State officials looking for record deer harvest for modern gun season November 10, 2015 Kentucky,

Kentucky Deer Population, Management News and Information Archive

... After 1999, the first year that all 120 counties were open to hunting, the overall deer harvest inched up past 100,000 to a record 124,752 by 2004... During the past five seasons the firearms deer harvest rose from 79,026 in 2010 to 102,893 in 2014...

... more than a century of subsistence hunting took its toll. By 1915 deer are absent from most of the state...  In 1999, deer restoration ended in March with the release of the final load of animals in Perry County ... After 52 years, 10,096 white-tailed deer had been trapped and re-located around the state, with the lineage of most of the deer stocked, tracing back to early 20th century remnant deer populations in Caldwell, Christian, Lyon, and Trigg Counties..,

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