Hunting & Fishing Guide 2022

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TUESDAY, AUG. 23, 2022

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HUNTING GUIDE 2022-23 | MESSENGER-INQUIRER

• SEASON DATES ...................................................... PAGE 3-5 • LICENSING ............................................................. PAGE 6-8 • PUBLIC LAND INFO ................................................... PAGE 9 • MUST-HAVE GEAR ...............................................PAGE 10-11 • WHERE TO BUY GEAR .............................................. PAGES 12

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2022-23 KENTUCKY

HUNTING SEASONS (ZONE 2)

EDITOR’S NOTE Some of these dates had yet to be finalized as of press deadline. Check with the Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife for official season dates. AMERICAN WOODCOCK • Hunting: Oct. 22-Nov. 11, 2022; Nov. 14-Dec. 7, 2022

BULLFROG • Hunting: May 20-Oct. 31, 2022

• Hunting: Year-round, day or night, except for counties in open deer or elk firearm season; restrictions on light application may apply • Trapping: Nov. 14, 2022Feb. 28, 2023

BEAVER, FOX, MINK, COMMON AND PURPLE MUSKRAT, RIVER OTTER, GALLINULE STRIPED SKUNK, WEASEL • Hunting: Sept. 1, 2022-Nov. • Hunting: Nov. 14, 2022-Feb. 9, 2022 28, 2023 CROW COOT • Trapping: Nov. 14, 2022• Hunting: Sept.1-Nov. 7, • Hunting: Nov. 2427, 2022; Feb. 28, 2023 2022 Dec. 7, 2022-Jan. 31, 2023 BOBCAT • Hunting: Nov. 19, 2022-Feb. 28, 2023 • Trapping: Nov. 14, 2022continued on page 4 COYOTE Feb. 28, 2023

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HUNTING SEASONS (ZONE 2) | CONTINUED

DEER • Archery: Sept. 3, 2022-Jan. 16, 2023 • Crossbow: Sept. 17, 2022Jan. 16 2023 • Modern Gun: Nov. 12Nov. 27 • Muzzle-loader: Oct. 15-16, 2022; Dec.10-18, 2022 • Youth-free gun: Dec. 31, 2022-Jan. 1, 2023 • Youth-only gun: Oct. 8-9, 2022 DOVE • Hunting: Sept. 1-Oct. 26, 2022; Nov. 24-Dec. 4, 2022; Dec. 24, 2022-Jan. 15, 2023 DUCK • Hunting: Nov. 24-27, 2022; Dec. 7, 2022-Jan. 31, 2023

• Trapping: Nov. 14, 2022FOX (RED, GRAY) • Hunting: Nov. 14, 2022-Feb. Feb. 28, 2023 28, 2023 OPOSSUM • Trapping: Nov. 14, 2022• Hunting: Oct. 1, 2022-Feb. Feb. 28, 2023 28, 2023 • Trapping: Nov. 14, 2022GALLINULES • Hunting: Sept. 1-Nov. 9, 2022 Feb. 28, 2023 QUAIL (WESTERN ZONE) GOOSE (CANADA) • Hunting: Nov. 14, 2022-Feb. • Hunting: Sept. 16-30, 2022; 10, 2023 Nov. 24-Feb. 15, 2023 RABBIT (WESTERN ZONE) WHITE-FRONTED & BRANT • Hunting: Nov. 14, 2022-Feb. • Hunting: Nov. 24, 2022-Feb. 20, 2023 15, 2023 GROUNDHOG • Hunting: Year-round GROUSE • Hunting: Nov. 1-11, 2022; Nov. 14-Feb. 28, 2023

ELK (IN ELK ZONE) MERGANSER • Archery & crossbow: Sept. • Hunting: Nov. 24-27, 2022; 10-23, 2022; Dec. 3-9, 2022 Dec. 7, 2022-Jan. 31, 2023 • Firearm: Sept. 24-28, 2022; MINK Oct. 1-5, 2022; Nov. 26-30, • Hunting: Nov. 14, 2022-Feb. 2022; Dec. 31, 2022-Jan. 4, 28, 2023 2023 • Trapping: Nov. 14, 2022FALCONRY Feb. 28, 2023 • Hunting: Nov. 28-Dec. 6, MUSKRAT 2022; Feb 1-15, 2023 • Hunting: Nov. 14, 2022-Feb. 28, 2023

RACCOON • Hunting: Oct. 1, 2022-Feb. 28, 2023 • Trapping: Nov. 14, 2022Feb. 28, 2023 SANDHILL CRANE • Hunting: Dec. 7, 2022-Jan. 31, 2023 SQUIRREL (FALL) • Hunting: Aug. 20-Nov. 11, 2022; Nov. 14, 2022-Feb. 28, 2023 STRIPED SKUNK • Hunting: Nov. 14, 2022Feb.28, 2023 • Trapping: Nov. 14, 2022Feb. 28, 2023


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TEAL • Hunting: Sept. 17-25, 2022 TURKEY (FALL) • Archery: Sept. 3, 2022-Jan. 16, 2023 • Crossbow: Oct. 1-16, 2022; Nov. 12-Dec. 31, 2023 • Shotgun: Oct. 22-28, 2022; Dec. 3-9, 2022

VIRGINIA & SORA RAIL • Hunting: Sept. 1-Nov. 9, 2022 WEASEL • Hunting: Nov. 14, 2022-Feb. 28, 2023 • Trapping: Nov. 14, 2022Feb. 28, 2023

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WILSON’S (COMMON) SNIPE • Hunting: Sept. 21-Oct. 30, 2022; Nov. 24, 2022-Jan. 29, 2023 WOOD DUCK • Hunting: Sept. 17-21, 2022

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HUNTING & FISHING LICENSES GETTING A LICENSE ONLINE:

certificates are sold online. Those who purchase licenses or All Kentucky hunting and permits online will not be mailed fishing licenses and permits can a paper license or permit but will be purchased through the receive an authorization number. secured Kentucky Fish and The authorization number or a Wildlife Online License Sales site. Replacement licenses can be printed computer printout of the license or permit and a picture ID must be online for free. carried in the field while hunting or Licenses or permits purchased online must be paid for with a Visa, fishing. Mastercard, American Express or IN PERSON: Discover card, or a Kentucky Fish Licenses and permits can and Wildlife gift certificate. Gift

be purchased throughout the state at about 900 locations, including country stores, some county clerks offices, local hunting and fishing businesses and some chain stores that sell outdoor sporting goods. License vendor locations are listed at https://app. fw.ky.gov/VendorLocations/ .

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License sales by phone were temporarily down at time of press.

AREA HUNTING AND FISHING LICENSE AGENTS DAVIESS COUNTY 5464 Fast Fuel Hwy 144 Owensboro, Ky 42303 270-240-1142 Academy Sports & Outdoors 207 3051 Highland Pointe Drive Owensboro, Ky 42303 270-686-6000 Ace Hardware 370 2419 W Parrish Ave Owensboro, Ky 42301 270-843-3252 Frank Miller-Son Sprt Goods 537 Crabtree Ave Owensboro, Ky 42301 270-683-3479

Gordon’s True Value 6180 Ky 54 Philpot, Ky 42366 270-729-4261

Wal-Mart #0701 5031 S Frederica St Owensboro, Ky 42303 270-685-2060

Owensboro Rural King Supply 801 Commerce Drive Owensboro, Ky 42303 270-683-3488

Wal-Mart #3363 3151 Leitchfield Road Owensboro, Ky 42303 270-683-5553

Quality Quick #14 3414 New Hartford Road Owensboro, Ky 42303 270-686-7445

Whittaker Guns 6976 West Louisville Lane Owensboro, Ky 42301 270-229-0431

Vessels Mini Market 9227 Hwy 54 Whitesville, Ky 42378 270-233-9581

HANCOCK COUNTY Aces Sporting Goods LLC 8155 Us Hwy 60w Lewisport, Ky 42351 270-295-3854


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HUNTING & FISHING LICENSES AREA HUNTING AND FISHING LICENSE AGENTS (CONTINUED) E.j.’S Pawn Shop 150 Main St. Hawesville, Ky 42348 270-927-8335 Hancock County Clerk 225 Main Cross St Hawesville, Ky 42348 270-927-6117 Jumpin Jacks Food Mart 8513 Hwy 60 East Lewisport, Ky 42351 270-295-3490

Nash’s Archery & Outdoor Gear 1270 Pell St. Lewisport, Ky 42351 270-314-8136 MCLEAN COUNTY Green River Pawn And Rentals 895 Main St. Calhoun, Ky 42327 270-316-8401

Lauries Souper Savor 305 Beach Grove St. Calhoun, Ky 42327 270-273-3573 Mclean County Clerk 210 E Main - Courthouse Calhoun, Ky 42327 270-273-3082 Southern Outdoors Of Ky Inc 403 Henton St. Livermore, Ky 42352 270-278-3043

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HUNTING & FISHING LICENSES AREA HUNTING AND FISHING LICENSE AGENTS (CONTINUED) MUHLENBERG COUNTY Caseys General Store #3532 645 S 2nd St. Central City, Ky 42330 270-754-4859 Max’s Convenience Shop #147 3454 Us Hwy 4315 Beechmont, Ky 42323 270-476-3995 Minit Mart, Llc Dba Minit Mart Greenvill 349 N Main St. Greenville, Ky 42345 270-338-9150 Muhlenberg County Rural King Supply 145 Copper Creek Drive Powderly, Ky 42367 270-338-3555

Uncle Lees, Llc 820 North Main St. Greenville, Ky 42345 270-338-1388

Marathon Hartbord Dba Fastway #15 25 Silver Beach Road Hartford, Ky 42347 270-298-4813

Wal-Mart #0294 1725 Everly Brothers Blvd Central City, Ky 42330 270-754-1533

Minit Mart Llc #523 1989 Us Hwy 231 Beaver Dam, Ky 42320 270-274-5059

OHIO COUNTY

Ohio County Clerk 301 S Main St., Ste 201 Hartford, Ky 42347 270-298-4422

Casey’s General Store #3393 1327 N Main St. Beaver Dam, Ky 42320 270-274-8249

Ohio County Clerk Branch 301 S. Main St., Ste 201 Hartford, Ky 42347 270-276-3904

Jumpin Jacks Food Mart 101 North Main St. Fordsville, Ky 42343 270-276-3104

Wal-Mart #0333 1701 North Main Beaver Dam, Ky 42320 270-274-9608

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NEAR DAVIESS COUNTY Peabody WMA 41324 acres Ohio, Hopkins & Muhlenberg County 270-476-1889 L. B. Davison WMA 137 acres Ohio County 270-476-1889 Green River State Forest 1092 acres Henderson County 270-797-3241 Sloughs WMA 11173 acres Henderson & Union County 270-827-2673

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MUST-HAVE

HUNTING GEAR

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As is the case with many hobbies and pastimes, hunting requires some unique gear. Hunters need to bring some essential gear along on each trip to ensure their safety, while other gear and gadgets are all about convenience.

PROPER CLOTHING

Hunting clothing comes in two main varieties: camouflage and blaze orange. Camo patterns mimic real-life foliage or use a digital pattern of natural colors to trick the animals’ eyes, preventing them from detecting the hunters’ outlines. Blaze orange hunting gear, from coats to hats to coveralls, is designed to make hunters visible to other hunters. Some game, like whitetail deer, cannot detect the orange color spectrum, so hunters need not worry that they will be compromising their hunting efforts. Depending on the hunting area and its specific regulations, camo or orange clothing will be required. Hunting clothing also should be comfortable for the weather and the conditions. Waterproof or water-resistant clothing can protect hunters from the elements as well. In cold climates, layer up and wear insulated materials.

WEAPON AND AMMO

Hunters should always look for ammunition details for the animals they will be hunting so they choose the correct weapon and ammunition type. Weapons should be maintained and cleaned for safety, and all hunters should consider taking a course in the proper handling of weapons.

KNIFE

Knives are a staple for every hunting trip and can be used for multiple purposes. Most hunters prefer a dedicated knife for field dressing the animal, which includes gutting, boning, skinning and butchering. Some knives fold and others are fixed blades.

LEGAL DOCUMENTS

Hunters should always carry their hunting licenses and have game tags on hand to mark their kills appropriately. Depending on where

one lives and hunts, licenses may need to be visible on the person.

CALLS AND SCENTS

It may be possible to lure game closer with special calls or scents. In addition, hunters may want to utilize scent killers, which are sprays and washes that remove human scents from clothing and gear so game are unaware that hunters are present.

BINOCULARS

While one may be able to use the scope on a weapon to spot game, binoculars are more efficient.

FIRST AID KIT AND OTHER SAFETY GEAR

Hunters should stock a first aid kit, emergency phone, water and snacks to stay hydrated and fed, and a foldable paper map in the event cell phone signals fade or prove unreliable.


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