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Kentucky - 2016-17 Season

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Season/ZoneDatesNotes
Duck, Coot, & MerganserNov 24 - Nov 27
Dec 5 - Jan 29
Teal onlySep 22 - Sep 25
Wood Duck & TealSep 17 - Sep 21
Canada GooseSep 16 - Sep 30
Nov 24 - Feb 15
Snow & Ross's GooseNov 24 - Feb 15
White-fronted & Brant GooseNov 24 - Feb 15
Goose Conservation OrderFeb 16 - Mar 31Electronic calls are permitted. Pit and blind restrictions for WMAs and the Ballard Reporting Area do not apply
Youth
Western Zone
Feb 4 - Feb 5Open to legally licensed hunters ages 15 and under. Must be accompanied by an adult age 18 or older.
Youth
Eastern Zone
Nov 5 - Nov 6Same as Western Zone
FalconryNov 24 - Feb 15

Additional Information

Bag LimitSpecies/SeasonDaily Limit
Possession limit: 3 times daily bag limit
Ducks6, including no more than:
  • 4 mallards (max 2 female)
  • 3 wood ducks
  • 2 redheads
  • 2 pintail
  • 1 black duck
  • 3 scaup
  • 2 canvasback
Coots15
Mergansers5, including no more than 2 hooded mergansers
Canada Geese
White-fronted Geese
Brant
5 combined; 3 Canada geese, 2 White-fronted and 1 Brant
Snow & Ross's Geese20
Goose Conservation OrderNo bag or possession limits
Falconry3 birds
Hunting TimesSeasonTimes
Regular1/2 hour before sunrise to sunset
Goose Conservation Order1/2 hour before sunrise to 1/2 hour after sunset
Arms & AmmoTypeDetails
Shotgun10 gauge or smaller, incapable of holding more than three shells
ShotMust be non-toxic and of size T or smaller
FalconryPermitted