Early muzzleloader season deer harvest is low locally

Russell County deer hunters harvested a total of seven whitetail deer over this past weekend’s early muzzleloader season, according to the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife, a much lower total than what was taken in surrounding counties.

Continuing a trend, hunters in surrounding counties saw more success than those in Russell County with Pulaski hunters taking 49 deer, Wayne 30, Casey 28, Adair 24, Cumberland 18, and Clinton County hunters harvesting a total of nine deer in the two-day season.

Archery season continues through mid-January of 2023 but the much-anticipated modern gun deer season begins statewide November 12th and runs through November 27th. The late muzzleloader season begins in mid-December and runs for a total of eight days.