Deer Harvest in KY on track to being 3rd Largest

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Deer Harvest in KY on track to being 3rd Largest

Postby shaman » Sat Jan 10, 2009 12:12 am

http://fw.ky.gov/newsrelease.asp?nid=457

[color="#0000ff"]Deer Harvest in 2008 Already Third Highest Ever Recorded[/color] [font="arial"]
Dec 23, 2008
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[/right] [/font][font="arial"]Frankfort, Ky. – With several weeks still left in the season, deer hunters have already recorded one of the state's highest harvest totals ever. Kentucky hunters telechecked 117,124 deer as of December 22.

"The late muzzleloader wasn't so hot because of the weather, but we are already at our third highest harvest ever," said Tina Brunjes, big game program coordinator for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. "We have the free youth deer weekend coming up and also the January harvest and we should end up near 120,000. If we get good weather this weekend and the archery and crossbow hunters do well, we could squeak into second place."

The all-time deer harvest record is 124,752 set in 2004, followed by 122,233 in 2006.

"The free youth deer hunting weekend is this coming weekend and we encourage our youth to participate," Brunjes said. "They usually average about 970 deer for that weekend, but we would like to see it higher for this year."

Resident and non-resident youth ages 15 and under who are accompanied by an adult may hunt Dec. 27 - 28 without a hunting license or deer permit. Deer bag limits, zone and equipment restrictions and telecheck requirements remain in effect.
"It is a great avenue to get youth involved in hunting," Brunjes said. "Plus, it doesn't cost anything."

For all hunters, crossbow season for deer closes on Dec. 31, while archery season continues through Jan. 19.[/font]
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RE: Deer Harvest in KY on track to being 3rd Largest

Postby 2Poppa » Thu Jan 29, 2009 11:24 am

It was another great season for Kentucky, but I still haven't gottin' the Monster!

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Postby rweyman » Fri Jan 30, 2009 3:24 am

Welcome to the forum 2Poppa. The last I looked at the numbers we had a total of 120,441, which is I believe is the 3rd largest harvest. I am to assume that you are from the Bluegrass State, if so what part and what  county do you hunt in?

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Postby 2Poppa » Fri Jan 30, 2009 6:31 am

Thanks for the welcome rweyman!
I live in Independence, Kentucky as well, imagine that!
I hunt in Southern Owen County ... where do you hunt in Kentucky?

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Postby rweyman » Fri Jan 30, 2009 7:20 am

I have a small place in Campbell, and Kenton Co. I had hunted on a 100 acres in Bracken for 20 years, but the farm was sold. This past year I found a farm w/650 acres in Bracken, but my buddy and I were told that they are not allowing hunting anymore, so I guess its back to the drawing board to find a bigger place or bite the bullet and buy something.

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Postby 2Poppa » Fri Jan 30, 2009 7:27 am

That wasn't the Macky farm was it? His nephew just spent the night.
 
My buddy and me had 90 acres in Bracken County, but couldn't hunt it this year as a grandson of the owner took up huntin' for the first time.
 
Where about do you live in Independence?
I reside in Harvest Hill ...

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Postby rweyman » Fri Jan 30, 2009 7:40 am

No, we were told no one else hunted there(we should of & figured better) so opening morning there were a few others there and I think we just got the short end of the stick. But we did take 2 nice bucks before we got outed. I live in Williamswoods Sub.

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Postby 2Poppa » Wed Feb 04, 2009 9:25 am

Did you get any pictures of the two bucks?

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Postby rweyman » Wed Feb 04, 2009 9:53 am

Yes, I posted them on the Photo Corner Thread,  Post Your 2008 Harvest Pics  Pg. 14. How did you do this past Year?

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Postby 2Poppa » Thu Feb 05, 2009 2:51 am

Thanks rweyman, I saw a couple of bruisers but couldn't get a bead on them. My buddy and son got a couple ... I'll post them there also.

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