KY Fishing License- Licenses and permits to fish, hunt, and trap in Kentucky in the coming license year are now on sale. The 2020-2021 license year begins March 1, 2020.

All Kentucky hunting and fishing licenses and permits can be purchased online through the secured Kentucky Fish and Wildlife License Sales site.

You may also purchase licenses and permits throughout the state at about 900 locations. Find the Kentucky list of License vendor locations at

Licenses and permits can be purchased by phone as well.  Call 877-598-2401. You may purchase all licenses and permits, except a disability license, elk drawing application, and youth licenses and permits, by telephone.

Those who purchase licenses and permits by phone will be charged a small convenience fee, and must be paid for with a Visa, Mastercard, or Discover card, or an e-check. Purchasers will be issued an authorization number which then serves as the license or permit.

Kentucky is a top destination nationally for trophy deer. Likewise, Anglers from throughout the central United States come to Kentucky to fish its waters, including the state’s renowned trout fishery in the Cumberland River and the crappie fishery in Kentucky and Barkley Lakes.

For more information about hunting and fishing opportunities in Kentucky, visit the department website at

Kentucky Fishing and Boating Guide

This informational guide includes a fish identification guide, license fee chart, as well as a boating guide. Download the Kentucky Fishing and Boating Guide 2020-2010 Here.

2020 Fishing Forecast and Tips

The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife 2020 forecast is now available. Download the 2020 Kentucky Fishing Forecast and Tips Here.

Make Your Travel Plans

Are you ready to book your Kentucky Lake Area Hunting or Fishing trip? Then make sure you check out our Lodging Page for a list of Livingston County Hotels, Resorts, and Campgrounds. Likewise, check out our Dining Page for information on Patti’s and other area restaurants.

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