CHRONIC WASTING DISEASE
If you hunt deer in Illinois, Missouri, Ohio, Virginia and West Virginia and any other CWD-infected state, you may not bring a deer back into Kentucky unless the brain and spinal column have been removed first.
Allowed parts from CWD-infected states and provinces include: quarters or other portions of meat with no part of the spinal column or head attached, boned-out meat, antlers, antlers attached to a clean skull plate, a clean skull, clean teeth, hides and finished taxidermy products.
CWD has not been detected in Kentucky.
CWD has been found in 24 states and 2 Canadian provinces and in Europe: Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Norway.
View more info on our CWD page here. Up-to-date news regarding CWD can also be found at the site of the Chronic Wasting Disease Alliance.
KENTUCKY'S TROPHY BUCKS
These lists include deer scored and reported to Kentucky Fish and Wildlife. It is possible that unreported bucks taken last year in Kentucky may have scored 160 typical or 185 non-typical or higher.
HOW TO GET ON NEXT YEAR'S TROPHY LIST
To be eligible for next year’s trophy list a hunter must
take a white-tailed deer in Kentucky this season that officially net scores 160 or higher typical, or net scores 185
or higher non-typical, as determined by the Boone &
Crockett scoring system.
No later than May 1, send the completed and
signed score sheet with a photo to Kentucky Hunting
& Trapping Guide, #1 Sportsman’s Lane, Frankfort, KY
40601. Include the county in which the deer was taken,
and the equipment used to harvest the deer. Please send
a copy as score sheets and photos will not be returned.
Emailed submissions to
also will be
To get a list of official Boone & Crockett Club
scorers in Kentucky visit: