KY F&W Commission makes hunter education recommendations

The Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission recently recommended removing the requirement that hunters with a valid hunter education certification card carry a physical card while in the field.

Kentucky hunting licenses now display hunter education status. A hunter may also use an electronic documentation with proof of identity at age 16 to verify hunter education certification.

The commission also proposed that current and former members of the U. S. Armed Forces as well as active certified peace officers will be exempt from the live-fire range component of hunter education.

The commission is a nine-member volunteer board representative of the anglers, hunters and other fish and wildlife-related recreationists of the Commonwealth that recommends hunting, fishing and boating regulations.

Any recommendations must receive legislative approval before they become law.