Deer hunting question

Discussion in 'Deer Hunting' started by DEERMD, Nov 10, 2013.


    DEERMD 8 pointer

    Nov 21, 2003
    campbellsville, ky
    My dad own his farm wants to hunt some again for first time in years... He is convinced he doesn't need a tag or license.. Since he is a land owner... Your thoughts? I though he needed a hunting lic!
  2. KYBOY

    KYBOY 12 pointer

    Apr 21, 2005
    If he is the landwoner he does not need a license or tag. But he still needs to telecheck it in.
  3. DRS

    DRS Banned

    Mar 3, 2010
    I believe he might need a license/tag. I think you have to live on the land, as your primary residence, to be exempt. I could be wrong though.
  4. KYBOY

    KYBOY 12 pointer

    Apr 21, 2005
    yes, he has to own and live on it..
  5. DH13

    DH13 12 pointer

    Jan 13, 2012
    Shelby county
    Yes and No.
    Yes they have to own the land and live in Ky.
    No you don't have to live on it and you don't need a license.
    You can live in the city and own land in the country and still hunt the land YOU OWN in the country without a license.I done it for years.
    License-Exempt Hunters
    In some cases, a resident hunter
    may not be required to buy a hunting
    license, permits to hunt deer, bear or
    turkey, or a Kentucky Waterfowl Permit.
    Here are those situations:
    • Kentucky resident owners of farmlands,
    their spouses and dependent
    children hunting upon their own
    farmlands during an open season;
    Tenants, their spouses and dependent
    children hunting on farmlands where
    they reside and work; and
    • Kentucky residents on military leave of
    more than three days in this state who
    carry identification and papers that
    verify their leave status.
    • Members of the U.S. Armed Forces
    based in Kentucky engaged in sport
    hunting or fishing on these Kentucky
    National Guard properties: Hidden
    Valley Training Area in Powell
    County, and the Wendell H. Ford Regional
    Training Center in Muhlenberg
    Resident and nonresident children
    under the age of 12 are not required to
    purchase licenses and permits, except the
    elk lottery application. Hunters eligible
    to participate in the Free Youth Hunting
    & Trapping Week or Free Youth Deer
    Hunting Weekend, and adults who accompany
    a youth hunter but are not hunting
    themselves, are not required to have a
    license or permit during these seasons.
    Other laws apply!
    Hunters exempt from buying licenses
    and permits are required to follow
    hunting season laws, bag limits,
    comply with the hunter orange
    clothing law, and follow hunter harvest
    recording, checking and tagging
    requirements. Kentucky landowners,
    their legal dependents and
    their tenants, as described above,
    are subject to the usual license requirements
    anytime they hunt somewhere
    other than their own lands.
    Last edited: Nov 10, 2013
  6. Ruffneck

    Ruffneck 6 pointer

    Short answer. If he is a Kentucky resident and owns the land he does not need a license or tag and must still abide by county zone regulations and telecheck, there is an option for landowners.

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  7. Davidlondon4

    Davidlondon4 12 pointer

    Dec 2, 2004
    Laurel County
    The above statement is the way that I have always understood it and I think it is correct.There is some confusion on here about this on this forum because I read it on another thread earlier today though I dont remember which thread it was.
  8. KYBOY

    KYBOY 12 pointer

    Apr 21, 2005
    I don't know what I was thinking when I wrote this. I knew better.

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