An Official Website of the Commonwealth of Kentucky
Interested in learning more about hunting deer in Kentucky? On this page we have a variety of statewide statistics about harvest results in 2022. This page includes reports of whitetail population growth from 2011 to the present, as well as hunter reported data covering all 120 counties. Check out more statistics on our
Deer Hunting on Public lands page for more data about the 2022 Harvest.
Observed interesting wildlife, such as a Bobcat, while out deer hunting? Use the
Hunter Observation Survey to record your wildlife sightings during Kentucky's deer hunting season (Sept. 2, 2023 - Jan. 15, 2024).
Counties Included:Calloway, Marshall, Graves, Hickman, and Fulton
Consider submitting your deer for CWD sampling at one of our conveniently located
collection stations across the state.
NOTE: 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.
NEED YOUR DEER SCORED?
Kentucky Fish and Wildlife has about thirty employees across the state who are certified official Boone and Crockett Measurers. To find one, visit the
Boone and Crockett Official Measurer Locator.
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. Velvet deer scored under the Pope and Young Club system for bowhunters.
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 where the deer was taken and the equipment used to harvest the deer. Please send a copy, for score sheets and photos will not be returned. Emailed submissions to
firstname.lastname@example.org also will be accepted.