136-day deer season underway today in KY

Kentucky’s 2022-23 white-tailed deer season opens today as archery season gets underway for Kentucky most popular big-game animal. The 136-day season continues through January 16.

Last season the total antlered deer harvest was 68,035 for the sixth highest antlered buck harvest on record.

Statewide, the total number of female deer harvested last season was 57,126, which was 11.6 percent lower than the 2020-21 season.

Other dates of note include the youth-only modern gun season the weekend of October 8-9, early muzzleloader season on October 15-16, modern gun season November 12-27 and late muzzleloader season December 10-18.

Complete regulations for the Kentucky deer season can be found online at fw.ky.gov