2012 Hunting Seasons for Coyotes and Groundhogs and Wild Pigs


Coyotes, groundhogs and wild pigs may be hunted statewide, year-round, with no bag limit. A hunting license is required unless the hunter is license exempt.

Shooting Hours: Shooting hours are one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset. However, hunters may be in the field before and after shooting hours.

Coyotes: Coyotes may not be hunted at night. Hand or mouth-operated calls, and electronic calls that imitate wounded prey or coyote calls are legal. It is also legal to hunt coyotes over animal carcasses.

Wild Pigs: Wild pigs out-compete native wildlife for food, damage crops, and carry diseases. Landowners are strongly encouraged to remove wild pigs from their property. Trapping, which is legal year-round, is the most effective method of removal. Wild pigs must be killed at the trap site, and not released. It is illegal to possess, sell or transport wild pigs in Kentucky.

To report sightings of illegal activities, or if you have questions please call The Kentucky Fish and Wildlife at 1-800-858-1549.

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