Bear Hunting Season ends : 20 killed in Kentucky
State Department of Fish and Wildlife officials say hunters in Kentucky killed 20 black bears during the most recent season that ended in December. Seven were killed in Letcher County and three bears were killed in Harlan, Leslie and Perry Counties. Hunters can now hunt bears in 16 Kentucky Counties, up from only 4 in 2012. Modern day bear hunting began in Kentucky in 2009.