The deer season officially gets underway in Kentucky on Saturday, with the opening of archery season and a number of new regulations will be in place.
According to a news release from the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife, deer hunters should note that the modern gun deer season has been lengthened in Zones 3 and 4 and will now be 16 days across all zones, opening Nov. 10. Also, Todd and Muhlenberg counties have changed to a zone 1 area, which means hunters can take one antlered deer and an unlimited number of antlerless deer using the statewide deer permit and additional deer permits. Nothing has changed zone wise for Christian or Trigg County.
The statewide and youth deer permits now allow for the harvest of up to four deer. While the harvest allotment for statewide and youth deer permits has increased, the one-buck rule remains in place statewide.
Archery deer season opens September 1 and continues through January 21. Crossbow season is October 1 through the 21 and November 10 through December 31. Muzzleloader season is October 20-21 and December 8-16. The youth-only gun season spans the weekend of October 13-14 and the free youth weekend is December 29-30.
Regulations on the season can be found online here.