FRANKFORT – Free Youth Hunting and Trapping Week is now under way through Friday.
Through this period, boys and girls 15 years of age or younger, both resident and non-residents alike, are permitted to hunt and trap without licenses, permits or hunter education certification. They must be accompanied by an adult.
This week’s activities follow Free Youth Deer Hunting Weekend, which was just held.
During the seven-day Free Youth Hunting and Trapping Week, opportunities abound as furbearers may be hunted or trapped and small game hunters may go after rabbits, quail and squirrels.
They may pursue ducks, geese and migratory birds as well.
These species may be hunted without state or federal permits, including a trapping license, Kentucky Waterfowl Permit or Federal Waterfowl Stamp. Bag limits and other regulations apply.
“The Free Youth Hunting and Trapping Week is an excellent time to mentor youth,” said Karen Waldrop, director of wildlife for Kentucky Fish and Wildlife. “The long holiday weekend offers plenty of time to introduce them to a wide range of hunting opportunities.”
The special youth hunting and trapping seasons were established in 2003 by the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission.
This press release was submitted by Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources.