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Deer Hunts at Kentucky State Parks 2018-2019
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. Apply online at www.fw.ky.gov or by calling 1-877-598-2401 from Sept. 1-30. Excluding the Green River State Park hunts, all hunters must sign in at the park prior to hunting, either on the day before the hunt between noon to 8 p.m. local time or the days of the hunt between 5:30 a.m.-8 p.m EST.

Dale Hollow Lake State Resort Park #1
December 8-9, 2018
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.

Dale Hollow Lake State Resort Park #2
January 5-6, 2019
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.

Greenbo Lake State Resort Park #1
November 2-4, 2018
Slots Available: 40
Details: Modern gun. Lodging and restaurant available. Sign in at the campground booth. Call the park at (606) 473-7324 for more information, room rates, or to reserve a room.

Greenbo Lake State Resort Park #2
November 9-11, 2018
Slots Available: 40
Details: Modern gun. Sign in at the campground booth. Lodging and restaurant available. Call the park at (606) 473-7324 for more information, room rates, or to reserve a room.

Greenbo Lake State Resort Park #3
January 8-9, 2019
Slots Available: 90
Details: Modern gun. Sign in at the campground booth. Lodging and restaurant available. Call the park at (606) 473-7324 for more information, room rates, or to reserve a room.

Green River Lake State Park #1
December 6-9, 2018
Slots Available: 55
Details: Archery and crossbow only. No sign in required. Call the park at (270) 465-8255 for more information.

Green River Lake State Park #2
December 13-16, 2018
Slots Available: 55
Details: Archery and crossbow only. No sign in required. Call the park at (270) 465-8255 for more information.

Kenlake State Resort Park
November 8-11, 2018
Slots Available: 20
Details: Archery and Crossbow only. 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.

Kincaid Lake State Park #1
December 13-16, 2018
Slots Available: 10
Details: Archery and Crossbow only. Sign in at the kiosk outside the ranger office. Call the park at (859) 654-3531 for more information.

Kincaid Lake State Park #2
December 20-23, 2018
Slots Available: 10
Details: Archery and Crossbow only. Sign in at the kiosk outside the ranger office. Call the park at (859) 654-3531 for more information.

Lake Barkley State Resort Park
January 8-9, 2019
Slots Available: 40
Details: Modern gun. Sign in at the lodge front desk. Lodging and restaurant available. Call the park at (270) 924-1131 for more information, room rates, or to reserve a room.

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. All hunters must provide their 19 digit hunting license number to reserve a slot. All hunters must sign in at the park prior to hunting on the day before the hunt between noon – 8 p.m. local time (special sign in time for the Jenny Wiley hunt, see below). Excluding the hunts at Yatesville and Jenny Wiley State Park, hunters may also sign in on any day of the hunt between the hours of 5:30 a.m. – 8 p.m EST.

Blue Licks Battlefield State Resort Park #1
November 1-4, 2018
Slots Available: 10
Details: Archery and Crossbow Only. Limited to the first 10 hunters that reserve a slot. Interested parties may call the park beginning at 8:00am EST Tuesday, October 2nd to reserve a slot. Interested parties may only reserve two slots at a time, and must provide an up to date license number for each slot. Sign in at the lodge front desk. Lodging and restaurant available. Call the park at (859) 289-5507 for more information, room rates, or to reserve a room. Room blocks will be released when all slots are filled or at 1 week prior to the hunt.

Blue Licks Battlefield State Resort Park #2
January 5-6, 2019
Details: Modern Gun. Limited to the first 10 hunters that reserve a slot. Interested parties may call the park beginning at 8:00am EST Tuesday, December 4th to reserve a slot. Interested parties may only reserve two slots at a time, and must provide an up to date license number for each slot. Sign in at the lodge front desk. Lodging and restaurant available. Call the park at (859) 289-5507 for more information, room rates, or to reserve a room. Room blocks will be released when all slots are filled or at 1 week prior to the hunt.

Carter Caves State Resort Park
December 3-9, 2018
Slots Available: 20
Details: Archery and Crossbow only. Antlerless deer only. Limited to the first 20 hunters that reserve a slot. Interested parties may call the park beginning at 8:00am EST Tuesday, November 6th to reserve a slot. Sign in at the lodge front desk. Lodging and restaurant available. Call the park at (606) 286-4411 for more information, room rates, or to reserve a room. Room blocks will be released when all slots are filled or at 1 week prior to the hunt.

Yatesville Lake State Park
December 10-12, 2018
Slots Available: OPEN
Details: Archery, Crossbow, and Muzzleloader only. 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 park). Sign in at the campground. Call the park at (606) 673-1492 for more details.

Jenny Wiley State Resort Park
January 5-6, 2019
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 a.m.-4 p.m. the day before the hunt.