September is quota hunt application time

Posted September 6, 2017 at 9:30 am

Each year, the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources administers quota hunts for deer, upland birds and waterfowl on state wildlife management areas and other public lands.

September is the month to apply for these opportunities.

Hunters can apply through the department’s website at<> or by phone at 1-877-598-2401. Either option is available 24 hours a day. Applications for these quota hunts are not open until Sept. 1.

The minimum charge to apply for a quota hunt is $3. Last year, the department received more than 11,000 quota hunt applications.

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