It is all how you want to slice things up.
Earlier this year, KY was determined to be the best deer hunting state by Outdoor Life. However, as youpicked things apart
you realize a lot of the criteria are rather subjective in and of themselves.
I question the whole idea of using B&C and P&Y as a major determinant. KY probably has a fairly high number of people that do not consider record books all that worth while. I know of several serious B&C-capable buck that were never registered. I've got one on the wall that would probably make it that has not been so much as officially measured. All you need is a few guys more than average willing to register their trophies and now you have significant skew in the results. Going the other way, all you need is a few extra guys that need to get that meat stowed in the freezer and hide the rack, and you have things skewed the other direction.
OK? Sure whatever. Me? I think anywhere in the Ohio River flowage is probably going to have the potential for top-notch hunting. My personal favorites would be Ohio for archery and KY for rifle and smokepole.