News and observations as Kentucky’s white-tailed deer season set to begin September 6, 2019

Kentucky Deer Population, Management News and Information Archive

... Kentucky’s deer herd is stable overall, trending higher in some counties.  According to deer reports posted on the KDFWR website, the statewide herd estimate at the start of the 2017-18 hunting season was 858,876 deer, a number generated from harvest and age structure data..,

... According to deer reports posted on the KDFWR website, the statewide herd estimate at the start of the 2017-18 hunting season was 858,876 deer ...By 1915 deer were absent from most of Kentucky ...  about 35,000 in the late 1960s to 149,000 by 1981, and 610,00 by 1999 ...


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