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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.

Quota Hunts
Hunters may apply for state park quota hunts through the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources.  Applications have closed for the 2019 Fall and 2020 Winter hunts. For those who were drawn for these hunts, information per park can be found below.   


Dale Hollow Lake State Resort Park #1
November 4-8, 2019
Slots Available: 60
Details:  Archery and crossbow.  Sign in at the lodge front desk.  Lodging and restaurant available.  Call the park at 270-433-7431 for more information, room rates or to reserve a room.  
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Dale Hollow Lake State Resort Park #2
December 14-15, 2019
Slots Available:  40
Details:  Youth only, modern gun.  Sign in at the lodge front desk.  Lodging and restaurant available.  Call the park at 270-433-7431 for more information, room rates or to reserve a room. 
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Dale Hollow Lake State Resort Park #3
January 4-5, 2020
Slots Available:  50
Details:  Modern gun.  Sign in at the lodge front desk.  Lodging and restaurant available.  Call the park at 270-433-7431 for more information, room rates or to reserve a room.  
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Greenbo Lake State Resort Park #1
November 1-3, 2019
Slots Available:  40
Details:  Archery and crossbow.  Sign in at the lodge front desk.  Lodging and restaurant available.  Call the park at 606-473-7324 for more information, room rates or to reserve a room.  
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Greenbo Lake State Resort Park #2
November 8-10, 2019
Slots Available:  40
Details:  Archery and crossbow.  Sign in at the lodge front desk.  Lodging and restaurant available.  Call the park at 606-473-7324 for more information, room rates or to reserve a room.  
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Greenbo Lake State Resort Park #3
January 7-8, 2020
Slots Available:  20
Details:  Modern gun.  Sign in at the lodge front desk.  Lodging and restaurant available.  Call the park at 606-473-7324 for more information, room rates or to reserve a room.  
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Green River Lake State Park #1
December 12-15, 2019
Slots Available:  55
Details:  Archery and crossbow.  No sign in required.  Call the park at 270-465-8255 for more information.
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Green River Lake State Park #2
December 19-22, 2019
Slots Available:  55
Details:  Archery and crossbow.  No sign in required.  Call the park at 270-465-8255 for more information. 
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Kenlake State Resort Park #1
November 14-17, 2019
Slots Available:  20
Details:  Archery and crossbow.  Sign in at the lodge front desk.  Lodging and restaurant available.  Call the park at 270-474-2211 for more information, room rates or to reserve a room.  
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Kenlake State Resort Park #2
January 4-5, 2020
Slots Available:  20
Details:  Archery and crossbow.  Sign in at the lodge front desk.  Lodging and restaurant available.  Call the park at 270-474-2211 for more information, room rates or to reserve a room.  
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Kincaid Lake State Park
 #1
December 5-8, 2019
Slots Available:  10
Details:  Modern gun.  Sign in at the park office.  Call the park at 859-654-3531 for more information. 
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Kincaid Lake State Park #2
December 12-15, 2019
Slots Available:  10
Details:  Modern gun.  Sign in at the park office.  Call the park at 859-654-3531 for more information. 
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Other State Park Deer Hunts
Hunters may apply for the following hunts through the Kentucky Department of Parks.  Slots are available on a first come, first served or drawn basis.  See below or call each park for more details.  


Lake Barkley State Resort Park #1
November 4-8, 2019
Slots Available:  20
Details:  Archery and crossbow.  Lodging and restaurant available.  Call the park at 270-924-1131 for more information, room rates or to reserve a room.  
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***THIS HUNT IS NOW FULL***


Lake Barkley State Resort Park
 #2
January 7-8, 2020
Slots Available:  20
Details:  Modern gun.  Limited to the first 20 hunters who reserve a slot.  Interested parties may call the park beginning November 16th to sign up. Lodging and restaurant available.  Call the park at 270-924-1131 for more information, room rates or to reserve a room.  
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Blue Licks Battlefield State Resort Park #1
November 7-10, 2019
Slots Available:  20
Details:  Archery and crossbow.  Limited to the first 20 hunters who reserve a slot.  Interested parties may call the park beginning October 30th to sign up. Lodging and restaurant available.  Call the park at 859-289-5507 for more information, room rates or to reserve a room.  
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Blue Licks Battlefield State Resort Park #2
November January 4-5, 2020
Slots Available:  20
Details:  Modern gun.  Limited to the first 20 hunters who reserve a slot.  Interested parties may call the park beginning December 4th to sign up. Lodging and restaurant available.  Call the park at 859-289-5507 for more information, room rates or to reserve a room.  
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Taylorsville Lake State Park #1
November 7-10, 2019
Slots Available: 20
Details: Archery and Crossbow. Limited to the first 20 hunters that reserve a slot. Interested parties may call the park beginning October 30 to sign up. Call the park at 502-477-8713 for more information. 
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Taylorsville Lake State Park
 #2
December 7-8, 2019
Slots Available: 20
Details: Modern gun. Limited to the first 20 hunters that reserve a slot. Interested parties may call the park beginning November 6 to sign up. Call the park at 502-477-8713 for more information. 
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Taylorsville Lake State Park #3
January 4-5, 2020
Slots Available: 20
Details: Muzzleloader. Limited to the first 20 hunters that reserve a slot. Interested parties may call the park beginning December 4 to sign up. Call the park at 502-477-8713 for more information. 
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Jenny Wiley State Resort Park 
January 4-5, 2020
Slots Available: 15
Details: Mobility Impaired only, modern gun. Limited to the first 15 hunters that meet mobility impaired eligibility requirements and that sign in at the park ranger station between the hours of 8:00am – 4:00pm the day before the hunt.  Lodging and restaurant available. Call the park at 606-889-1790 for more information, room rates or to reserve a room. 
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Yatesville Lake State Park
 
December 16-18, 2019
Slots Available: OPEN
Details: Muzzleloader, archery, crossbow. This hunt is open to the public with no restriction on number of hunters allowed. Similar to an open WMA hunt, hunters are responsible for managing their own numbers while on the park. Sign in at the campground. Call the park at 606-673-1492 for more details.  
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