New information about bear hunting this year in Kentucky is now available through the Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources’ website at fw.ky.gov.
The “Bear Hunting” section of the current Kentucky Hunting and Trapping Guide has been updated online to reflect a host of changes that took effect after the guide went to press earlier this summer. The two-page section also is available on its own through the department’s website.
The changes include the adoption of a three-zone approach to the management of the state’s bear population. Season dates and quotas vary by zone. There is a new muzzleloader season and nonresident hunters can now buy bear permits. Hunters also will find season dates, quotas and a map of the bear zones in the updated section.
Those without internet access can call Kentucky Fish and Wildlife at 1-800-858-1549 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Eastern time on weekdays to request a mailed copy of the updated bear hunting section.