct.
8. Applicants may also call the department at 1-800-858-1549 and provide
either their confirmation number, order number, or Social Security number to
find out if they were selected.