Special Hunts

Kentucky State Parks Hunts

As part of a wildlife management plan to sustain healthy wildlife populations, balanced ecosystems and reduced destruction of natural resources, the Kentucky Department of Parks allows a limited number of deer hunts at select parks. 


Many deer populations have grown to unacceptable levels at state parks. Deer may begin to exhibit signs of starvation and disease, with lower birth rates, lower overall size and weight, and more vehicle collisions. Because of this, the Kentucky State Parks permit limited deer hunts.


Quota Hunts
Hunting is permitted on some state parks on a limited basis. Hunters may apply for state park quota hunts through the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources.        

An overview of available hunting opportunities for the 2022-2023 hunting season may be found here:
You may also find more information from the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources below: