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Kentucky’s crossbow deer season extended; changes take effect during 2019-20 season

Kentucky deer hunters will have a longer period in the field with their crossbows, after a proposal to expand the season went into effect May 31. The new crossbow season will open the third Saturday in September and close the third Monday in January. This year that timeframe begins Sept. 21, 2019, and continues through Jan. 20, 2020. The proposal to lengthen the season went through the legislative...

New bear hunting regulations proposed by Fish and Wildlife; proposal involves zone changes

The Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission proposed several new bear hunting regulations at its March quarterly meeting. The commission recommends all hunting, fishing and boating regulations for approval by the General Assembly. Legislators must approve all recommendations before they become law. In bear-related business, the commission recommended adjusting bear hunting zones and seasons: -Break Zone...