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Deer Hunters Urged to Participate in Online Survey

Aug 15, 2016
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Deer hunters in Kentucky are being asked to participate in an online survey that includes a range of hunting and management questions.

The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources says the survey is available at through Sept. 9.

It says the survey is the first of its kind in more than a decade. It says the 46 questions cover such topics as buck and doe harvest, season length, youth and mentor opportunities, legal equipment and alternative hunting methods.

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  Kentucky’s Bow Season for deer is underway and represents  just one aspect of a $770 million dollar industry for the state.  Richard Aiken is an Economist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife’s National Survey of Fishing, Hunting and Wildlife-Associated Recreation. Aiken reports of the 347,000 hunters in the state,  301,000 of them hunt for deer, where the other majority hunt for Turkey.

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Tennessee wildlife officials say this year’s deer season was a good one, but colder weather would have made it even better. 

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The Illinois Department of Natural Resources says hunters harvested more than 99 thousand deer during this year's firearm season. The preliminary total is about 2,500 higher than last year.  I-D-N-R Forest Wildlife Program Manager Paul Shelton says hunters probably benefited from this year’s split season because of warmer weather.

Ky. Hunters Set Record in Modern Gun Season

Nov 30, 2012
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Kentucky hunters killed more deer than ever before this season. Kentucky Fish and Wildlife officials say hunters bagged close to 93,000 deer during the modern gun season, which ended Monday. That surpasses the previous record of 87,000 set in 2004.