Legal Equipment

Long bows, recurve bows, or compound bows that are hand drawn, that have no mechanical device that locks the bow at full or partial draw, and crossbows. Disabled hunters who, in addition to a turkey permit, possess a disability draw-lock permit as authorized under KAR 115-18-7, may hunt with bows that have a draw-lock device attached. No bow, crossbow or arrow may have any electronic device attached that controls the flight of
the arrow. Devices that may be attached to a bow or arrow shall include lighted pin, dot or holographic sights; illuminated nocks; rangefinders; film or video cameras; and radio-frequency location devices. Arrows used for hunting big game and turkeys must be equipped with broadhead points that cannot pass through a ring 3/4-inch in diameter when fully expanded. Non-broadhead arrows may be in possession while hunting but may not be used to take wild turkeys. Devices capable of dispensing chemicals to take big game animals may not be used.

Shotguns and muzzleloading shotguns, using only size 2 shot through size 9 shot.

For the taking of wild turkey during any wild turkey season: nonelectric calls, lures, decoys (except live decoys), blinds and stands, range-finding devices that do not project visible light toward the target, and optical scopes and sights that do not project visible light toward the target and do not electronically amplify visible or infrared light.