Kentucky Tourism

Special 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.

The 2018/19 season has ended, check back soon for 2019/20 dates!