301 KAR 2:226. Youth waterfowl, moorhen, and gallinule hunting seasons.

 

      RELATES TO: KRS 150.010(40), 150.025(1), 150.305(1), 150.330, 150.340(1), (3), 150,600(1), 150.990, 50 C.F.R. Parts 20, 21

      STATUTORY AUTHORITY: KRS 150.025(1)(a)(b), 150.340(1), (2), (3), 150.600(1), 50 C.F.R. Parts 20, 21

      NECESSITY, FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: KRS 150.025(1) and 150.600(1) authorizes the department to establish statewide waterfowl hunting requirements. This administrative regulation establishes two (2) special waterfowl hunting days for youth hunters.

      Section 1. Definitions. (1) "Adult" means a person who has reached his 18th birthday.

      (2) "Eastern Zone" means the area including both the Northeast Goose Zone and the Eastern Goose Zone, as defined in 301 KAR 2:224.

      (3) "Waterfowl" means the species of duck, coot, merganser and goose for which an open season in Kentucky has been established by 301 KAR 2:221.

      (4) "Western Zone" means the area including the Pennyroyal-Coalfield Goose Zone, the Western Goose Zone and the West-Central Goose Zone, as defined in 301 KAR 2:224.

      (5) "Youth" means a person who has not reached his 16th birthday.

 

      Section 2. A youth: (1) In the Eastern Zone, may hunt waterfowl, moorhen and gallinule on the first Saturday and Sunday of November if he or she is accompanied by an adult.

      (2) In the Western Zone, may hunt waterfowl, moorhen, and gallinule on the first Saturday and Sunday of February if he or she is accompanied by an adult.

      (3) Shall obey the provisions of 301 KAR 2:221 and 301 KAR 2:222, except that he or she may hunt on the dates provided in this administrative regulation.

 

      Section 3. An adult accompanying a youth who is waterfowl hunting:

      (1) Shall:

      (a) Remain in a position to take immediate control of the youth’s firearm;

      (b) Not hunt waterfowl;

      (c) Not be required to possess a hunting license or waterfowl permit if he or she is not hunting.

      (2) May hunt other species except waterfowl for which there is an open season. (25 Ky.R. 1746; eff. 3-10-99; Am. 27 Ky.R. 2875; eff. 6-8-2001; 33 Ky.R. 1114; eff. 12-7-06.)