Early muzzleloader season up next for deer hunters

Kentucky’s early muzzleloader season for whitetail deer is this weekend, October 15-16, giving hunters another opportunity to harvest the state’s most popular big-game animal.

Muzzleloaders, archery and crossbow equipment may be used during this season and all hunters must comply with the hunter orange clothing law.

Youths ages 15 and younger hunting deer with a muzzleloader must be accompanied by an adult who is able and in a position to take immediate control of the youth’s muzzleloader at all times.

Other upcoming dates of note for hunters include modern gun season running from November 12-27 and the late muzzleloader season December 10-18.

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