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Expanded opportunities lead to new harvest record for modern gun deer season concluded Nov. 25

A record 106,797 deer were taken over Kentucky’s 16-day modern gun season that concluded Nov. 25, topping the previous record from 2015 by almost 1,400 deer. “We anticipated an increase in harvest for the season due to several changes in deer regulations implemented earlier this year,” said Gabe Jenkins, Deer and Elk Program coordinator for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. The...

Kentucky Afield Outdoors: New deer and elk program coordinator calls his job ‘exciting’

Gabe Jenkins, deer and elk program coordinator for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, holds a 14-point buck he harvested off Big Rivers WMA and State Forest last year. Jenkins was recently promoted into this new job. (Photo from F&W)   By Kevin Kelly Special to KyForward   Kentucky’s modern gun deer season opens statewide on Nov. 8. When it does, Gabe Jenkins will...