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Non-Resident
Fishing License Fees
Annual
$20.00
$50.00
Husband & Wife Combined
$36.00
Hunting & Fishing
$30.00
Senior/Disables Licenses
$5.00
1-Day Fishing
$7.00
$10.00
7-Day Fishing
N/A
$30.00
15-Day Fishing
N/A
$40.00
3 Year Fishing (Online Only)
$55.00
Licenses are valid March 1, 2015 through Feb. 28, 2016 and
March 1, 2016 through February 28, 2017.
No closed angling season in Kentucky.
For more information on Kentucky's fishing &
hunting regulations, and updated fees and regulations, call:
KY DEPARTMENT OF FISH & WILDLIFE
502-564-4406
Hunting License Fees
Statewide Hunting (Annual)
$20.00
$140.00
Statewide Hunting 1-Day
(Sm Game Only)
$7.00
$15.00
Statewide Hunting 7-Day
(Small Game Only)
$55.00
Sportsman's License
$95.00
N/A
Junior Sportsmans License
(15 under)
$30.00
N/A
Combined Hunting & Fishing
$30.00
N/A
Landowner/Tenant Trapping
$10.00
N/A
Deer Permits*
$35.00
$120.00
Junior Permits
(Under 15 - Deer & Turkey)
$10.00
$15.00
Turkey Permits*
$30.00
$75.00
KY Waterfowl Permit**
$15.00
$15.00
Federal Duck Stamp**
$25.00
$25.00
Resident
Non-Resident
Resident
*Deer and turkey hunting permits required for both residents and non-
residents in addition to an annual hunting license.
**All waterfowl hunters who require licenses must purchase a Kentucky
Waterfowl Stamp in addition to the Federal Duck Stamp. Licenses sold at
all County Clerks offices, most resorts and bait & tackle stores. Federal
Duck Stamp sold at all US Post Offices.
Fish Size & Creel Limits
Black Bass
12"
6/12
Largemouth
12"
6/12
Smallmouth
12"
6/12
KY Spotted
6/12
Note: Kentucky/Barkley Lake size limit on
largemouth and smallmouth is 15"
Crappie
None
30/60
Note: Kentucky/Barkley Lake size limit is 10"
White/Yellow Bass
None
15/30
Striped Bass
15"
5/10
Note: Kentucky and Barkley Dam tailwaters
creel limit is 3 fish.
Sauger
None
6/12
Note: Kentucky/Barkley Lake and respective
tailwaters size is 14"
Walleye
15"
6/12
Catfish
None
None
red ear Sunfish
None
20/40
Bluegill/Sunfish
None
None
Size Limit
Daily Creel/
Possession Limit
KENTUCKY LAKE GETAWAY GUIDE
License Fees & Limits
can be rewarding throughout the season.
Kentucky Lake hunting can get a jolt of
added duck movement during serious
winter cold when bottomland waters
freeze over and birds seek out the open
water of the reservoir.
For details on seasons and regulations,
contact the Kentucky Department of Fish
and Wildlife Resources, 1-800-858-1549
or see the Website www.fw.ky.gov. For the
Land Between the Lakes, phone 270-
924-2000 or visit www.lbl.org. For Clark's
River NWR, phone 270-527-5750 or
visit www.fws.gov.southeast/clarksriver/.
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