Guess the secret about KY is def out of the bag now
A study was done (best available collection/research methods) on the best states for deer.
Of course IL, IA, KS are typically considered "the ones".
So this "study" took into account a few factors for their list:
-Public land in each state to gauge opportunity.
-Trophy production using B&C and P &Y typical and non-typical from 2002-2012
-Average annual harvest numbers, hunter density and overall reputation for each state (they assigned a value to these 3 area's then totaled).
Onto the list::
and numero uno................