Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission Proposes Changes for 2018-2019 Hunting Seasons

The Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission has recommended expanding modern gun season for deer to 16 days statewide, increasing the number of deer allowed on a statewide permit from two to four, and increasing some license and permit fees for non-residents. The proposals were among multiple recommendations to deer, waterfowl, and migratory bird seasons made by commission members at their March 23 meeting in Frankfort. The commission recommends hunting, fishing and boating regulations for approval by the Kentucky General Assembly. The changes recommended by commission members are designed to help thin the state’s deer herd in more densely populated areas while boosting numbers where deer populations are lower than desired. All deer-related regulations will go into effect for the 2018-2019 seasons, if approved by legislators.

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